Family reunification for Romanian citizens

Family members of Romanian citizens will request the long stay visa for family reunification directly at the diplomatic missions and consular offices of Romania from the state in which they reside.

 

The following people can apply for a visa for family reunification:

- Foreigners married to Romanian citizens

- Unmarried foreigners who live with unmarried Romanian citizens, if they have at least one child together, hereinafter referred to as partners

- Children of a Romanian citizen, of their spouse or partner, including the adopted children who: have not reached age 21, are continuing their studies and have not exceeded the age of 26 years although they are adults, or they cannot support themselves for medical reasons

- First-degree relatives in ascending line of the Romanian citizen or their spouse

- The foreigner who is a parent of a minor Romanian citizen, if they have a proof that the child is in their charge or that there is an obligation to pay alimony, which the stranger fulfills regularly

- foreigners, family members of Romanian citizens who can prove they are registered with the right of residence in another Member State in this capacity..

 

The visa application for family members of Romanian citizens will be accompanied by the marriage certificate issued by the Romanian authorities or transcribed under the law, or if applicable, by the proof of existence of the kinship or of the quality of partner.

Applicants for visas for foreigner family members of Romanian citizens who can prove they are registered with the right of residence in another Member State in this capacity, will accompany their application by documents stating that they are registered with the right of residence in another Member State as a family member of the Romanian citizen.

Granting the long stay visa for family reunion may be refused if the application is based on a marriage of convenience previously ascertained, under the present ordinance, or if the existence of a state of bigamy or polygamy is found.

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