Long stay visa for employment purposes

In order to obtain the long stay visa for employment you must submit the following documents:​

- Copy of the work permit issued by the General Inspectorate for Immigration or, where appropriate, documents to prove that the applicant falls into the categories of foreigners who can be hired without a work permit

- Proof of financial means of support equal to the minimum gross salary guaranteed in payment for the entire period inscribed on the visa

- Criminal record certificate or other document with the same legal value issued by the authorities of the State of domicile or residence

- Medical insurance valid through the duration of the visa;

The following categories of foreigners may be employed or can work for individuals or legal persons in Romania without a work permit:

a) foreigners whose free access to the labor market in Romania is established by the Treaties concluded by Romania with other states

b) foreigners who are to carry out educational, scientific or other categories of specific activities of a temporary nature in specialized institutions accredited or provisionally authorized in Romania, under bilateral agreements or as holders of a temporary residence permit for carrying out scientific research activities, and staff with special qualifications, based on the order of Minister of education, as well as foreigners performing artistic activities in cultural institutions in Romania, based on the order of the Minister of culture.

c) foreigners who are to carry out temporary activities in Romania requested by ministries or other government or local bodies or by autonomous administrative authorities

d) foreigners who are appointed at the head of a subsidiary, representative office or business unit in Romania of a company which is based abroad, according to documents proving it as required by the Romanian legislation

e) foreigners holding a long-term residence right in Romania

f) foreigners holding a temporary residence right for family reunification as members of the family of a Romanian citizen

g) foreigners holding a temporary stay right for studies

h) foreigners holding a temporary stay right granted pursuant to Art. 130 of the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 194/2002, republished, with its subsequent amendments

i) foreigners who have previously benefited from the right to stay in Romania for at least 3 years as members of the family of a Romanian citizen, and who are in a situation referred to in art. 64 par. (2) of the Emergency Government Ordinance no. 194/2002, republished, with subsequent amendments

j) foreigners who were granted a form of protection in Romania

k) asylum seekers, from the date they receive the right of access to the labor market according to Law no. 122/2006 on asylum in Romania, as amended and supplemented, if they are yet in the process of being granted a form of protection

l) tolerated foreigners, for the period they have been granted tolerated status in Romania

m) foreigners who are holders of the right to temporary residence for employment purposes, employed in Romania with individual employment contract for full time, or for employment with another employer, with individual contract of part-time employment with no more than four working hours a day.

n) foreigners holding a temporary residence permit for studies can be employed in Romania without a work permit only by individual employment contract for part-time work for no more than four hours a day

 

Long stay visa for deployment

In order to obtain the long-stay visa for posting, you must submit the following:​

- Copy of the posting permit issued under the conditions of the special legislation regarding employment and posting of foreigners in Romania

- Proof of financial means of support amounting to the minimum gross salary per country guaranteed in payment for the entire period inscribed on the visa

- Criminal record certificate or other document with the same legal value issued by the authorities of the country of domicile or residence

- Medical insurance valid through the duration of the visa;

The following categories of foreigners deployed in Romania, without prior obtaining a deployment permit by the beneficiary of the services:

a) foreigners employed by legal entities based in a Member State of the European Union or of the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation, posted in Romania, upon presentation of the residence permit in that state

b) foreigners who carry out educational, scientific or other categories of specific activities of a temporary nature in specialized institutions accredited or provisionally authorized in Romania, under bilateral agreements or as holders of a temporary residence permit for carrying out scientific research activities, and staff with special qualifications, based on the order of the Minister of education, as well as foreigners performing artistic activities in cultural institutions in Romania, based on the order of the Minister of culture.

c) foreigners who are to carry out temporary activities in Romania requested by ministries or other government or local bodies or by autonomous administrative authorities

d) foreigners who are to exercise lucrative activities on the basis of accords, conventions or international agreements of which Romania is a signatory.

The visa fee is 120 EUR and is paid in the State where you make the request.

As an internal procedure, the long-stay visa for employment receives the approval of the National Visa Centre, without the necessary favorable opinion of the General Inspectorate for Immigration. For categories performing lucrative activities without a work permit, the visa is granted on favorable opinion from the General Inspectorate for Immigration.

The long stay visa is granted for a period of 90 days, with one or more trips.

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