Latvia Citizenship

Although rather small country, Latvia has amiable people, gorgeous nature, almost 500 km of coast and one of the world’s fastest internet connections.

Over half its territory is covered by forest, so Latvia is a very green place, has a lot of lakes and rivers, quite a few spectacular waterfalls.

It topped the Environmental Performance Index once not so long ago and its capital, Riga, sometimes described as the Paris of the North, is a beautiful modern city and an important cultural center.

For those wishing to be a part of this nation, and, at the same time the European Union, there are several options:

Permanent residence

To qualify for a permanent residence permit, the candidate must have resided in the country for four years out of the five-year period and should have successfully passed the basic Latvian language test at Level A2.
After that one can apply for citizenship.

Romanian Citizenship

Naturalization procedure

You may qualify to be a Latvian citizen by naturalization if you meet certain requirements:

  • Reaching the age of 15;

  • Living in Latvia for not less than the last five years;

  • Being fluent in the Latvian language, know the basics of the history and culture of Latvia;

  • Possessing a legal source of income;

  • Having given a pledge of loyalty to the Republic of Latvia.

Children under the age of 15 permanently residing in Latvia may also become naturalized together with their parents.

Residence by investment

Latvia has introduced its golden visa program in 2010.
Investors can gain a five year residency permit by investing €250,000 in property.
It takes up to three months from submission of the application to its approval - one of the fastest and most competitive programs in Europe.

Citizenship by descent

You might be eligible to get Latvian citizenship by descent if: one of your parents, grandparents or grand-grandparents was a Latvian citizen prior to 1940 or they withdrew or were exiled from Latvia during the 1940-1990 period.
In that case you don’t have to renounce existing citizenship.

That is true, Latvian citizenship may be obtained in different ways, but regardless of the type of acquisition, Latvian citizens have equal rights and obligations.
You must show exemplary behavior, no extreme political views and a total lack of criminal records.

On becoming a Latvian citizen, you get all the benefits of an EU member as well:

  • Visa-free access to Europe’s Schengen Area;

  • Possibility to live, work and study in any European country of choice;

  • Access to medical care by EU standards;

  • Russian language is widely spoken;

  • Excellent transport links with Russia and other EU member states;

If you need help with any issue, you can use our services.

Many years of experience and specialist knowledge, the proficiency in citizenship programs consultation and assistance with the naturalization process, translation, notarization and submission of the paperwork, allow us to guide you around the pitfalls right up to the moment of receiving your passport.

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