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Types of Romanian long-stay visas

Long-stay visas are granted depending on the activity to be carried out in Romania. The purposes for which long-stay Romanian visas can be issued are the following:

  • Carrying out economic activities (symbol D / AE) - the visa can be issued in favor of foreigners who are to carry out on the Romanian territory economic activities organized and regulated by special laws;
  • Carrying out professional activities (symbol D / AP) - the visa can be issued in favor of foreigners who are to exercise on the territory of Romania liberal professions regulated by special laws;
  • Carrying out commercial activities (symbol D / AC) - the visa can be issued in favor of foreigners who are shareholders or associates, with management or administration attributions, of some commercial companies, Romanian legal entities, which are to make an investment in Romania;
  • Employment (symbol D / AM) - the visa can be issued in favor of foreigners who are going to work, on the territory of Romania, to an employer. This type of visa also certifies the worker's right to work in Romania. The long-stay visa for employment is also granted in the case of persons who are going to travel to Romania for employment as a seasonal worker.
  • Detachment (symbol D / DT) - the visa can be issued in favor of qualified foreigners, employees of a legal entity based abroad, who are to carry out work activities in Romania, in accordance with the law;
  • Studies (symbol D / SD) - the visa can be issued in favor of foreigners who are about to enter Romania to take courses in pre-university, university or post-university education, as the case may be, or to obtain scientific degrees in accredited state or private institutions , according to the law. This type of visa is granted to foreigners - students, trainees, pupils, or those who participate in a student exchange program or educational project. This type of visa is also granted to foreigners accepted for studies based on the international documents to which Romania is a party.
  • The quality of student has the foreigners accepted for studies by a state or private educational institution, accredited or provisionally authorized according to the law, including for the participation in doctoral courses as well as the trainees who participate in an unpaid professional training program.
  • The quality of student has the foreigner who has been accepted by a state or private pre-university education unit, accredited or provisionally authorized according to the law, within a student exchange program or an educational project. Foreigners participating in a student exchange program or educational project must be between 13 and 19 years old.
  • The quality of trainee is the foreigner who has a higher education diploma or who follows a cycle of study leading to a higher education diploma and who is admitted for a training program in order to acquire knowledge, practices and experience in a professional environment.
  • Family reunification (symbol D / VF) - the visa can be issued in favor of foreigners who are to enter Romania in order to regain family unity;
  • Religious activities (symbol D / AR) - the visa can be issued in favor of foreigners who are about to enter Romania in order to carry out activities in the field of recognized cults, at their request;
  • Scientific research activities (symbol D / CS) - the visa can be issued to foreigners who are about to enter Romania to carry out scientific research activities, based on the approval of the Ministry of Research and Innovation and the General Inspectorate for Immigration.
  • Other purposes that do not contravene Romanian laws (symbol D / AS).

 

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