Latvian Institute

Pils iela 21, Riga
LV-1050, Latvia

Ph.: +371 6750 3663
Fax: +371 6750 3669
Reception hours:
Working days:
10:00 - 18:00
Pre-holiday days:
10:00 - 16:00
  • Karina Pētersone

    Latvian Institute Director

    Karina Pētersone
    phone: +371 6750 3663

  • Krišjānis Ozols

    Public Relations Specialist

    Krišjānis Ozols
    phone: +371 6750 3667

  • Sandra Īriste

    Information Project Coordinator

    Sandra Īriste
    phone: +371 6750 3639

  • Madara Miezīte-Bagātā

    Administrative Project Coordinator

    Madara Miezīte-Bagātā
    phone: +371 6750 3663

  • Baiba Bērziņa

    Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU Project Coordinator

    Baiba Bērziņa
    phone: +371 67503639; + 371 26186176

  • Otto Tabuns

    Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU Project Coordinator

    Otto Tabuns
    phone: +371 67503663


If you are a journalist seeking information about Latvia, preparing a story, or planning to visit personally, we will assist you with contacts, interviews, itinerary and background information.

The Latvian Institute helps foreign journalists, producers and editors that come to Latvia to prepare articles, stories, TV and radio programs about Latvia with the useful links, organizations or interview partners in Latvia. We would be glad to give you advice and information for your professional research and help make your stay more enjoyable.

To help us assist you in finding what you are looking for in Latvia, please send us brief information about yourself, who you represent and the topics that you wish to cover. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

Latvian Institute
Ph.: +371 67503663

  • Can the LI provide photographs of Latvia for publication?

     The Latvian Institute offers Photo Gallery Latvia. Photo Gallery Latvia is a high-resolution image service featuring images of Latvia. The images may be used free of charge only for the purpose of promoting Latvia to foreign media.

    Questions regarding specific cases or additional information can be sent to:

    Latvian Institute Photo Gallery can be found here: .

  • Where can I find geneological information on my relatives / family tree in Latvia?

    Genealogical inquiries (family histories, family trees) are prepared mainly in the Latvia State Historical Archives. The Archives contain the most ancient and chronologically wide-ranging documentary records for genealogical research covering the period from the 13th century until 1945. If you are interested in finding relatives in Latvia or any information about them, please, contact the State Archives in Latvia.

    Address: 16 Slokas Street, Rīga, LV-1048
    Telephone: +371 67612406; +371 67613118
    Fax: +371 67612406

  • Where can I learn the Latvian Language?

    The University of Latvia provides some courses in English, as well as academic courses in the Latvian Language for foreigners.

    Vidzeme University College (in Valmiera) organises Baltic International Summer School.

    The Latvian Language Agency has developed a wide variety of high quality learning materials, including audio cassettes, videos and printed materials.

  • Do I need a visa to enter Latvia?

     Please, look at the web site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.