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Republic of Latvia

Cabinet
Regulation No. 128
Adopted 14 February 2006

Regulations For Institutions that Issue to the Inhabitants of the Republic of Latvia Documents Necessary for the Recognition of their Professional Qualifications in Foreign States, and Procedures for Issuance of such Documents

Issued pursuant to
Section 56, Paragraph eight
of the Law On Regulated Professions and
Recognition of Professional Qualifications

1. These Regulations prescribe the competent institutions that issue to the inhabitants of the Republic of Latvia documents necessary for the recognition of their professional qualifications in foreign states (hereinafter - the competent institution), and the procedures for the issuance of such documents.

2. The competent institutions that in accordance with regulatory enactments issue professional qualification recognition certificates in the professions regulated in the Republic of Latvia shall issue the following:

2.1. documents that certify the right of a person to perform the activities in a profession regulated in the Republic of Latvia on the basis of relevant professional qualifications;

2.2. documents that certify the professional experience of a person in a profession regulated in the Republic of Latvia; and

2.3. documents that certify that the right of a person to perform the activities in a profession regulated in the Republic of Latvia has not been abrogated or restricted as a result of a professional offence or a criminal offence.

3. The competent institutions that are authorised to issue professional qualification recognition certificates in accordance with the procedures prescribed by regulatory enactments in respect of the professions of a doctor, nurse, midwife, dentist, pharmacist, architect and veterinarian that are regulated in the Republic of Latvia, shall issue documents that certify that the person has acquired the necessary education to perform professional activities in the said professions in the Republic of Latvia, if:

3.1. the documents certifying the education of a person contain a qualification that is no longer awarded in the Republic of Latvia; or

3.2. the qualification indicated in the documents certifying the education and professional qualifications of a person has been awarded after 1 May 2004 and the title thereof differs from the title of the profession referred to in this paragraph.

4. Institutions that in accordance with the procedures prescribed by regulatory enactments are authorised to examine professional offences shall issue a statement necessary for the recognition of professional qualifications in foreign states, which shall certify that the person has not committed a professional offence in the professions regulated in the Republic of Latvia.

5. The Information Centre of the Ministry of the Interior shall issue a statement necessary for the recognition of professional qualifications in foreign states, which shall certify that the person has had no administrative violations and convictions for criminal offences in the Republic of Latvia.

6. The Enterprise Register shall issue a statement necessary for the recognition of professional qualifications in foreign states, which shall certify that the person has not been declared bankrupt.

7. The Academic Information Centre shall issue a statement necessary for the recognition of professional qualifications in foreign states, which shall certify the professional experience and the right to perform the activities in non-regulated professions in the Republic of Latvia and certify the status of the education document of a person in the Republic of Latvia.

8. In order to receive documents necessary for the recognition of professional qualifications in foreign states, a person shall submit a written submission (request) to the competent institution. If required, a copy of a personal identification document, a document certifying the education and professional qualifications as well as documents necessary for the receipt of the documents referred to in these Regulations that are at the disposal of the person or copies thereof shall be appended to the submission. The following shall be indicated in the submission (request):

8.1. the name and surname of the person, as well as the address of the place of residence or the place of stay;

8.2. the profession in which the person has a right to perform the activities in the Republic of Latvia (education documents, professional qualification documents or other documents that certify such rights shall be specified);

8.3. the aim of the request of the document;

8.4. the profession in the foreign state, in which, in order to perform professional activities, the receipt of the requested document is necessary; and

8.5. the institution to which the document necessary for the recognition of professional qualifications in foreign states is to be sent.

9. The competent institution shall perform a primary examination of the submission (request) of a person and the documents appended thereto and shall verify whether the person has submitted all the necessary documents. The competent institution is entitled to request the person to submit additional documents if, on the basis of the information provided by the submission (request) of the person and the documents appended thereto, it is not possible to prepare the document requested by the person.

10. The time limit for the examination of the submission (request) of the person and the documents appended thereto and the issuance of the relevant document shall be 15 days after the submission of all the documents if for the preparation of such document there is no necessity to perform additional verifying or request additional information from other institutions.

11. If the competent institution requires additional verification or must request additional information, the competent institution shall inform the submitter thereof and issue the document requested within a time period of 30 days. If on objective grounds it is not possible to observe the time limit of 30 days, the submitter shall be informed thereof.

12. The documents necessary for the recognition of professional qualifications of a person in foreign states in respect of the professions of a doctor, nurse, midwife, dentist, pharmacist, architect and veterinarian shall include also an indication to the corresponding provisions of the European Union Directives, to which the document issued by the competent institution conforms.

13. The issuance of the documents necessary for the recognition of professional qualifications of a person in foreign states shall be a paid service. The amount of payment for such services shall be 50% of the minimum wage specified in the State for each document requested if the issuance of the relevant documents is not specified by regulatory enactments as a free service or if no state fee has been determined for the issuance of such documents.

Informative Reference to European Union Directives

These Regulations contain legal norms arising from:

1) Council Directive 89/48/EEC of 21 December 1988 on a general system for the recognition of higher education diplomas awarded on the completion of professional education and training of at least three years' duration;

2) Council Directive 92/51/EEC of 18 June 1992 on a second general system for the recognition of professional education and training to supplement Directive 89/48/EEC;

3) Directive 1999/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 June 1999 establishing a mechanism for the recognition of qualifications in respect of the professional activities covered by the Directives on liberalisation and transitional measures and supplementing the general systems for the recognition of qualifications;

4) Council Directive 77/249/EEC of 22 March 1977 to facilitate the effective exercise by lawyers of freedom to provide services;

5) Council Directive 77/452/EEC of 27 June 1977 concerning the mutual recognition of diplomas, certificates and other evidence of the formal qualifications of nurses responsible for general care, including measures to facilitate the effective exercise of this right of establishment and freedom to provide services;

6) Council Directive 78/686/EEC of 25 July 1978 concerning the mutual recognition of diplomas, certificates and other evidence of the formal qualifications of practitioners of dentistry, including measures to facilitate the effective exercise of the right of establishment and freedom to provide services;

7) Council Directive 78/1026/EEC of 18 December 1978 concerning the mutual recognition of diplomas, certificates and other evidence of formal qualifications in veterinary medicine, including measures to facilitate the effective exercise of the right of establishment and freedom to provide services;

8) Council Directive 80/154/EEC of 21 January 1980 concerning the mutual recognition of diplomas, certificates and other evidence of formal qualifications in midwifery and including measures to facilitate the effective exercise of the right of establishment and freedom to provide services;

9) Council Directive 85/384/EEC of 10 June 1985 on the mutual recognition of diplomas, certificates and other evidence of formal qualifications in architecture, including measures to facilitate the effective exercise of the right of establishment and freedom to provide services;

10) Council Directive 85/433/EEC of 16 September 1985 concerning the mutual recognition of diplomas, certificates and other evidence of formal qualifications in pharmacy, including measures to facilitate the effective exercise of the right of establishment relating to certain activities in the field of pharmacy; and

11) Council Directive 93/16/EEC of 5 April 1993 to facilitate the free movement of doctors and the mutual recognition of their diplomas, certificates and other evidence of formal qualifications.

Prime Minister A. Kalvītis

Acting for the Minister for Education and Science -
Minister for Welfare D. Staķe

 


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Issuer: Cabinet of Ministers Type: regulation Document number: 128Adoption: 14.02.2006.Entry into force: 18.02.2006.Publication: Latvijas Vēstnesis, 29, 17.02.2006.
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