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  1. Latvia - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Regulation No. 675 of 30 August 2011 on Procedures for the Entry and Residence in the Republic of Latvia of Citizens of the Union and their Family Members. - Laws On-line in Latvian Laws On-line in English BIB database of Latvian legislation

    Adoption: 2011-08-30 | Date of entry into force: 2012-05-09 | LVA-2011-R-90463

    Pursuant to Law on Immigration sets up the procedures for the entry and residence in the Republic of Latvia of citizens of the European Union and their family members, as well as the restrictions on residence of such persons. Regulates, inter alia, questions related to employment, self-employment and unemployment of the above mentioned categories of citizens.

  2. Latvia - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 403 of 3 June 2008 on delivering work permits for foreign citizens. - BIB database of Latvian legislation

    Adoption: 2008-06-03 | Date of entry into force: 2008-06-03 | LVA-2008-R-81867

    Sets up regulatory requirements and procedures to obtain work permits in the Republic of Latvia. Regulates the procedure for payment of fees for work permits.

  3. Latvia - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Law of 8 May 2008 amending the Law on Immigration. - BIB database of Latvian legislation

    Adoption: 2008-05-08 | Date of entry into force: 2009-01-01 | LVA-2008-L-81868

    Regulates issues related to work permit requirements for foreigners legally employed in the member states of the European Union, state of the European Economic Area or Swiss Confederation.

  4. Latvia - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Regulation No. 813 concerning Residence Permits. - Act on-line in English

    Adoption: 2006-10-03 | LVA-2006-R-82189

    Sets out the modalities for obtaining a residence permit. Includes provisions concerning residency and specific documents required if this is for employment purposes.

  5. Latvia - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 732 On Residence Permits.

    Adoption: 2005-09-27 | LVA-2005-R-74349

    Comprehensive regulations determining all procedures for applying for residence permit in Republic in Latvia, including for work purposes.

  6. Latvia - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 700 amending Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 44/2004 on Work Permits for Foreigners

    Adoption: 2005-09-13 | LVA-2005-R-74386

    Amendments concern the documents to be produced for application for obtaining the work permit, as well as work permits for refugees.

  7. Latvia - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 396/2004 on Amendments to the Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 44/2004 on work permits for foreigners.

    Adoption: 2004-04-22 | Date of entry into force: 2004-05-01 | LVA-2004-R-69175

    The amendments include within the scope of persons eligable for a work permit the family members of not only citizens of EU member states but also citizens of European Economic Area member states.

  8. Latvia - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Law on Stateless Persons. - Act on-line in English

    Adoption: 2004-01-29 | Date of entry into force: 2004-03-02 | LVA-2004-L-69146

    Outlines the criteria to award Stateless Person status and the rights and obligations of a stateless person.

  9. Latvia - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 44/2004 on Work Permits for Foreigners. - Unofficial English translation (as amended up to 2007)

    Adoption: 2004-01-20 | Date of entry into force: 2004-01-23 | LVA-2004-R-69147

    Provide the criteria and procedure for awarding work permits to foreigners and designate government authorities responsible for implementing the Regulations.

  10. Latvia - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 219/2003 on additional requirements for recognition of professional qualifications for foreigners.

    Adoption: 2003-04-29 | Date of entry into force: 2003-05-20 | LVA-2003-R-65491

    Provides for additional requirements for foreigners (including citizens of the European Union) for recognizing their professional qualification in the event their education and qualification only partially corresponds to the legal requirements of Latvia.

  11. Latvia - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Regulation (No. 213 of 2003) regarding residence permits. - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2003-04-29 | Date of entry into force: 2003-05-01 | LVA-2003-R-70828

    I. General provisions (sections 1 to 9)
    II. Approval of invitations (sections 10 to 24)
    III. Basic documents for request of residence permits (sections 25 to 34)
    IV. Additional documents for request of residence permits if residence is related to reunion of a family (sections 35 to 40)
    V. Additional documents for request of residence permits if residence is related to employment (sections 41 to 49)
    VI. Additional documents for request of residence permits if residence is related to other purposes (sections 50 to 66)
    VII. Procedures for issuance of residence permits (sections 67 to 74)
    VIII. Procedures for registration of residence permits (sections 75 to 78)
    IX: Procedures for repayment of reimbursement (compensation) for departure for permanent residence to foreign states (sections 79 to 81)
    X. Procedures for declaration of long-term absence (sections 82 to 88)
    XI. Cancellation of residence permits (sections 89 and 90)
    XII. Amount of information to be included in the database of invitations and the register of aliens, and procedures for utilisation of the information (sections 91 to 97)
    XIII. Closing provisions (sections 98 and 99)

  12. Latvia - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 193/2003 on the required time and types of professional experience for foreigners necessary for their qualification to be recognized in certain areas of economic activity.

    Adoption: 2003-04-22 | Date of entry into force: 2003-05-09 | LVA-2003-R-65490

    These regulations concern citizens of the European Union and describe the requirements with respect to time and type of professional experience necessary for their qualifications to be recognized in specific areas of economic activity.

  13. Latvia - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations on Institutions Issuing Professional Qualification Recognition Certificates in Regulated Professions to Foreign Persons (No. 541 of 2002). - Regulations online in English

    Adoption: 2002-12-17 | LVA-2002-R-81410

    The regulations list the Institutions issuing Professional Qualification Recognition Certificates in Regulated Professions to foreign persons.

  14. Latvia - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Law on Immigration. - Unofficial English translation (as amended to 06/2007)

    Adoption: 2002-10-31 | LVA-2002-L-63235

    Determines the procedure of entrance, residence, transit or detention of foreigners.

  15. Latvia - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Regulation (No. 416 of 2002) on procedures by which refugees may choose a place of residence in the Republic of Latvia. - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2002-09-10 | LVA-2002-R-70758

  16. Latvia - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on procedures for issuing, registering and extending residence permits to refugees and persons who have been granted alternative status, 2002 (No. 405). - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2002-09-03 | LVA-2002-R-68550

    Prescribes procedures by which permanent residence permits shall be issued to refugees and annual registration of such permits. Also provides for procedures by which permanent residence permits or temporary residence permits shall be issued to persons who have been granted alternative status.

  17. Latvia - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on procedures for payment of state pensions granted in Republic of Latvia to persons departing for permament residence in foreign states, 2002 (No. 134). - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2002-03-26 | LVA-2002-R-68552

    Sets forth procedures for payment of State pensions granted in Republic of Latvia to persons departing for permanent residence in other countries.

  18. Latvia - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Asylum Law. - Act on-line in English

    Adoption: 2002-03-07 | Date of entry into force: 2002-09-01 | LVA-2005-L-82190

    "The purpose of this Law is to ensure the rights of persons to receive asylum, receive refugee status, temporary protection and alternative status in the Republic of Latvia in accordance with generally accepted international principles of human rights" (Section 1).

  19. Latvia - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations No. 404/2000 on amendments to the Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 296 of 22 August 2000 on the required level of knowledge of the state language for performance of professional duties.

    Adoption: 2000-11-21 | Date of entry into force: 2000-12-04 | LVA-2000-R-58724

    Lists and classifies professions determining the level of state language knowledge required for the particular profession.

  20. Latvia - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 296/2000 on Procedure for determining the knowledge level of the state language required for certain professions. - Unofficial English translation (as amended)

    Adoption: 2000-08-22 | Date of entry into force: 2000-09-01 | LVA-2000-R-58715

    Specifies various levels required for professional use as well as the scope of persons exempt from these requirements. Determines the responsibility of an employer for ensuring compliance with the regulations and authority of the State language centre to check on such compliance.

  21. Latvia - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Amendmends to the Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 116 of 28 March 2000 on procedure for employment of foreign citizens and stateless persons in Latvia. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2000-08-15 | Date of entry into force: 2000-08-16 | LVA-2000-R-58714

    Determines procedures for awarding work permits to foreign citizens and stateless persons who are employed in areas of art and culture.

  22. Latvia - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 116 on employment of foreigners and stateless persons in Latvia. - Unofficial English translation (as amended)

    Adoption: 2000-03-28 | Date of entry into force: 2000-04-01 | LVA-2000-R-56836

    Determines legal procedure for employment of foreigners and stateless persons in Latvia who do not have permanent residence permits.

  23. Latvia - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 54: The order of employment of foreign citizens and stateless persons in the Republic of Latvia.

    Adoption: 1998-02-17 | Date of entry into force: 1998-02-20 | LVA-1998-R-56355

    Provides for the order according to which foreign citizens and stateless persons who do not have a residence permit are given the right to work irrespective of their legal basis of entry in Latvia.

  24. Latvia - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on procedures by which refugees may choose place of residence in Latvia, 1998 (No. 19). - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 1998-01-20 | LVA-1998-R-68551

    Sets forth procedure by which refugees may choose place of residence in Latvia.

  25. Latvia - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Law on Seekers for Asylum and Refugees in the Republic of Latvia. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 1997-06-19 | LVA-1997-L-63656

    Comprehensive legislation on asylum seekers and refugees. Divided into 6 Chapters. Chapter 1 determines persons who may apply for refugee status as well as status of asylum seekers. Also provides for Center on Refugee Issues, Council of Appeal on Refugee Issues, confidentiality of information about asylum seekers, identification of asylum seekers, language of communication, and rights and obligations of asylum seekers. Chapter 2 deals with submission of application for refugee status. Chapter 3 regulates reviewing of application. Chapter 4 provides for legal status of refugees in Republic of Latvia; Chapter 5 for loss of such status. Chapter 6 contains final and transitional provisions.

  26. Latvia - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Act of 9 June 1992 on the entry and residence of foreign citizens and stateless persons in the Republic of Latvia. - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 1992-06-09 | Date of entry into force: 1992-07-01 | LVA-1992-L-55600


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