Latvian passport

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Latvian passport
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Front cover of a contemporary Latvian biometric passport
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Information page of a contemporary Latvian biometric passport
Date first issued November 20, 2007 (current biometric version)
Issued by  Latvia
Type of document Passport
Purpose Identification
Eligibility requirements Latvian citizenship
Expiration 1 year for children (ages 0–5); 5 years for most citizens (aged 5–60); 10 years for senior citizens (aged 60 and above)
Cost €28.46/€14.23 (adults/pensioners and young people)[1]

Latvian passports are issued to citizens of Latvia for identity and international travel purposes. Receiving a valid passport is mandatory from the age of 15, but passports can be requested for younger children if needed for travel purposes. Passport is valid for 10 years (if citizen is younger than 20, then valid for 5 years). Non-citizen passports, and refugee travel documents (in a passport-like format), are also issued.

Physical Appearance[edit]

Latvian passports are burgundy red, with the Latvian Coat of arms emblazoned in the center of the front cover. The words "EIROPAS SAVIENĪBA" (Latvian) meaning (English: European Union) and "LATVIJAS REPUBLIKA" (Latvian) meaning (English: Republic of Latvia) inscribed above the coat of arms the word "PASE" (Latvian) meaning (English: Passport) are inscribed below the coat of arms. Latvian passport has the standard biometric symbol emblazoned below the coat of arms and use the standard European Union design.

Identity Information Page[edit]

The Latvian Passport includes the following data:

  • Photo of Passport Holder
  • Type (P)
  • Code of Issuing State (LVA)
  • Passport No.
  • 1. Surname
  • 2. Given Names
  • 3. Nationality
  • 4. Height
  • 5. Date of Birth
  • 6. Personal No.
  • 7. Place of Birth
  • 8. Sex
  • 9. Date of Issue
  • 10. Authority
  • 11. Date of Expiry
  • 12. Holder's Signature

The information page ends with the Machine Readable Zone.

Optionally passport may also include information about passport holder's ethnicity, underage children and holder's name in different orography (historical form or original form in different language)

Languages[edit]

The data page/information page is printed in Latvian, English and French.

Current Passport[edit]

As of November 20, 2007 all Latvian passports are following the EU passport standards in all respects (e.g. format, biometric features).

After 1 July 2008 all citizen passports (blue color), which have been issued until 30 June 2002 (containing a glued in photos), as well as passports without an expiration date (beztermiņa), will not be valid for international travel beginning July 1, 2008.

Citizen passports issued after July 1, 2002, containing a scanned signature and picture, will be valid until the expiration date and do not have to be changed, unless they have expired.

Non-citizen passports (violet color) are valid until the expiration date and do not have to be changed, unless they have expired.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ STATE FEES FOR ISSUANCE OF PASSPORT

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