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In 2020, Latvia reported 147 registered asylum-seekers, most of them coming from Belarus, Russia and Syria.

Latvia is covered by the UNHCR’s Representation for the Nordic and Baltic Countries, located in Stockholm, Sweden, which has been active in the region since 1985. The representation is responsible for Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden.

The UN Refugee Agency’s work in the Nordic and Baltic countries focuses on supporting governments in implementing legal instruments related to asylum and statelessness and ensuring that all people of concern to UNHCR in the region enjoy access to their rights in these areas. UNHCR also focuses on raising awareness and mobilizing support for the organization’s global efforts to protect people forced to flee.

Additional information

For information about our work in Latvia:


Are you a refugee or asylum-seeker in Latvia? Find information about your rights and available services on our HELP site.

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Latvia website

Visit the UNHCR Latvia website for more information on our work in the area and the latest local news and stories.

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Legislation and guidance

For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.

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Office contact details

Latvia is covered by the following UNHCR office:


UNHCR Representation for the Nordic and Baltic Countries

Street and mailing address:
Sveavägen 166, 15th fl., 11346 Stockholm, Sweden

+46 10 10 12 800

[email protected]

Time zone:
GMT +1

Working hours

  • Monday: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
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