Romanian Visa

IX. Long-stay visa (symbol D):

III. Supporting documents to get a D-type visa, depending on the type of activity to be carried out in Romania:

1. Economic activities - D/AE:

  • proof of meeting the requirements provided for by the special law;
  • medical insurance for the validity period of the visa;
  • the applicant’s criminal record, or any other document bearing the same legal value, issued by the authorities in the state of domicile or residence, bearing an apostle or extra-legalisation, as the case may be.

2. Professional activities - D/AP:

- proof that the requirements related to the exercise of the respective professions are met;

- proof that in the country of origin they carry out a profession similar to the one they intend to carry out in Romania;

- medical insurance for the validity period of the visa;

- the applicant’s criminal record, or any other document with the same legal value, issued by the authorities in the state of domicile or residence, bearing an apostle or extra-legalisation, as the case may be.

3. Commercial activities - D/AC:

  • specialized technical endorsement on a business plan

TAKE NOTE:  In accordance with the provisions of article 3 (2)(C) point 23 from Decision of the Romanian Government nr.23/12.01.2017 regarding the organisation and functioning of the Ministry of Business Field, Commerce and Enteprenoship grants a specialized technical endorsement on the business plan of foreign investors in view of lodging an application for a long-stay Romanian visa for commercial activities. Therefore, in order to obtain the above-mentioned endorsement, please address said Ministry.

 
  • medical insurance for the validity period of the visa;
  • the applicant’s criminal record, or any other document with the same legal value, issued by the authorities in the state of domicile or residence, bearing an apostle or extra-legalisation, as the case may be.

4. Employment - D/AM:

- copy of the employment permit issued in accordance with the legislation in force regarding the employment and secondment of third-country nationals on the territory of Romania, or, as the case may be, documents attesting that the applicant belongs to one of the following categories exempted from such obligation:
 

  • third-country nationals whose free access on the Romanian labour market is established through the agreements Romania concluded with other states;
  • third-country nationals who carry out educational, scientific activities, or other categories of specific activities of a temporary nature, within accredited or authorised institutions of profile in Romania, on the grounds of bilateral agreements, and the specially skilled staff on the grounds of the order of the minister of education, as well as the third-country nationals who carry out artistic activities in the cultural institutions in Romania on the grounds of the order of the minister of culture;
  • third-country nationals who are to carry out activities, on the territory of Romania, upon the requests of ministries, or of other central or local public administration bodies, or of autonomous administrative authorities;
  • third-country nationals who are appointed as heads of the agencies, representations or branches in Romania of companies based abroad, and who are not associates, shareholders or administrators of a Romanian legal entity, and in such agencies, representations or branches there is no other third-country national holding a right of stay for this purpose.
  • proof of financial means at the level of the national minimum gross salary for the entire period specified on the visa;
  • the applicant’s criminal record, or any other document with the same legal value, issued by the authorities in the state of domicile or residence, bearing an apostle or extra-legalisation, as the case may be;
  • medical insurance for the validity period of the visa.
  • In addition to the supporting documents listed above, the long–stay visa for employment lodged on the grounds of an employment permit issued for seasonal workers that does not attest the fact that the employer ensures the accommodation of the visa applicant, must be accompanied by a proof of accommodation that ensures an adequate standard of living for the entire length of stay, namely a firm reservation with an accommodation unit, a property or rent contract for a home in Romania, in the name of the applicant, or an authenticated declaration that shall attest to the adequate accommodation of the applicant, on behalf of the holder of a right of property or use of a home on the territory of Romania.

A third-country national can apply for a long-stay visa for employment within 60 days from getting the employment permit by the employer.

Whenever a third-country national holds an employment permit issued by the General Inspectorate for Immigration – Ministry of Internal Affairs, the visa shall be approved by the National Visa Centre within 10 days from submitting the visa application. In the case of the categories exempted from the obligation to get an employment permit, visas are issued after the endorsement of the General Inspectorate for Immigration, within 30-to-45 days.

5. Secondment - D/DT:

- copy of the secondment permit issued in compliance with the specific laws on the employment and secondment of third-country nationals on the territory of Romania, except for the following categories:

  • third-country nationals employed by legal entities with registered office in one of the Member States of the European Union, of the European Economic Area or of the Swiss Confederation, seconded to Romania, subject to their holding a residence permit issued by that state;
  • third-country nationals who are to carry out educational, scientific activities, or other categories of specific activities of a temporary nature, within accredited or authorised institutions of profile in Romania, on the grounds of bilateral agreements, and the specially skilled staff on the grounds of the order of the minister of education, as well as the third-country nationals who carry out artistic activities in the cultural institutions in Romania on the grounds of the order of the minister of culture;
  • third-country nationals who are to carry out activities, on the territory of Romania, upon the requests of ministries, or of other central or local public administration bodies, or of autonomous administrative authorities.
  • proof of financial means at the level of the national minimum gross salary for the entire period specified on the visa;
  • the applicant’s criminal record, or any other document with the same legal value, issued by the authorities in the state of domicile or residence, bearing an apostle or extra-legalisation, as the case may be;
  • medical insurance for the validity period of the visa.