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

Read the latest information on the rights and status of UK nationals in the EU.

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, including our Living in Latvia guide.

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Latvia and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call 00 371 67774700. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Latvia, call 020 7008 1500.

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

We may be able to offer notarial services, including Administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit; Make a certified copy of a document etc. 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

Keith Shannon

British Ambassador to Latvia

Contact us

British Embassy Riga

5, J.Alunana iela
LV 1010

Use our contact form for consular enquiries including Brexit guidance, residency, healthcare and driving:

For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email

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