Pursuant to Article 5, Paragraph 1 of the Regulation (EC) No 562/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2006 establishing a Community Code on the rules governing the movement of persons across borders (Schengen Borders Code) there are established conditions of entry in Schengen zone (for stays not exceeding three months per six-month period) for third-country nationals.

Pursuant to Regulation No. 721 of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia Adopted 3 August 2010 "Procedures by which Children Cross the State Border" is prescribed the procedures by which children shall cross the State border of the Republic of Latvia.

Immigration Law determines the procedures for the entry, residence, transit, exit and detention of foreigners, as well as the procedures by which foreigners are kept under temporary custody in the Republic of Latvia and returned from it in order to ensure the implementation of migration policy conforming with the norms of international law and the State interests of Latvia.