Latvijas Republikas Iekšlietu Ministrijas
Pilsonības un Migrācijas Lietu Pārvalde
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1. The functions of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs are regulated by several legal acts of the Republic of Latvia.

  • The Statutes of the OCMA; (in Latvian / in English)
  • Law on Citizenship;
  • Immigration Law;
  • Law on Population Register;
  • Law on Voters Register;
  • Repatriation Law;
  • Law of Stateless Persons;
  • Asylum Law;
  • Law on the Status of those Former USSR Citizens who do not Possess Citizenship of Latvia or Citizenship of any Other Country;
  • Law on Identity Documents;
  • Law on Declaring Place of Residence;
  • On the Status of the European Community’s Long-term Resident in the Republic of Latvia.

2. In its activities the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs also takes into consideration different international legal acts and regu.

Convention on human rights and basic freedoms protection (in English), as well as separate its protocols:

Convention of July 28, 1951 on the Status of a Refugee (in English), as well as its 1st protocol (in English).

Convention which ensures the fulfillment of Schengen agreement of June 14, 1985 on gradual cancellation of the control on common borders signed by the governments of the Benelux Economic Union States, German Federal Republic and the Republic of France.

Convention which determines a state responsible for the considering of an asylum application submitted in one of the European Union member states. 
Council Regulations (EC) No 343/2003 (of February 18 2003) establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an asylum application logged in one of the Member States by a third-country national (in English).

Working hours

OCMA divisions

(except Riga Division 1)

Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:00
Thursday 08:30 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 15:00

Contact us

Info phone
+371 67209400

M, T, W, Th  9:00 - 16:30
Friday 9:00 - 15:00
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