Latvia: Information on penalties for illegal exit from Latvia and for jumping ship with a legal USSR passport which was issued after Latvian independence
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 November 1993|
|Citation / Document Symbol||LVA15416.E|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Latvia: Information on penalties for illegal exit from Latvia and for jumping ship with a legal USSR passport which was issued after Latvian independence, 1 November 1993, LVA15416.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6aae9ac.html [accessed 29 December 2014]|
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According to a representative of the Consulate of Latvia in Ottawa, the government of Latvia has not yet developed any formal procedure on illegal departures and will only make decisions on a case-by-case basis, pending the adoption of new citizenship and immigration laws in 1994 (25 Nov. 1993).
This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.
Consulate of Latvia, Ottawa. 25 November 1993. Telephone interview with representative.