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Declaring Your Place of Residence

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After receiving the Registration Card, you must declare your residence address at the OCMA upon receiving the Registration Card, or in one of the three Municipal Offices in Rīga, depending on the place you live in. (This rule applies only to citizens of EU/EEA.)

What to do?

STEP 1: Settle in

Settle in a residence that will be your home for the next few months or years!

STEP 2: Decide how you want to declare your address

Option 1 (Recommended)

Declare the place of residence at the OCMA while receiving your Registration Card. You will not need to submit any additional documents – they will declare the address you have indicated in the application form, and you will have to pay a small fee of EUR 4.27.

Option 2

Declare your place of residence at one of the Municipal Offices. Take the following steps:

  • Take your passport or ID card;
  • Go to your Municipal Office in Rīga (see list below);
  • Submit a declaration form for place of residence (in some municipal offices the declaration form will be filled in by the employee of the office and you will just have to sign it).

Option 3

Declare your place of residence electronically. NB! The page under the link is available only in Latvian and authentication must be made via a Latvian internet bank, e.g. Swedbank, SEB Banka, Norvik Banka, Citadele, etc.

STEP 3: Bring a copy of the confirmation of your residence to RSU

Bring a copy of the confirmation of your residence declaration to RSU's Immigration Office in Block K, Room 218!

Disclaimer:By declaring your address in Latvia, you will not lose the citizenship of your country, nor will you have to pay a resident tax in Latvia. The declaration of the address is purely for information reasons only, however Latvian authorities take it very seriously. Based on the information you have given, Border Guards may go on rounds to check on you in your declared place of residence, which means that you have to live in the address that you have declared.

Municipal Offices in Rīga

Rīgas Austrumu Izpilddirekcija (Eastern District)
Daugavpils iela 31, Room 400
Phones: +371 67013570, +371 67013555, +371 67013511
To get there: Trolley: 1, 15 (stop Poliklīnika); Bus: 18 (stop Poliklīnika)

Rīgas Pārdaugavas izpilddirekcija (Left bank of Daugava)
E. Smiļģa iela 46, Room 502 and 517 or Dzirciema iela 26, Room 1-26 and 1-28
Phones: +371 67012317, +371 67012323, +371 67012321
To get to E. Smiļģa iela: Tram: 2, 8 (stop E. Smiļģa iela); Bus: 4, 7, 8, 21, 25, 38, 39, 55 (stop E. Smiļģa iela)

Rīgas Ziemeļu izpilddirekcija (Northern District)
Rūpniecības iela 21, Room 6 or Brīvības gatve 226, Room 121
Phones: +371 67026646, +371 67026647
To get to Rūpniecības iela: Trolley: 1, 19 (stop Pētersalas iela); Tram: 5, 9 (stop Katrīnas iela)
To get to Brīvības gatve: Trolley: 4 (stop Bajāru iela); Bus 1, 14, 21, 40 (stop Bajāru iela)

Do not forget to bring back a copy of the confirmation of your residence declaration to RSU's Immigration Office!

For more information, please contact the Immigration Officer:

Lauma Stankeviča
Immigration officer

Address: 16 Dzirciema Str., Room K-218
Phone:+371 67 409 262 (UTC+2)
E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rīga Stradiņš University, 16 Dzirciema Street, Rīga, LV-1007, Latvia, +371 67409261 (UTC +2),