Latvia issued 6,647 residence permits in 2017
In 2017, EU member states 3.1 million residence permits were issued across the EU to people from non-member countries of
Latvia issued a total of 6,647 residence permits to foreign citizens. This is just 0.21% of the total residence permits issued by member states, lowest in the EU.
The maximum number of residence permits (32%) issued by Latvia are for employment and 31% for family reasons, and 24% for study reasons.
Over 20% of latvian residence permits were issued to Russians and Ukranians
- Russia 1,625 (24.4%)
- Ukraine 1528 (23%)
- India 809 (12.2%)
- Belarus 484 (7.3%)
- Uzbekistan 384 (5.8%)
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