Latvijas Republikas Iekšlietu Ministrijas
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ESTABLISHING OF LEGAL STATUS AND GRANTING IDENTITY NUMBER TO A CHILD

In case, if one of parents of a child who was born in Latvia is a citizen of another state, or if the child was born abroad, documents for establishing legal status must be submitted to any territorial division of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs or diplomatic or consular mission of the Republic of Latvia abroad. 

Documents required: 

1. An application from parents with a request to grant specific legal status to their child (citizenship of Latvia, status of a non-citizen of Latvia, status of a stateless person); 
1.1. If the child was born abroad, his or her parents shall confirm in their application that they have no objection to reproduction of the child’s given name and surname in the Latvian language. In case, if parents have objections to reproduction of the child’s given name and surname in the Latvian language, the parents must obtain a statement from the State Language Agency about reproduction of the child’s given name and surname in the Latvian language; 
1.2. In case, if a child has reached the age of 15 years, he or she shall confirm in an application that he or she agrees with the request of the parents and shall sign the same; 
2. A birth certificate of the child or an excerpt from the Birth Register. If the child was born abroad, his or her birth certificate must be translated into the official language and legalized in accordance with the procedure provided for in regulatory enactments; 
3. Personal identification documents of parents; 
4. A personal identification document of a minor (if any); 
5. In case of granting citizenship of Latvia: agreement of the parents about granting citizenship of Latvia to their child, if, at the moment of birth of the child, one of the parents is a citizen of Latvia and the other parent is a foreigner and permanent place of residence of both parents is outside Latvia; 
6. In case of establishing of the status of a non-citizen of Latvia: a statement issued by a foreign competent institution stated by the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs and certifying that the individual is not and has never been a citizen of the respective state, or documented confirmation that such a document could not be obtained. 
7. In case of establishing of the status of a stateless person: a document issued by a foreign competent institution stated by the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs and certifying that the individual is not a citizen of the respective state and citizenship of such state is not guaranteed, or documented confirmation that such a document could not be obtained. 

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