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  Residence permit
 
 
Before the submission of the documents for residence permit invitation from BIA shall be approved at the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs.

Student should submit the following documents to BIA International department (Lomonosova 4, 216 room):
1. Confirmation of payment for studies;
2. Inquiry of BIA Study department;
3. 9,96 EUR – State Duty fee for invitation.

Documents that are necessary for Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs:
1. Learning agreement;
2. Inquiry of BIA Study department;
3. A document confirming the necessary subsistence (of 1 January 2016 ).The minimum monthly work remuneration in the Republic of Latvia is 370 euros.
The sum should be in accordance with the term of registration of the temporary residence permit: either one semester (2220 ˆ) or one year (4440 ˆ).
4. Documents certifying the data concerning the planned residence in Latvia:
Variant 1:
Staying at a hostel: A reference issued by the Academy (BIA) on the allowance for dwelling; on his/her arrival the student should conclude a contract with the hostel on his/her own and declare his/her place of residence officially.
Variant 2:
Renting a dwelling: A contract (compiled at a notary’s public) concluded with the owner of an apartment plus a copy of an extract from the Lands’ Book (acknowledgement concerning the property of the owner of the dwelling rented); on his/her arrival, the student should declare his/her place of residence officially.
Variant 3:
Staying at his/her relatives, friends, etc.: A letter of guarantee (compiled at the notary’s public) from the owner of the real estate or an application as a special printed form of the Department, which is being applied by the owner and is concerning the student; plus a copy of an extract from the Lands’ Book; on his/her arrival, the student should declare his/her place of residence officially.
5.If the student is a minor, a power of attorney from the both parents sanctioning the departure from the corresponding country and entrance to the territory of the Latvian Republic, which includes their permission for his/her independent life within the territory of the Latvian Republic, as well as their assent for his/her making use of money from the account (item 7) is necessary; also there should be a physical responsible person for the student, the former being a citizen of Latvia, or an accompanying person until the age of majority of the student (a copy of his/her passport and the address of his/her residence are being additionally expected); the document should be legalized *).;
6. In case of the change of his/her name or surname, it is necessary to submit documents of acknowledgement, as his/her marriage certificate, certificate of the change of his/her name or surname, etc.; the documents should be in Latvian, English, Russian, or the originals of these documents should be accompanied by notarially certified translations into the given languages.
7. A copy of his/her policy of insurance of health and life.
8. A document concerning the payment of the State Duty; the duty is paid on submission of the documents at the Consular department of an embassy of the Latvian Republic
9. Invitation number (is provided by BIA);

State Duty fee for issuing the decision for residence permit:
In 30 days – 71,14 EUR;
In 10 days – 213,43 EUR;
In 5 days – 355,72 EUR.

State Duty fee for issuing the residence permit card:
In 10 days – 14,23 EUR
In 2 days – 28,46 EUR.
 
 



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