Living in Latvia


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Health insurance

Each student must be aware that it is mandatory upon arrival to obtain health insurance for the entire planned period of stay in the Republic of Latvia. A health insurance is required to be able to receive a Residence Permit.

Citizens of the EU Member States, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Switzerland can use European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). This document certifies that the holder is a resident of one of the aforementioned countries and is covered by the social insurance system of this country. The card ensures the right to receive necessary or emergency health care to the same extent that it is available under the national social insurance system to the permanent residents of the country in question.

For non EU citizens – life and health insurance policy which ensure at least the following health care services:
  • emergency medical assistance costs;
  • treatment costs of growing chronic illness;
  • transport costs to the closest medical facility providing the Services mentioned above;
  • transportation costs to return the patient to his/her home country in the case of a serious illness.

The minimum coverage limit indicated in the policy cannot be less than 42 700 EUR over the insurance period.

Non EU citizens can get the above mentioned insurance policy at the local insurance companies: