Law firm Inlatplus provides the following legal services in the field of obtaining a residence permit in Latvia:
Upon receipt of a foreigner a temporary residence permit, the foreigner’s family members (husband/wife and their minor children) will also be able to get a temporary residence permit.
After 5 years of residence in Latvia on a basis of temporary residence permit, the foreigner has the right to apply for a permanent residence permit under certain conditions – the acquiring of the state language and the absence in Latvia in less than a year over a five-year period.
After 10 years of residence in Latvia, a foreigner is entitled to apply for citizenship through naturalization process, which makes it possible to become a proper citizen of the European Union.
Temporary residence permit in Latvia is granted for a period of time between 6 months and 5 years, depending on the grounds to obtain a temporary residence permit. After the expiry of the temporary residence permit, the foreigner has the right to request a temporary residence permit for the same period and for the same reason or to apply for a temporary residence permit on different grounds.
Current normative enactments of Latvia state that foreigners must undergo annual registration of temporary residence permit. In most cases, the ID-card of temporary residence permit is issued for one year. Not later than 45 days before the expiry date of the ID-card, a foreigner must apply for the registration procedure.