Interpretation Services

Interpretation request procedure 

A. Interpretation and translation services are available to Third Country nationals*:

1) To Asylum seekers – only for the purpose of implementing the socioeconomic inclusion plan in cooperation with social workers and social mentors (interpretation services) 
2) To persons with refugee and alternative status – 12 months after receiving status for assistance for various integration-based purposes (interpretation and translation services)
3) To legal immigrants for assistance in various integration-based situations (interpretation and translation services) 
4) To different representatives of organizations, institutions, employers, landlords etc. to ensure communication among professionals and third country nationals* (interpretation and translation services)

B. Interpretation and translation services are NOT provided to communicate in Russian and English.

C. To receive interpretation or translation services to communicate with legal immigrants, including asylum seekers, refugees and persons granted subsidiary protection status, you must fill out the required information shown below and send it to the interpreters coordinator to tulks@sif.gov.lv

Request procedure:

1. Identify the need for an interpreter, the language from what that interpretation should be made and the language that it should be interpreted to.
2. Send the request by email: tulks@sif.gov.lv.
3. The request is processed, the interpreter found and requester informed about the availability of the interpreter within two weekdays.
4. Interpretation is carried out in the previously agreed time, place and language.
5. The interpreter fills out the interpretation report.
6. At the beginning of the next month the requester may be asked to submit a customer satisfaction survey to the interpreters coordinator.

We kindly ask to use technical solutions (such as Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook, Viber, WeChat etc.) to carry out the information exchange with the interpreter for the cases outside Riga.

Feel free to address you inquiries to the interpreters coordinator by writing to tulks@sif.gov.lv or calling 26800377.

The service is provided by the Society integration foundation within the framework of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. The project is co-financed by the European Union. Grant Agreement No. PMIF/13.1./2022/1/01.

*A third-country national is any person who is not a citizen of the member states of the European Union, the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation.

 

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Raina Boulevard 15, Riga, LV-1050
Consultations for third-country nationals in the Regions
Kurzeme: Liepaja, Rožu Street 6, tel. 29570364
Zemgale: Jelgava, Skolotāju Street 8, tel. 25915300
Latgale: Daugavpils, Ģimnāzijas Street 11, tel. 29557630
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