Renunciation of citizenship/ non-citizen status

21.02.2020. 21:13

I. Renunciation of the citizenship of the Republic of Latvia

To renounce the citizenship of Latvia, please submit to the Embassy by mail (2306 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008) the following documents:

1.       The document confirming that the citizenship of another country has been granted (copy of the passport data page, certificate of naturalization with an Apostille).

2.       Application to renounce the citizenship of Latvia;

3.       Application regarding address in the USA;

4.       Free form application with text on it "I, (Name, Surname), agree that my data will be used in order to receive a consular service" with the date and your signature;

5.       Application regarding renunciation of citizenship on behalf of a minor shall be submitted by the parent. If a minor has reached the age of 15 years, his or her written consent is required to renounce citizenship;

6.       Passport and/or eID card of the citizen of Latvia;

7.       Fee in the amount of 80 USD (Money order payable to the Embassy of Latvia).

Your documents will be forwarded to the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs of Latvia and processed in 1-2 months. More detailed information about renunciation of citizenship of Latvia is available on the OCMA official webpage.

 In case of questions please contact the Consular Division of the Embassy by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone for consultations: (202) 328-2884 (from Tuesday until Friday from 1:00pm until 3:00pm US Eastern time).

II. According to the “Law on the Status of those Former USSR Citizens who do not have Citizenship of Latvia or that of any Other State”, a non-citizen of Latvia who has obtained citizenship of any other country has the obligation to renounce the status of the non-citizen within 30 days from obtaining the other citizenship

To renounce the non-citizen status, please submit to the Embassy by mail (2306 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008) the following documents:

1.      Application to renounce the non-citizen status;

2.      Application regarding address in the US;

3.      The non-citizen passport;

4.      Free form application with text on it "I, (Name, Surname), agree that my data will be used in order to recieve a consular service" with the date and your signature;

5.      Document confirming that the citizenship of another country has been obtained - copy of US passport  (data page only) or certificate of naturalization with an Apostille;

6.      Fee 50 USD (Money Order payable to Embassy of Latvia).

7.      An application regarding renunciation of the status of a non-citizen on behalf of a minor shall be submitted by the parents of such an individual or by his or her legal representative. If a minor has reached the age of 15 years, his or her written consent is required to renounce the status of a non-citizen.

 

In case of questions please contact the Consular Division of the Embassy by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone for consultations: (202) 328-2884 (from Tuesday until Friday from 1:00pm until 3:00pm Eastern time).

In the case that an individual has not renounced the status of a non-citizen of Latvia in accordance with the procedure provided for in the Law, then his or her status of a non-citizen of Latvia shall be revoked according to Clause 3 of Paragraph I of Section 7 of the “Law on the Status of those Former USSR Citizens who do not have the Citizenship of Latvia or that of any Other State.”