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REFUGEE’S TRAVEL DOCUMENT

What is a refugee’s travel document? 
A refugee’s travel document is a personal identification document, which entitles its holder to reside in the territory of Latvia, cross the border of Latvia and return to the territory of Latvia. 
In the refugee’s travel document a permanent residence permit is attached, which shall be re-register once every 5 years. 

What is the validity period of the refugee’s travel document? 
The refugee’s travel document is issued for 5 years. 

How and where the refugee’s travel document can be obtained? 
The refugee’s travel document is issued by the Refugee Affairs Department of the OCMA after granting the refugee status to a person. 

Documents to be submitted.

What to do if the travel document is lost? 
It the refugee’s travel document has been lost or has become inappropriate for further usage, a person shall apply to the Refugee Affairs Department of the OCMA. 

What is the rate of the state fee for the issuance of the travel document? 
The state fee on the issuance of the refugee’s travel document shall be paid in the amount established by the Cabinet of Ministers. Refugees shall be issued permanent resident permits free of charge. 

Important! 
Before going abroad, holders of the refugee’s travel document must learn about the immigration rules applying to holders of such documents of visiting country. 

According to the Council Regulation (EC) No. 1932/2006 exemption from the visa requirement to enter another Member State of the EU, except for the United Kingdom and Ireland, but including Norway and Iceland, applies to the refugees who reside permanently in another Member State and who are holders of a travel document issued by that Member State. 

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