Sveiki, and welcome to our expat community in Latvia! As a dedicated platform for expatriates all over the world, InterNations is here to help you get to grips with the initial challenges that often accompany moving to a foreign land. Many expats in Latvia have made use of the resources on our platform while relocating, or in order to adapt to their new surroundings after arriving. We're all about pooling knowledge, so please feel free to add to our community by sharing your own experiences of life in this unique Baltic nation. When you join InterNations, you can find the answers to a range of key questions and concerns, such as the best districts of Riga to rent or buy property, transport links into Estonia, Lithuania, Belarus and Russia, or availability of international schools. Our member base comprises long-time Latvian residents and recent arrivals, all of whom are happy to offer advice and support. At InterNations, our goal is to be your door to Latvia's global community, helping you to connect with fellow expats and develop a full understanding of the Latvian way of life. A distinctive and lively culture, life in Latvia offers a great deal of opportunities for expats, from exploring the medieval towns of Kurzeme and Vidzeme to sampling the infamous Riga nightlife!
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Attend our monthly events and activities for Latvia expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Latvia expat forums.
A modest and relatively unspoilt Baltic nation that gained independence from the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Latvia has enjoyed an impressive road to economic and political stability, and now enjoys a thriving tourist industry and a high standard of living. From the busy capital of Riga to the ancient lakes, sparkling rivers and wild untamed forests that dominate the countryside, Latvia truly offers something for everybody. Many expats are drawn to the country's key industries, which include retail, wholesale and communications — plus a tourism trade driven largely by Riga's reputation as one of the party capitals of Europe! With close links to its Baltic neighbors Estonia and Lithuania, but a distinct personality all of its own, Latvia is a diverse and welcoming location for expats looking for a taste of one of Europe's up-and-coming nations.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Vietnam or Indonesia, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
InterNations is a unique community of expatriates united by the guiding principles of respect, trust and being welcoming to people of all cultures and backgrounds; principles that comprise the spirit of our platform . We offer a safe and secure environment where you can feel free to pose any questions relevant to living and working in Latvia. These may be practical concerns such as finding trustworthy English-speaking lawyers, road safety in the Latvian countryside, or nightlife opportunities outside the “stag weekend” hotspots in Riga. Our community offers you the chance to get together with fellow expats and global minds for a range of social opportunities, from attending a Yoga class, to joining a baking circle, or taking group language lessons on Latvian or Russian. At regular InterNations Official events, you can further mix and network with fellow expats in a relaxed and informal environment.