Certificate of (Non)Convictions

How to receive the certificate from the Punishment Register?

  1. Where and when I can submit request for issuance and receipt of the certificate?
  2. How to receive the certificate while being abroad?
  3. What documents shall be submitted?
  4. What shall be included into the request?
  5. What are the changes regarding the submission of applications and issuance of the certificates before the holidays?
  6. What shall be presented when submitting documents and receiving the certificate?
  7. Who may submit documents and receive the certificate?
  8. What data will be contained in the certificate?
  9. State tax, paid services and tax reliefs.
  10. Samples of request form.
     

Where and when I can submit request for issuance and receipt of the certificate?

Documents and request for issuance of the certificate in person may be submitted to the Information Centre of the Ministry of the Interior in Riga, Bruņinieku iela 72b, or sending them by post to the address: Bruņinieku iela 72b, Riga, LV-1009.
In case the submitter wants to request the certificate by fax (67208219), it is necessary to send the required documents along with the payment order. In this case the certificate can be received in the Information Centre presenting originals of the request and payment order, as well as the copy of the personal passport data page.

Submission of documents and receipt of the certificates in the Information Centre will be performed on the following days:

Monday 9.00 AM – 11.00 AM 13.00 PM – 16.00 PM
Tuesday 10.00 AM – 13.00 PM 14.00 PM – 18.00 PM
Wednesday 9.00 AM – 11.00 AM 13.00 PM – 16.00 PM
Thursday 10.00 AM – 13.00 AM 14.00 PM – 18.00 PM
Friday 9.00 AM – 11.00 AM 13.00 PM – 16.00 PM

Documents for issuance of the certificate may be submitted using e-service.

How to receive the certificate while being abroad?

Foreign citizens can receive the certificate on (non)convictions in any Diplomatic Representation of the Republic of Latvia. The additional information on Diplomatic Representations you can find in the web page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia

What documents shall be submitted?

When requesting data on (non)conviction of a Private Person:

  • Request
  • Personal passport data page (page containing the photo, personal data and signature)
  • State tax payment order.

When requesting data on (non)conviction of a Legal Person:

  • Request
  • State tax payment order.

What shall be included into the request?

If requesting data on a Private Person If requesting data on a Legal person
Forename (forenames), family name of the person (if the person has changed his/her forename or family name, all former forenames and family names shall be listed in the request)  Name of the Legal Person
Personal ID code
(if no ID code, please specify the date of birth)
Registration  number
Residential address and telephone of the person Registered address and telephone
What data are required
(On criminal and/or administrative offences)
What data are required
(On administrative penalties and compulsory measures applied on the Person)

In what language would you prefer your certificate: Latvian, Russian, English

Attention!
Information Centre issues the certificates provided for the submission to the state and municipal authorities of the Republic of Latvia in the official language

Reason for issuance of the certificate
(if the submitter requires inclusion of any specific data into their certificate)
State and the institution issuing the certificate
(if the submitter requires inclusion of any specific data into their certificate)

Time of execution of the certificate:
within 5 (five) business days or under express time limit (within 1 business day).

Attention!
Express certificates may be received in the afternoon of the following day. If the certificate is ordered on the last business day before holidays or national holidays, it shall be available on the next day after the holidays.


What are the changes regarding the submission of applications and issuance of the certificates before the holidays?

The requests will not be submittable and the prepared certificates will not be issued:

  • from 24.12.2014. till 28.12.2014;
  • from 30.12.2014. till 04.01.2015

On 23.12.2014. the applications will be accepted from 10:00 till 13:00 o’clock and from 14:00-17:00 o’clock.

The certificates of the Express tariff:

  • Requested on 23.12.2014. will be ready on 29.12.2014;
  • Requested on 29.12.2014. will be ready on 05.01.2015.

The certificates of the Standard tariff will be issued by the following timetable:

Date of the submission of the application
Date of the issuance of the certificate
17.12.
29.12.
18.12.
29.12.
19.12.
05.01.
22.12.
06.01.
23.12.
07.01.
29.12.
08.01.
 
On the last business day before holiday, working hours for issuance of the certificates and submission of documents may change.

Information on any changes may be acquired by calling: (+371) 67219111.

What shall be presented when submitting documents and receiving the certificate?

It is necessary to present the original of the person’s passport when submitting the documents and receiving the certificate. When receiving the certificate for legal entity, Member of the Board shall present Notice from the Register of Enterprises, proving his/her relation to the company; if he/she is representative of another company – the Power of Attorney.

Who may submit documents and receive the certificate?

In case physical person is absent, the request may be submitted by any other person. However, the certificate may be received only by an authorized person, presenting a certified Power of Attorney. Parents or tutors submit the request and receive the certificate for the person which has not reached the age of 18 yet, for the person which is in charge – the trustee.

What data will be contained in the certificate?

When requesting data from the actual database of the Register, information on:

  • Valid convictions (undeleated),
  • Administrative penalty applied on the private or legal person, from the date of which less than a year has passed;
  • On compulsory measures applied on the legal person.

When requesting data from the register archive database, the person, along with the data accrued in the actual database of the register, will receive information on the following:

  • Deleted conviction,
  • Criminal processes, in which the person was acquitted,
  • Administrative penalty applied on the private or legal person, from the date of which more than a year has passed,
  • Executed compulsory measures applied on the legal persons.

State tax, paid services and tax reliefs.

The state tax and the provided services may be paid for in the Information Centre (the state tax by payment card, the services in cash or by payment card) or the necessary payments may be done in credit institutions before submission of the documents.
Certificates are issued in accordance with the payment tariffs specified in Regulations No. 323 adopted on 25 April, 2006 by the Cabinet of Ministers “Regulations on the State Tax for the Issue of the Certificate from the Punishment Register”.
 

State tax shall be as follows:

  • LVL 9 (EUR 12,81) for issuance of the certificate according to express tariffs (to the following business day),
  • LVL 3 (EUR 4,27) for issuance of the certificate according to standard tariffs (within five business days).

State tax has to be paid in the credit institution before the submission of the written request.

Beneficiary the State Treasury, Registration Certificate No.:90000050138

Beneficiary(Bank)

the State Treasury, Code:TRELLV22                                   Sub-account: LV51TREL1060140919800

Please specify as purpose of the payment order CM Regulations No.323

or at submission of documents to the Information Centre.

In case person wants to receive the certificate in English/Russian and/or if receiver of the certificate is located in Latvia and wants to receive the certificate by registered mail, the submitter shall attach to the request evidence on the settlement of the respective paid service.

Paid services of the Information Centre of the Ministry of the Interior are rendered in accordance with the pay tariffs prescribed in the Regulations No.656  adopted on 27 August, 2013 by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Attention!

The amount of the price for the service “Translation of the certificate of the Punishment register into English or Russian “ is reduced:

for 50 percents when providing the corresponding document original or the registration number, issuer and date of coming into force of the document certifying the status of the person:

  • Politically repressed persons;
  • Disabled persons;
  • Low income persons.

for 10 percents for tax payers who are certified members of the Extended Cooperation Programme.

Payment for paid services may be settled in
credit institution prior to submission of documents

Beneficiary MI Information Centre, Registration Certificate No..:90000289913
Beneficiary institution (Bank) the State Treasury, Code:TRELLV22                                         Sub-account:LV96TREL2140088026000
Purpose of the payment order shall state IKK 21399

Persons who need the certificate for the USA visa processing have to add the payment order on the request copying and certificate issue in the sealed up envelope to the payment order on the state tax pay for the certificate on (non)conviction receipt.

Samples of request form.

Sample of the request form for private persons.