British citizens and their family members who have been residing in Romania and who wish to remain in the country after the end of the transition period (31 December 2020) can apply for an extension of their temporary residence permit in Romania on the basis of the Withdrawal Agreement, as application forms are to be filled in and submitted to the territorial office of the General Inspectorate for Immigration no later than 31st of December 2021.
- Family members who are joining the British citizen, beneficiary of the Withdrawal Agreement starting with the 1st of January 2021 and until 30 September 2021 can apply for an extension of their right to temporary stay in Romania until the 31st of December 2021.
- Family members who are joining the British citizen, beneficiary of the Withdrawal Agreement starting with the 1st of October 2021 are under the obligation to apply for an extension of their right of temporary stay in Romania within no more than 90 days after the date of entry on the Romanian territory, application must be filled in and submitted at the territorial office of the General Inspectorate for Immigration.
In order to extend the right of residence (obtaining a residence permit), as a beneficiary of the Withdrawal Agreement, the following documents are to be submitted:
- Application form;
- border crossing document (passport, travel document, etc.) in the original and one copy;
- valid health insurance;
- evidence of legal ownership/rental of the living space (original and duplicate);
- evidence of means of self maintenance.
Family members shall add to their application form, as the case, one of the following documents:
- proof of kinship in the case of family members;
- documents issued by the authorities in their state of citizenship or residence proving that the family member of the British citizen beneficiary of Art. 50 TEU is their dependant or forms a household with them or is in the situation where, for serious medical reasons, are subject to personal assistance;
- document attesting the fact that the partnership with the British citizen beneficiary of Art. 50 TEU was registered, in the case of a registered partnership, or documents attesting that the respective person is in a long-term cohabitation relationship with the citizen in the case of an unregistered partnership;
- document attesting the fact that presence on Romanian territory of the family member of the British citizen beneficiary of Art. 50 TEU is needed by the latter, lest he should be deprived of the right of stay granted on the basis of the Emergency Ordinance.
In the case of continued stay on Romanian territory, the temporary stay permit holder must go to the territorial office of the General Inspectorate for Immigration and apply for a new temporary stay permit within at least 30 days before expiry date of their current temporary stay permit.
PERMIT FOR FRONTIER WORKERS
The permit for frontier workers, issued as under the Emergency Ordinance, is the document that grants the British citizens beneficiaries of Art. 50 TEU, who have signed an employment contract on Romanian territory, the right to enter/exit Romania.
Application forms for the frontier workers’ permit are to be filled in by the frontier workers in person at the head office of the territorial entities of the General Inspectorate for Immigration within the jurisdiction the frontier worker is performing their activity.
The following documents must be submitted for the issuance of the temporary residence permit:
- application form
- the identity document for crossing the national border in the original and one copy;
- a copy of the labour contract.
Residence permit deadlines
The application for granting or extending the right of residence will be processed within 30 days from the date of its registration. In cases where further checks are required, the deadline may be extended by 15 days.
If the information or documents attached 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 above 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 until the deadline, the application may be rejected.
- Temporary stay permits are valid for 5 years.
- The validity of the frontier workers’ permit shall be equal to the validity of the labor contract, but no longer than 5 years.
- The residence permit shall be renewed at least 30 days before expiry of the previous one.