Art Academy of Latvia does not offer dormitory, however our adviser will help you to find accomodation opportunities in Riga. Also you can visit our partner website 1home.eu and get information for renting room or flat (150-300 EUR per month).
Students are obliged to have a sufficient health insurance valid in Latvia during their stay as exchange students. Students have to take care of appropriate health insurance by themselves. Students must have European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), this card confirms the rights to receive state-funded emergency and necessary healthcare services. The EHIC card is issued free of charge and valid for three years. More information: http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=559.
Residence permit and visa
Students must have a valid passport or ID card during their stay in Latvia. Document’s term of validity should be at least 6 months longer than your planned duration of stay in Latvia.
Citizens of EU, EEA and Switzerland
Citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland may enter the Republic of Latvia without visa and stay for 90 days within a 6 months period. If the duration of the stay is longer, student must apply for a residence permit in the Department of Citizenship and Migration in Latvia minimum 1 month prior termination of 90 days period.
Student need to submit to the regional Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs the following documents for a residence permit:
- Official Application Form
- Passport or ID card
- Photo (3x4cm)
- European Health Insurance Card
- Learning Agreement/ Letter of Acceptance (provided by Art Academy of Latvia)
The documents for your residence permit application can be submitted in Latvian, English, French, German or Russian.
Citizens of other countries
Citizens from outside the EU, the EEA and Switzerland may enter the Republic of Latvia without a visa and reside for 90 days within a 6 months period. If duration of the stay will exceed 90 days, you must apply residence permit. The application for a residence permit should be done in Latvian consular mission in a foreign country. Please take in consideration that procedure can take up to two months and documents should be submitted well in advance.