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Extension of Residence Permit
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A residence permit is normally granted for one year at the time. Extension of a residence permit must be done before the existing residence permit expires. Please be aware that the waiting for extension of a residence permit takes time till 3 months. Suggestion is to inform UL coordinator at least 3 month before residence permit expires to get new invitation for extension. If student will apply at least 45 (max 90 days) before residence permit will expire, then it will be for free (Only for Master or PhD students), but if less, then student will need to pay state fee (See table below). You are entitled to stay in Latvia while the permit is being processed.

Before preparing invitation, student needs to bring UL coordinator state duty payment check/receipt that he/she has paid for preparation of invitation document (Below is information for this payment):

When making a wire transfer, the name and surname of the person for which the state fee is paid should be specified in the payment order.

Purpose of payment: State fee payment, NAME, FAMILY NAME and DATE OF BIRTH 
Address: Raina blvd. 19, Riga, Latvia, LV-1586 
VAT number: LV90000076669 
Address: Smilsu str.1, Riga, Latvia, LV-1919 
Account No. IBAN: LV33TREL9150101000000 
BIC code: TRELLV22 
EKK 21351
Amount: 14.00 EUR

After the invitation is approved, the student or UL coordinator can submit the following documents for the extension of residence permit:

* invitation document (prepared by UL coordinator);

residence permit application form (Only needed if there is no changes from last year application!)

* copy of passport (original must be presented). Passport should be valid at least 3 months longer than planned residence permit term;

* one photo; 

* document confirming the necessary subsistence (at least 430 Euro per month). Document – official (original) statement from bank with stamp and signature of represenative person and also copy of bank card (Certificate valid for 3 months from the date of approval);

* document which approves the place of accommodation in Latvia (if there are any changes of address) (Certificate valid for 3 months from the date of approval);

* copy of study agreement (original must be presented);

Arrange appointment at the OCMA by phone (tel.: +371 67829750), then you will agree for the date and time of visit. You will receive reservation No., which you will validate there, before appointment.

As to get to the main Office of Citizenship and Migration you must take the Tram No.11 and hop off on the stop "2. Meza kapi". More information about other divisions of OCMA is here and on the public transport routes and schedules available here.


Prices for examination of the documents for requesting a temporary residence permit:

Within 45 days

For free (Only Master or PhD students)

Within 30 days

71.14 EUR

Within 10 business days

213.43 EUR

Within 5 business days

355.72 EUR