RESIDENCE PERMIT IN LATVIA
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Do you want to have a temporary residence permit in Latvia and to move freely within the whole Schengen zone without a visa? Contact us and we will help you to choose the most convenient version meeting your expectations! The temporary residence permit initial duration depends on the method of application you choose, usually it is issued for a period of 1 to 2 years the first time, with the possibility of renewal.
For more than 10 years, the attorneys and lawyers of Legal Baltic provide legal support to non-EU citizens by the obtaining a residence permit in Latvia. Our professionals and experienced employees will help you to prepare all the necessary documents in a proper and timely manner.
On the 1st of September 2014 amendments in law about immigration went into force. These amendments allow foreigners to receive a residence permit in Latvia by purchasing real estate In Latvia, investing in subordinated capital (deposit) in one of the Latvian banks or investing in business, company’s capital which is owned by a resident of Latvia.
To obtain residence permit in Latvia
There are several ways to obtain a residence permit in Latvia for foreign persons. Currently the Latvian residence permit by Investment ( Buying a real estate – Long term deposit in bank ) is the best solution to obtain a residence permit in Europe, for those which can afford it.
Although the Latvian residence permit by employment or by Assuming board members position are other common methods. In case of business Immigration before starting all the initial process you need to register a Latvian company or to buy already existing registered company in Latvia.
An applicant has to apply in person to the Service Office of a Prefecture of the Police and Border Guard Board or to foreign representation of the Republic of Latvia. Once your residency permit for employment is granted, you’ll receive a temporary residence card within 60 days after submitting the application document.
Bringing your family to Latvia with you?
Family members of the applicant who has legally been in Latvia and has a valid residence permit, may apply for a family member reunion visa and temporary residence permit. In this case your spouse and minor children (under 18) will obtain a residence permit for the same period which your residence permit card is given for and will immigrate to Latvia together with you. (For example, spouse, common law partner, and dependents, including children under 18 and parents over 65) to join you in Latvia.
Usually, if a person has already a TRP and works in a Latvian company or has its own savings in the bank account it is enough to show for Latvian Migration Department. Moreover, the family can also arrive and visit the family member, with visitor visa.
If you want to apply at the same time with a family member who is of legal age, it is recommended to follow the steps of company creation and employment but for more than one applicant, which would mean that your documents would be processed simultaneously and you would be eligible to travel together.
It takes time, effort and money to prepare all needed documents for family reunification, but Legal Baltic managers and consultants will help you to prepare and collect the necessary documents.
Residence permit renewal in Latvia
At the termination of that period (at least, 1-3 months before the end of the current existing Latvia Temporary Residence Permit) you are required to refer to the Migration Department of Latvia for the Residence Permit renewal / extension.
Legal Baltic experts have been working in this field for a long time. So, we will prepare all necessary documents. Our experience and close work with the Migration Department of Latvia will let you extend your residence permit in Latvia without any problems and you will save your time and money and you can further reside in Latvia.
Permanent residence permit to live in Latvia
You can apply for a long-term residence permit if you have resided in Latvia for 5 years on the basis of temporary residence permit directly before submitting an application for long-term residence permit. You can obtain the Latvian Passport after 10 years of living in Latvia.
Apply for Temporary Residence Permit in Latvia with us and you will be able to work, do business and live in Latvia freely. Moreover, with a Latvian residence permit you can free travel (no limits of days to stay), do business, study, work and enjoy your life through whole Schengen area.
Lawyers of Legal Baltic advise and help to collect all the documents necessary for the registration of your company or to find profitable business to invest in their capital, also helping you to find the right property to buy and purchasing procedures, helping you in all the stage of bank investment paperworks.
We will provide you with full support, taking into account all your individual requirements. Our services in Latvia are provided under contract in compliance with the laws of republic of Latvia. Do not hesitate to contact us if you should be interested.