Residence in Romania
Residence in Romania
EU/EEA/Swiss nationals as well as foreign nationals residing in Romania must obtain temporary residence documents, such as: residence permits / residence cards / registration certificates / EU Blue Cards.
TEMPORARY RESIDENCE DOCUMENTS - GENERAL ASPECTS
- These are residence documents in Romania.
- They contain a personal numerical code number (CNP) to be further used for tax and social security purposes.
- They are granted by the Romanian authorities:
- According to the purpose of stay in Romania (for local employment / assignment / family reunification / study etc.).
- On the basis of a long-stay D-type visa previously obtained, where this is required for initial entry.
- Granted to foreign nationals typically on the basis of a long-stay D-type visa.
- Issued within 30-45 days of the application and valid for up to 12 months, extendable.
- Mandatory if the stay in Romania exceeds 90 days within a 6-month period.
TYPES OF TEMPORARY RESIDENCE DOCUMENTS
According to the nationality of the individual, the Romanian authorities can issue the following types of residence document:
- Identification documents attesting the foreigner’s right to reside and work in Romania.
- Granted to foreign nationals typically on the basis of a long-stay D-type visa for local employment / for assignment.
- Issued within 30-45 days of the application and valid for up to 12 months, Extendable.
- Granted to a foreign individual who is an ICT worker, and who is transferred within the same company.
- Valid for the duration of the transfer but no longer than 3 years for managers and specialists and one year for trainee employees.
- Granted to EU/EEA/Swiss nationals.
- Issued within 1 day of application and valid for up to 5 years, extendable.
- Typically required for a stay in Romania exceeding 3 months.
- Granted to foreign individuals who are family members of an EU/ EEA/Swiss/Romanian national.
- Issued within 90 days of application and valid for up to 5 years, extendable.
- Mandatory if the stay in Romania exceeds 90 days within a 6- month period.
EU Blue Cards
- Granted to foreign individuals who are highly-skilled employees who conclude local employment contracts.
- Monthly salary of at least 2 average gross monthly salaries.
- Valid for up to 2 years, depending of the validity of the employment contract.
- After an 18-month legal stay in an EU Member State, the foreign individual can move to another EU Member State to occupy a highly- skilled position.
LONG-TERM RESIDENCE PERMITS/ RESIDENCE CARDS
- Granted to foreign nationals typically with 5-year validity or 10-year validity, in the case of EU/EEA/Swiss nationals.
- To be eligible to obtain a long-term right of residence in Romania, the foreign national or EU/EEA/Swiss national must have had an uninterrupted and legal stay in Romania for the previous 5 years based on Romanian temporary residence documents.
- Foreign nationals must have knowledge of the Romanian language - conversational level.