Residence permit

I'm from asia.I am a student at Romania. I hold the resident permit for 6 years.Where  I can go by residence permit.

A residence permit does not give you the ability to travel anywhere, it's purpose is to prove you are a resident in Romania; to exit and reenter Romania without the need of a visa.  If you are married to a EU National, the answer is somewhat different.

Where you can travel depends on your passport/citizenship.

Romaniac Experts Team

Hi guys,

If you don't mind I would like to submit a related post in this thread instead of creating a new one.
I am a EU national and will be working in Romania. As an EU national I do not have to obtain a work permit but I was told that I have to obtain the Romanian residency after two weeks of staying in Romania. According to this document: … amp;step=2
I have to do it after 3 months staying in Romania - it does not state whether this is different for people working in the country?

I would really appreciate your help and maybe if you have any other documents to reference that would be of help too. I do not want to try for the residency that quick as that will mean I have to find an apartment of my own that quickly (otherwise one will be provided for me from the company).

Could it be that I have to have residency in order for the company to be able to pay my medical insurance and such?

If you want to travel you will probably need something like a Travel Schengen Visa



Here is a link I think you'll find useful which is more localized than what you've referenced, though the site is quite useful also ;) … identei/63

You have 90 days to register your residence.  Regarding the medical insurance and connection to residency, you should probably address that with the company; though I would think that once your contract begins and they are paying you, they would also be paying your social/medical insurance as well.


Regarding the medical insurance they will be paying it but I thought that maybe they need me to have  a medical insurance number in order for them to be able to pay towards it hence them needing me to get residency.

That link is perfect :) I couldn't find that somehow.. This should help out in contacting the HR person I am in touch with.

Do you perhaps know the difference between a Registration Certificate and a Residency Card?


MyNamesJan :

Do you perhaps know the difference between a Registration Certificate and a Residency Card?


It's my understanding that EU citizens resident in Romania receive a registration certificate, while non-EU citizens receive a residency card.  Both allocate a CNP to the individual which is necessary for most activities in Romania.  The residence card has the difference of allowing the foreign citizen holder to travel in-out of Romania along with their passport without the need of a visa.  An EU citizen has no concern about that :)  Also I believe the registration certificate does not expire, while the residence card must be renewed upon expiry.


Thanks again Romaniac,

I was now told that indeed all of this is required because of the need of getting a CNP and that this can be done through the residency/registration permit. Has anyone went through the process in Bucharest and can confirm whether a copy of a lease contract on an apartment is required?


The original and copy of the lease agreement were both required last time I went through this procedure.

Thanks Daniela,
That's bad news :(

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