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In Latvia, all Russians were required to pass an exam in the Latvian language

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun22,2024

In Latvia, all Russians were required to pass the Latvian language exam

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The Parliament of Latvia adopted amendments to the immigration law obliging all Russians to take an exam in the Latvian language to renew their permanent residence permit (PRP). The changes will affect those residents of the country who acquired citizenship before 2003. This is stated in the message 

According to the Latvian Ministry of Internal Affairs, the new requirements will apply to almost 5 thousand Russian citizens.

It is expected that during this time Russian citizens will have the right to employment without restrictions, as well as the right to receive services provided by the state, including pensions and benefits, if the declared place of residence is in Latvia.

In May, the Latvian Ministry of Internal Affairs ordered 34 Russians to leave country. According to the immigration law, the validity of the MLA issued to Russian citizens expired in September 2023.

To live in the country, these people must apply for permanent resident status in the European Union. To do this, you must provide a certificate of financial resources and knowledge of the state language. People over 75 years of age are exempt from taking the exam.

Previously BAGNET reported that in September 2022, the Saeima of Latvia voted for the independence of the Latvian Orthodox Church from Moscow.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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