Descendants of Latvian citizens
Back to guide / Updated on May 20, 2021
You are eligible to apply for Latvian citizenship under the category "Descendants of Latvian citizens", if your ancestor was a Latvian citizen on the moment of 17 June 1940.
Applying under this category will enable you to keep dual (multiple) citizenship with a specific list of countries: EU, EFTA, NATO, Brazil, New Zealand, Australia.
No language fluency test required.
Standard list of the supporting documents
Additional documents, which may be required depending on the case circumstances:
All public documents such as birth or marriage certificates issued by any country other than EU/EEA Member states or UK or Switzerland will require certification for the use abroad by means of authentication/Apostille in the country of origin of the particular document. If the country of origin is a member to the Hague Apostille Convention, then the document will have to be authenticated with Apostille. If the country of origin is not a member state of the Hague Apostille Convention, then the document will have to legalized for the use abroad by the competent institution in the respective country.
The statutory processing term of the application and the supporting documents – 1 month. However, in complex cases the processing term can be extended up to 1 year or more.
If you require help with applying for Latvian citizenship, please feel free to contact Belyaev & Belyaev for advice and assistance.
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