Documents necessary

In order to be able to enter Romania you must make sure you have: 1. a border crossing document (e.g. passport, travel document, etc.), recognized by the Romanian state. If you are put down on the passport of another person, you will be able to get into the country only if accompanied by that person. 2. an entry visa or a valid residence permit issued by the Romanian Immigration Office or any other authorization that gives you the right to transit or stay in Romania. 3. documents attesting your means of subsistence in Romania (e.g. an amount of money in cash or a bank statement, a invitation letter attesting that your accommodation is provided or that you have a hotel room booked, etc.) if you enter Romania based on a visa. Proof of means of subsistence is not an obligation for those who have a residence permit or are members of a Romanian citizen’s family. In case you are denied the right to enter Romania, you will get a written document, in which the refusal is well reasoned. If you cannot leave the country right away, the Border Police will provide temporary accommodation in the transit area or in a centre that has the same status, until the moment you can leave, but no longer than 24 hours. Leaving Romanian territory It is recommended that, when you exit Romania, you use the same travel document you used when you last entered the country, bearing the entry stamp and / or the visa you got from the Romanian embassy or consulate abroad. If you have changed your documents in the meantime, we recommend you keep the old travel documents too, in case they are requested.
Visa is the authorization that gives a foreign citizen the right to ask for airport transit permission, for right of transit or temporary residence for a limited period of time. You do not need a visa if:
• You’ve got a right of residence for the EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation as member of the family of one of these countries’ citizen, who exercises his/her right of residence on Romanian soil, and whom you accompany or join.
• You’ve got a residence permit issued by the Romanian Immigration Office.
• You’ve got a long term residence permit for a EU member state;
• You are a stateless person or you’ve got a long term right of residence in another EU member country;
• You’ve got a short-term residence visa or a residence permit issued by states members of the Schengen Area, Bulgaria or Cyprus, in which case you may transit Romania for 5 days.
• You are citizen of a state listed on appendix II of the EC Regulation 539/2001 – the list of third countries whose nationals are exempt from the obligation to get a visa to cross the external borders of the member states. http://ori.mai.gov.ro/api/media/userfilesfile/Cetateni%20nonUE/ANEXA%20II%20IAN%202011.pdf (!) Those who do not need a visa to enter Romania are not allowed to stay more than 90 days within 6 months. You need a visa if:
• you are a national of a country listed on Appendix I to EC Regulation – list of third countries whose nationals need a visa to cross the external borders of the EU member states http://ori.mai.gov.ro/api/media/userfilesfile/Cetateni%20non -UE/ANEXA%20I%20IAN%202011.pdf
• you enter the country to stay for more than 90 days and apply for a residence permit (except for citizens of the US, Canada and Japan, whose right of residence can be extended without them having to get and entry visa).
People who are exempt from the obligation to get a visa to enter Romania, as well as people who have a long-term residence visa may request the extension of their stay in Romania by getting a residence permit. The application will only be accepted if you meet the following requirements:
• You have a valid travel document.
• You can prove you will remain in Romania for the same purpose for which you were granted a long-term residence visa, or you can demonstrate the purpose of your stay (if you did not need an entry visa).
• You married to a Romanian citizen and you want to apply for a temporary residence permit for family members of Romanian citizen.
• In order for you to be able to apply for getting or extending the right of temporary residence in Romania, you will have to file an application with the Romanian Immigration Office, within the period in which you can still have the right of residence (a visa or a valid residence permit). The application folder must contain a number of documents, such as: a copy of your passport, proof of you having a place to live, proof of medical insurance, receipts proving you have paid the fees for the document to be issued; Besides these documents, depending on the purpose for which you need an extension of your stay in Romania, you will have to provide some additional documents. To learn what documents you need, you can approach the Romanian Immigration Office or you can access www.ori.mai.gov.ro, the Non-EU citizen/Residence in Romania section.
Information included in the residence permit:
 Name and surname of the foreign citizen
 Date of birth
 Country of origin
 Series, number and the personal numerical code (CNP) granted to the foreign citizen when they request the first residence document in Romania. The CNP remains valid until that person gets Romanian citizenship and, therefore gets a new CNP.
 The type of residence permit and the purpose for which the foreigner is domiciled in Romania;
 The address in Romania;
 The issuing date and the expiry date of the residence document; If your residence permit is stolen, lost or gets damaged, you must announce the Romanian Immigration Office within 5 days and ask for a new permit. The temporary residence permit A short term residence permit may be requested by any citizen of a third country who does not need a visa to enter Romania or who has a long term residence visa.
The temporary residence permit can be annulled or revoked by the Romanian Immigration Office if you are in one of the following situations:
• you obtained the right of residence without having met all the requirements or you used forged documents/false information to get this right;
• you have entered the country under fake identity;
• you have tried to illegally cross the border or smuggle into the country people who did not have the legal right to enter or reside in Romania;
• you have committed crimes on Romanian soil and you are believed to be a threat to public order; • You have a residence permit as a family member of a Romanian citizen and you were out of country for more than 6 months, within a calendar year. In this situation, the residence permit automatically loses its validity and you will have to enter Romania based on a visa. The only exceptions are when you can prove you had to leave the country to: serve in the military, you were ill or pregnant, or there were some exceptional circumstances that did not allow you to return.
• you suffer from a disease that is a threat to public health, which you got prior to getting the right of residence in Romania and you refuse the medical treatment prescribed;
• you have an EU Blue Card but you do not have the necessary incomes to provide for yourself and your family at the level of the minimum national income. Also, the EU Blue Card can be revoked if, within the period of validity of the card, you have several periods of unemployment;
• you no longer observe the purpose for which you got a right of residence.

To be able to enter Romania you must make sure that you have:

  1. a border crossing document (for example, passport, travel document, etc.), recognized by the Romanian state. If you are placed on another person’s passport, you will only be able to enter the country if accompanied by that person.
  2. an entry visa or valid residence permit issued by the Romanian Immigration Office or any other authorization that gives you the right of transit or residence in Romania.
  3. documents that prove your livelihood in Romania (for example, an amount of cash or a bank statement, an invitation letter stating that your accommodation is provided or you have a reserved hotel room, etc.) if you enter Romania based on a visa. Proof of livelihood is not an obligation for those who have allowed to stay or are members of the family of a Romanian citizen.

If you are denied the right to enter Romania, you will receive a written document stating your refusal. If you cannot leave the country immediately, the Border Police will provide temporary accommodation in the transit area or in a center with the same status, until you can leave, but no more than 24 hours. Leaving the Romanian territory It is recommended that, when you leave Romania, you should use the same travel document that you used when you last entered the country, bearing the stamp of entry and / or the visa obtained from the Romanian embassy or consulate. If you have changed documents in the meantime, we recommend that you keep your old travel documents, if required.
The visa is the authorization that gives a foreign citizen the right to apply for an airport transit permit, transit right or temporary residence for a limited period of time. You do not need a visa if:
• You have a right of residence for the EU / EEA / Switzerland Confederation as a member of the family of a citizen of these countries, who exercises their right of residence on Romanian soil and with whom you join or join.
• You have a residence permit issued by the Romanian Immigration Office.
• You have a long-term residence permit for an EU Member State;
• You are stateless or have a long-term right to reside in another EU member country;
• You have a short-term residence visa or a residence permit issued by Member States from the Schengen Area, Bulgaria or Cyprus, in which case you can transit Romania for 5 days.
• You are a citizen of a State listed in Appendix II of EC Regulation 539/2001 – the list of third countries whose nationals are exempted from the visa requirement to cross the external borders of the Member States. http://ori.mai.gov.ro/api/media/userfilesfile/Cetateni%20nonUE/ANEXA%20II%20IAN%202011.pdf (!) Those who do not need a visa to enter Romania are not allowed to stayed more than 90 days within 6 months. You need a visa if:
• You are a citizen of a country listed in Appendix I of the EC Regulation – the list of third countries whose nationals need a visa to cross the external borders of EU Member States http://ori.mai.gov.ro/api/media/ userfilesfile / Citizens% 20no -UE / ANNEX% 20I% 20IAN% 202011.pdf
• enter the country to stay longer than 90 days and apply for a residence permit (with the exception of US, Canadian and Japanese citizens, whose right of residence can be extended without having to obtain and obtain a visa) .
Persons who are exempt from the visa requirement to enter Romania, as well as persons who have a long-term residence visa, may request an extension of stay in Romania, obtaining a residence permit. The request will only be accepted if you meet the following requirements:
• You have a valid travel document.
• You can prove that you will stay in Romania for the same purpose for which you were granted a long-term residence visa, or you can demonstrate the purpose of your stay (if you do not need an entry visa).
• You have married a Romanian citizen and you want to apply for a temporary residence permit for family members of the Romanian citizen.
• To be able to request the obtaining or extension of the right of temporary residence in Romania, you will have to submit an application to the Romanian Immigration Office, while you can still have the right of residence (visa or valid residence permit). The application file must contain a number of documents, such as: a copy of the passport, proof of where you live, proof of medical insurance, receipts that prove that you paid the fees for issuing the document; In addition to these documents, depending on the purpose for which you need an extension of your stay in Romania, you will need to provide some additional documents. To find out what documents you need, you can contact the Romanian Immigration Office or you can access www.ori.mai.gov.ro, the city section.