Regulations on the Usage of Foreign Languages in the Text of Stamps, Seals and Letterheads
Regulations No. 286 (Issued according to Paragraph 4, Article 20 of the State Language law)
Cabinet of Ministers of The Republic of Latvia
22 August, 2000 Riga
1. These regulations are to determine the cases when:
- 1.1. State and municipal institutions, courts and institutions belonging to the judicial system, state and municipal enterprises, and those companies (enterprises) where the largest share of the capital belongs to the state or municipality, when producing and using stamps, seals and letterheads along with the state language may also use foreign languages in their texts;
- 1.2. Private institutions, organizations, companies (enterprises), and those self-employed persons who in accordance with a law or other legal act carry out certain public functions, when producing and using stamps, seals and letterheads, can use foreign languages along with the state language in their texts.
2. In the texts of stamps, seals and letterheads of the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Latvia and institution under its supervision also other languages may be used along with the state language when they perform functions related to foreign affairs.
3. Usage of foreign languages along with the state language is permissible in correspondence of the respective institutions with international organizations operating in Latvia.
4. In correspondence with foreign addressees foreign languages may be used in the texts of stamps, seals and letterheads.
5. Should along with the state language in the texts of stamps, seals and letterheads be used also a foreign language, the text in the state language shall be in the foreground and in form or content no smaller or narrower than the text in a foreign language.
6. Compliance with these Regulations shall be controlled by the State Language Center.
7. These Regulations take effect on September 1, 2000.
Prime Minister A. Berzins, Minister of Justice I. Labucka