Hunting

18.03.2016. 16:30

Foreigners have the right to hunt in Latvia after receiving Hunting Permit of the Republic of Latvia. In compliance with the Law on Hunting, persons residing abroad can obtain a Hunting License without passing a test in Latvia, if they have a valid Hunting License issued in their country of residence. This regulation has also been extended to diplomats and to members of the administrative and technical staff of Embassies, provided they are not citizens or permanent residents of Latvia. Hunting Licenses of the Republic of Latvia are issued by the State Forestry Service Central Office.

Applications for Hunting Licenses should be sent to:

State Forestry Service

Valsts mežu dienests

Address: 13. janvāra iela 15, Riga, LV 1932 Tel. +371 6721 2776,

Fax. +371 6721 1176

Further information can be obtained at: www.vmd.gov.lv

To receive the Hunting License, the following documentation must be provided:

  • copy of passport
  • copy of hunting licence
  • copy of registration certificate for firearm

The Hunting license fee:

  • 1 -day Hunting license – 14,23 EUR
  • 10-day Hunting license – 35,57 EUR
  • Seasonal Hunting license (March 21 until March 20 the following year) - 99,60 EUR

The carrying of a rifle for hunting purposes is permitted only after a certificate has been issued allowing the concerned person to possess such a weapon.

Applications for hunting rifles must specify the category, make, serial number and caliber of the firearm. The applications must be endorsed by the Head of Mission and sent to:

2ndunit (System of licenses and permissions) of Prevention Bureau of theCentral Public Order Police Department of the State Police

Valsts policijas Galvenās kārtības policijas pārvaldes Prevencijas biroja 2

Nodaļa (Licenzēšanas un atļauju sistēma)

Address: Stabu iela 89, Riga, LV 1009

Tel: + 371 67208188

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