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  1. Official information
  2. Arrival
  3. Documents
  4. Accommodation
  5. Asylum
  6. Medical services
  7. Rights
  8. Work
  9. Other support
  10. Study/School
  11. Transport

1. Official information

Governmental information, addresses and contact information

➔ Galați (#36)

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Call +40236323878 c.galati.igi@mai.gov.ro Open in maps

Updated at March 3, 2022, 3:56 p.m.

➔ Romania (#35)

Center Accommodation and Procedures Centers

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Call +40230564462 c.radauti.igi@mai.gov.ro Open in maps

Updated at March 3, 2022, 3:55 p.m.

➔ Maramureș (#34)

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Call +40262280005 c.maramures.igi@mai.gov.ro Open in maps

Updated at March 3, 2022, 3:53 p.m.

➔ Giurgiu (#33)

Center Accommodation and Procedures Centers

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Call +40246215056 c.giurgiu.igi@mai.gov.ro Open in maps

Updated at March 3, 2022, 3:53 p.m.

➔ Timișoara (#32)

Center Accommodation and Procedures Centers

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Call +40256421240 c.timisoara.igi@mai.gov.ro Open in maps

Updated at March 3, 2022, 3:50 p.m.

➔ Bucharest (#31)

Center Accommodation and Procedures Centers

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Call +40212408427 c.bucuresti.igi@mai.gov.ro Open in maps

Updated at March 3, 2022, 3:48 p.m.


2. Arrival

How can I arrive?

➔ Enter Romania (#1)

People fleeing Ukraine can enter Romania through any of the border crossing. Real time information on crossings and waiting time can be accessed below. For questions about entering Romania, you can call The Romanian National Council for Refugees (CNRR):

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Open website Call +40 730 073 170

Updated at March 2, 2022, 3:40 p.m.

➔ Which boarder crossing to use (#2)

From Ukraine: Halmeu, Sighetu Marmației, Siret, Isaccea border points can be used to cross into Romania. You can also reach Romania through the Republic of Moldova. Information about the current situation at border crossing points in Ukraine can be found below.

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Updated at March 2, 2022, 3:40 p.m.

➔ I have questions (#3)

You can call The Romanian National Council for Refugees on the number below.

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Call +40 730 073 170

Updated at March 2, 2022, 3:40 p.m.


3. Documents

Which Documents are required?

➔ Minors (#17)

All children coming from Ukraine are accepted into Romania. It is advisable to carry an identity document of the minor or a birth certificate. Minors don’t need the written approval of any of the parents to cross the border. As a parent, you don’t need the approval of the second parent for the child to cross the border.

➔ Adults (#16)

Ukrainian nationals carrying any valid passport can enter Romania on a short stay status for 90 days and ask for asylum either immediately or at any later point during their stay. Those who want to apply for asylum at the border point can enter Romania without documents. If you do not have a valid passport or an identity document, you can enter Romania by applying for asylum at the border.

➔ Pets (#18)

The National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority (ANSVSA) has granted a temporary derogation from the observance of certain rules for the entry of pets from Ukraine on the national territory. If the animal is not vaccinated against rabies or if the vaccination is no longer valid, the responsible person will fill in the Pet Location Form, the owner of the animal will be able to complete all the formalities and procedures after entering Romania.

➔ Covid 19 (#118)

There is no requirement to present a certificate of vaccination or valid PCR test to enter Romania from Ukraine. You are not required to quarantine either if you arrived by land in Romania from Ukraine as per Decision of the National Committee for Emergency Situations no. 9 of 25 February 2022.


4. Accommodation

Where can I find accommodation?

➔ How do I find transport and accommodation when I arrive? (#13)

When you arrive at the border, you will be assisted by volunteers that will direct you in the right way. There are free transfers there, they have lists of refugee housing, just get to the border and then you will be directed and helped. But if you want to arrange any accommodation in advance you can do that on these 2 websites:

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Source https://ua.doina.co/#romaniaaccomodationfinding Updated at March 2, 2022, 10:30 p.m.

➔ Free accommodation (#20)

Asylum seekers have the right to be housed in one of the six Regional Accommodation and Procedures Centers for Asylum Seekers managed by the General Inspectorate for Immigration. Withins these locations, they willl be provided the following basic utilities during temporary stay: a) food; b) clothing; c) personal hygiene materials; d) primary health care and appropriate treatment, emergency medical care, as well as free medical care and treatment in cases of acute or chronic life-threatening diseases, through the national health care system; e) the right to be included in the national public health programs aimed at the prevention, surveillance and control of communicable diseases, in situations of epidemiological risk.


5. Asylum

How can I request asylum?

➔ Asylum procedure (#23)

Asylum seekers will then receive an application form after which they will have to submit all the documents that you have at their disposal and that are relevant to their personal situation, as well as the document for crossing the state border, after which an identification document will be issued: the temporary identity document for asylum seekers issued by the General Inspectorate for Immigration (IGI). Asylum seekers will be schedule with the IGI for a preliminary interview and a secondary interview to determine a form of protection. They will receive a notice with the date and time of each interview. It is important for asylum seekers to attend both interviews, present all the evidence they have and answer all questions truthfully. Interviews are conducted in the presence of an IGI official and a translator. Translation will be done in a known language by the application. The participation of a CNRR legal advisor or UNHCR representative at the interview can be requested.

➔ While waiting for asylum (#24)

During the asylum procedure individuals have the right to remain on the territory of Romania and are protected against expulsion, extradition, forced return from the border or from the territory of the Romanian state. The length of the procedure depends on the case. Each application is individually analyzed. Asylum seekers are entitled to 20 lei/day. They can collect the amount every month from the Regional Centre for Accommodation and Procedures for Asylum Seekers that you are assigned to. Asylum seekers rights and obligations are covered by Law 122/2006

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Updated at March 3, 2022, 1:58 p.m.

➔ Where to request Asylum (#22)

You can claim asylum directly at the border cross point or at a later point anywhere in Romania, but before your visa or right to stay expires. You cannot apply for Romanian asylum from outside the territory of Romania. A person is considered to be an asylum seeker from the moment they express their will, in writing or orally before the competent authorities, showing that they are seeking the protection of the Romanian State. The authorities competent to receive an application for asylum are: – the General Inspectorate for Immigration (IGI); – the Border Police; – most of the police stations across the country (those that operate centers for custody and provisional detention); – the National Administration of Penitentiaries.

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Source Romanian National Council for Refugees (CNRR) Updated at March 3, 2022, 1:54 p.m.

➔ Who can I contact for more information about Asylum? (#120)

Romanian National Council for Refugees (CNRR) - for asylum information +40 721 206 926. For questions about access into Romania +40 730 073 170. LOGS, NGO from Timisoara which has set up a Call Center (WhatsApp): for information about the asylum procedure and general questions (in English, Russian, Ukrainian) +40765861888


6. Medical services

How can I access medical services?

➔ Where can refugees receive medical aid within Romania? (#12)

Regina Maria, a private Romanian healthcare network, is launching a list of various free medical services for Ukrainians forced to find refuge away from home. A Ukranian ID or passport is required to access the service. See www.reginamaria.ro for all information - translations have been made into RO/UA/EN languages. Or phone 021.9268 (English only). Regina Maria has over 300 partner clinics around Romania.

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Source https://ua.doina.co/#moldovaborder Updated at March 2, 2022, 10:22 p.m.

➔ Can I have access to Medical Services in Romania? (#121)

Ukrainian refugees are entitled to: (a) primary health care and appropriate treatment; (b) emergency medical assistance; (c) free medical assistance and treatment in cases of acute or chronic diseases that endanger their lives, through the national health care system; They also have the right to be included in national public health programs aimed at the prevention, surveillance and control of communicable diseases in situations of epidemiological risk.


7. Rights

What rights do I have?

➔ Non-exhaustive rights (#27)

Legal counseling, information -to be assisted by a lawyer during the asylum procedure. -contact and be assisted by an NGO or UNHCR. -be provided with a free of charge translator during the asylum procedure. -receive information in a language that you understand. Accommodation and residence -to receive a temporary identification document. -to be accommodated in a Regional Reception Center (if you do not have enough financial resources to live by yourself). -to remain in Romania throughout the entire asylum procedure. Medical assistance -to receivefree basic medical assistance and treatment, emergency medical assistance in a hospital and free medical treatment for acute/chronic illnesses which put your life at immediate risk. -If you have special medical needs, you have the right to receive proper medical care based on your condition. Access to education -Children, meaning all those below the age of 18, have the right to go to kindergartenand school under the same conditions as Romanian children. -In order to help them integrate into school, children can also attend Romanian language classes. Work -to work in Romania 3 months after you have applied for asylum. You can do this under the same conditions as Romanian citizens, meaning you don’t need a work permit.

➔ Asylum seekers (#26)

Rights and obligations as an asylum seeker are covered by Law 122/2006. For legal counseling you can call the Romanian National Council for Refugees (CNRR)

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Call +40 721 206 926

Updated at March 3, 2022, 2:04 p.m.


8. Work

Can I work?

➔ How can I work? (#28)

Ukrainian citizens who want to work in Romania do not need a work permit for a maximum period of 9 months in a calendar year, according to Law no. 200/2020. In order to benefit from all the services and measures provided by Law no. 76/2002 on the unemployment insurance system and the stimulation of employment with subsequent amendments and completions, during the nine months, Ukrainian citizens can apply for refugee status. After obtaining a form of international protection, they can be registered in the records of employment agencies, thus benefiting, free of charge, from employment incentive measures: mediation of work by connecting employers with jobseekers, information and professional advice providing a range of services free of charge to jobseekers for the purpose of providing information on the labor market; vocational training; assessment and recognition of professional skills obtained. Vocational training programmes ensure, according to the law, the initiation, qualification, requalification, improvement and specialization of people looking for a job.


9. Other support

Where else can I find support?

➔ Where else can I find support in Romania? (#122)

Help-line Ukrainian below. Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2445149202283866 Dedicated portal below

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Open website Call 0219590

Updated at March 4, 2022, 3:49 a.m.


10. Study/School

➔ Studying in Romania (#193)

All children and young refugees coming from Ukraine, who want to enroll in the Romanian education system, have the possibility to do it. There are 45 schools, 10 high schools and three universities that teach in Ukrainian in Romania. Children can also continue to learn their mother tongue through the platform approved by the Ministry of Education of Ukraine. For Ukrainian students who want to learn the Romanian language, the school inspectorates will create the necessary conditions and will ensure adequate human resources for the request. If you do not have documents proving your studies in Ukraine, the Romanian education institutions will evaluate, based on their own criteria and in accordance with good international practice, the learning outcomes, competencies and abilities and will decide on the recognition of your transferable study credits. In the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years, students, citizens of Ukraine, can benefit from funding from the state or from other sources, through the Ministry of Education and, respectively, higher education institutions.


11. Transport

How can I get transport?

➔ Transportation in Romania (#119)

The documents received at the border allow people coming from Ukraine to travel by train for free.