Foreigner's identity card shall be issued to a foreigner who is registered in the Register of Natural Persons in the cases referred to in Section 4, Paragraph one, Clause 2, Subparagraphs d, e, f and i of the Natural Persons Register Law.
Foreigner's identity card is issued within two working days with a validity period of 5 years. The state fee for the issuance of a foreigner's identity card is 80 euros.
An asylum seeker shall be issued an alien's identity card within two working days with a validity period of 1 year. An asylum seeker is exempt from the state fee for the issuance of an foreigner's identity card.
Starting from October 18 the OCMA starts issuing foreigner's eID cards.
On Tuesday, 12 October, the Cabinet of Ministers approved amendments to the regulation on the State fee regarding issue of personal identity documents and regarding personal identity documents in order to facilitate inclusion of foreigners in the digital environment of Latvia and facilitate development of economics, science, education and culture in Latvia, offering the electronic identification means for foreigners - foreigner’s eID card.
On Monday, 28 June, amendments came into force in the Personal Identification Documents Law, pursuant to which a new type of personal identity card - foreigner eID - will be introduced.
On Monday, 28 June, the Law on the Register of Natural Persons enters into force and the Law on the Population Register that so far determined the operation of the unified system for registration of population will become void.
On Tuesday, 22 June, the Cabinet of Ministers (CM) issued the Regulation “Procedure for Inclusion and Updating of Information in the Register of Natural Persons”. The Register of Natural Persons will combine the functionality of the current information system of the Population Register and Civil Register.
On Thursday, 17 June, the Saeima adopted in the final reading urgent amendments to the Personal Identification Documents Law, which provide for a personal identification, or eID, card for foreigners to be introduced in Latvia.
On Thursday, 27 May, the Cabinet of Ministers supported the draft law "Amendments to the Personal Identification Documents Law", which provides for registration of foreigners in the Register of Natural Persons and issue of the personal identity card of the new type - foreigner’s personal identity card or foreigner’s eID card that will facilitate identification of foreigners in Latvia in the digital environment.