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Internal Security Bureau wants criminal charges be brought against Citizenship and Migration Affairs Office official for arranging sham marriages

BC, Riga, 10.07.2018.Print version
The Interior Ministry's Internal Security Bureau has turned to the prosecutor's office, claiming that a criminal case be launched against a Citizenship and Migration Affairs Office official for arranging sham marriages, informs LETA.

Last August, the Internal Security Bureau detained three persons who assisted third-country citizens, including through arranging sham marriages, to illegally obtain Latvia's residence permits.


Each person involved in the scheme had a specific role to perform - one acted as a bride, one was arranging sham marriages, and the third one, an official of the Citizenship and Migration Affairs Office, did the paperwork to give third-country nationals opportunity to legally reside in Latvia.


Entering into marriage with a citizen of Latvia is one way for a third-country citizen to become a resident of Latvia.






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