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The State Police, upon receiving the application of a candidate for recognition of professional qualifications acquired in foreign states for obtaining a professional qualification recognition certificate, shall evaluate the application and the documents appended thereto, compare the conformity of the professional qualification acquired in foreign states with the requirements specified in the Republic of Latvia for obtaining professional qualifications in the profession of pyrotechnician, and take a decision regarding the conformity of the educational and professional qualifications of the applicant.
If a professional qualification is recognised as conforming in the Republic of Latvia, the State Police shall issue a certificate of recognition of professional qualifications acquired in foreign states.
For temporary (!) professional activity in Latvia: pyrotechnicians who wish to start for the first time and to provide temporary services in Latvia shall notify the State Police thereof by submitting a declaration regarding the provision of temporary professional services in accordance with the provisions of Cabinet Regulation No. 47 of 21 January 2021, Procedures for the provision of short-term professional services in a profession regulated in the Republic of Latvia.

Process description

  1. Service requests
    An application may be submitted in person, by post or by electronic means (by sending an e-mail to the institution, signed with a secure electronic signature (eParaksta) or using the State Police e-address.
    By requiring onsite services, to present a personal identification document (Passport or ID card).

    The application shall be accompanied by:
    - a copy of the identity document.
    - documents from the country of origin concerning the right to pursue a profession in that country (certificates, licences, registration, etc. if any).
    - a statement of work experience abroad (if any).

  2. Process/Receive Service
    Upon receiving the submission of the applicant for obtaining a professional qualification recognition certificate, the State Police shall evaluate the submission of the applicant and the documents appended thereto, compare the content of the professional qualification obtained in foreign states with the requirements specified in Latvia in the profession of pyrotechnician, and take a decision.
    The decision must be taken within 4 months.
    If the document obtained by the applicant for professional competence in foreign states conforms to the requirements specified in Latvia for work in the pyrotechnic profession, the State Police shall issue a decision regarding the fact that the professional qualification has been recognised and the applicant receives a certificate of recognition of professional qualifications.
    If the document acquired by the applicant for professional competence in foreign states only partially conforms to the requirements for work in the pyrotechnic profession in Latvia and this non-compliance is relevant, the State Police shall issue a decision regarding the fact that the applicant has to complete the qualification test or have to complete the adaptation period.
    If the document obtained by the applicant regarding professional competence in foreign states does not conform to the requirements specified in Latvia for work in the profession of pyrotechnician, the State Police shall provide information and advise the applicant regarding the opportunities to acquire in Latvia such education that will give the right to work as a pyrotechnician.
    The applicant for the recognition of professional qualifications of the State Police may challenge the decisions of the Ministry of Interior (Chiekurkala 1 st line 1 korp .2, Riga, LV-1026, E-mail - pasts@iem.gov.lv).

  3. Make a payment
    National fee for recognition of professional qualifications of EUR 240.
    PROPERTIES:
    Consignee: Treasury
    Reg. No 90000050138
    Recipient BIC: TRELLV22
    Account No. LV15TREL1060140922000
    Purpose of payment: Recognition of professional qualifications

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