Legal status: entry and stay in Romania - Dopomoha
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The main ways to enter Romania: obtaining temporary protection, with a short-stay right or as an asylum seeker. 

Your rights in Romania depend on your status.

You can also apply for asylum within Romania, at a later point.

Temporary protection

The temporary protection is granted for a period of one year and can be automatically extended for periods of 6 months, for a maximum of one year, if the generating situation persists.

Short stay

Ukrainian nationals who are able to present a valid passport at the border crossing can enter Romania and can stay up to 90 days.

Asylum seeker

Instead of entering with the right of short stay you can enter as an asylum seeker.

Temporary protection

The temporary protection is granted for a period of one year and can be automatically extended for periods of 6 months, for a maximum of one year, if the generating situation persists.

Short stay

Ukrainian nationals who are able to present a valid passport at the border crossing can enter Romania and can stay up to 90 days.

Applying for asylum

Asylum is a form of protection that allows a foreigner who cannot return to the country of origin to remain in Romania. From the moment you ask for asylum, either in writing or verbally, you are considered an asylum seeker. You cannot be removed (deported) to your country of origin.

My rights

Your rights in Romania depend on your status. The main ways to enter Romania: obtaining temporary protection, with a short-stay right or as an asylum seeker. You can also apply for asylum within Romania, at a later point. If you cannot present any documents upon entering Romania you will need to apply for asylum at the border.

For support in other European countries:

Poland

Hotline: +48 47 721 75 75

Find out more: www.ua.gov.pl

Also:https://pomagamukrainie.gov.pl/

Moldova

 

Hotline: 0 8000 15 27

Find out more: http://bma.gov.md

Hungary

 

Hotline: +36 1 463 9292

Find out more:

http://www.bmbah.hu/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=1736:2022-03-04-12-25-49&lang=hu

The Slovak Republic

Hotline of the Slovak Interior Ministry for Ukrainian-speakers: +421 513 816 111 та +421 259 765 111

Find out more: https://www.mic.iom.sk/sk/novinky/760-informatsiya-ukrayina.html