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Consultations in Riga
+371 25565098 (I-V 9:00-17:00)
+371 28612120 (I-V 9:00-17:00)

+371 67898343 (I-V 9:00-20:00)
Skype: PatverumsDM
Lacplesa street 75 - 1 B, Riga
Consultations in the Regions
Latgale
+371 25723222
Kurzeme
+371 25719118
Vidzeme
+371 25719266
Zemgale
+371 25719588

Delegation contract 2016

             

More than 80 consultations have been provided to third-country nationals

12.05.2016. Within the framework of the participation agreement concluded with the Ministry of Culture regarding the provision of integration support measures for third-country nationals, the Society “Shelter “Safe House”” has provided free consultations on social and legal issues to more than 80 people since February 29. Most often, support was provided to third-country nationals from Russia, Ukraine, Iraq, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan.

“Our customers mostly want to get advice regarding the procedure of receiving a residence permit – necessary documents, terms and costs, family reunification, employment and business-related issues,” one of the consults, lawyer Alvis Šķenders, told us. “Within two months, 32 persons have been consulted in person, more than 34 people have been consulted by phone, while less than 11 people have been consulted by e-mail. Often, one person was consulted repeatedly on different issues”.

To ensure consultation services of high quality, interpreters of various languages are involved, but in case of rare languages, including Persian, Dari, Farsi, Kurdish and others – people having good knowledge of the particular language are involved.

Consultations are provided under the participation agreement concluded between the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia and “Shelter “Safe House”” on 29 February 2016, on execution of certain public administration tasks for integration of third-country nationals.

*A third-country national is any person who is not a citizen of the member states of the European Union, the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation 

Information was prepared by: Rasa Salina (Rasa Saliņa), Communications and Social Media Expert, phone: 29145314, e-mail: rasa.salina@gmail.com

 

             

Interpreters and language masters are welcome to apply

15.04.2016. Society “Shelter “Safe House”” welcomes interpreters and language masters to apply for a job to work with asylum seekers, refugees and people with subsidiary status, to ensure their communication with advisers, specialists from different authorities and institutions.

Job duties: to interpret being present physically and by phone, ensuring communication between the customer and the visited specialist/adviser; to respect confidentiality.

Working hours: when needed.

Language combinations:

Latvian – Arabic;

Latvian – Kurdish;

Latvian – Farsi/ Dari/ Persian;

Latvian – Pashto;

Latvian – Urdu;

Latvian – Tigrinya/ Tigrigna;

Latvian – French.

Other languages may be needed as well, for example, Tajik, Azerbaijani, etc., according to countries of origin and language skills of asylum seekers.

Applicants are invited to send their CV in Europass format to drosa.maja@gmail.com with a reference Interpreter’s application, paying special attention to language skills.

Society “Shelter “Safe House”  interpreting services are provided under the participation agreement concluded between the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia and Society “Shelter “Safe House” on 29 February 2016, on execution of certain public administration tasks for integration of third-country citizens. Within the framework of this agreement, the above mentioned target group is provided with interpreting services and advice on social and legal matters, which can be received calling to +371 25565098, writing to: konsultacijas@patverums-dm.lv, as well as personally (with a prior appointment) – in the premises of Society “Shelter “Safe House” at Lacplesa Street 75-9/10, Riga. Interpretation service is available both for customers (for communication with landlords, when opening a bank account and in other situations) and professionals working with third-country nationals – such as local government officials, medical professionals and education specialists. If necessary, the society finds interpreters for other languages, except for Russian and English.

Information was prepared by: Rasa Salina (Rasa Saliņa), Communications and Social Media Expert, phone: 29145314, e-mail: rasa.salina@gmail.com

 

             

Free consultation and interpretation services are available to third-country nationals

29.03.2016. Within the framework of the participation agreement concluded with the Ministry of Culture regarding the provision of integration support measures for third-country nationals*, the Society “Shelter “Safe House”” continues to provide consultation services.

Within the framework of the agreement, the society continues to provide information and regular consultations to third-country nationals and their family members on topical issues related to integration (education, employment, health care, etc.). Free consultations are provided by phone +371 25565098, e-mail: konsultacijas@patverums-dm.lv, as well as in person – at the premises of “Shelter “Safe House””, Lacplesa Street 75-9/10, Riga.

To ensure consultation services of high quality, interpreters of various languages are involved, but in case of rare languages, including Persian, Dari, Farsi, Kurdish and others – people having good knowledge of the particular language are involved. Interpretation service is available both for customers (for communication with landlords, when opening a bank account and in other situations) and professionals working with third-country nationals – such as local government officials, medical professionals and education specialists. If necessary, the society finds interpreters for other languages, except for Russian and English.

Consultations are provided under the participation agreement concluded between the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia and “Shelter “Safe House”” on 29 February 2016, on execution of certain public administration tasks for integration of third-country nationals.

*A third-country national is any person who is not a citizen of the member states of the European Union, the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation 

Information was prepared by: Rasa Salina (Rasa Saliņa), Communications and Social Media Expert, phone: 29145314, e-mail: rasa.salina@gmail.com