Riga resident’s card

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Application terms for Riga resident’s card and e-ticket 


  • the card may be issued to persons having declared their residence in Riga or to persons who own a real estate in Riga;
  • it is necessary for those who want to enjoy the discounts granted to Riga residents and to use public transport;
  • it is issued for the first time free of charge, but a repeated issue of the card in case of its loss will cost EUR 2.85;
  • made of plastic;
  • valid for 10 years;
  • attached to one user;
  • contains client’s data  – photo, name, surname, identity code;
  • may be only used by its owner;
  • if lost, the card may be blocked and restored without losing already paid services;
  • can be reloaded in ticket vending machines, "Narvesen", "Preses apvienība" kiosks,  "Latvia Post" offices in Riga, in outlets selling "Rīgas satiksme" tickets, as well as on the Internet (see the list of ticket outlets here);
  • it is possible to load monthly tickets, one-hour tickets;
  • tickets are to be used within 12 months from the moment of their purchase, except for cases when the tariff of this ticket type is changed /the ticket type is cancelled  and municipal company "Rīgas satiksme" sets a transitional validity period for this ticket type;
  • a Riga resident’s card may not be folded, squeezed, broken, crumpled, soaked in a liquid or exposed to other similar impacts which make the card invalid for use;
  • for more information about discounts granted to Riga resident's card holders, read www.ridziniekakarte.lv/en/offers.
  • Due to the use of personalized smart cards (personalized e-tickets), data of private individuals are processed for the following purposes.  



Other e-ticket types:

  • Personalised e-ticket
    • Made of plastic
    • Valid for 10 years
    • Attached to one holder only
    • Contains holder’s data – photo, name, surname
  • Non-personalised e-ticket
    • Made of plastic
    • Valid for 10 years
    • Does not include personal data
  • Yellow e-ticket
    • Made of cardboard
    • Electronic chip
    • Easy to buy
  • Pupil’s e-card
    • Made of plastic
    • Attached to one user
    • Contains holder’s data – photo, name, surname, identity code
    • Can be only used by its holder
  • Guide's card
    • made of PVC compound
    • valid for 10 years
    • issued to first-degree disabled persons and disabled children
  • Corporate customer's card
    • Made of PVC compound
    • valid for 10 years
    • non-personalised (does not include any personal data)
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