In some cases, the General Inspectorate for Immigration may cancel or revoke both the temporary and the long term right stay in Romania.
While the annulment, as a sanctioning measure, takes place when the conditions provided by law have been breached before the right to stay was granted, the revocation occurs in case the breach of the conditions occurred after its grant.
This being said, the annulment of the right of temporary residence or the long term stay is pronounced by the General Inspectorate for Immigration, in the following cases:
Regarding the revocation of the right of temporary residence, it is pronounced by the same body, in the following circumstances:
The long-term stay right is revoked by the General Inspectorate for Immigration when it is found that the foreign citizen represents a threat to public order, as a result of crimes committed in Romania.
Unemployment is not a reason for revoking an EU Blue Card, unless the period of unemployment exceeds three consecutive months or in the case that the unemployment occurs several times during the validity of the EU Blue Card.
Furthermore, unemployment is not a reason to revoke the right of temporary residence for work purposes during the time that the foreign citizen is receiving unemployment benefits.
The decisions to cancel or revoke the right of residence shall be taken by taking into account the circumstances of each case, respecting the principle of proportionality.
The decision to cancel or revoke the right of residence shall be communicated by the General Inspectorate for Immigration to the foreigner who is in Romania, through the decision to return, or by the Romanian Border Police, to the foreign citizen who is at the border with the purpose of entering Romania, by handing the decision to cancel or revoke issued by the General Inspectorate for Immigration.
For those foreign nationals who do not face the annulment of their right to stay, remaining in the country for a long period of time will open the possibility of applying for Romanian citizenship. This is possible after five years lawfully spent in the country (or five, in some cases), and the applicant is also subject to conditions for sufficient Romanian language knowledge, among others.
For further information on the annulment or revocation of a long term or temporary right to stay in Romania of a person belonging to a country outside of the European Union or the European Economic Area in Romania, don’t hesitate to contact one of the lawyers of our team within the law firm Darie, Manea & associates that hold extensive experience in this field, providing full legal service, namely legal advice and representation before competent authorities.