Posts tagged as Latvian citizenship

58 more people take Latvian citizenship

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The Cabinet of Ministers on August 13 approved citizenship for 58 individuals who have gone though the naturalization process, including two children who gain citizenship alongside parents. Of the 56 applicants, two thirds were of Russian background, 16% were Ukrainian, 5% Belarusian and Lithuanian, Polish and other ethnicities were also represented. One third of the new citizens have higher education, according to information supplied by the Ministry of Interior. The…

Latvian president proposes giving citizenship to all children born in Latvia

Friday, March 22, 2019

Latvia’s President Raimonds Vējonis has submitted to the Saeima a legislative draft On Ceasing Provision of Non-Citizen Status to Children. This draft suggests giving children born to non-citizen parents Latvian citizenship upon birth starting from 1 January 2020 unless parents have decided on giving their child citizenship of another country, as reported by State President’s Chancellery. «Every child born in Latvia should be given state citizenship. The country should provide…