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Renunciation of citizenship of Latvia

A citizen of Latvia who is also a citizen of another country or for whom the citizenship of another country is being guaranteed, has the right to renounce citizenship of Latvia.
A citizen of Latvia who has acquired citizenship of a country not permitted by the Citizenship Law has an obligation to submit an application for the renunciation of citizenship of Latvia within 30 days after acquiring citizenship of this country.
 
This obligation does not apply to a citizen of Latvia who:
1) Has received permission from the Cabinet to retain citizenship of Latvia due to important national interests;
2) Has automatically acquired citizenship of another country through marriage (ex lege) or as a result of adoption.
A citizen of Latvia, for whom dual citizenship has formed until reaching the age of majority and who wishes to retain citizenship of another country should, after reaching the age of majority, submit an application for the renunciation of citizenship of Latvia by the age of 25.
 A person who has submitted an application for the renunciation of citizenship of Latvia and has lost citizenship of Latvia may only acquire citizenship of Latvia under a naturalisation procedure.
An application for the renunciation of citizenship of Latvia may be refused if a citizen of Latvia has not fulfilled tax or other payment obligations against the State of Latvia.
A procedure for accepting and examining an application for the renunciation of citizenship of Latvia and a procedure for revoking citizenship of Latvia are established by Cabinet Regulation of 2013 Procedure for Losing and Restoring Citizenship of Latvia.
 
Citizenship of Latvia may be revoked in cases referred to in Article 24 of the Citizenship Law.
 
Necessary documents:
2)A personal identification document (passport, identification card);
3)A document confirming that the person is a citizen of another country or for whom citizenship of another country is being guaranteed;
4)A document confirming payment of the State fee amounting to EUR 21.34 or EUR 7.11 for a victim of political repression, a person with a disability of group I, orphan, child without parental care and a person recognised as poor in accordance with the law.
 
Bank details:
Beneficiary: THE TREASURY, TRELLV22
Registration No. 90000050138
Account No.: LV35TREL1060140919700
Purpose of payment: State fee for documenting the renunciation of citizenship of Latvia and the restoration of citizenship.
 
Where to submit documents?
Documents regarding the restoration of citizenship of Latvia may be submitted:
3) By post to the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (Čiekurkalna 1. līnija 1, korp. 3, Rīga, LV-1026)
A decision on the recognition of a person as such who has lost citizenship of Latvia or refusal to recognise a person as such who has lost citizenship of Latvia is taken by the Head of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs or an official authorised by the Head.
 
Where to receive additional information?
 In case of any questions or concerns please write an e-mail: pskn@pmlp.gov.lv or call the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs on +371 67209400.
 

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