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COMPREHENSIVE RAID PERFORMED BY IMMIGRATION OFFICERS FROM BUCHAREST AND ILFOV DISTRICT:

25 November 2022

ALMOST 500 FOREIGNERS WERE CHECKED

Yesterday, Bucharest and Ilfov District Immigration officers performed a raid targeting multiple locations known for accommodating foreigners, aiming to prevent and fight illegal foreigners’ residence in ROMANIA.

More than 20 returning decisions to the home country were issued, one person was taken in public custody and tens of minor offences sanctions were also issued.

Permanent checks regarding the obeying of the foreigner’s legal residence provisions in ROMANIA, fighting illegal migration and providing free access to the asylum seekers procedure, remain our priorities.

On 25 November 2022, Immigration officers performed a raid at three accommodations locations in Bucharest, aiming to prevent and fight illegal foreigner’s residence in ROMANIA.

495 persons were checked, out of which 160 from Sri Lanka, 159 from Nepal, 87 from Turkiye, 56 from India, 19 from Bangladesh, 7 from Indonesia, 4 from Pakistan, 2 from Republic of Moldova and 1 from Turkmenistan.

Taking in consideration the violation of the law(the change of the residence was not notified to the Immigration Office as requested by law), a number of 15 fines were administered.

25 persons were brought to the Bucharest Immigration Directorate for further checks.

Following the investigations, for a number of 23 persons were issued DECISIONS FOR RETURNING TO THE HOME COUNTRY, WITHIN A VOLUNTARY DEADLINE OF 15 DAYS as follows: 20 from Nepal, 2 from Turkiye and 1 from Sri Lanka.

From among all these cases, in 11 cases, after leaving ROMANIA, there will be enforced a DECISION FOR FORBIDDING ENTERING ROMANIAN TERRITORY for a period of three months.

In line with the provisions of the Government s Emergency Ordinance no.194/2004 on legal status of the foreigners in ROMANIA, with all later legal updates, all these persons were also sanctioned with a WARNING.


Another male Nepal national, with illegal residence was taken in public custody, till leaving the Romanian territory.

For a male Turkiye national, was issued an official Notice for Leaving the Romanian territory within a 3 days deadline.

In order to perform their duties, Immigration officers received operational support from General Directorate of Bucharest Gendarmery.



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