Expat Car Leasing and Rental Latvia

Relocation support for all your mobility needs!

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Expatriates can get a car without local credit history

As an foreign professional you can arrange for your car before or after you move to Latvia. There are no restrictions with our program about when to start the process. Together with our partner we can arrange insurance, finance, registration and road tax and have you “on the road” within 48 hours of your arrival – 24 hours in most cases! A Destination service created for expats moving to and living in Latvia.

Our time and money-saving program

With the “Personal Car Shopper Service”, you will be assisted by a skilled and knowledgeable contact person who knows perfectly the car market in Latvia.

New and Used Cars

Let your Personal Car Specialist assist you with locating the right car for you.

Expat Car Leasing

We offer leasing from 12 – 60 months.

Expat Auto insurance

Insurance can be tailored to the individual needs.

Expat Car rental

Rentals are from 1 day up to 12 months. The rental car program covers 100 countries globally. Click here to book…

We can assist you in all of Latvia

All major cities and all smaller cities, we’ll be there for you: Rīga, Daugavpils, Liepāja, Kuldīga,, Valmiera, Rēzekne, Jūrmala, Cēsis and the list goes on…

No matter what city you are relocating to, contact us for your car needs:

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is included in the lease?

    The following is included:
    • The annual vehicle fees and technical survey of the car
    • Service costs, maintenance, the costs of tires and spare parts*
    • Insurance in case of damage and/or theft**
    • Handling of insurance cases
    • 24h technical assistance/emergency service
    • Replacement car in case of a damaged car
    • Mileage up to 3000km per month

  • Is insurance included in the rates?

    Insurance can be tailored to your individual needs

  • Can the car be delivered to my home?

    Yes, the car can be delivered at a fee

  • Is maintenance included in the lease?

    Yes, Maintenance, service, and repairs, accident management and a replacement vehicle

  • Is Roadside assistance included?

    Yes, Roadside assistance is included

  • Do you offer used cars?

    No, only new cars are available for lease

  • Do you support Global Mobility HR with their expats’ transportation needs?

    Yes, we can assist corporate human resource divisions in coordinating all transportation needs for their employees on international assignments

  • Do you offer corporations direct billing via invoicing instead of credit card payment?

    Yes, we offer different payment options worldwide for corporations. This is individually accessed and may not be available for all.

  • How can ExpatRide support our corporate relocation service needs?

    We work with you to establish a global mobility program for all aspects of car transportation. Aligning customary transportation across continents, budgets, allowances, self-pay, approved vehicles, individually tailored solutions, and centralized direct billing arrangement across all services.

    If you with a Relocation Management Company. We can support and implement the plan mentioned above together with the RMC, including coordinating expense management for your employees, thus utilizing the relocation support services infrastructure already provided to you by the RMC. We work with all the major RMCs and Destination Services Providers.

    Please see more information on our “Corporate page”

  • Is ExpatRide specialized in only supporting expatriates, or is it available for short-term and domestic needs?

    ExpatRide’s primary focus is on workforce mobility services. It includes all employees’ transportation needs, be it short-term international assignments or long-term and permanent moves. We can assist employees moving domestically and internationally.

Practical Information on Driving in Latvia

Speed Limit

Public Roads within an urban area: 50 km/h
Public Roads outside an urban area: 90 km/h

Kids in Cars

Children under 12 or less than 135 cm cannot travel without appropriate child restraint for their size (no matter front or rear seats).

Minimum Age

You must be 16 years of age to drive in Latvia


When driving in Latvia the following documents should be carried: Full, valid driving license, Proof of Insurance (third party or above) Proof of ID (passport)

Alcohol and Driving

Don’t do it! The legal limit for drivers is 0.05% alcohol in the blood.

Seat Belt Laws

Drivers and passengers must wear a seat belt

Phone Use

Using mobile phones while driving is prohibited; it is permitted to use cell phones with a hands-free system

Driver's License

In most cases, drivers licenses issued abroad are valid for driving in Latvia, if the driver has resided in Latvia for one year or less. An international driver’s license is not required. In other words, tourists and other short-term visitors to Latvia can drive using their U.S. license.

How to Exchange your foreign driver’s license to a Latvia Driver’s License

A person permanently residing in Latvia or who stays in Latvia more than 185 days per calendar year can have his/her Driving license issued abroad exchanged for Latvian one, or such a person can acquire it.

A driver who arrives in Latvia from abroad and stays in Latvia for more than one year has to exchange the Driving license in accordance with the established procedure; this requirement does not apply to the Driving license issued in the EU Member State or EFTA country, and to persons having diplomatic or consular immunity and privileges. The driving exam must be passed in order to exchange foreign Driving licence.

For more information visit Ministry of Foreign Affairs Latvia.

Note: Information may not be up-to-date. Please check official government information for latest laws and regulations.

We finance all makes and models nationwide

We offer the following car brands and any other car brand available in Latvia

Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford,Genesis, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lamborghini, Lancia, Land Rover, Lotus, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mini, Mitsubishi, MG, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault,Skoda, Smart, Subaru, Suzuki, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo

"So responsive and a pleasure to deal with"

– Neil from Britain, Toyota C-HR

"I highly recommend ExpatRide for anybody looking for a car after making the big move!"

– Andreas from Denmark, Audi A4

”The service we received was amazing! Out of everything we've had to do with our move overseas, getting our new car was the easiest and most stress-free."

We are ready to assist!

    • Start process before or after arrival to the Latvia
    • Competitive interest rates
    • We can source any make and model
    • Personal Car Shopper Service (free intercultural service) - saves time and hassle with visiting dealers
    • Assistance throughout the term in regards to registration, renewals, etc