The withdrawal process of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Brexit) was completed on 31 January 2020. Consequently, the Withdrawal Agreement ratified by both parties entered into force on 1 February 2020.
The Withdrawal Agreement provides for a transition period until 31 December 2020, during which the United Kingdom will continue to comply with the European acquis, including the EU’s trade policy. At the same time, during the transitional period, the United Kingdom no longer participates in the decision-making mechanism and is no longer represented in the EU institutions, but retains all the rights and obligations of a Member State.
4. LIMITATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS
Vulnerable citizens are entitled to receiving assistance from the territorial units of IGI, upon request. They will be guided and supported in order to submit applications, to prepare the necessary documentation and are to be informed about the entire procedure for granting residence rights in Romania.
To the British students enrolled in Romanian universities who physically traveled to Romania before the end of the transition period, but returned to the United Kingdom in 2020 or 2021 and now intend to return to Romania without being registered prior to the end of 2020, will apply the provisions of the Withdrawal Agreement. So they can register with the territorial offices of the General Inspectorate for Immigration in accordance with the provisions of Governmental Emergency Ordinance no. 204/2020. The proof of the continuity of the stay lies with the student and can be made by any means of proof by which the actual presence of the applicant on the territory of the Romania can be established.
British students enrolled at Romanian universities, who did not physically travel to Romania before 31.12.2020, but intend to come to Romania to attend classes after this date, are not considered beneficiaries of the Withdrawal Agreement and national immigration regulations will apply to them.
Useful links and documents:
Goverment emergency no.204 of november 2020
This webpage will be continuous updated, depending on evolution, with relevant information to be provided to British citizens and their family members.