Obtaining Romanian residency permit for Turkish citizen married to Romanian

Are you a Turkish national, and need to obtain Romanian residency permit for family reunification with a Romanian citizen? Get your residency permit fast and easy with the help of our below step-by-step guide.
Obtaining Romanian residency permit for Turkish citizen

The primary purpose of our guide is to explain all details you need to know, so you can thoroughly prepare for the residency permit application. Our step-by-step guide helps you mitigate potential risks of rejection by the immigration authorities.

TYPE OF RESIDENCY PERMIT: family reunification, married to Romanian citizen. This is guide specially customized for Turkish citizens, taking into account the legal requirements that apply for them.

IMPORTANT: please carefully read the instructions listed below under the “Important prerequisites” tab before applying the instructions in our guide below.

  • the foreign citizen applying for the permit must be legally married to a Romanian citizen, meaning that a Romanian marriage certificate must be available for the application; if the marriage certificate was issued under a different jurisdiction (i.e., country), a Romanian transcription of the foreign marriage certificate must be obtained prior to the Romanian residency permit application;
  • also, the applicant must have available a place of accommodation in Romania and must be able to prove the availability through documents – e.g. rental contract, ownership contract, accommodation contract, etc.;
  • the approval of the Romanian residency for family reunification can be refused if the authorities conclude that the application is based on a “formal marriage”; similarly, the application can be refused if the authorities assess the existence of  bigamy or polygamy;
  • the residency permit can be approved for a validity period of maximum 5 years.

More details: Any Turkish national legally married to a Romanian citizen has the right to apply for Romanian residency for family reunification. To obtain the Romanian residency permit, the applicant must prepare and submit both online and physical applications with the Romanian Immigration Office. The residency permit application file will have to include a specific set of documents, well prepared in advance. Therefore, before proceeding with the residency permit application, the applicant must properly prepare all the required documentation for it.

If you have a different nationality than Turkish, please do not apply the instructions in this guide, as they may not be fully helpful for your case. Please look for a guide that is specifically applicable for your nationality and situation. If you do not find it on our website, please feel free to contact us.


Purpose: family reunification, married to Romanian citizen
for nationals of: Turkey

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Florin Stoicescu

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