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The minimum cost of living for getting VNG

The minimum cost of living for getting VNG
In Latvia, the necessary subsistence minimum was established to obtain residence permits from 2015. An alien has the right to enter and reside in Latvia if he has the necessary subsistence minimum (subsistence income). The amount of necessary funds is determined by the Cabinet of Ministers (CM), which is indicated in paragraph 5, part 1, 4 of the Law on Immigration of the Republic of Latvia.
The subsistence minimum annually indexes and, from January 1, 2015, is determined on the basis of the Cabinet Regulation No. 550 of June 21, 2010, "Regulation on the amount of necessary financial resources for foreigners and on the procedure for ascertaining the availability of financial resources" (Min. arzemniekiem nepieciesamo finansu lidzeklu apmeru un finansu lidzeklu esibas konstatesanas kartibu) (hereinafter referred to as the Rules). These Rules determine the amount of necessary financial means for a foreign citizen to obtain or register a temporary residence permit (residence permit in Latvia) for the year 2015.
The necessary subsistence minimum has been set for obtaining a residence permit since 2015.
1. According to the Central Statistical Office of Latvia, the necessary subsistence minimum for residence permit is established from 2015:
- on the basis of 11.1 subparagraph of the Rules - wages or incomes from commercial activities in the Republic of Latvia in the amount of the corresponding double average salary (gross) working in the past year, if the residence permit in Latvia is received or registered on the basis of 2, 3, 4 points, 1 part , 23 articles of the Immigration Law and their stay in the Republic of Latvia is associated with labor or commercial activities - 1368, - Euro (Latvian Monthly Statistical Bulletin (224) / 2013, Riga, February 2013);
- according to 11.2 subparagraph of the Rules - wages in the Republic of Latvia in the amount of the average wage (gross) working in the previous year, if the residence permit in Latvia is received or registered on the basis of employment not mentioned in 11.1 sub-paragraph of the Rules - 716, - Euro (Latvian Monthly Statistical the bulletin (224) / 2013, Riga, February 2013);
- according to 11.3 subparagraph of the Rules - wages in the Republic of Latvia in the amount of the average wage (gross) working in the previous year, if the residence permit is received or registered on the basis of 28 points, 1 part, 23 of the Immigration Law on employment of an alien in the Republic of Latvia - 716 Euro (Latvian Monthly Statistical Bulletin 1 (236) / 2014, Riga, February 2014);
- in accordance with 11.4 of the Rules - financial resources in accordance with the double size of the average old-age pension paid in the previous year to pensioners registered with social insurance institutions, if the residence permit in Latvia is registered or registered on the basis of 26 points, 1 part, 23 articles of the Immigration Law - 518, - Euro (Latvian Monthly Statistical Bulletin 1 (236) / 2014, Riga, February 2014);
- according to 11.7 subparagraph of the Rules - wages in the Republic of Latvia in the amount of the average wage (gross) working in the previous year multiplied by a factor of 1.5 if the residence permit in Latvia is issued or registered by a foreign citizen with a request to receive a "Blue card (blue card) European Union "(Latvian Eiropas Savienibas zilo karti) - 1074, - Euro (Latvian Monthly Statistical Bulletin 1 (236) / 2014, Riga, February 2014);
2. According to the 2nd clause of the Cabinet of Ministers rules, No 665 of August 27, 2013 "Minimum Monthly Wage and Minimum Hourly Payment Rules", the minimum monthly wage in the Republic of Latvia is 360, - Euro:
- on the basis of 11.3 subparagraph of the Rules - financial resources in 3 times the minimum monthly wage, if the residence permit in Latvia is requested or annually registered on the basis of 28 points, 1 part, 23 articles of the Immigration Law without labor employment of the foreigner in the Republic of Latvia - 1080, - Euro;
- on the basis of 11.5 subparagraph of the Rules - financial resources in 3 times the minimum monthly salary if the residence permit in Latvia is requested or annually registered on the basis of 29 points, 1 part, 23 articles of the Immigration Law - 1080, - Euro;
- on the basis of 11.6 subparagraph of the Rules - financial resources in the amount of the minimum monthly wage, in cases not provided for in 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 11.4, 11.5 and 11.7, sub-paragraph of the Rules - 360, - Euro;
- on the basis of 12 points of the Rules, the amount of necessary financial security for one underage child (up to 18 years) is 216, - Euro.
If the residence permit in Latvia together with the foreign citizen mentioned in 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 11.4, 11.5 and 11.7 of the subparagraph of the Rules is formalized or registered by the official members of the alien's family, they must present documents on the existence of the necessary subsistence minimum, according to 11.6 subparagraph or 12 of the Regulation .


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