The first step in obtaining the long term residence in Romania is requesting the granting of this right at the territorial units of the General Inspectorate for Immigration in the county that you live in.
This right can be claimed both as a family member of a Romanian citizen, and for another purpose of your stay in Romania, such as family reunification, commercial activities etc.
The conditions that must be met for granting the right of long term residence in Romania are:
In establishing the continuous and legal stay period, half the length of residence for study purposes is taken into consideration. However, in establishing this period, there will not be taken into account the right of residence offered by a short-stay visa, diplomatic visa or work visa, nor the residence right obtained for carrying out activities as seasonal workers. If you need a reliable team of lawyers in Romania to help you in this matter, do not hesitate to contact our team.
It is useful to know that this period may be reduced to four years in the situation that your status as a refugee has been recognized or you are granted subsidiary protection in Romania, depending on the degree of integration in society.
Also, if you have been recognized as a refugee or have been granted subsidiary protection in Romania, and you are married for at least 5 years with a Romanian citizen, this period will be reduced by half.
Our team of Romanian lawyers can provide more details about these conditions.
The foreigners of Romanian origin or born in Romania, as well as those whose stay is in the interest of the Romanian state, may receive long term residence right solely by fulfilling the condition of not representing a threat for the public order or the national security.
The minors whose parents hold a long term residence may receive the same statute, without fulfilling the condition regarding the continuous residence in Romania in the last 5 years preceding the application; in case only one of the parents holds a long term residence, the consent of the other parent is needed in authentic form.
The foreigners who prove to have made investments of minimum EUR 1.000.000 or have created over 100 full time places of work, may receive the long term residence permit if they fulfill the last 4 conditions mentioned above. Special assistance for investors is available at our Romanian law firm. Please reach out for information on how to open a company in Romania.
The long term residence right granted to holders of EU Blue Card who had a right of continuous residence on the territory of the Member States of the European Union, the European Economic Area or of the Swiss Confederation in the past 5 years preceding the application, as holders of EU Blue Card, in case that for 2 out of the 5 years they had the right of continuous residence in the 2 years preceding the date of the application, as holder of the EU Blue Card, in Romania, is obtained provided the following requirements are cumulatively fulfilled:
If you need clarification on any of the aforementioned points, our team of attorneys in Romania can assist.
The long-term residence permit is granted for a period of 10 years in case you are a family member of a Romanian citizen or a period of 5 years if the purpose of your stay falls under those provided by law.
Yes, the long term residence right shall cease in one of the following cases described below by our lawyers in Romania:
If you are interested in more details about these special situations, please reach out to our Romanian lawyers.
In order to apply for a long term residence permit, you must present a standard application accompanied by the following documents:
Yes, there is the possibility of your application being denied.
The refusal as well as the reasons for its formulation, will be communicated in writing to the applicant within 15 days of the resolution.
The refusal to grant long-term residence rights can be appealed within 30 days from the communication to the Court of Appeal. Our lawyers in Romania can provide legal assistance for this step.
The refusal to grant long term residence rights does not have any legal effect on the right of residence of the applicant.
The holders of a long term residence permit benefit of equal treatment as compared to Romanian citizens in respect to:
The foreigners, who hold a long term residence permit, according to immigration Romania law, have the right to establish or move their domicile on the Romanian territory, under the same conditions with the Romanian citizens.
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