Latvia temporarily suspends issuance of temporary residence permits to Russian and Belarusian citizens

Uzturēšanas atļaujas karte jaunā parauga 2021

What is a residence permit?

  • A residence permit is a document providing a foreigner the rights to reside in the Republic of Latvia for a definite period of time (a temporary residence permit) or permanently (a permanent residence permit).
  • As of 2 April 2012 the residence permit is issued in the format of the identification card
  • Biometric details must be delivered prior to receipt of the residence permit (fingerprints (starting from the age of six) and digital picture of face).

What are the cases a residence permit is necessary?

A residence permit is necessary if you are willing to reside in the Republic of Latvia for a period of time exceeding 90 days within half a year counting from the first day of entrance.

Procedure for applying for a residence permit