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Residence permit is not issued

The Immigration Law of Latvia provides number of cases when residence permit is not granted for a foreigner.

Reasons to reject a residence permit in Latvia

A citizen of a third country is not granted a residence permit or is rejected to register, if:

Regarding submitted documents and provided information:

*) The foreigner has not submitted all the documents necessary for a residence permit request (see for example:Residence permit in Latvia document submission for representative of merchant) and/or refuses to provide explanations related to the residence permit issue;

*) The foreigner has provided false information;

*) There are grounds to believe that the foreigner has entered a fictitious marriage in order to receive a residence permit in the Republic of Latvia or there is a reason to believe that the marriage in fact does not exist;

*) There are grounds to believe that the established adoption is fictitious and arranged for the foreigner to receive a residence permit in Latvia;

*) The foreigner works without a work permit or, during the last year, has worked without a work permit;

*) The foreigner is under the guardianship or trusteeship of a foreigner whose entrance into the Republic of Latvia is forbidden;

*) The information provided by the foreigner does not show evidence of an enduring connection with his country of domicile and there is reason to believe that the foreigner presents a risk of illegal [immigration]];

*) The foreigner has submitted the documents required for a residence permit issue by providing an invalid travel document or such a travel document that is not recognized by the Republic of Latvia, or lacks a travel document;

Regarding financial means:

*) The foreigner lacks required financial means to reside in the Republic of Latvia;

Regarding health conditions:

*)The foreigner carries such a health disorder or illness that threatens the public security or health of its members, or there are grounds to believe that the foreigner might cause threat to the public health, with the exception of cases when the foreigner arrives for the treatment of the respective disorder or illness included in the list with the approval of the Ministry of Health.

Regarding previous residence records:

*) The foreigner is included in the list of individuals whose entrance into the Republic of Latvia is forbidden;

*) The foreigner has illegally resided in the Republic of Latvia or there has been a court ruling stating that he or she has helped other foreigner to enter the Republic of Latvia illegally;

*) The foreigner has received compensation for departure to another state for permanent residence. This condition shall not apply to a foreigner who at the time of the receipt of the compensation was a minor (See more about Residence permit in Latvia document submission for minor child), as well as to a foreigner who has reimbursed the received compensation and as well as to a foreigner who requests the temporary residence permit;

Regarding existing criminal records:

*) The foreigner has been found guilty by a court ruling for a criminal offence committed in the Republic of Latvia or outside that, according to the legislation of the Republic of Latvia, provides for the sentence of imprisonment for a period not less than three years. The provision shall not be applicable in case the culpability is eliminated or removed, or concerning criminal offences committed abroad – at least five years have passed since the serving of the prison sentence;

Regarding official invitation approved by Migration Office (OCMA):

*) The inviter has lost the rights to reside in the Republic of Latvia;

*) The inviter recalls the call in writing;

*) The inviter is missing, has lost physical capacity, or has deceased;

*) The inviter is in a pre-trial investigation or imprisonment institution, with the exception of cases where the residence permit is requested by the spouse (See more about Residence permit in Latvia document submission for spouse) of the inviter and there is a common minor child in their family;

*) The inviter resides outside the Republic of Latvia for more than six months within a period of one year, with the exception of cases when the inviter is a seafarer or does the military service at the National Armed Forces of the Republic of Latvia or civil service outside the Republic of Latvia;

Reasons in connection with loyalty and safety:

*) The foreigner has joined military service or other public service of a foreign country;

*) Competent foreign institutions have provided information that serves as a basis for forbidding the foreigner to enter and reside in the Republic of Latvia;

Failure to fulfil duties:

The foreigner has resided in the Republic of Latvia and the taxes in Latvia for the foreigner have not been paid for the last year, or he or she has liabilities of taxes stated by normative acts.

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