You can apply to carry out a traineeship in Romania if you have a higher education degree or if you are pursuing a higher education degree in a non-EU country. You must be admitted for a training programme in order to acquire knowledge, practices and experience in a professional environment.
If you fulfil the conditions, you will be issued a long-stay visa.
Where and how to apply
It is necessary to obtain a long-stay visa in this regard, from the consular offices or diplomatic missions of Romania.
The following documents must be submitted:
The visa is valid for a stay of 90 days in a period of 180 days.
Duration of validity of permits/visas
The right of residence may be extended, under the same conditions as for visas, for a period of up to one year.
The refusal to extend the residence right is communicated by the return decision.
This can be appealed within 10 days from the communication date to the court of appeal in whose territorial jurisdiction is the GII unit that issued the return decision. The court solves the appeal within 30 days from the receipt date. The court’s decision is final.
Change of status
In the event that he/she finds a job, the third-country national citizen may stay on the Romanian territory and can change the purpose of his/her stay (employment) without the obligation to leave Romania and obtain a new visa.
The third-country national citizen whose residence permit is valid for one year can request the family reunification for:
For submitting the application for family reunification, the sponsor has to present the following documents:
The application will be solved within a maximum of 3 months from the date of submission.
Approval of the application shall be communicated in writing to the applicant for transmitting it to interested family members, who shall submit it to the diplomatic mission or consular post within 60 days of its issuance date, together with the application for a long-stay visa for family reunification.
When granting the long-term residence, half of the stay as a trainee is counted in the period of residence to be eligible for long-term/permanent residence in the Romania.
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