Residence Permit in Latvia (European Union)
What is Residence Permit?
According to goverment website
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)
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.
Advantages and rights of a residence permit
Residence permit gives certain advantages and rights to its holder:
- A right to stay in Latvia for a period up to five years
- Holder of a residence permit can freely cross borders of Schengen zone countries
- A right to obtain temporary residence permits for the spouse and children
- Opportunity to obtain permanent residence permit after initial five year term has been exceeded