Latvia has issued 67 humanitarian visas to Ukrainians so far

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In Latvia, since the beginning of the war, 67 Ukrainian citizens have been granted humanitarian visas with the right to employment, Interior Ministry told LETA March 9.

Since the beginning of the war, six Ukrainian citizens have requested asylum in Latvia.

So far, 569 Ukrainian people have turned to the State Fire and Rescue Service for assistance with accommodation. The number of people who came from Ukraine is higher, as many people turn directly to municipalities.

In the coming days, a tool will be created that will allow all persons arriving from Ukraine who need help to be listed in a single system. Then the exact number of people will also be known. However, the Ministry noted that if a Ukrainian citizen has a biometric passport issued by the Ukrainian authorities and does not plan to work, the person is free to enter and stay legally for up to 90 days without notifying the Latvian authorities.

Municipalities are currently able to house 6,593 people and cater for 5,020 people.

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