The study and the work visa for detached workers are two types of visas for long-term stay in Romania.
In this article, our team of Romanian lawyers lists the main uses of these and how a foreign national may apply for one of the two.
For more information on the available types of visas, as well as assistance for application, please do not hesitate to reach out to our immigration experts at our law firm in Romania.
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The visa for Detachment – D / DT
This is a visa issued for “posted workers”, also called detached workers. The applicant must provide a copy of the secondment notice issued under the conditions of the special legislation on employment and secondment of aliens on the Romanian territory, except for the following categories:
- foreign employees of legal persons established in one of the Member States of the European Union or of the European Economic Area or in the Swiss Confederation, seconded to Romania, under teh condition to present the residence permit issued by that state;
- foreigners to carry out didactic, scientific or other categories of specific activities on a temporary basis in accredited or provisionally authorized institutions in Romania, based on bilateral agreements, and specially qualified personnel, based on the order of the Minister of National Education, as well as foreigners who carry out artistic activities in cultural institutions in Romania, based on the order of the Minister of Culture;
- foreigners who are to carry out on the Romanian territory temporary activities requested by ministries or other bodies of the central or local public administration or by autonomous administrative authorities.
The following documents are required:
- proof of means of subsistence at the level of the minimum gross basic salary per country guaranteed in payment for the entire period of the visa;
- criminal record or another document with the same legal value, issued by the authorities of the state of residence or residence and, as the case may be, apostille or superlegalized;
- medical insurance for the duration of the visa.
Aliens in the categories exempted from the obligation to present a copy of the notice of secondment must present the following documents:
- a copy of the individual employment contract, registered with the competent authorities of the Member State concerned, translated and legalized;
- a valid residence permit issued by the State in which the employer is established, in original and in copy;
- copy of the deed of secondment, translated and legalized;
- proof of financial means according to the level of the minimum gross basic salary per country guaranteed in payment for the entire validity of the visa;
- criminal record or an equivalent document, issued by the authorities of the state of domicile or residence and, as the case may be, apostille or superlegalized;
- medical insurance concluded for the duration of the visa.
The alien may apply for a long-stay visa for secondment, within 60 days from the date of obtaining the notice of secondment by the employer.
When the foreigner holds a notice for secondment, issued by the General Inspectorate for Immigration – Ministry of Internal Affairs, the visa is approved by the National Visa Center, within 10 days following the visa application submission date. For the categories exempted from obtaining the notice for secondment, the visa is granted after obtaining the approval of the General Inspectorate for Immigration, within 30 to 45 days. Our attorneys in Romania can give you more details.
The visa for Studies – D / SD:
The following documents are required to apply for this visa in the case of students:
- (i) proof of acceptance for studies issued by the Ministry of National Education, showing that he will attend a form of full-time education at a state or private higher education institution, accredited or provisionally authorized by law;
- (ii) proof of payment of the tuition fee for at least one year of study;
- (iii) proof of financial means according to the level of the minimum gross basic salary per country guaranteed in payment for the entire validity of the visa;
- (iv) criminal record certificate or other document of the same legal value;
- (v) medical insurance during the period of validity of the visa;
- (vi) the approval of the parents or guardian regarding the stay for the purpose of studies on the Romanian territory, if the foreigner is a minor;
- (vii) proof of knowledge of the language in which the study program to be conducted will take place, except for the preparatory year of the Romanian language for foreign citizens.
In the case of foreigners participating in a student exchange program or educational project the documents are the following:
- (i) proof of acceptance for studies issued by the Ministry of National Education, showing that it will follow a form of full-time education;
- (ii) proof of participation in a student exchange program or educational project, carried out by an organization established under the law and recognized for this purpose;
- (iii) proof from the student exchange organization or educational project that it will provide the means of subsistence, including tuition fees, as well as any costs related to the implementation of the removal measures;
- (iv) medical insurance during the period of validity of the visa;
- (v) proof of accommodation in a family selected by the organization carrying out the exchange of students or the educational project and which has a living space considered normal for a family in Romania or in a special accommodation unit selected by the organization carrying out student exchanges.
Contact our lawyers in Romania for more information about the requirements and the application procedure for these visas.