Read the untranslated law here: https://www.vestnesis.lv/op/2016/125.7
The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: the repatriation Act amendments to make repatriation Act (Republic of Latvia Saeima and the Cabinet of Ministers rapporteur, 1995, nr. 22; 1998, 2, 23 no; 1999, no. 8; 2002, nr. 22; 2005; 2006, no 5, No 4; 2007, 12 no, no 2, 2009; Latvian journal, 2013, 188. nr.) the following amendments: 1. Replace the words "in article 2, one of the parents or grandparents" with the words "one of the relatives in the ascending line straight." 2. Make article 3 by the following: ' article 3. Returnee families the right to enter the Republic of Latvia is such a returnee family: 1) the spouse, if the returnees the marriage concluded before applying for the status of the returnees; 2) or his spouse returnee children or spouses of the child; 3) the person or his spouse returnees in custody or guardianship;
4) or his spouse returnees, who reached the Latvian the statutory old-age pension age or are dependants, and that returnees the previous host country have shared the household with at least one year before the returnees returnee status. " 3. To make article 6 paragraph 4 by the following: "4) examine repatriation documents, and shall take a decision on the status of the returnees and returnee family status or the decision on the refusal to grant the person the status of returnees and returnee families, returnees and returnee status issued the family status certificate;". 4. Make article 9 the first, second and third subparagraph by the following: "(1) a Person wishing to acquire the status of returnees presented identity documents and submitted: 1) the application for the granting of the status of the returnees; 2) if the person is not a Latvian citizen, a document showing the origin of the Latvian or Livonian. (2) a foreigner who wants to get a returnee family status, the identity documents presented and submitted: 1) application on the returnee family status; 2) kinship marriage or identity documents; 3) document proving the guardianship or custody of this law, article 3, paragraph 3 of the case; 4) document proving the existence of common household article 3 of this law referred to in paragraph 4. (3) if the returnee family member wants to enter the Republic of Latvia at the returnee or two years from the date of entry into force of the decision on the status of the returnees, the returnee shall submit a document certifying that the returnee status request before he permanently lived and stayed abroad for at least five years. " 5. in article 9.1: make the first paragraph by the following: "(1) the decision on the returnee status or his family status, adopt: 1) Latvian citizen — a month from the receipt of the application; 2) — at the foreigner the decision on permanent residence card or residence permit in accordance with the laws and regulations that determine the permanent residence card or residence permit application procedures. '; to supplement the first sentence of the second paragraph, after the words "residence permit" with the words "or permanent residence certificate"; turn off third. 6. Express article 9.2 as follows: "article 9.2. The issue of the residence permit (1) Foreigners — returnee family member — have the right to enter the Republic of Latvia in accordance with the provisions of this law, if he enters at the returnee, or two years from the date of entry into force of the decision on granting the status of returnees and returnee status if the returnee before applying for a permanent resident and have resided abroad for at least five years. (2) Foreigners, submitting to article 9 of this law in the first or second part documents referred to at the same time shall also be submitted to the permanent residence permit or permanent residence certificates to request the necessary documents according to the immigration law requirements. (3) the returnee family member who does not use the right to enter the Republic of Latvia in the first part of this article in the order, have the right to request a residence permit under the Immigration Act. " 7. Article 10: turn off the first part of paragraph 7; make the first part of paragraph 9 by the following: "9) person with a court decision found guilty of a criminal offence in the Republic of Latvia or outside the law of the Republic of Latvia provides for punishment: deprivation of liberty for a period of more than three years;" to supplement the first part with 10, 11, 12 and 13 as follows: "10) do not meet this law article 2 or 3 above, or it has previously been granted returnee status; 11) has not submitted all the required documents; 12) supplied false information claiming the status of the returnees; 13) or if there is someone from immigration law article 34, first paragraph, the conditions under which the foreigner refused permanent residence permit or immigration law 2.1 the second part, on the basis of which refused permanent residence certificate. "; to turn off the second part. 8. Make the article 12 by the following: ' article 12. The loss of the status of the returnees (1) status deprives the Returnees, if: 1) the person has provided false information to request the status of returnees; 2 travel to life of returnees) in another country; 3) returnees with a court decision found guilty of serious or particularly serious crime; 4) there from immigration law article 36, first paragraph, the conditions under which foreigners to revoke the right of permanent residence, or immigration law 2.1 the second part, on the basis of which revoke the permanent residence certificate. (2) If the status of the returnees got robbed a person granted status, the family loses the returnee family status. The decision about the status of the returnees of the withdrawal or loss of status of family members, while withdrawing those persons granted residence card or residence permit pursuant to the procedure laid down in the immigration law. " 9. Turn off the article 17. 10. transitional provisions be supplemented with paragraph 8 by the following: ' 8. Managerial or Latvian diplomatic or consular office until 29 July 2016 returnee to returnee families or the documents and application be dealt with in accordance with the law in force at the date of the application. " The law shall enter into force on 1 august 2016. The Parliament adopted the law of 16 June 2016. The President r. vējonis 2016 in Riga on July 1.
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