Here we consolidate all the information and knowledge which startup founders might find useful in the process of establishing and developing their unicorns: from practical details on startup visa and startup law to all the nuances of company registration and tricky matters of investment agreements. Open the section of interest - download templates - enjoy & repeat. We got your back covered.

Startup VISA

Technically, it’s a temporary residence permit – which is much cooler than just a Schengen visa! For the sake of convenience, we call it “startup visa”. Do we want to give a link to the Immigration law here?

Startup visa is offered to all non-EU startup founders who are willing to come and kick-off their startup ideas in Latvia, a proud member of EU since 2004. One startup can have up to 5 founders with a startup visa. The application process takes one month. The visa is given for the period of maximum 3 years and it is spouse and children-friendly.

The main criteria for getting the visa is a sound startup idea described in a free-form – save us some time and make it a 1-pager! No business plans or qualification interviews required!

Once your startup is registered and settled in, bring your team from abroad – there is a special type of visa (again – residence permit) reserved for them.

Application process
1.16 MB, posted 04 August 2018
Application form
369.08 KB, posted 04 August 2018
Place of residence
15.95 KB, posted 26 July 2018


Magnetic Latvia. Co Founder 2017
3.68 MB, posted 04 August 2018
Innovation. Summer 2018
1.59 MB, posted 13 June 2018
Baltic Startup Magazine 2018
3.65 MB, posted 13 June 2018