Registering the residence on the territory of Romania

Residence in Romania of EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation citizens and their family members

 
You are a national of a European Union, European Economic Area or Swiss Confederation member state and you wish to stay for more than 3 months on the territory of Romania? You must register your residence with the territorial units of the General Inspectorate for Immigration in the county where you reside.
The documents issued by the General Inspectorate for Immigration that certify the residence in Romania are: registration certificate (for EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation citizens), residence card (for family members of EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation citizens), permanent residence card (both for EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation citizens and their family members).
EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation citizens may work on the territory of Romania dependently/independently, subject to the same conditions as Romanian citizens (based on an employment contract, secondment contract, permit, etc.).
To obtain the registration certificate / the residence card, you must submit to the territorial units of General Inspectorate for Immigration in the county where you reside a number of documents, depending on the purpose of your stay in Romania. The registration certificate is issued in the same day and is valid for a period of up to 5 years, and not less than one year. The residence card is issued within 90 days from the lodging of the application. The validity of the residence card extends up to 5 years from the issuing date, but not exceeding the residence period of the EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation citizen of which the applicant is a family member. In case of subsequent applications, if the requirements of the GEO 102/2005, as further amended and supplemented, are fulfilled, the residence card shall be issued no later than 30 days from the application lodging date.
 
You may carry out dependent or independent activities on the territory of Romania; these are not limited as long as they comply with the conditions provided for by Romanian laws.
 
 
1. EU/EEA citizens – to obtain the registration certificate, submit the following documents, depending on the purpose:
 
1.1. Workers
The enumeration of these activities is not limitative.
EU/EEA citizens who carry out other activities on the territory of Romania may also be registered, under the law.
 
 
Employment
b) identity card / passport (original and copy),
c) employment contract (original and copy) or certificate issued by the employer (original),
d) „print screen” of the General Record of Employees, the section containing the data related to the employment contract, stamped and signed by the employer to certify the truthfulness of the document submitted;
 
Seconded workers
b) identity card or passport (original and copy);
c) the secondment contract, the secondment notice, translated and legalised under the law, and the notice from the Romanian subsidiary / company certifying the fact that the worker is seconded for the period provided for in the secondment contract;
 
Trading activities
b) identity card or passport (original and copy);
c) the confirmation of company details issued by the National Trade Register Office, hereinafter referred to as O.N.R.C., proving the fact that he/she carries out trading activities under the law - has the capacity of director;
d) fees.
 
Economic activities
b) identity card or passport (original and copy);
c) proof of the fact that the applicant has the capacity to carry out the economic activity under the conditions laid down by GEO no. 44/2008 as further amended and supplemented - Confirmation of company details issued by O.N.R.C. (original and copy);
 
Professional activities
b) identity card or passport (original and copy);
c) proof of the fact that the applicant has the capacity to carry out the professional activity – authorisation or permit (original and copy) issued under the special law;
d) fees.
 
Voluntary activities
b) identity card or passport (original and copy);
c) volunteer agreement (original and copy) concluded with the host organisation, in accordance with the provisions of the special law;
d) fees.
 
Humanitarian activities
b) identity card or passport (original and copy);
c) approval of the Interdepartmental Commission for the Coordination and Support of Humanitarian Activities within the Ministry of Public Health (original and copy);
d) notice from the host organisation certifying that the person concerned carries out religious (humanitarian) activities within the organisation, in case the notice does not make such mention;
e) fees.
 
Religious activities
b) identity card or passport (original and copy);
c) approval of the State Secretariat for Religious Affairs (original and copy);
d) notice from the host organisation certifying that the person concerned carries out religious activities within the organisation, in case the notice does not make such mention;
 
1.2. Residence based on means of support
b) identity card or passport (original and copy);
d) proof of the health insurance - except for persons who are insured without payment of the contribution, in accordance with art. 213 of the Law no. 95/2006 on health reform, as further amended and supplemented;
 
1.3. Studies
b) identity card or passport (original and copy);
c)documents certifying that the person is enrolled in an accredited education institution;
e) proof of health insurance, except for the persons falling under art.213 par.(1) letter a) of the Law no.95/2006, as further amended and supplemented;
f) fees.
 
 
1.4.A. Family members (EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation citizens)
b) identity card or passport (original and copy);
c) copy of the identity card/travel document and copy of the document certifying the residence on the national territory of the European Union citizen;
d) civil status document certifying the marriage or, as applicable, documents certifying the family relationship with the resident;
g) fees
 
           1.4.B Family members of Romanian citizens
 
 b) identity card or passport (original and copy);
 c) civil status documentcertifying the marriage or, as applicable, documents certifying the family relationship with the Romanian citizen;
 d) the valid identity card of the Romanian citizen, in original and copy;
 f)  fees.
 
 
1.4.C. Partners and dependant persons (EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation citizens)
 
b) identity card or passport (original and copy);
c) copy of the identity card/travel document and copy of the document certifying the residence on the national territory of the European Union citizen;
d)  documents certifying these capacities;
g)fees.
 
2. Family members of EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation citizens (who are nationals of non-EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation states) – to obtain the residence card, submit the following documents:
 
2.A. Family members
 
b) (valid) passport in original and copy;
c) copy of the identity card/travel document and copy of the document certifying the residence on the national territory of the European Union citizen;
d) civil status document certifying the marriage or, as applicable, documents certifying the family relationship with the resident;
g)  fees.
2.B. Partners and dependant persons
 
b) (valid) passport in original and copy;
c) copy of the identity card/travel document and copy of the document certifying the residence on the national territory of the European Union citizen;
g) fees.
 
 
3. Other situations
 
In case changes occur with regard to name, first name, citizenship, residence address, and in case of destruction or deterioration of the document certifying the residence, you must obtain another registration certificate, or residence card, respectively. In order to do so, submit the following documents at the territorial units of the General Inspectorate for Immigration in the county where you reside:
 
b) identity document/passport (valid) in original and copy;
c) registration certificate/residence card;
d) proof of the change occurred (except for the residence address, which shall be declared);
 
                  Other documents consistent with the declared purpose shall be submitted only if there are changes to the previous application (declaration of another purpose, declaration of another job, enrolment in another education institution, etc.).
               As an exception, EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation citizens registered based on the means of support must prove they hold such means and the health insurance upon submission of the new application.
 
                  In case of loss or theft of the document, you must submit the same documents as above (except, of course, the document issued by RIO), and, in addition, evidence of the loss or theft issued by the police station.
 


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