Detention in Latvia

Once you entered the country, you may be detained by a border guard, when your identity is not clear or the authorities blame you to "misuse" the procedure. Border guard can detain you for seven days without court permission.

Every border checkpoint on Latvia’s eastern border has detention facility, but there is one main detention centre - the Olaine Detention Camp, located 25 kilometres from Riga. This centre is in poor conditions, education and activities are limited, you can not get psychological consultations...

Maximal detention period is 20 months.

When your identity is clear, you are transferred to  “Mucenieki” Reception Centre which is an open camp.

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