Permanent/temporary artworks export permit from Latvia

Obtaining export license for cultural objects (mandatory)

Step No.

Activity

 

 

1

Visit the State Inspection for Heritage Protection on Pils iela 20, Rīga (www.mantojums.lv)

 

 

2

Fill in the standard application form, including information on:

  • Details of the Applicant/owner of the object
  • Applicant`s representative (if any)
  • Recipient (address and country of destination)
  • Term of export of the cultural object (permanent or temporary)
  • Purpose of export of the cultural object
  • Number of cultural objects
  • Description of cultural object has to be attached
  • Additional documents (authorization, title-deed, expertise etc.), if any have to be attached

 

 

3

Present the exportable cultural object at the Inspection

If the object is of large size, the Inspection has the right to conduct an examination of the object in its location

 

 

4

If a collection is being exported, a person shall submit a description of the collection, which encloses colour photographs of all cultural objects of the collection (photos cannot be older than 1 year, minimum size of photos-  8x12 cm, maximum - 10x15 cm)

 

 

5

In 15 days’ time the Inspection shall make the decision whether to give the license or prohibit the exportation of the object

 

 

6

Payment of the State Fee if applicable

 

 

  • A license issued is valid for 1 year.
  • For export of cultural object within EU, a license is issued in 2 originals – one is kept by the Inspection and the other by the person who submits the application.
  • For export of cultural object outside the EU, a license is issued in 2 originals – one is kept by the Inspection and the other by the person who submits the application, the third one is submitted to the customs authority.