Ulmanis announces new citizenship law

  • 1998-10-29
RIGA (BNS) - Latvian President Guntis Ulmanis announced Oct. 26, the amendments to the law on citizenship that were supported by Latvian voters at the Oct. 3 referendum.The amendments provide for removing the age windows for naturalization and granting citizesnhip to non-citizens' and aliens' children, born in Latvia after restoration of independence, without a state language test.The enforcing of the amendments allows nearly 19,000 children of non-citizens to acquire citizenship upon their parents request. It requires parents to sign a statement that says the child will learn the Latvian l...
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