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Owner, holder or possessor of vehicles and watercrafts

Vehicles can be owned, held or possessed, and numbered components owned by:

  • citizens and non-citizens of age of Latvia, citizens of the Member States of the EU, EEA and Swiss Confederation, as well as foreigners who are allowed to enter and to stay in Latvia in accordance with Law on Immigration;
  • persons having 16 years of age – vehicles allowed to be driven as from the age of 14 or 16 respectively or numbered components of those vehicles;
  • legal persons registered in Latvia, their branch offices, partnerships, governmental institutions;
  • under-age person or person having a guardian, and who is the only legatee of the vehicle or the numbered component. In that case the vehicle or the numbered component is registered in the name of that person, and data on guardian is also entered into the registration certificate.

Foreign persons not located in Latvia may be registered as owners of vehicles, if:

  • any person of those stated above is indicated as the holder, and a documentary proof of holding is furnished;
  • a given vehicle is simultaneously deregistered for export.

A person who is not a citizen or non-citizen of Latvia and who has not acquired registration certificate, permanent residence permit or residence permit in Latvia, may have the vehicle registered temporarily for up to six months.

The owner of the vehicle can register the actual user of the vehicle by indicating that person as holder in the registration certificate.

Small-size watercrafts and motors thereof can be owned, held or possessed by:

  • citizens and non-citizens of age of Latvia, citizens of the Member States of the EU, EEA and Swiss Confederation, as well as foreigners who are allowed to enter and to stay in Latvia in accordance with Law on Immigration;
  • under-age person or person having a guardian, and who is the only legatee of the small-size watercraft or the outboard motor thereof. In that case the small-size watercraft or the outboard motor thereof is registered in the name of that person, and data on guardian is also entered into the registration certificate;
  • legal persons registered in Latvia, their branch offices, partnerships, governmental institutions;
  • in case of the rent, leasing or authorisation to use the small-size watercraft it may be registered in the name of a foreign person, if any person of those stated above is indicated as the holder, and a documentary proof of holding is furnished.

The owner of the small-size watercraft can register the actual user of the vehicle by indicating that person as holder in the registration certificate.