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  • The government of Latvia updated measures for foreign nationals obtaining residence permits either in person or electronically


The government of Latvia announced that foreign nationals would be permitted to request residence permit renewals to be issued via mail or electronically.  Foreign nationals receiving a residence permit for the first time will continue to obtain the residence permit in person.

What are the Changes?

The government of Latvia announced changes to how residence permits can be obtained for foreign national applicants. According to the government, this change will help protect individuals against the spread of COVID-19 by limiting office visits.

Looking Ahead

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

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

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