Certificate of (Non)Convictions
How to receive the certificate from the Punishment Register?
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 or send to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submission of documents and receipt of the certificates in the Information Centre will be performed on the following days:
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
When requesting data on (non)conviction of a Private Person:
When requesting data on (non)conviction of a Legal Person:
Date of the submission of the application
Date of the issuance of 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.
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.
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.
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 Regulation No.563 of 23 September 2014 "Regulations regarding the Issuance and Receipt of the Information from the Punishment Register, Amount of the State Fee and Requirements for processing tje Certificate".
- Disabled persons;
- Fully State or local government supported persons;
- Persons declared as of low-income in accordance with the procedures set out in regulatory enactments;
- Children until reaching the age of 18;
- Orphans or children who are left without parental care after reaching the legal age until the age of 24.
State tax shall be as follows:
- EUR 12,81 for issuance of the certificate according to express tariffs (to the following business day),
- 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|
the State Treasury, Code:TRELLV22 Sub-account: LV51TREL1060140919800
|Please specify as purpose of the payment order||CM Regulations No.563|
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.
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.
Sample of the request form for private persons.