Still I didn`t have to wait especially long - as it takes on average 2 minutes per person after 15 minutes I was the proud owner of a new passport. What disappointed me about it - is its colour. Many people are complaining that it`s similar to the Soviet passport but in reality it is in the colour of the Latvian flag - dark red and not bright Soviet red! What`s unpatriotic about having a passport in the colour of your flag? The quality of my photo in the passport (or better - the lack of it) is a different issue. Also I don`t have a nationality written in the passport (Latvian would be too obvious, Jewish - too risky, Elf - I`m not sure that it`s allowed), only the height which of course nobody measured and I could have easily been classified as 2.10 meters tall. But for now - 1.93 will do (although I`m pretty sure that I`m taller than that, I just don`t want to be classified as a giant - an elf would be a different issue, no doubt).