Residence permit

After entering Romania you must obtain a residence permit. It certifies your right to stay in Romania and you can get it from the territorial units of the General Inspectorate for Immigration in the county where you live. To obtain a residence permit you have to submit personally a number of documents at least 30 days before the expiry of the right to stay granted by the visa. You also have the possibility to submit the documents through the online service, available at https://portaligi.mai.gov.ro/portaligi/

 

See a list of documents required for obtaining a residence in the purpose of family reunification (for family members of citizens of non EU / EEA).

See a list of documents required to obtain a temporary residence permit as a family member of a Romanian citizen.

 

The residence permit as a family member of a Romanian citizen must be renewed at least 30 days before the expiry of the previous one.

Application for the granting or renewal of a residence permit for family members of citizens of non EU / EEA will be settled within 30 days from the date of its submission. The term for the obtaining of a temporary residence permit as a family member of a Romanian citizen the resolution term is of as much as 90 days, and for the subsequent permits it is 30 days. In case that further checks are required, the deadline for resolving the application may be extended by 15 days.

The right of temporary stay is extended individually for each family member, by the same period for which the sponsor was granted the right to stay.

Husband / wife and family members of a Romanian citizen or of a sponsor holder of a long stay right may be granted extension of their temporary right of residence for periods of up to 5 years.

The family member of the Romanian citizen residing abroad can be granted the extension of the temporary residence right for a period not exceeding the period of validity of the provisional identity card of the Romanian citizen.

The independent residence permit will have a 6 months validity, during which the applicant will be able to focus on another goal of their stay in Romania.

If the information or documents provided on which the application for the extension of the right of residence is based are inadequate or incomplete, the General Inspectorate for Immigration shall inform the applicant of the additional information requested and shall set a reasonable time limit for sending them, but not more than 30 of days. The term stipulated in paragraph (4) shall be suspended until the General Inspectorate for Immigration has received the necessary additional information or documents. If no additional information or documents have been provided by the deadline, the application may be rejected.

An extension of the right of residence shall not be granted where it is established:

a) the existence of a state of bigamie or polygamy;

b) that the two spouses no longer have a marital relationship or an effective family relationship on the territory of Romania;

c) that the alien recognized the siblings of a Romanian child exclusively for the purpose of obtaining the right of residence.

 

English