how to stay legally in Romania as a student [Residency permit – Permis de sedere] ?

Once you obtain the long-stay visa for studies from Romania’s diplomatic missions and consular offices, which grants you permission to stay in Romania for 90 days, you must apply for and obtain the residency permit. or if you are a citizen of Eu country ( you are exempted from making a Visa, but required to make Residency permit)

  1. Obtain a Study Visa:
  • Visit Romania’s diplomatic missions or consular offices in your home country to apply for a long-stay study visa. This visa grants you permission to stay in Romania for up to 90 days.

2. Apply for a Residency Permit:

  • After arriving in Romania with your study visa, you must apply for a residency permit at the territorial units of the General Inspectorate for Immigration in the city where you live.
  • Make sure to start this process at least 30 days before the expiry of the right to stay granted by your study visa.

3. Prepare Required Documents:

Gather the necessary documents for your residency permit application, which typically include:

  • Original and copy of your border crossing document (passport or travel document).
  • Copy of your study visa.
  • Copy of the entry stamp showing when you last entered Romania.
  • Original and copy of the letter of acceptance from the educational institution.
  • Original and copy of a certificate from the educational institution proving your enrollment as a student.
  • Original and copy of a rental contract for one year.
  • Original and copy of a medical certificate from a university doctor or any other doctor in Romania confirming that you don’t have any conditions that endanger public health.
  • Proof of means of support amounting to at least the minimum gross salary per country guaranteed in payment for at least six months. As of your knowledge cutoff date (September 2021), this was approximately 19,800 lei or 4,000 euros. A bank statement showing this balance will suffice.

4. Pay Fees:

  • Pay the required fees, including:
    • Consular fee (Taxa consulara) – 597 lei or the equivalent of 120 euros.
    • Residency permit fee (Taxa permis de sedere) – 259 lei, to be paid at CEC BANK.

5. Social Health Insurance (if required):

  • If you are over the age of 26, you may be required to have social health insurance. You can obtain this insurance by visiting Casa de Asigurari de Sanatate.

6. Submit Online Application:

7. Attend Immigration Office Appointment:

  • After submitting your online application, you will receive an invitation to appear at the immigration office located at 29 Nicolae Iorga Street.
  • Ensure you have all the necessary documents in both copy and original form when you attend your appointment.

Once you’ve completed these steps and your application is approved, you should receive your residency permit, allowing you to legally stay in Romania as a student. Keep in mind that immigration rules and requirements can change over time, so it’s advisable to check with the official authorities or the Romanian Embassy or Consulate for the most up-to-date information before applying.

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