On Saturday, December 2, 13 persons were stopped from illegally crossing the border between Latvia and Belarus, while a total – 13741persons have been stopped this year.
A total 416 persons have been admitted for humanitarian reasons this year.
On December 2, officials of the State Border Guard detected 36 offenders at external borders and within the country.
17 trespassers were detected at external borders, including:
- entry into the Republic of Latvia was refused to 2 foreigners
at the Grebņeva Border Control Point, entry into the Republic of Latvia was refused to two citizens of Russia, as the foreigners were not in possession of valid visa or residence permit. The persons were returned to the countries of departure.
- conditions of residence were violated by 8 foreigners
three citizens of Georgia, two – of Russia, one – of Uzbekistan, one – of Moldova and one – of Great Britain were detected at the Pāternieki, the Grebņeva and the „Riga” Airport Border Control Points for violating the conditions of residence in the territory of the Schengen Area Countries (exceeded the duration of stay specified in a visa or visa-free regime, were not in possession of valid visa or residence permit). Record-keeping regarding the administrative violation, committed by two citizens of Georgia was not initiated, the other persons were subjected to administrative liability.
- exit from the Republic of Latvia was refused to 4 citizens of Latvia
at the „Riga” Airport Border Control Point two citizens of Latvia, departing for Istanbul, who were not in possession of the parent's notarised consent to the child's departure from the country, one citizen of Latvia departing for London without valid for travelling to Great Britain document, as well as one minor citizen of Estonia, departing for Marrakech, who was not in possession of valid travel document, were detected. The persons were banned from leaving the country.
While carrying out immigration control measures within the country, violations of entry or residence conditions were detected for 4 persons – two citizens of Estonia, one – of Latvia and one – of Ukraine.
Within the framework of vehicle and vessel operations, 15 persons were subjected to administrative liability or were refused the right to enter the Republic of Latvia by officials of the State Border Guard of Latvia – five citizens of Belarus, three - of Latvia, two – of Azerbaijan, two – of Moldova, one – of Russia, one – of Kazakhstan and one – of Tajikistan.