A person is allowed to drive a vehicle in Latvia, if he or she has:
· a driving license issued in a member state of the European Economic Area and in the Swiss Confederacy;
· a driving license issued by a Member State of the European Union or by a member state of the European Free Trade Association;
· a driving license, where the driver categories specified in the 1968 Convention on Road Traffic are indicated; http://live.unece.org/trans/conventn/legalinst_08_RTRSS_RT1968.html or
· a driving license, where the driver categories specified in the 1968 Convention on Road Traffic are not indicated. With such a driving license a person is only permitted to drive vehicles conforming to the B category if in the issuing state such a driving license gives the right to drive the automobile. If in the driving license there has not be made a record with Latin alphabet letters, the person shall present a notarial certified translation in Latvian
NB! US, CA, AU citizens! - An International Driving Permit (IDP) is mandatory when driving to Estonia or Lithuania and allows an individual to drive a motor vehicle in other EU countries when accompanied by a valid license.