You can apply to be a volunteer in Romania if you take part in a voluntary service on the basis of an agreement with the entity/organisation responsible for the voluntary service.
Where and how to apply
It is necessary to obtain a long-stay visa, which is issued by the consular offices or diplomatic missions of Romania, with the fulfilment of the below conditions.
Duration of validity of permits/visas
The residence right is extended and the permit is issued if the third-country national presents the civil insurance policy and the volunteer contract concluded with the host organisation, which mentions the activity to be carried out, the conditions under which performance of tasks is monitored as well as working hours.
Third-country nationals participating in the European Voluntary Service are exempt from the obligation to present a civil insurance policy.
The residence right amounts to a period equal to the validity period of the volunteer contract, without exceeding a total duration of stay of one year on the Romanian territory, in this purpose.
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.
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.
The stay as a volunteer is counted in the period of residence to be eligible for long-term/permanent residence in Romania.
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