On Thursday, 7th of August, the State Border Guard officers had detected 49 offenders at the external borders and inside the country.

At the external borders 27 border offenders were detected, including:

  • One wanted person detained

During the immigration control, the Vilyaka Service detected one Latvian national entering Latvia who is wanted by the police. The person was detained and handed over to the State Police.

  • Five foreign nationals refused entry to Latvia

At the Terehova border control point, one Ukrainian citizen was refused entry to Latvia because the foreigner did not have a valid visa or residence permit and four Moldovan citizens because the foreigners could not justify the purpose of their entry and stay. The persons were returned to the country of departure.

  • Five foreigners were found in breach of the conditions of residence

Four Ukrainian and one Belarusian citizen were found at the Terehova, Silene and Riga Airport border control points to have violated the conditions of stay (overstayed visa or visa-free period) in Schengen area countries. They were held administratively liable.

  • Four Latvian nationals were refused exit

At the Riga Airport border control point, three Latvian citizens leaving for the United Kingdom, were found to have documents not valid for departure to the United Kingdom and one Latvian citizen who did not have a valid travel document (the document was invalid due to a change of surname). They were refused exit from the country.

Four persons were found in breach of the rules on entry or residence during immigration control measures within the country: two Belarusian, one Lithuanian and one Estonian citizen.

For infringements in the field of operation of vehicles and vessels, State Border Guard officials held administratively liable or refused to cross the border 25 persons - five Russian, three Belarusian, three Moldovan, three Tajik, three Ukrainian, two Lithuanian, one Latvian, one Estonian, one Polish, one Romanian, one Uzbek and one German 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: