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Romanian residence permit application for non-EU – family members

Need to get your Romanian family reunification residency permit fast and without headaches? Are you a national of any of the following countries: India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon? Use our step-by-step guide for securing your long-term legal stay in Romania. Below is a simple-to-follow guide, prepared by our immigration experts having more than 15 years of experience working with the Romanian authorities.

Residency permit type: family reunification, married to Romanian citizen.

IMPORTANT: please read the instructions below under “Important prerequisites” tab before using this guide, to ensure it applies to your specific case.

This Romanian family reunification residency permit guide is applicable for nationals of the following countries: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines.

This guide can be used by nationals of the above listed countries who are married to Romanian citizens.

What this means: Any individual having one of the above nationalities and who is legally married to a Romanian citizen has the right to file a Romanian residence permit application for family reunification purposes. To obtain the Romanian residence permit, he/she must file an application with the Romanian Immigration Office which will have to include a specific list of documents.

Therefore, before proceeding with the application, the applicant must properly prepare all the required documentation for it. This is what our guide is able to help you with – i.e. explain all details you need, so you can properly prepare for the residency permit application, and avoid any rejection of the file by the immigration authorities.


  • the applicant must be legally married to the Romanian citizen, meaning that a Romanian marriage certificate must be available for the application; thus, if the marriage was concluded under a different jurisdiction, a Romanian transcription of the foreign marriage certificate must be obtained prior to the Romanian residency permit application;
  • the applicant must have available a place of accommodation in Romania and must prove the availability through documents – e.g. rental contract, ownership contract, accommodation contract, etc.;
  • the approval of the residency permit 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.


Step-by-step guide
for nationals of: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon.

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