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

Further reading

Latvian government website on residence permits

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