A foreign citizen who has purchased real estate in Latvia can apply for a temporary residence permit (TRP) for no longer than 5 years, under these circumstances:
Family members (spouse, children) can apply for TRP simultaneously with the mainapplicant
Below is the action plan with an estimated time frame (please note that the time frame is approximate as it depends on how fast the necessary documents are gathered and reviewed by the Latvian Immigration authority):
|Submitting documents to the Immigration Authority|
|-||Gathering all the necessary documents for application for the TRP. The necessary documents are the following:
All the documents should be in or translated to Latvian, English, or Russian language!
In case the applicant applies with dependants (spouse/children/parents), apostilled documents proving kinship are necessary (marriage certificate, birth certificate).
|2-3 days||Additional documents required upon the submission:
|1-2 months||Submitting the application for TRP to a Latvian foreign embassy (if applicant applies from abroad)
Immigration Authority’s decision
In general, the decision can be adopted within 30 days in case of standard procedure or within 10 or 5 business days in case of the accelerated procedure. Please note that our prior experience shows that the Immigration authority can prolong the term up to 90 days, in case it considers that (a) more information is required or (b) it
|2-10 days||Visiting the Immigration Authority in Latvia
Once the decision is made, the applicant and his dependants that applied with him/her can submit their biometric data to the Migration Authority and submit additional documents that wasn’t submitted earlier in the process (only allowed for tuberculosis tests, insurance policies and original employment contracts).
TRP cards will be made and can be received by each applicant personally (children also need to be present, if their cards are being received). Upon receiving the cards, the applicants will need to submit:
It is possible to obtain the TRP card within 10 or 2 business days. The stamp duties are the following: