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Country Profiles


Country Reports PDF

Report on Citizenship Law[pdf] by Kruma, Kristine

Published: September 2009 - Latest Update: January 2015

Report on Naturalisation Procedures[pdf] by Kruma, Kristine

Published: February 2013

Report on Electoral Rights[pdf] by Kruma, Kristine

Published: July 2013

Country expert(s)

Kruma, Kristine

Current citizenship law

Law on Citizenship 1994 (as amended by Law of 09 May 2013) LANGUAGE: uk


Pilsonības likums (as amended by Law of 09 May 2013)[external link] LANGUAGE: Latvia

Chronological table

Chronology of legislation


Translations and a brief discussion of the use of the terms "citizenship" and "nationality" in legal documents and political debates

International Law

Treaties and conventions signed, ratified and reservations

Domestic case law Latvia domestic case law
International and European case law Latvia International and European case law
Citizenship statistics

Latvia Statistics

Citizenship News

Latvia: 1,385 applications for dual citizenship since October

Latvia: Council of Europe Report on National Minorities Blames Citizenship Law for Ethnic Tensions

More than 20.000 persons could qualify for dual citizenship under new law in Latvia

Citizenship Links

Selections of links about citizenship

All links about citizenship