Legal advice

Is it possible to appeal against a decision on refusal to grant an asylum, and am I eligible to be in Latvia for the duration of the appeal?

16.09.2016 Dmitrijs Sustovs, head of the Litigation department of the Law

An asylum-seeker or his representative has the right to appeal the decision of the authorized person of the head of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs on refusal to grant an asylum in the administrative district court at the place of accommodation or residence of the asylum seeker. 

The complaint to the court may be filed within one month from the date of entry into force of the decision. 

As a rule, at the time of the proceedings of application (the case), a person is considered to be an asylum seeker, who has a right to be in the Republic of Latvia until the moment when the administrative district court will make a decision. 

The term of consideration of the complaint by the court shall be three months from the date of acceptance of the application for review, and the decision of the administrative district court is final and not appealable.

Recent News