On Thursday, 5th of August, the State Border Guard officers had detected 37 offenders at the external borders and inside the country.

At the external borders 22 border offenders were detected, including:

  • 10 foreigners refused entry to Latvia

At the Terehova, Vientuli, Paternieki and Riga Airport border contol points, entry into Latvia was refused to four citizens of Ukraine, two citizens of Russia, one citizen of Moldova, one citizen of Georgia and one citizen of Kazakhstan because the foreigners did not have valid visas or residence permits, and to one citizen of Moldova because the foreigner could not justify the purpose of entry and stay. The persons were returned to the country of departure.

  • Five foreign nationals were found in breach of the conditions of residence

Two citizens of Uzbekistan, one citizen of Ukraine, one citizen of Russia and one citizen of Georgia were detected at the Terehova and Riga Airport border control points as having violated the conditions of stay (overstay of visa or visa-free regime, absence of valid visa or residence permit) in Schengen area countries. The persons were held administratively liable.

  • Two Latvian citizens have been refused exit

Two Latvian citizens departing for the United Kingdom were detected at the Riga Airport border control point and their documents were not valid for departure to the United Kingdom. They have been refused exit from the country.

In the course of immigration control measures within the country, two persons - one Estonian and one Ukrainian citizen - were found in breach of the rules on entry or residence.

For infringements in the field of operation of vehicles and vessels, State Border Guard officials held 13 persons administratively liable or refused to cross the border - three Belarusian, three Moldovan, two Ukrainian, one Latvian, one Bulgarian, one Kyrgyz, one Tajik and one Ukrainian citizen.

Information provided by Ginta Skangale

Strategic Development and Public Relations Unit

of the Central Board of the State Border Guard,

phone  67075617, e-mail: