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What is a residence permit?
A residence permit is a document providing a foreigner the rights to reside in the Republic of Latvia for a definite period of time (a temporary residence permit) or permanently (a permanent residence permit).
What are the cases a residence permit is necessary?
A residence permit is necessary if you are willing to reside in the Republic of Latvia for a period of time exceeding 90 days within half a year counting from the first day of entrance.
What are the documents to be submitted to receive a residence permit?
Upon receipt of temporary residence permit, a foreign national shall present:
When submitting documents to apply for permanent residence permit, based on Paragraphs 2, 3, 6 and 7 of Part 1 of Clause 24 of the Immigration Law, a foreigner shall present a certificate on state language skills evidencing the knowledge of state language at level 2A.
The documents being issued abroad must be legalized if international agreements do not stipulate otherwise. When submitting copies of documents that are not certified by a notary, originals of such documents must be presented.