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  • Latvia will introduce new procedures for issuing residence visas to eligible nationals beginning February 1, 2023


The government of Latvia will introduce a new system for the issuance of residence visas (e-ID cards) on February 1, 2023. As a result of these changes, foreign nationals who have received a favorable decision on issuing an e-ID card will be serviced on a first-come, first-served basis when reporting for the physical card.

Foreign nationals should be able to provide proof of a valid personal identity document and pass e-ID cards if previously granted.

What are the Changes?

The government of Latvia will introduce measures for issuing physical e-ID cards to foreign nationals who have received a favorable decision from the immigration department in Latvia. According to the government announcement, these measures have been taken in an effort to reduce backlogs in the issuance of immigration documents.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Latvia’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: The Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, Republic of Latvia

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