Residence permit in the Republic of Latvia — is a legal document that gives a foreign citizen the right to stay in the Republic of Latvia for a certain period of time (a temporary residence permit) or permanently (a permanent residence permit). The residence permit in the Republic of Latvia gives a person an opportunity to enter and leave the country freely and unrestrictedly, work here, study, use medical and public services, execute invitation for issuing visas to relatives. A residence permit in the Republic of Latvia provides for a visa-free visit to any country of the Schengen zone. Possession of a residence permit in the Republic of Latvia facilitates the processing of visas to other countries, for example, to the USA and England.
Advantages of a temporary residence permit in the Republic of Latvia:
- Staying in the territory of the Republic of Latvia without a period limitation during the period of validity of the temporary residence permit.
- Free crossing of the borders of the countries of the Schengen zone and staying in them for up to 90 days during the half of the year.
- When a foreigner receives a temporary residence permit, he family members of the investor (either of the spouses and their minor children) will also be able to obtain a temporary residence permit.
- After 5 years of residence in the Republic of Latvia with a temporary residence permit, a foreigner gets the right to apply for a permanent residence permit, но but subject to certain conditions – knowledge of the stat