You must register your residence with the territorial units of the General Inspectorate for Immigration in the county where you reside. You will be issued with a residence certificate or residence card for family members. This lasts up to five years, after which you can apply for permanent residency. You will need documents depending upon your reason for relocating to Romania from the UK, and you can find the necessary details at http://ori.mai.gov.ro/detalii/pagina/en/Residence-registration/63
The usual requirements are as follows, but check the site above for your personal circumstances.
- ID – passport
- Application form
- Proof of economic viability
- Health insurance
You can get a form from the site above and also the amount of the fee – around £1.70
Although Britain is not a member of the Schengen area, and therefore customs formalities apply, because we are members of the EU, there is little of consequence to concern the average Briton relocating to Romania.
Currency – no restrictions from the EU but with the impending change in currency it would be advisable to check the current situation before travelling. There are restrictions for residents of Romania. Free import of goods bought from the EU with restrictions on the amount of alcohol and cigarettes. Medicines for personal use only.
Relocating to Romania from the UK with Pets
Romania doesn’t place any exceptional regulations on bringing your pets to the country. Nothing above what you would expect from any other EU country. Pets do, however, require their own pet passport, microchips and rabies vaccinations within 1 year, but not closer than 21 days from departure, and up-to-date routine vaccinations. You could email the veterinary office at firstname.lastname@example.org for details of your personal circumstances. If you intend to bring the pet back to the UK you must ensure the rabies vaccinations are kept up to date.