Sixteen persons from Greece have been resettled in scope of the EU Resettlement Programme
On Monday, 7 November, in scope of the European Union Resettlement Programme, sixteen persons in need for international protection including eight minors were resettled to Latvia from Greece.
Four families resettled to Latvia on Tuesday come from Syria; the persons are located in the Asylum Seekers’ Accommodation Centre Mucenieki currently.
The resettled persons represent the following industries: beauty and manufacture and sale of clothing and footwear. In addition, the persons have specified competence in Arabic and English in their applications.
As it was notified before, pursuant to international procedures and provisions of the Asylum Law, officials of the State Border Guard accept applications of the resettled persons and inform them about rights and obligations of an asylum seeker during the asylum procedure immediately after the persons’ arriving in Latvia. Officials of the State Border Guard will proceed with their work with asylum seekers during next few days and will draw up documents required for handing over of the case materials to the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs for taking further actions and deciding on granting of refugee or alternative status.
In scope of the EU Resettlement Programme, Latvia has accepted 154 persons already. Among them, the status of a refugee has been granted to six persons and the alternative status – to 50 persons.
Media attention: To provide you with the required support, visit of the Asylum Seekers’ Accommodation Centre for interviews or filming has to be coordinated with the Public Relations Manager of the Personnel Management and Public Relations Management Department of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs timely before your arrival by telephone 67219185 or electronically firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information prepared by:
OCMA Personnel Management and Public Relations Management Department