Latvia: Information on permanent residence with respect to propiska, registration, the rights of those registered and "executive orders"
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 June 1994|
|Citation / Document Symbol||LVA17504.E|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Latvia: Information on permanent residence with respect to propiska, registration, the rights of those registered and "executive orders", 1 June 1994, LVA17504.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6abbc6e.html [accessed 20 October 2014]|
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For information on the above-mentioned subject please refer to the attached documents as well as an October 1993 report from Helsinki Watch entitled Violations by the Latvian Department of Citizenship and Immigration, which is available in your Regional Documentation Centre.
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.
International Organization for Migration (IOM), Helsinki. 25 May 1994. Information faxed to DIRB.
Latvia. 9 June 1992. Law on the Entry and Residence of Foreign Citizens and Stateless Persons in the Republic of Latvia. (Official translation faxed to DIRB from the International Organization for Migration, Helsinki)