Registration of a residence permit

Law firm Inlatplus provides the following legal services in the field of obtaining a residence permit in Latvia:

  • assistance in preparing all the necessary documents for requesting on all the grounds specified in the law, both a temporary residence permit (primary and repeated), and a permanent residence permit in Latvia, as well as passing the annual registration procedure (renewal) of a temporary residence permit;
  • review of the documents prepared by the client necessary for the annual registration (renewal) of a residence permit in Latvia, for their compliance with the requirements established by law;
  • accompanying the client when submitting documents and obtaining a residence permit in the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs of Latvia;
  • representation of the client’s interests in the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs of Latvia, submission on behalf of the client of explanations, statements and other documents related to the above procedures;
  • receipt and analysis of the decision of the Office of Citizenship and Migration of Latvia on the granting, registration of a residence permit in Latvia, extending the time for consideration of documents and refusal to grant a residence permit in Latvia, and providing the client with relevant explanations about the consequences of such a decision, the client’s rights and obligations;
  • appeal against the above-mentioned decisions made by the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs of Latvia with the Head of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs and at the court;
  • client support in the form of consultations.

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.

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