Information on whether a resident of Latvia holding a USSR seaman's passport issued in Latvia in December 1991, and who has jumped ship in a Canadian port, can return to Latvia [LVA15417.E]

According to a representative of the Consulate of Latvia, the government of Latvia will only deal on this matter on a case-by-case basis, and in order to proceed would require personal information including name, date of birth, family history, schools attended and residence (25 Nov. 1993).

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Consulate of Latvia, Ottawa. 25 November 1993. Telephone interview with representative.