The British Embassy in Riga maintains and develops relations between the UK and Latvia.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and the current state of emergency, the British Embassy is only open for essential work.

Find out more on our Latvia and the UK news page.

We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Latvia.

You can access UK government services while in Latvia,

Read the latest information on the rights and status of UK nationals living in Europe and our practical guide to Living in Latvia.

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in Latvia, see our Latvia Travel Advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).

See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.

If you are in Latvia and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online

If you are in Latvia and you need urgent help, call 00 371 67774700 (the phone line is available 24/7). Please stay on the line and select the option for ‘calling about an emergency involving a British national’ to speak to an officer. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British person in Latvia, call 020 7008 5000 (24/7, 365 days a year).

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

Apply online for an emergency travel document

If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.

If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before

If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen

If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and to help stop the virus spreading, the British Embassy Riga can only offer these services in a genuine emergency.

See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Latvia.

Our people

Paul Brummell CMG

British Ambassador to Latvia

Contact us

British Embassy Riga

5, J.Alunana iela
LV 1010

+371 6777 4700 / +44 20 7008 5000

+371 6777 4707

Use our contact form for consular enquiries, including on your rights after the UK’s exit from the EU:

Consular assistance is available 24/7 by phone or online.

For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email

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