84 more to become Latvian citizens in February

On Tuesday, February 26, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the granting of Latvian citizenship to 84 more persons, including 4 minors who have naturalized along with their parents.    

Of 80 citizenship applicants, 72% are Russians, 6% are Ukrainians, 8% are Belarusians, Lithuanians, Poles and other nationalities.

Over the next few days, the new citizens will receive information from the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (OCMA), as well as information on getting hold of their new passports.

So far 146,428 persons have been admitted to Latvian citizenship by naturalization: in 1995 - 984; 1996: 3,016; 1997: 2 992; 1998: 4,439; 12,427 in 1999; 2000: 14 900; In 2001 - 10 637, in 2002 - 9844; 10,049 in 2003; 16,064 in 2004; 19 169 in 2005; 16,439 in 2006; 6826 in 2007; 3,004 in 2008; 2,080 in 2009; 2 336 in 2010; 2 467 in 2011; 2012: 2 213; 1,732 in 2013; In 2014 - 939; 971 in 2015; 987 people in 2016; 915 in 2017; In 2018 - 930 persons; In 2019, 68 persons were admitted in January, with 84 more now joining them.

In order to become a citizen of Latvia under the naturalization procedure, a person must demonstrate basic proficiency in the Latvian language in both spoken and written forms, and have successfully passed a test of their knowledge of the constitution, the national anthem and the history of Latvia.

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