In order to acquire the status of a job-seeker, one shall carry out the following:

  • applying may be accomplished using the online form "E-application for an institution – https://www.latvija.lv/epakalpojumi/ep155/apraksts
  • applying may be accomplished using the SEA self-service portal, where applicants may upload and register the application for acquiring the status of a job-seeker; 

In order for the person's application for receipt of a job-seeker's status to be evaluated, the person must submit a written application in which, in addition to the request to be granted the status of a job seeker, the person indicates the following information:

  1. name, surname;
  2. personal identification No.;
  3. telephone, address, e-mail address or other means of communication;
  4. the person shall certify compliance with the conditions for obtaining the status of a job seeker specified in Article 15, Part 1 of the Unemployed and Jobseeker Support Act.

Job-seeker's status will be granted from the date of receipt of the application:

  1. If the application for granting the status has been submitted in person at the SEA branch, the date of receipt of the application shall be the day when it was actually received at the SEA branch;
  2. If the application for granting the status has been submitted electronically (using the portal www.latvija.lv or the CV and vacancy portal), the date of receipt of the application is considered to be the day when it is submitted (also outside the SEA working hours).