The rights to unemployed status after registration with the State Employment Agency are held by a person who:
- is not employed (is not considered to be an employee or self - employed according to the law On state social insurance);
- is searching for employment;
- is able to work (employment-capable) and ready to enter into an employment relationship immediately;
- has reached the age of 15;
- has not reached the age which gives the right to receive a state old-age pension, or is not a person to which a state old-age pension has not been granted/been declined (including prematurely);
- has not been admitted to the primary or secondary education program in person (in face to face or day department education);
- does not perform commercial activities or his/her commercial activities have been suspended in accordance with regulatory enactments;
- is not located in a place of imprisonment, except for serving a custodial sentence in an open prison, or in an institution of long-term social care or social rehabilitation, where the services are fully financed from the state or local government budget.
A person who is employment-capable, in the meaning of Support for Unemployed Persons and Persons Seeking Employment Law, shall also be considered a person who has been diagnosed with a disability within the meaning of this Regulation, except in cases where the State Commission of Doctors Examining Health and Working Ability has determined 100 per cent loss of working capacity.
In order to register for the status of unemployed, a person must present the following documents:
an identity document (passport or identity card or identification card – eID) or a travel document;
a document certifying the right of residence of a person in the Republic of Latvia, if in accordance with the regulatory enactments regulating the residence of foreigners in the Republic of Latvia such a document must be at the disposal of the person applying.