Romania: Resident Card – Permis de Sedere

Residence Card in Romania for nationals of a European Union, European Economic Area or Swiss Confederation member state who wish to stay for more than 3 months on the territory of Romania must register their residence with the territorial units of the General Inspectorate for Immigration in the county where they reside.
resident card RomaniaThe documents issued by the General Inspectorate for Immigration that certify the residence (permis de sedere) in Romania are:

  • registration certificate (for EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation citizens),
  • residence card (for family members of EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation citizens),
  • permanent residence card (both for EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation citizens and their family members).

EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation citizens may work on the territory of Romania dependently/independently, subject to the same conditions as Romanian citizens (based on an employment contract, secondment contract, permit, etc.).

How to apply:

To obtain the registration certificate / the residence card, you must submit to the territorial units of General Inspectorate for Immigration in the county where you reside a number of documents, depending on the purpose of your stay in Romania. The registration certificate is issued in the same day and is valid for a period of up to 5 years, and not less than one year. The residence card is issued within 90 days from the lodging of the application. The validity of the residence card extends up to 5 years from the issuing date, but not exceeding the residence period of the EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation citizen of which the applicant is a family member.

Find more information: Long term stay Romania

Local support:

We offer you the possibility of being assisted, including by an Authorized Translator We can arrange for someone to assist you, someone speaking Romanian/English. We charge EUR 10 (approx. RON 45) / visit for a fixed appointment to go to the General Office of the General Inspectorate for Immigration in Bucharest.

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