Of the 87 applicants for citizenship, 75% are ethnic Russians, 8% Ukrainians and 8% Belarusians, with Lithuanians, Poles and other nationalities also represented.
22% of citizenship applicants have basic education, 44% have secondary education and 32% have higher education.
147,168 persons have been granted Latvian citizenship by naturalization since 1995, with the number naturalizing in 2019 running to 808 persons.
In order to become a Latvian citizen by naturalization, a person must meet residency criteria, demonstrate basic proficiency in the Latvian language, and pass a test on the constitution and history of the country.
Congratulations to all our new fellow-citizens!