Hi All,
I am looking for information about the procedure for getting a work visa in Latvia. I am from a non EU country, I have been offered a job in Riga, Latvia; the employer is suggesting that I come to Riga initially on a business visa to sign the work contract. They will then submit all the required documents to the emmigration department which will then issue a work permit on the basis of which I will be issued a work visa. I will then need to come back to Riga on the basis of this work visa. Is this the standard procedure for getting the work permit in EU(Latvia)? How long does it take to get a work permit issued? Any points which I need to make sure during the visa procedure? How does the cost of living in Riga compare to that of Moscow?

Thanks in advance.