Identity Documents Act

Original Language Title: Personu apliecinošu dokumentu likums

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The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: the identity documents act article 1. The purpose of the law (1) of the Act is intended to determine the legal status of individuals and their identity documents (identity document) and substitution of documents documents (hereinafter preliminary document). (2) the law shall determine the identity document and the temporary document types, use, transfer and withdrawal, as well as an identity document or a temporary holder's rights and obligations. 2. article. Identity document (1) the identity document is authorized by the legislation of the national regulatory authorities issued a document establishing identity and legal status. (2) the identity document is the property of the Republic of Latvia. (3) the holder of the identity card is the person to whom the identity card issued. (4) the identity document, the Republic of Latvia in accordance with international agreements binding, this Act or other legislation gives the holder the right to cross the State of the Republic of Latvia and the external borders intended to travel to foreign countries, is a travel document. 3. article. Temporary document (1) the document is authorized by the legislation of the national regulatory authorities issued a document that its holder to temporarily replace travel documents. (2) the holder of the document is served on the person to whom the temporary document. 4. article. Identity document (1) Is the following identity documents: 1) identity card; 2) passport. (2) identity documents, with the exception of this law article 5, first paragraph, point 5, shall be issued in documents based on the population register data. (3) the identity document, with the exception of this law article 5, first paragraph, point 5, include the documents mentioned in the particulars of the person according to the population register data and the person's biometric data to the extent and format, as defined in international law with regard to travel documents. (4) the Cabinet of Ministers may establish additional particulars to be included in the identity document. (5) all activities related to the issue of the identity document and message into the identity document, are eligible to take the official, who was not penalized for intentional criminal offence. 5. article. Identity card (1) are the following: 1 the identity cards of the citizens of Latvia) identity card; 2) for non-citizens of Latvia's identity card; 3) other Member State of the European Union, European economic area countries or nationals of the Swiss Confederation (hereinafter referred to as a citizen of the Union) identity card; 4) the third-country national identity card; 5) Latvia accredited foreign diplomatic or consular missions, international organizations, or its representative, the consular authorities or such employee of the employee's family member ID card (hereinafter referred to as the accredited identity card). (2) the third-country national ID card has a residence permit issued in accordance with the migration of regulatory legislation. (3) an identity card to be used as a travel document when going to foreign countries, where this is provided for in the Republic of Latvia in binding international agreements. If a passport is lost or become unserviceable, the Latvian citizen or non-citizen has the right to use identity cards as travel documents to return to the Republic of Latvia from a third country with which the conclusion of the international agreement. (4) an identity card shall include information in electronic form, which requires the holder of an electronic identity verification, as well as a secure electronic signature creation. The Cabinet of Ministers shall determine the information to be included in identity cards the scope and content of its creation, activation, deactivation and restore order, as well as the limitations of use. (5) the identity card, which includes information in electronic form, which requires the holder of an electronic identity verification, as well as a secure electronic signature creation, be deemed a valid personal identity validation feature in electronic services, if the law in the cases specified in the guarantee of the identity of the person already is made using a secure digital signature contained in the smart card or electronic payment system of the credit institution's authentication feature. (6) a Person, other than a certificate of accredited certificates, issued to persons of citizenship and Migration Affairs Administration. (7) the person Accredited certificates shall be issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (8) the identity card, the content, procedure and conditions of service, as well as the expiry date shall be determined by the Cabinet of Ministers. (9) On the issue of identity cards to be paid the State fee. Government fees, payment procedures, incentives and exemptions from State fees is determined by the Cabinet of Ministers. 6. article. Passports (1) are the following: 1 Passport Passport citizens of Latvia); 2) passport for non-citizens of Latvia; 3) diplomatic passport; 4) service passport; 5) stateless travel document; 6) refugee travel document; 7) travel document of the person for whom the Republic of Latvia assigned alternative status (a person with alternate status). (2) a passport is a travel document. (3) passport, except for diplomatic and service passports, issued by citizenship and Immigration Department. (4) the diplomatic and service passports issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (5) a diplomatic passport shall be issued in accordance with the law on diplomatic passports. " (6) persons, which shall issue service passports, it samples the content, procedure and conditions of service, as well as the expiry date shall be determined by the Cabinet of Ministers. (7) the Latvian citizens and non-citizens ' passports, as well as stateless persons, refugees and persons who have been granted alternative status travel documents, content, procedure and conditions of service, as well as the expiry date shall be determined by the Cabinet of Ministers. (8) On the issue of the passport stamp duty payable. Government fees, payment procedures, incentives and exemptions from State fees is determined by the Cabinet of Ministers. 7. article. Temporary document types

(1) are the following: 1 the temporary document) return certificate; 2) temporary travel document. (2) the document temporarily replace identity documents. (3) return the licence can get a Latvian citizen, non-citizen of Latvia, a person assigned to stateless persons in the Republic of Latvia and has the status of a valid residence permit in the Republic of Latvia (hereinafter referred to as a stateless person), a person in the Republic of Latvia granted refugee status (refugee), or a person with alternate status if that person staying abroad and they do not have valid travel documents. (4) a temporary travel document can get a Union citizen (other than a citizen of Latvia), whose residence in the foreign country is not his country of nationality, diplomatic or consular representations and which does not have a valid travel document. (5) the return of the certificate shall be issued to the holder of the certificate the validity period could, once crossed the State border of the Republic of Latvia, to return to Latvia or the State of residence. (6) emergency travel document is issued to the holder of the voucher the validity period could, once crossing the national border, to return to their country of citizenship, country of residence or, in exceptional cases, other countries (such as the nationality of the person providing service to the identity in its Embassy in another country). (7) the documents shall be issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (8) the documents and content, procedure and conditions of service, as well as the expiry date shall be determined by the Cabinet of Ministers. (9) the service of a document on the provisional duty payable. Government fees, payment procedures, incentives and exemptions from State fees is determined by the Cabinet of Ministers. 8. article. Identity card information system (1) identity card issue, counting and checking the use of the national information system "identity documents information system" (hereinafter referred to as the identity card information system). (2) an identity card information system administrator's citizenship and Immigration Department. (3) the cabinet shall determine the identity documents information system information, as well as identity documents information system, maintenance and use. 9. article. Indispensability of the identity document (1) ID card or Latvian citizens or non-citizen passport is the mandatory identity document the Latvian citizen or non-citizen who has reached the age of 15. (2) the Person may be at the same time one identity card and a passport, not including service or the diplomatic passport. (3) a stateless person's travel document is mandatory identity card for stateless persons. (4) the refugee travel document is mandatory identity document refugee. (5) the Person assigned the alternative status travel document is mandatory identity document of the person for whom alternative status granted, if that person does not have a valid travel document and it is not possible to receive it. 10. article. Identity document of the person younger than 15 years (1) a Person who has not reached 15 years of age, identity document issued by the person's legal representative. (2) a Person who has reached 14 years of age, identity document gets personal. This condition does not apply to persons accredited certificates. (3) If a person has not reached 14 years of age, identity document of the person receiving the person's legal representative. (4) if the identity document of the person who has reached the age of 15, applying or 14 years later, identity document of the person wanting to get a person who is not a party to the legal representative of the person, it presented a notarized document for submission to the authority or identity document, issued by a legal representative of a person who is a citizen or non-citizen or a citizen of the Union or a stateless person who has been granted the status of stateless persons in the Republic of Latvia Member State of the European Union, European economic area country or the Swiss Confederation (hereinafter referred to as the Union of a stateless person). (5) if the identity document of the Latvian citizen or non-citizen, who has not reached 15 years of age, applying or 14 years later the Latvian citizens or non-citizen identity documents seeking his legal representative who is a foreigner, but not a citizen of the Union or a stateless person, he presented the minor's legal representative, citizens of Latvia or of the Union citizen or national or a stateless person-notarized powers documents or identity document. (6) of this article, the fourth and fifth paragraphs of this authorisation may be presented orally the citizenship and migration affairs administration of the Republic of Latvia or diplomatic or consular office abroad. Hearing of the authority the Authority expressed in writing and signed by the principal. (7) of this article, the fourth, fifth or sixth in the token referred to is not required when: 1) none of the Latvian citizens or non-citizen legal representatives is not a Latvian citizen or non-citizen, a citizen of the Union or a stateless person; 2 citizens of Latvia or not) of the legal representative of such powers is not entitled given (for example, he deprived of custody rights) or is not reachable, or refuse to give consent and family courts has agreed to return the child out of the country. (8) On 14 years later personal identity document shall not be issued if: 1) is the legal representative received the application with the request not to issue identity documents, — a month from the date of receipt of the application; 2) have received a document which certifies that the request submitted to the Court to adopt a decision which prohibits children leave the country — up to the date of entry into force of the Court decision on the ban on the export from the country of the child or of the refusal to establish such a ban; 3) has taken a decision on the prohibition of the Court to the person concerned to leave the country or leave the country until the trial is complete with the final ruling of the case. 11. article. Personal identification

(1) a Person shall be identified to the identity document is issued. (2) If a Latvian citizen or non-citizen who has reached 15 years of age, identity document is received for the first time, his identity, in the form of documents the issue of the identity document, certifying his legal representative or someone from his adult relatives. (3) If a fugitive or a person with alternate status, identity documents in Latvia for the first time, the identity of the person concerned declares national border guard served the asylum seeker's identity document. 12. article. Or temporary identity card holder's obligations (1) the identity of the holder, or temporary duty to keep relevant documents, so that it does not come into possession of another person or corruption does not become invalid for use. (2) if the person has not reached 14 years of age, of its identity, or temporary storage of documents is responsible that person's legal representative. (3) on the identity document, or the return loss of the certificate holder concerned immediately after this fact reported capture of the identity document or return to the issuing authority of the certificate, the national police or the National Guard, but if the holder is in a foreign country, the Republic of Latvia-diplomatic or consular representation in the foreign country concerned, if any. 13. article. Identity document (1) identity of the holder during the month after the change of the legal status of the document or the end of the period of validity of the pass identity card issuing authority, but, if the holder is in a foreign country, the Republic of Latvia-diplomatic or consular representation in the foreign country concerned, if any. (2) 14 years later, legal representative of the person during the month after the legal representative status loss puts that person's identity documents to another legal representative, if any, or the document issuing authority, national police or the National Guard of the Republic of Latvia, or a diplomatic or consular representation in the foreign country. (3) if the person is found or a formal preliminary document, it passes the document to the issuing authority, the national police or the National Guard of the Republic of Latvia, or a diplomatic or consular representation in the foreign country. (4) the dead person's identity documents except a diplomatic passport, service passport, or accredited identity card surrendered the vital statistics office. (5) the dead person's diplomatic passport, service passport, identity card or an approved temporary document handed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (6) a foreign country the dead person's identity document or of the Republic of Latvia shall be referred to the diplomatic or consular representation in the foreign country.
(7) the holder of the certificate of return after returning to Latvia, a certificate of return passes the citizenship and Immigration Board. (8) the Latvian diplomatic or consular representation, the national police, the National Guard and the civil registry Department release or temporary identity documents to return it to the issuing authority. 14. article. Identity document (1) the removal or temporary identity document to the issuing authority, the authorized institution, the national police and the National Guard has the right to withdraw without a time limit or a temporary identity document if the person acquired it illegally, using the document that become unserviceable in accordance with this law, article 16, first paragraph, point 6, or by a change to the legal status of the person, the document is not passed this law, article 13 of the first or second paragraph. (2) a Person for administrative misconduct or criminal offence on hold for more than three hours, or a temporary identity document removed under authority of this person. The person has the right to require the withdrawal of this document are expressed in writing according to the Latvian Code of administrative offences and criminal procedure laws regulating. (3) the identity document, or the person having the appropriate security feature — — or detention punishment, deprivation of liberty, or arrest, or administrative arrest, arrested or convicted, shall refer the person to prison and keep the case of the person concerned. (4) the Person releasing it returned in the second and third subparagraphs of withdrawn in the cases referred to in the document. 15. article. Identity card or temporary restrictions on the use of the document with a person or document certifying temporary banned to do the following: 1) document damage, make it not intended in the legislation or the original content changes; 2) document to remove (this prohibition does not apply to the law referred to in article 14); 3) document or adopt a pledge; 4) document put in use to another person; 5) use other identity or other persons temporary document; 6) to issue a document to another person, except in the cases provided by law; 7) use a document that had become unserviceable. 16. article. Use invalid identity or preliminary document

(1) an identity card or a temporary document is not valid for use if: 1) changed a person's name or surname; 2) changed the legal status of the person; 3) document is damage that makes it impossible to visually identify the holder of the document or read the information in it, or the document does not conform to the model laid down; 4) made in the document not provided for in the laws or the original content changes; 5) changed the details of the document holder or found inaccuracies in records; 6) identity document or the holder of the certificate of return is reported in writing to the loss of the State police or national guard, document issuing authority or Latvian diplomatic or consular representation; 7) over the period of validity of the document; 8) document issued a new identity or preliminary document; 9) not passed this law, article 13, second paragraph. (2) the cabinet shall determine the cases in which the details of use invalid identity documents and temporary documents, and this document does not fill forms to the State information system "invalid document register", to be included in the message, include the amount and the term of storage, as well as institutions to be granted access to the registry in the news, and news available to private individuals. Transitional provisions 1. With the entry into force of this law shall cease to be valid identity document Act (the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia and the Cabinet of Ministers rapporteur, 2002, nr. 13; 2004, nr. 9; 2005, 13. No; 2006, 6, 22, 24; 2007. no no no, 17, 2009). 2. the Cabinet of Ministers regulations for entry into force, but no longer than up to 2012 April 1 following the applicable Cabinet of Ministers regulations, in so far as they are not inconsistent with this law: 1) the Cabinet of Ministers of 22 November 2005 No. 878 of the rules "rules for the invalid document register"; 2) the Cabinet of Ministers of 13 November 2007 Regulation No 775 "Passport"; 3) Cabinet of Ministers on 6 January 2009, Regulation No 2 of the "regulations on the service of the Republic of Latvia passports"; 4) the Cabinet of Ministers of 3 November 2009. a Regulation No 1258 "regulations on the State fee for the issue of passports"; 5) Cabinet of 15 December 2009 by Regulation No 1420 "rules on temporary travel document"; 6) the Cabinet of Ministers of 15 December 2009 Regulation No 1421 of the "provisions on State toll for the return of the certificates and the issue of the emergency travel document and the arrangements for payment of the State fee; 7) the Cabinet of Ministers of 15 December 2009 Regulation No 1422 of the "provisions on the return of the certificate". The Parliament adopted the law of 12 January 2012.
The President a. Smith 2012 in Riga on 1 February