HOW TO GET LATVIAN CITIZENSHIP BY DESCENT

If any individual tends to have Latvian heritage or bloodline, then it is possible to apply for Latvian Citizenship, which will be through Citizenship by descent or we say this as Citizenship by ancestry. 

 

The Latvian Citizenship law states that there are several possible categories for Latvian ancestry to acquire dual Citizenship with Latvia. The second passport of Latvia can be requested by selecting the right type, which justifies for Citizenship because different rules and regulations apply for each possible category.


Application Process and General Requirements


Eligibility for Citizenship by Descent:

 

Any person or individual whose one of the parents is a citizen of Latvia at the moment of his/her birth is eligible for obtaining Latvian Citizenship by descent.

 

Documentation

 

Before applying for Latvian Citizenship, it is recommended to pay extra attention to the documents, which are going to be submitted to initiate the application process.

 

Application form to process your application along with the following documents.

 

  • Identification card.

 

  • Passport copy (copies of both parent’s passports)

 

  • A birth certificate confirming the birth of an individual.

 

  • Marriage certificate.

 

  • Divorce certificate (If applicable).

 

  • Death certificate (if applicable).

 

  • Documents confirming the right to acquire Citizenship of Latvia by descent.

Application Letter requesting to grant Citizenship by Descent:

 

With all the finalized documents, the application letter must be sent requesting to grant you Latvian Citizenship. Check and fill out in the Latvian language as required by the Official Language Law.

Submission of Application:

 

After compiling all the required documents for obtaining Latvian Citizenship through ancestry, the application must be submitted along with the application letter and filled application form to the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs by the post or using secure electronic signature or by using e-service portal to the concerned application authority.

Nationality processing time: 

 

Typically, the process takes about 2 to 3 years in total. Nevertheless, there is handy advice you can use to speed the process up thoroughly. Upon submission of your application, the Latvian government has a period of 1 full year to provide their response legally.

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