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ARRIVAL TO THE COUNTRY, PASSPORT, TRAVEL TITLE, ETC.

 

Arrival to the country (each country)

Admission in Romania

   

1. Acts and documents necessary for invitations for visit, tourism and business purpose

2. Acts and documents necessary for family reunification

                   1. Acts and documents necessary for invitations for visit, tourism and business purpose (also see the Order no.363/2003, Annex no.2)

- visit:              

                 a.   Identity card/stay permit (original/copy).

                 b.   The proof of legal possession of the accommodation place (Rent Contract, Court Decision, etc; (original/copy).

                 c.   The proof of the means of support (statement of salary, statement of account).

                 d.   A copy of the state border crossing document of the aliens who was invite.

                 e.   Criminal record certificate or other document with the same legal value issued by the authorities of the origin or domicile state (translated and legalized).

                 f.    Two recent photos.

                 g.   Fees (see the Annexes).

- tourism:         

                    a.  Documents attesting the setting-up of the company (original/copy).

                    b.  A legalized mandate from the commercial society for the person who was entitled to invite.

                    c.  Identity card/stay permit of the representative person (original/copy).

                    d.  A copy of the state border crossing document of the alien who was invited.

                    e.  Criminal record certificate or other document with the same legal value issued by the authorities from the country of origin or country of domicile (translated and legalized).

                    f.  Two recent photos.

                    g.  Fees (see the Annexes).

 

- business:           

                       a.  Constitutive documents of the company (original/copy).

                       b.  The proof of the person’s status who invite in the name of the company (resulted from the constitutive documents).

                       c.  Identity card/stay permit of the representative persons (original/copy).

                       d.  The proof of providing accommodation conditions (Rent contract, a voucher, a firm reservation with a turistic accommodation (original/copy).

                       e.  A copy of the state border crossing document of the alien who was invite.

                       f.   Criminal record certificate or other document with the same legal value issued by the authorities from the country of origin or country of domicile (translated and legalized).

                       g.  Two recent photos.

                       h.  Fees (see the Annexes).

 

 

Passport and travel title

 

Legislation applied only for citizens of the Member States of the European Union and the European Economic Area, including their family members

          Starting with 1st of January 2007, citizens of Member States of European Union and European Economic Area shall be beneficiaries of a new legal regime, which is completely different of the previous one stipulated by the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 194/2002, on aliens’ regime on Romanian territory with further modifications and amendments.

        The new regime is regulated by the Government Emergency Ordinance no.102/2005 on free movements of citizens of Member States of European Union and European Economic Area with modifications and amendments. This act implements into national legislation the provisions of Directive 38/2004/CE on the right of citizens of the Union and their families to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States.

 

BENEFICIARS

The new legal framework is applicable for the following persons:

1.      EU/EEA citizens - the persons who hold the citizenship of a European Union member state or the citizenship of Norway, Island and Liechtenstein;

2.      Family Members

-         the spouse;

-         the direct descendents of the EU citizen or of the spouse, irrespective of their nationality, who are under the age of  21 or those who are in their care;

-         the direct ascendants of the EU citizen or of the spouse, irrespective of their nationality, who are in their care.

3.      The partner - the person who lives together with the European Union citizen if the partnership is registered in accordance with the conditions laid down in the relevant legislation of the origin or provenience member state or, in case the partnership is not registered, the durable relationship can be duly attested.   

4.      The dependants - any other family member, irrespective of their nationality, who is not covered by the definition of family member and who, in the origin or provenience country:

-         is in the EU citizen care, or

-         is a member of the household of EU citizen, or

-         due to serious health grounds, require personal care of the EU citizen.

THE ENTRY ON THE ROMANIAN TERRITORY

§         European Union citizens can enter Romanian territory under the condition of presenting the national identity document, the passport or other valid document issued by the Romanian authorities for the European Union citizens, without placing the entry stamp by the Border Police.

§         The family members who are not European Union citizens are allowed to enter on Romanian territory when presenting a valid passport and an entry visa (granted on accelerate procedure), exempt the cases where the requirement of obtaining the visa is repealed under laws provisions. If the family member is holder of a document attesting his/hers residence on territory of another Member State as family of a European Union citizen, he/she is exempt the requirement of obtaining entry visa.

 

More information:

Department of Foreign Affairs

www.dfa.ie/home/index.aspx?id=435 - 22k –

Others links:

www.ru.nl/students/bachelor_student/visa_residence_and/ - 59k –

www.arisinvest.ro/level1.asp?ID=513&LID=2 - 30k –

www.dfat.gov.au/geo/romania/index.html - 11k -

VISA

 

More information:

www.dfa.ie/home/index.aspx?id=435 - 22k –

Others links:

www.ru.nl/students/bachelor_student/visa_residence_and/ - 59k –

www.arisinvest.ro/level1.asp?ID=513&LID=2 - 30k –

www.dfat.gov.au/geo/romania/index.html - 11k -

 

STAY AND RESIDENCE, PERMISSIONS, FAMILY  REGROUPING, ETC.

 

THE ENTRY ON THE ROMANIAN TERRITORY

§         European Union citizens can enter Romanian territory under the condition of presenting the national identity document, the passport or other valid document issued by the Romanian authorities for the European Union citizens, without placing the entry stamp by the Border Police.

§         The family members who are not European Union citizens are allowed to enter on Romanian territory when presenting a valid passport and an entry visa (granted on accelerate procedure), exempt the cases where the requirement of obtaining the visa is repealed under laws provisions. If the family member is holder of a document attesting his/hers residence on territory of another Member State as family of a European Union citizen, he/she is exempt the requirement of obtaining entry visa.

 

Visa

 

Travel conditions to Romania applicable to foreign citizens

- whose states are not members of the European Union or of the European Economic Space


- Romanian visa

- Supporting documents

- Rights & obligations

- Medical insurance

 

- The regime of traveling to Romania applicable to foreign citizens

www.politiadefrontiera.ro

 

a.      Visa regulations (countries which need/do not need visa, type of visa (stay, residence, study, ….)

b.      Request and work paper (where, how, when, terms…)

                                                 ii.      Stay and residence

1.      Authorization

2.      Reuniting Families

                                                iii.      Modification in the  administrative situation in a foreign country (from one type of authorization to another)

 

Romanian visa                                                                                                                    

          Foreign citizens traveling to Romania should preliminarily obtain the visa from a Romanian embassy or consulate, except for those originating from countries with which Romania concluded agreements for visa requirement annulment, or for which it unilaterally gave up to visa compulsoriness. 

Romanian visa is granted by diplomatic missions and consular offices of Romania from abroad, based on the preliminary approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Diplomatic missions and consular offices of Romania abroad may grant short stay visas, without the preliminary approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to those foreigners who do not need a visa to entry on the territories of the states members of the European Union, provided that these apply for visas in the country whose citizens they are.

As regards foreign citizens who should submit an invitation in order to apply for an entry visa to Romania, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will grant the concerned visa only after the issuance by the Authority for Foreigners, within 30 days since the receipt of the application, of the favorable approval.

Visa may be issued for one or more trips, and the long stay ones will only be granted with the approval of the Authority for Foreigners.

The Romanian Border Police may grant in the border crossing points the short stay visa and the transit visa, only in the following situations:

  • in case of emergency, determined by disasters, natural hazards, or accidents;
  • in case of decease or serious sickening of the close relatives, substantiated with the appropriate documents;
  • in the case of the crews and passengers of the ships or airships, found in difficult situations, which need to handle alongside or to land as a result of some defections, bad weather conditions or a danger of a terrorist attack;
  • in the case of the clerks belonging to some international organizations, who were delegated to fulfill official missions in Romania in a short interval of time;
  • in the case of the foreign seafarers supposed to be repatriated upon termination of the work contract, or in case of effectuation of the shift of crews.

Conditions referring to visa request:

Visa applications should be accompanied by the valid state border crossing document (the validity of the travel document on which visa should be affixed should exceed the validity of the requested visa by at least 6 months), on which visa can be applied, by the documents attesting for the travel purpose and conditions, as well as by the evidence attesting for the existence of the financial means required for subsistence during the stay in Romania and also in order to leave the territory of Romania.

There may be accepted as subsistence means the amounts of money in convertible foreign currency, travel cheques over an account in foreign currency, credit cards with the account statement for these, issued with two days the most before the visa request, or any other means which can prove the existence of the appropriate financial means.

Upon requesting entry visa to Romania, foreigners should appear in person before the authorities competent to grant visa.

The visa categories issued by the Romanian authorities are the following:

·         airport transit visa, with a right to stay of 5 days - symbol A;

·         transit visa, with a right to stay of 5 days - symbol B or B/CL, when it is about a collective visa - this is granted to applicants under the following circumstances:

- whenever these are holders of the visa of a third state and, if necessary, of a state limitrophe to Romania, which allow foreigners to continue their trip;

- whenever these are in possession of a travel ticket up to destination or whenever these produce the driving licence, the green card and the registration documents of the transportation vehicle, as far as car drivers are concerned. Exempt from meeting this term are the persons who accompany the car drivers, traveling together with these.

·         the short stay visa, with a right of sojourn of 90 days, identified through one of the following symbols, depending on the activity supposed to be performed in Romania by the foreigner to whom this was granted:

§                                 mission - symbol C/M - granted to those foreigners who can produce proof that they fulfill functions within governments, public administrations or international organizations, as well as for those who, by means of their stay in Romania, present interest for the relations between the Romanian state and the state of origin and are traveling to Romania by virtue of these qualities;

§                                 tourism - symbol C/TU or CL/TU, whenever it is about a collective visa - this is granted to foreigners if these can present:

- the voucher or a firm reservation at a unit of tourist accommodation;
- the trip ticket valid until destination or the driving licence, the green card and the documents of registration of the transportation vehicle, as far as car drivers are concerned;
- the medical insurance;
- the proof attesting the existence of the financial means necessary for subsistence in quantum of EUR 100 / day or the equivalent value in convertible foreign currency, for the entire period
;

§                                 visit - symbol C/VV - this is granted to foreigners if these can present:

- the trip ticket valid until destination or the driving licence, the green card and the documents of registration of the transportation vehicle, as far as car drivers are concerned;
- the medical insurance;
- the proof attesting the existence of the financial means necessary for subsistence in quantum of EUR 100 / day or the equivalent value in convertible foreign currency, for the entire period;
- evidence of accommodation, in the form of a firm reservation at an accommodation unit, of a property deed or of a rent contract for a house in Romania on the name of the applicant or, as the case may be, of a notarial declaration of the visited person, accompanied by the legalized copy of the space attesting documents
;

§                                 business - symbol C/A - this is granted to foreigners if these can present:

- the trip ticket valid until destination or the driving licence, the green card and the documents of registration of the transportation vehicle, as far as car drivers are concerned;
- the medical insurance;
- justifying documents regarding the purpose of the trip;
- the proof attesting the existence of the financial means necessary for subsistence in quantum of EUR 100 / day or the equivalent value in convertible foreign currency, for the entire period;
- evidence of accommodation
;

§                                 transportation - symbol C/TR - this is granted to foreigners if these can present:

- documents attesting the profession of the applicant, as well as the activity supposed to be performed during the stay;
- the medical insurance;
- the driving licence, the green card and the registration documents of the transportation vehicle;

- the transportation license and the execution license;

§                                 sportive activities - symbol C/SP - this is granted to foreigners if these can present:

- the invitation of the organizers, supposed to attest the medical insurance and accommodation;
- the official list of the foreign sportive delegation, with the specification of the quality of every member;
- the approval of the county directorate for sports, competent from the territorial point of view
;

§                                 cultural, scientific, humanitarian activities, short term medical treatment or other activities not going against the Romanian legislation - symbol C/ZA - this is granted to foreigners if these can present:

- documents issued by the institutions where they are to travel in order to justify the presence in Romania;
- the trip ticket valid until destination or the driving licence, the green card and the documents of registration of the transportation vehicle, as far as car drivers are concerned;
- the proof attesting the existence of the financial means necessary for subsistence in quantum of EUR 100 / day or the equivalent value in convertible foreign currency, for the entire period;
- the medical insurance;
- evidence of accommodation
;

o        the long stay visa, with a right to stay of 90 days, with the possibility to extend it by 90 days the most, identified through one of the following symbols, depending on the activity supposed to be performed in Romania by the foreigner to which this was granted:

§         performance of economic activities - symbol D/AE;

§         performance of professional activities - symbol D/AP;

§         performance of commercial activities - symbol D/AC;

§         employment - symbol D/AM;

§         studies - symbol D/SD;

§         family re-completion - symbol D/VF;

§         entry in Romania of the foreigners married to Romanian citizens - symbol D/CR;

§         religious or humanitarian activities - symbol D/RU;

§         other purposes - symbol D/AS;

§         diplomatic visa and work visa - symbol DS.

§          

More information:

Politia de Frontiera / Romanian Border Police

http://www.politiadefrontiera.ro  (RO and EN)

Authority for Aliens

http://aps.mai.gov.ro/english/index_en.htm 

 

RESIDENCE

European Union citizens, who enter the Romanian territory, shall benefit of residence right for a period up to 3 months from the date of entry in our country. The family members of European Union citizens, regardless their citizenship, who accompany or join them subsequently, shall be beneficiaries of the same right of residence.

The right of residence for a period longer than 3 months

For a stay longer than 3 months, the European Union citizens have to register their residence to the territorial branches of Authority for Aliens in one of the following situations:

  • They carry out dependent or independent activities, according to the law;
  • They have means of support for themselves  and for their family members, regularly at least the guaranteed minimum income level in Romania and they have health insurance recognised by the  national system  of health social insurances;
  • They are registered at a private or public institution in Romania, accredited according to the law, having as main purpose educational or vocational training activities, they have health insurance recognised by the national system of health social insurances and they declare under own liability or confirm by other means of proof that they have means of support for themselves  and for their family members at least at the guaranteed minimum income level in Romania;
  • They are family members of a European Union citizen which fulfils one of the above-mentioned conditions.

Family members who are not European Union citizens can benefit of residence right for a period longer than 3 months, if they accompany or join subsequently the European Union citizen who fulfils one of the above-mentioned conditions.

The right of permanent residence

The European Union citizens who have a continuous legal residence on Romanian territory of more than 5 years shall benefit of the right of permanent residence. The same right shall be granted to residents who are not European Union citizens with a continuous legal stay of more than 5 years, as family members of a resident or permanent resident who is European Union citizen.

Documents attesting residence on Romanian territory

Documents attesting the residence longer than 3 months:

  • Registration certificate for European Union citizens (which is issued in the day of submission  the application),
  • Residence card for family members who are not European Union citizens.

Documents attesting the permanent residence:

  • Permanent residence card for European Union citizens
  • Permanent residence card for family members who are not European Union citizens

*All documents issued to European Union citizens and their family members are handed over to holders after they cover the costs of  issuing the documents, the cost for issuing procedures as well as, if the case may be, other fees and taxes established under the provisions of law, which are also applicable to Romanian citizens.

Limits of maintaining the right of residence

Authority for Aliens can check the fulfilment of requirements for exercise the right of residence by the European Union citizens and their family members. Against the European Union citizens and their family members who do not fulfil any longer the conditions for exercise the right of residence, the Authority for Aliens may issue an order of leaving Romanian territory, without ordering in the same time the interdiction of entry on Romanian territory.

RESTRICTION OF THE RIGHT OF FREE MOVEMENT ON ROMANIAN TERRITORY ON GROUNDS OF PUBLIC ORDER, NATIONAL SECURITY OR PUBLIC HEALTH.

Romanian authorities may restrict the exercise of the right of free movement on Romanian territory by the European Union citizens or their family members only on grounds of public order, national security or public health.

  • Declaration as undesirable – represents a measure ordered against a European Union citizen or his/hers family members who performed or there are serious indications that he/she intends to perform such activities as to endanger the national security and public order. The measure shall be decided by the Court of Appeal of Bucharest, upon request of the appointed prosecutor from the Prosecution Department affiliated to the above-mentioned court.
  •  Expulsion – the measure may be ordered under the conditions provided  by the Penal Code and the Penal Procedure Code against the European Union citizen or his/hers family member who committed a crime on Romanian territory.
  • Removing on grounds of public health – the measure may be ordered by the Authority for Aliens upon request of specialised institutions within the Ministry of Health, only in the case a disease established by order of minister of health is discovered on the basis of the results of medical investigations undertook by the person concerned within no more than 3 months of the date of arrival.

 

  2. Acts and documents necessary for family reunification:

                 a.     The copy of the stay permit of the alien who has formulated the application.

                 b.     The copy of the state border crossing document belonging to the alien for who is requested the admission on the Romanian territory.

                 c.     The marriage certificate/birth certificate (translated and legalized), or other documents attesting the kinship, issued by the relevant authorities.
Note: The Chinese marriage certificates that will be used in Romania must be supra-legalized by the Consular Department of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Chinese Popular Republic and the Romanian Embassy or Consulate from Chinese Popular Republic

                 d.     The applicant’s statement (translated and legalized) attesting the kinship, issued by the relevant authorities.

                 e.     The proof of the means of support.

                 f.      The proof of the dwelling space (original/copy).

                 g.     The medical insurance of the applicant (original/copy).

                 h.     Fees (see the Annexes).

 

More information:

Department of Foreign Affairs

www.dfa.ie/home/index.aspx?id=435 - 22k –

Others links:

www.ru.nl/students/bachelor_student/visa_residence_and/ - 59k –

www.arisinvest.ro/level1.asp?ID=513&LID=2 - 30k –

www.dfat.gov.au/geo/romania/index.html - 11k -

 

ACCESS TO THE NATIONALITY

 

Access to the (administrative) nationality of the country of reception

Obtaining the Romanian Citizenship by request

This person will fulfill the following conditions:
a) He/she is born and resides in Romanian territory at the time of the request from at least 5 yrs or at least 3 yrs if he/she is married to a Romanian citizen.
b) He/she proves devotion to the Romanian state and the Romanian people.
c) He/she is over 18 yrs.
d) He/she has assured the means of existence.
e) He/she is known with a good conduct and wasn’t convicted in Romania or abroad for an offence which makes him/her unworthy of being Romanian citizen.
f) He/she knows the Romanian language so that he/she could integrate in the social life.

 

More information:

Department of Foreign Affairs

www.dfa.ie/home/index.aspx?id=435 - 22k –

Others links:

www.ru.nl/students/bachelor_student/visa_residence_and/ - 59k –

www.arisinvest.ro/level1.asp?ID=513&LID=2 - 30k –

www.dfat.gov.au/geo/romania/index.html - 11k -

 

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