57 600 Latvian citizens have registered their residence in the United Kingdom. The Latvian MFA insist on fellow citizen registration, despite the next Brexit postponement.

57 600 Latvian citizens have registered their residence in the UK, claimed the MFA spokesman Janis Bekeris. It is in the NRA.

In spite of European Council decision to delay Brexit until January 31, 2020, the Latvian MFA asks all citizens to register their permanent residence in the UK on the Ministry of Internal Affairs website.

«Regardless the current events, Latvian citizens registration for permanent and temporary status is still one of the most important issues, so we continue to stimulate our citizens to register,» Bekeris said.

The MFA has citizen registration data information as of September 30. According to Bekeris, the information update is expected to be in early November.  

This registration is mandatory due to the fact that it legally confirms the right of Latvian citizens to reside in the UK and guarantees that they will be able to enjoy all the rights of living and working there in the future.

In order to facilitate registration procedure for permanent and temporary status, the MFA suggests the EU Exit: ID Document Check mobile app.

We would like to remind you that British Prime Minister — Boris Johnson asked Brussels to postpone the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union until the end of the day on January 31, 2020. UK security issues Minister Brandon Louis said that EU citizens could be deported from the country if they do not apply for permanent resident status.

The Baltic region is in active preparing mode for Britain’s exit from the European Union and is taking measures to alleviate the outcome for the Baltic economic in the event of a «hard» Brexit. Latvian MFA Minister Edgar Rinkevich warns that Latvian residents living in the UK may be deported from the country if they do not apply for permanent resident status.

«If the UK leaves the EU without an agreement, Latvia may not have the tools to protect its compatriots,» warns the Minister.