Of 69 applicants, 62% are ethnic Russians, 10% are Ukrainians, 15% are Belarusians, while Lithuanians, Poles and other nationalities are also represented.
In the next few days, the new citizens will receive a letter from the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (PMLP), which will contain confirmation of their admission to citizenship, as well as provide important information on acquiring a new Latvian passport.
Otrdien, 25. jūnijā, Ministru kabinets izdeva rīkojumu uzņemt Latvijas pilsonībā naturalizācijas kārtībā 70 personas, tajā skaitā, 1 nepilngadīga persona, kas naturalizējusies kopā ar vecākiem. https://t.co/Fr6RDDulTG pic.twitter.com/934oF8iDfE— Iekšlietu ministrija (@IeM_gov_lv) June 25, 2019
In total 146,762 persons have been admitted to Latvian citizenship through naturalization since 1995, including 402 persons so far this year.
In order to become a citizen of Latvia under the naturalization procedure, a person must demonstrate basic proficiency in the Latvian language and pass tests on Latvian history and the constitution and know the national anthem.