Romanian Visa

IX. Long-stay visa (symbol D):

 

I. General information

A national long-stay visa allows the entry and stay of third-country nationals on the territory of Romania for a period that does not exceed 90 days.

It allows the third-country nationals entering the territory of Romania to apply, at the Ministry of Internal Affairs – General Inspectorate for Immigration, for the extension of the right of temporary stay and for a residence permit. The extension of the right of stay in Romania shall be applied for at least 30 days prior to the expiry of the validity of the long-stay visa.

It is granted only with the previous approval of the Ministry of Internal Affairs – General Inspectorate for Immigration.

A visa application is commonly decided upon within 30-45 days, as the case may be. Long-stay visa applications for employment and secondment, which were previously endorsed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs – General Inspectorate for Immigration, are decided upon within 10 days from submission.

Exemptions from the obligation to get a long-stay visa:

Citizens of the Member States of the European Union or the European Economic Area (Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein) and of the Swiss Confederation can apply to the Ministry of Internal Affairs – General Inspectorate for Immigration for the extension of their right of temporary stay and for residence permits without holding a long-stay visa.

 

II. Types of long-stay visas:

A long-stay visa is granted depending on the activity to be carried out in Romania. Here are the purposes for which a Romanian long-stay visa can be granted:

Economic activities (symbol D/AE) – the visa can be issued to the third-country nationals who are to carry out economic activities on the territory of Romania, in compliance with the special legal provisions on the organisation and development of such activities;

Professional activities (symbol D/AP) – the visa can be issued to the third-country nationals who are to carry out individual professional activities on the territory of Romania, in compliance with the special legal provisions on such activities;

Commercial activities (symbol D/AC) – this visa can be issued to third-country nationals who are shareholders, with management or administration powes, of companies that are Romanian legal entities, and who are planning to invest in Romania;

Employment (symbol D/AM) – the visa can be issued to the third-country nationals who are to be employed by an employer on the territory of Romania. This type of visa also attests the third-country national’s right to work on the territory of Romania.

Secondment (symbol D/DT) – the visa can be issued to the skilled third-country nationals, employed by legal persons with registered office abroad, who are to work on the territory of Romania, in compliance with the laws in force;

Studies (symbol D/SD) – the visa can be issued to the third-country nationals who are to enter Romania for pre-university, university or post-university studies, as the case may be, or for getting academic degrees in state or private education institutions accredited according to the law;

Family reunification (symbol D/VF) – the visa can be issued to the third-country nationals who are to enter Romania for family reunification;

Religious activities (symbol D/AR) – the visa can be issued to the third-country nationals who are to enter Romania to carry out activities in the area of recognised cults, upon the request thereof;

Scientific research activities (symbol D/CS) - the visa can be issued to the third-country nationals who are to enter Romania to carry out scientific research activities.

Other purposes that are not in breach of the Romanian laws (symbol D/AS).

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