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This week, the Office for Citizenship and Migration Affairs (hereinafter – the Office) will send information letters on the expiry of the residence permit to those citizens of the Russian Federation who have not submitted documents to apply for the status of permanent resident of the European Union (hereinafter – EU).

3541 persons have not submitted documents to the Office for applying for the EU permanent resident status or have not applied for the re-examination of the State language by 1 September this year, and according to Paragraph 58 of the Transitional Provisions of the Immigration Law their permanent residence permits expired on 2 September this year. Consequently, these persons must leave the territory of the Republic of Latvia by 30 November 2023. 

It is important to note that if these persons wish to continue to reside in the Republic of Latvia and are covered by the Law “On the Status of a Long-term Resident of the European Union in the Republic of Latvia” or one of the grounds for applying for a temporary residence permit or a permanent residence permit set out in the Immigration Law, they may submit an appropriate application to the Office.

More information on the amendments to the Immigration Law is available on the website of the Office in the section “Updated information on the amendments to the Immigration Law”, where the full text of the information letter will be available shortly.

In case the content of the letter does not apply to a person and all documents have been submitted on time, please contact the Office by sending an e-mail to

Additional information/consultation on the further process and/or the submission of documents can be obtained by sending an e-mail to or by calling the information line of the Office 67209400.

Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs

Personnel Management and Public Relations Department