Are you Eligible?
The first step in your journey to Latvian citizenship is discovering whether you
meet the eligibility requisites.
Latvian Citizenship – Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility Criteria for Latvian Citizenship
One of your parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents were Latvian citizens prior to 1940
They withdrew or were exiled from Latvia during the 1940-1990 period
The application procedure requires having documents that prove your connection to the family member with Latvian heritage and proof that they withdrew or were exiled
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Why restore Latvian Citizenship?
Latvian dual citizenship will automatically grant you access to all incredible benefits of an EU Passport holder
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What information do I need to share to evaluate my eligibility?
To determine if you’re eligible, you’ll need to provide us with some of the following information:
- Your ancestor’s full name
- Your ancestor’s date of birth
- Your ancestor’s place of birth (or residence) in Latvia: name of the village or town
- The date when your ancestor left Latvia.
How long does it take to complete the citizenship restoration process?
From the moment you submit the application to the restoration of citizenship, the average time for our clients is under 6 months.
Before submission, it takes about 1-3 months to prepare the required information. The exact time depends on how fast you can collect the necessary documents from your country of residence.
After submitting the application, the Migration Department reviews it. While this stage is the longest, we follow up periodically to ensure no information is missing for the swiftest successful outcome.
We’re proud to say that since 2013, we’ve maintained a success rate of over 99% restoring citizenship to our clients around the world.
What documents do I need to provide for the application?
You need to provide proof of your direct connection to your Latvian ancestor as well as of their exit from Latvia in the period from 1940 to 1990.
We usually need copies of: the applicant’s birth certificate and passport as well as one of the ancestors’ passports or birth certificates. Sometimes, we also need marriage certificates (if the last name was changed) and certificates of naturalisation (if other documents are missing or we need proof of any name changes).
Every case and application is different. We'll assess your case and give you an exact list of the documents you need to provide. We work to minimise requirements on your side and search the archives for your ancestor’s documents ourselves.
If I’m a Latvian citizen, am I an EU citizen too?
Latvia has been a member state of the EU since 2004. This means that, as a Latvian citizen, you get all the benefits of an EU passport: live, work, do business, study, or retire in any EU country.
These advantages include Social Security that grants you excellent, free or subsidised healthcare in most countries of the EU.
Furthermore, children born to a person with Latvian citizenship will automatically get EU citizenship, as well as their children and their children. So this is an investment for generations.
What are the steps in the citizenship restoration process?
- Assessing if you’re eligible
To evaluate your eligibility, send us the details about your Latvian ancestor. We’ll do an eligibility assessment for free.
- Finding proof of Citizenship
We conduct a thorough search in the archives to find the documents proving your ancestor’s Latvian citizenship.
- Providing thorough guidance
We’ll give you step-by-step instructions regarding the documents you need to get from your home country and guide you as you move forward.
- Preparing the application
We’ll put together your application, making sure all document details are correct with no information missing.
- Submitting the application
Your application will be submitted to the Latvian Migration Department by a dedicated lawyer.
- Following up
Our team will check in on your case periodically. If any extra information is required, we’ll provide it to ensure a fast turnaround.
- Receiving your Latvian citizenship!
You’ll have your Latvian (and EU) citizenship within 6 months of the initial submission.