UK Working Visa Entry Requirements for Romanian Citizens 2022

This relates to UK Working Visa Application Fees and Requirements 2022 for Romanian Citizens after Brexit from Romania. After Brexit, Romanians can emigrate (permanently move) to UK if they opt for work or family routes leading to settlement (ILR). Romanians do not need visa if they are travelling to the UK for meeting family, sight-seeing, or business visits. However, visa nationals such as Indians, Pakistanis, South Africans, Nigerians etc. living, working, or studying in Romania need to apply for visa if they intend to visit the UK for short holidays (aka London or England Tourist visa).

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UK Visa Requirements and Fees for Romanian Citizens 2022

From 1 January 2021, Romanians and other EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens (aside from Irish citizens) living in Romania need to apply for a visa for living, working, or studying longer than six months in the UK. Accordingly, Romanians, or other EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens (aside from Irish citizens) will need to meet specific requirements of respective settlement, study, and work routes for getting a valid visa before arrival in the UK.

After the end of the free movement, Romanians and other EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens living in Romania do not need a visa for visiting the UK for up to six months. Non-EU nationals living, working, or studying in Romania, need a visa for visiting the UK.

How to Apply for UK Visa from Romania?

Romanian citizens can check whether they require a UK visa by using the online tool. If they require visa, then can apply online.

Romanian nationals who need to apply for a visa to come to the UK should be able to complete their entire application online using the Immigration App to verify their identity. Accordingly, Romanians may not need to go to a Visa Application Centre (VAC), for submitting their passport or obtaining a visa vignette prior to travel.

If they require, then can go to the following UK visa application centre in Romania:

  • Bucharest Visa Application Centre, DBH-Group Serviced office, Buzesti Business Center 2nd floor, Buzesti Street 50-52, Bucharest Sector 1, Romania

UK Visa Fees in Romania 2022

UK visa fee in Romania depends on the type of application. For instance, UK tourist, student, and spouse visa fees in Romania are €123, €448, and €1,897, respectively.

Romanians and other EU and non-EU residents applying for UK visa from Romania need to pay the online application cost in Euros (€). Accordingly, Romanians can pay for UK visa fee online by a debit or credit card after completing the application form.

Please note, the UK tourist visa cost in Romania is also commonly referred to as England or London visa fees. And some applicants also erroneously refer to Priority Visa UK Fees as premium or express visa cost from Romania.

Processing Time

The UK visa processing time service standard for non-settlement applications (such as visit, study, work) from Romania is usually within 3-weeks. Since March 2022 due to Ukraine Scheme, the processing time has increased to 5-6 weeks.

UK visa processing time service standard for settlement applications (such as spouse, partner, join family) from Romania is 12-weeks or 60 working days. Since March 2022 due to Ukraine Scheme, the settlement visa processing time has increased to 24 weeks.

Success Rate

For the year ending March 2022, a total of 4,609 UK visa applications from Romania decided. 3,109 UK visas issued to Romanian citizens, no application lapsed, 120 applications withdrawn, and 1,380 applications refused. Therefore, the UK visa success and refusal rate from Romania for the year ending March 2022 was 67.45% and 29.94%, respectively.

Application Type UK Visas Issued to Romanian Citizens for YE March 2022
Dep. joining or accompanying 2
Family 5
EU Settlement Scheme family permit 211
Other temporary visas 8
Visitors 27
Study 375
Total Working Visas 2,481
High value 5
Other work visas and exemptions 1,131
Skilled worker 434
Temporary worker 911
Grand Total 3,109
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    UK Visitor Visa Requirements and Fees in Romania

    The most popular visa for visiting UK is the standard visitor visa (aka London tourist visa). However, depending on the purpose of visiting the UK, applicants can apply for other types of visitor visas such as marriage, medical, visiting academics, permitted paid engagement etc.

    Standard Visitor Visa UK (aka London Tourist Visa)

    After the end of the Free Movement, Romanian Citizens and other EU, EEA and Swiss citizens living in Romania do not need a visa for visiting the UK for up to six months. Accordingly, Romanian citizens can travel to the UK without applying for a visa for holidays, short term study, limited business activities or family visits.

    Romanians can seek permission to enter the UK as a visitor on arrival at port or use the e-gates. Romanians visiting the UK can do following permitted activities:

    1. Tourism and leisure
    2. Volunteering
    3. Private medical treatment
    4. Transit
    5. Permitted Business Activities such as attending conference, seminar, meetings etc.
    6. Conversion of a civil partnership into a marriage
    7. Short Term Study
    8. Participation in an exchange program
    9. Educational visit

    Visa nationals such as Indians or Pakistanis living, working, or studying in Romania need to apply standard visitor visa for visiting the UK.

    Standard Visitor Visa UK Fees in Romania

    Standard visitor visa fees in Romania for 6-months visit, tourist, family, or business visitor are €123. The British High Commission fees in Romania for the standard 2, 5 and 10 years visit visa applications are €464, €826, and €1,032, respectively.

    Priority (non-settlement) service fees in Romania is €308 for fast tracking applications within 5-working days. Accordingly, the UK priority visit visa fees in Romania for 6-month, 2, 5 and 10-year applications are €431, €772, €1,134, and €1,340, respectively.

    The 24-hour super priority service price in Romania is €1,179. Accordingly, the super priority visit visa UK cost in Romania for 6-months, 2, 5, and 10 years applications is €1,302, €1,643, €2,005, and €2,211, respectively.

    London or England Visa Price in Romania 2022

    The application fee of 6 months standard visitor visa UK from Romania is commonly known as England or London tourist visa price. The 6-months London or England tourist visa price in Romania is €123 per applicant. To get a London or England visa for tourism from Romania applicants need to prove that they have ample funds for the trip and will leave the UK at the end of the visit. Use of false documents for London or England visa from Romania may lead to 10-year deception ban.

    Marriage

    Romanian citizens need to apply for marriage visa if they are visiting the UK for getting married, forming a civil partnership, or giving a notice of marriage or civil partnership. The UK marriage visitor visa price in Romania is €123. Romanians can stay in the UK up to 180 days on a marriage visitor visa.

    Private Medical Treatment

    Romanian citizens need to apply for a medical visitor visa if they are travelling to the UK for getting private medical treatment and check-up for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months. The UK Private Medical Treatment Visitor Visa Fees in Romania are €247. Romanian citizens can stay in the UK up to 11 months on private medical treatment visa.

    Visiting Academics

    For research and formal exchange arrangements, Romanians can apply for academic visitor visa UK up to 12 months. The UK Academic visitor visa cost in Romania is €247. Romanian academics (and their accompanying partner or children) can stay in the UK up to 12 months on academic visitor visa.

    Permitted Paid Engagement

    The Permitted Paid Engagement (PPE) Visitor Visa is for experts in their field coming to the UK to undertake specific paid engagements up to one month. Accordingly, as per Appendix 3 of Appendix V of the Immigration Rules, Romanian professionals such as visiting examiners, assessors, lecturers, designated air pilot examiners, qualified lawyers, artists, entertainers, and sportspersons can apply for Permitted Paid Engagement Visitor Visa UK up to 30 days. UK Permitted Paid Engagement visit visa fees requirements from Romania are €123.

    Romanian citizens don’t need to apply PPE visa for permitted paid engagement in the UK. However, they need to bring the PPE Invitation Letter and present it to immigration authorities as a proof of seeking entry to undertake permitted paid engagement in the UK for up to 1-month.

    Parent of a Child Student

    Romanian citizens can apply for a Parent of Child Student Visa up to 12 months if their child is attending an independent fee-paying day school in the UK. Parent of Tier 4 Child Student visa cost from Romania is €655.

    Types UK Visit Visa Fees Romania 2022

    Standard Visitor Visa for UK

    Short-term (up to 6 months, single or multiple entry) €123.00
    Longer-term (valid for up to 2 years) €464.00
    Longer-term (valid for up to 5 years) €826.00
    Longer-term (valid for up to 10 years) €1,032.00
    Visiting academic – more than 6 months up to 12 months €247.00
    Marriage visitor visa €123.00
    Permitted paid engagement visa €123.00
    Private medical treatment – more than six months up to 11 months €247.00
    Visit the UK in a Chinese tour group (UK only) €123.00

    Short-Term Study Visa

    Short term student studying English language for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months €247.00

    Transit

    Direct Airside Transit (DATV) €43.00
    Visitor in Transit visa €79.00
    Visit purpose of joining a ship or aircraft as a member of crew of that ship or aircraft €79.00

    Parents of Children at School

    Parent of a Student child visa (up to 12 months) €655.00

    Child Visitors

    Short-term (up to 6 months, single or multiple entry) €123.00
    Longer-term (valid for up to 2 years) €464.00
    Longer-term (valid for up to 5 years) €826.00
    Longer-term (valid for up to 10 years) €1,032.00

    UK Student Visa Fee and Requirements in Romania 2022

    For studying in the UK, Romanian citizens need to apply for the student visa, which has replaced the Tier 4 (General) Student as of October 5, 2020. Accordingly, visa requirements for Romanian students are to study with a UK sponsor on a course of further or higher education, a pre-sessional English course, a recognised foundation programme or to take an elected post as a Student Union Sabbatical Officer.

    Student Visa UK Fees in Romania

    UK visa fees from Romania for students intending to study in London or elsewhere in England or Britain is €448. Moreover, the UK student visa cost from Romania for student dependants is also €448.

    The UK student visa price for Romanian citizens with priority and super-priority service from Romania are €756 and €1,627, respectively.

    The study visa Immigration Health Charge (aka Immigration Health Surcharge or IHS) requirements for Romanian students are @ £624 per year for each year of stay in the UK. The IHS for student dependent visa from Romania is also @ £624 per year for each year of stay in the UK.

    Short Term Student (English Language)

    If Romanian citizens intend to study English language in the UK for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months at an accredited institution, then need to apply for Short-term Student (English language) visa.

    The short term student (English Language) visa UK fee in Romania is €247.

    If a Romanian student intends to study a short term English Language course up to 6 months in the UK, then can do so without the need of applying for any visa.

    Type UK Student Visa Fees in Romania 2022

    Short-Term Study Visa

    Short term student studying English language for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months €247.00

    Parents of Children at School

    Parent of a Student child visa (up to 12 months) (Tier 4 Isle of Man) €655.00

    Points-Based System, Tier 4 – Isle of Man

    Tier 4 (General) student visa – Isle of Man – Main applicant and dependants €448.00
    Temporary Seasonal Worker – Isle of Man €448.00

    Student

    Student – main applicant and dependants €448.00
    Child Student €448.00

    EC as a Student Gurnsey and Jersey

    Application for entry clearance as a student enter the Bailiwick of Guernsey or Baliwick of Jersey €448.00

    Family Settlement Visa to Emigrate (Move) from Romania to UK

    After Brexit, family route enables Romanian citizens to emigrate (move) from Romania to UK. The family route is for those Romanians who can apply for a UK visa because of their relationship to a person settled in the UK or a British citizen. This includes spouse settlement visa, adult dependant relative, parent of a British Child visa etc.

    Spouse or Partner Visa to Emigrate from Romania to UK

    In terms of Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules, Romanians can apply for spouse or partner visa under the 5-year route to emigrate from Romania to UK.

    If Romanians meet the UK spouse visa requirements under the 5-year route, then get an entry clearance as a spouse, civil, unmarried, same-sex partner for an initial period of 33 months with a condition of no recourse to public funds.

    After 30 months Romanians need to make spouse visa extension application for a further leave to remain in the UK.

    Romanians may qualify for indefinite leave to remain (settlement) after completing 60 months (5 years) in the UK on spouse visa. The ILR under the 5-year spouse visa route is for those who meet all the suitability and eligibility requirements of the Immigration Rules at every stage. If a Romanian spouse or partner fails to meet the financial, English language or lawful immigration status requirements then cannot apply for settlement under the 5-year route. However, if exceptional circumstances under Appendix FM apply then Romanians may be considered for settlement under the 10-year route.

    Spouse Visa UK Fees in Romania

    The UK visa fees in Romania in are €1,897 for a spouse, civil, unmarried, and same-sex partner settlement applications. Moreover, the UK embassy visa fees in Romania are same for a fiancé(e) and proposed civil partner.

    The UK priority settlement visa fees in Romania are €707 for fast tracking spouse applications within 30 working days or 6 weeks instead of 12-24 weeks. Accordingly, the UK spouse visa fees from Romania in with priority service is €2,604.

    Fiancé(e) or Proposed Civil Partner Visa

    Romanian Citizens can apply for fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner visa if the purpose is getting married or entering a civil partnership in the UK. The duration of fiancé(e) visa is six (6) months. After the marriage or civil partnership in the UK, Romanian Nationals can apply for leave to remain as a spouse or civil partner. The UK fiancé(e) visa fees in Romania are €1,897.

    Parent of a British Child Visa

    Romanian citizens can apply for Parent of a British Child Visa if they have the sole responsibility for or direct access to the child following the breakdown of their relationship with the child’s other parent. UK visa cost 2022 in Romania for Parent of British Child and dependant child under the family route are €1,897.

    Adult Dependant Relative Visa

    Romanian Citizens can apply for Adult Dependant Relative Visa if they are elderly parents (or other adult dependent relatives such as brothers, sisters etc) and need long-term personal care due to illness, age or disability and the UK sponsor is their only relative, who can provide such long-term personal care without recourse to public funds. The UK Adult Dependant Relative visa fees in Romania are €4,008.

    Types Family Settlement Visa UK Fees in Romania 2022

    Family of Settled People (Settlement)

    Family visas – Joining your partner, parent, proposed civil partner or child €1,897.00
    Family visas – Adult dependant relative €4,008.00
    Route to Settlement – refugee dependant relative €479.00
    Dependent children under the age of 21 only applying under “Appendix ECAA Extension of Stay” to the immigration rules. Free of charge

    Settlement for current and former members of HM armed forces, and their dependants

    Former UK Armed Forces €1,897.00
    Indefinite leave to enter the UK as the dependants of a member of the armed forces under Appendix Armed Forces to the Immigration Rules. €2,965.00
    Applications for entry clearance and indefinite leave to enter the UK as a foreign or Commonwealth citizen discharged from HM Forces under paragraph 13 of Appendix Armed Forces to the immigration rules €2,965.00
    Pre 1997 Gurkhas (outside immigration rules) €1,897.00
    Overage dependant children of pre 1997 Gurkhas €1,897.00
    HM Forces dependants applying under part 4,5,7 or 8 of Appendix Armed Forces €1,897.00

    Returning residents

    Returning resident €655.00

    Family reunion to join asylum seekers

    Family reunion, under Part 11 of Asylum, Immigration Rules (pre-flight dependants) Free of charge
    Post-flight dependants €1,897.00
    Family reunion – other dependent relatives €479.00

    Dependants Joining or Accompanying

    The ‘joining or accompanying’ route is for those Romanians who are applying for visa based on their relationship to another migrant who is not settled in the UK or a British citizen, and who is on a route without a specific visa for dependants. The UK spouse or partner visa fees in Romania under Dependant Joining or Accompanying route are €1,894.00.

    EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit

    In terms of Appendix EU (Family Permit), Romanian Citizens can apply for EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) Family Permit as spouse, civil partner, child, child above 21 years of age, and parent of an EEA national living in the UK. There are no application charges for EUSS Family Permit in Romania.

    Types Dep. Joining or Accompanying Visa UK Fees in Romania 2022

    Family of settled people (settlement)

    Family visas – Joining your partner, parent, proposed civil partner or child €1,894.00
    Family visas – Adult dependant relative €4,003.00
    Route to Settlement – refugee dependant relative €478.00
    Dependent children under the age of 21 only applying under “Appendix ECAA Extension of Stay” to the immigration rules. Free of charge

    Family members of European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals

    Apply if you’re joining a family member from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein who has status under the EU Settlement Scheme Free of charge
    Apply if you are living in an EU country, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein with a British citizen Free of charge
    Apply if you’re joining a person of Northern Ireland who was resident in the UK by 31 December 2021 Free of charge
    Apply if you used to be a family member of someone from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and you have ‘retained the right of residence’ Free of charge

    UK Working Visa Entry Requirements for Romanian Citizens

    From the 1st of January 2021, changes in the immigration rules mean that Romanians, other EEA and Swiss (excluding Irish) nationals living and working in Romania require a visa to work in the UK.

    Skilled Worker Visa for Emigrate to UK from Romania

    If Romanian citizens are sponsored to do a specific skilled job for a Home Office licensed sponsor, then can apply for Skilled Worker visa. The Skilled Worker visa has replaced the Tier 2 General (aka work permit) in 2020. However, unlike Tier 2 General, this new route for skilled workers can lead to permanent settlement (ILR) in the UK. Therefore, Romanian citizens can move to UK from Romania through the Skilled Worker visa route.

    UK Skilled worker visa fees depends on the duration of the Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) for main applicant and dependants. If the COS is for three years or less, then the Skilled Worker visa fees in Romania are €770. However, if the COS is for three years or more then the skilled worker visa application cost is €1,521.

    If the job is in Shortage Occupation, then Skilled Worker visa fees in Romania are €590 and €1,162.

    Health and Care Visa for Emigrate to UK from Romania

    If Romanian citizens are sponsored to work in the UK as a qualified doctor, nurse, or allied health professional for a Home Office licensed sponsor, then can apply for Health and Care Visa. This Health and Care visa route for skilled workers can lead to permanent settlement (ILR) in the UK. Therefore, Romanian citizens can move to UK from Romania through Health and Care Worker visa route.

    The Health and Care visa UK fees depends on the duration of the Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) for main applicant and dependants. If the COS is for three years or less, then Health and Care visa fees in Romania are €304. However, if the COS is for three years or more then the skilled worker visa application cost is €590.

    Global Business Mobility

    In terms of Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 1118 dated 15 March 2022, Home Office has introduced Global Business Mobility Visa UK.

    The New Global Business Mobility Visa route consists of several new sponsored categories for businesses that are intending to establish presence in the UK, transfer overseas staff, or come to the United Kingdom for a specific business purpose. The five sub-categories to Global Business Mobility Visa UK are:

    1. Senior or Specialist Worker
    2. Graduate Trainee
    3. UK Expansion Worker
    4. Service Supplier
    5. Secondment Worker

    Romanian citizens can get the Global Business Mobility visa if the UK employer sponsor the worker to come to the UK for specific job. The Global Business Mobility visa is points based. Accordingly, Romanians need to score 40 to 60 points depending on the sub-category of Global Business Mobility Visa UK. All five sub-categories of Global Business Mobility visa do not lead to settlement (ILR) in the UK. Therefore, Romanian citizens cannot emigrate (permanently move) to UK from Romania through Global Business Mobility route.

    Senior or Specialist Worker

    Global Mobility Business Senior or Specialist Worker Visa UK has replaced the Intra-company Transfer route. This route is for senior managers or specialist employees who are assigned to a UK business which is linked by common ownership to the overseas employing company.

    Senior or Specialist Worker visa UK fees depends on the duration of the Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) for main applicant and dependants. If the COS is for three years or less, then the Senior or Specialist Worker visa fees in Romania are €770. However, if the COS is for three years or more then the application cost is €1,521.

    Graduate Trainee

    Graduate Trainee Visa UK has replaced the Intra-Company Graduate Trainee route. This route is for workers on a graduate training course which leads to a senior management or specialist position and who are required to undertake a work placement in the UK. Graduate Trainee Visa UK Fees in Romania are €319.

    UK Expansion Worker

    The UK Expansion Worker Visa has replaced the Sole Representative of an Overseas Business route. However, the Sole Representative visa will remain open for Media Representatives and those already on Sole Representative visa extending or applying for ILR in the UK.

    The UK Expansion Worker Visa is for specialist or senior employees who are assigned to the UK to assist with the overseas business’s expansion to the UK. Expansion Worker visa application price in Romania is €319.

    Service Supplier

    The Service Supplier Visa UK has replaced contractual service providers and independent professional persons in the T5 Temporary Worker – International Agreement route.

    Service Supplier Visa is for overseas workers coming to the UK to provide a service that is in line with a UK trade commitment. The UK Service Supplier Visa application cost for Romanian citizens is €319.

    Secondment Worker

    The UK Secondment Worker Visa is a new route. The Secondment Worker route is for those Romanian citizens who are seconded to the UK as part of a high value contract or investment by their employer overseas. Secondment Worker visa UK Fees in Romania are €319.

    High Potential Individual (HPI)

    In terms of Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 1118 dated 15 March 2022, Home Office has introduced High Potential Individual visa. The High Potential Individual Visa UK is for those Romanians who have graduated from the top-50 Universities across the world and wish to come to the UK to undertake full-time employment or self-employment work or seek employment opportunities. The New High Potential Individual visa fees in Romania are €880.

    To get HPI visa UK, Romanians must have been awarded within the last 5 years a bachelor’s or postgraduate degree qualification from one of the top global universities (non-UK) which is published in the Home Office’s ‘Global Universities List’.

    Romanian citizens having Bachelor’s or Master’s degree will get a 2-year non-extendable High Potential Individual Visa UK. Applicants having a PhD qualification can get a 3-year High Potential Visa.

    Romanians need to meet the English language and financial requirements for scoring 70 points. High Potential Individual Visa route does not lead to settlement (indefinite leave to remain – ILR) but Romanian citizens can switch to other routes if they intend to work, emigrate, or move to UK.

    Scale-up visa for Emigrate to UK from Romania

    Romanians will be able to apply for Scale-up Visa UK from Aug 22, 2022. The New Scale-up Visa UK Fee in Romania is €880.

    The Scale-up visa is those Romanian citizens who have a sponsored job offer from an authorised UK scale-up company to qualify for a ‘fast-track visa’. To register for this route, a company will need to demonstrate they have an annualised growth of at least 20% for the previous 3-year period in terms of turnover or staffing and have a minimum of 10 employees at the start of the 3-year period.

    The job offer must be skilled at RQF Level 6 or equivalent (graduate level) – higher than the current threshold for Skilled Worker applications which is set at RQF Level 3. The UK Scale-up Visa minimum salary requirements for Romanian citizens are at least £33,000 per year or the going rate for the occupation.

    Romanian citizens will initially get a Scale-up Visa for 2-years – the first six months of which they need to work for the sponsor. Afterwards, Romanians may be eligible to extend the Scaleup visa in the UK for up to 3 years.

    Romanian migrants in the UK on a Scale-up visa can apply for settlement (indefinite leave to remain – ILR) after a period of 5 years. Therefore, Romanian citizens can emigrate (permanently move) to UK from Romania through Scale-up visa route.

    Global Talent Visa for Emigrate to UK from Romania

    Romanians can apply for Global Talent Visa UK if they are leaders or potential leaders in academia or research, arts and culture, and digital technology. Global Talent visa has replaced the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa.

    Romanians can emigrate (permanently move) to UK from Romania through Global Talent visa route.

    Start-up

    If Romanian citizens intend to set up an innovative business for the first time in the UK, then can apply for the Start-up visa. The Start-up visa has replaced the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur route in March 2019. However, unlike Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur, for start-up visa there is no requirement of graduation or securing any initial funding.

    The UK Start-up visa application cost in Romania is €466 for main applicant and dependants.

    Successful applicants may get up to 2-year leave. Start-up is not a route to settlement. However, Romanians may be eligible to move permanently to UK if they progress from start-up to innovator, which is a route to settlement.

    Innovator Visa for Emigrate to UK from Romania

    If Romanian citizens intend to do innovative, viable, and scalable business in the UK then can apply for the Innovator visa. The Innovator visa has replaced the Tier 1 Entrepreneur route in March 2019. The Innovator Visa UK fees in Romania are €1,276.

    To apply for innovator visa UK (aka tier 1 or t1 business visa), Romanians usually need to have an endorsement letter, £50,000 of investment funds, B2 level of IELTS or equivalent for proving English language ability and at least £1,270 for maintenance funds.

    The initial duration of innovator visa is 3 years. After 3 years, Romanians on innovator visa route can apply for an ILR i.e. permanent settlement in the UK. Therefore, if Romanians businesspersons or entrepreneurs intend to emigrate (move permanently) to UK from Romania then Innovator route is a workable option.

    Types UK Work Visa Fees in Romania 2022

    Skilled Worker

    Skilled Worker where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less – main applicant and dependants €770.00
    Skilled Worker, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years – main applicant and dependants €1,521.00
    Skilled Worker – shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less – main applicant and dependants €590.00
    Skilled Worker, shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years – main applicant and dependants €1,162.00

    Health and Care Worker

    Health and Care Visa – where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less – main applicant and dependants €304.00
    Health and Care Visa – where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years – main applicant and dependants €590.00
    Shortage Occupation – Health and Care Visa – where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less – main applicant and dependants €304.00
    Shortage Occupation – Health and Care Visa – where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years – main applicant and dependants €590.00

    Global Business Mobility

    Senior or Specialist Worker – up to 3 years – main applicant and dependants €770.00
    Senior or Specialist Worker – more than 3 years – main applicant and dependants €1,521.00
    Graduate Trainee – main applicant and dependants €319.00
    Service Supplier – main applicant and dependants €319.00
    UK Expansion Worker – main applicant and dependants €319.00
    Secondment Worker – main applicant and dependants €319.00

    Scale-up

    Scale-up – main applicant and dependants (from 22 August 2022) €880.00

    High Potential Individual (HPI)

    High Potential Individual – main applicant and dependants €880.00

    T2 Minister of Religion

    T2 Minister of Religion – main applicant and dependants €770.00

    International Sportsperson

    International Sportsperson, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for 12 months or less – main applicant and dependants €319.00
    International Sportsperson, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over 12 months – main applicant and dependants €770.00

    Temporary Worker

    Charity Work – main applicant and any dependents €319.00
    Creative Work – main applicant and any dependents €319.00
    Government Authorised Exchange visa – main applicant and any dependants €319.00
    Religious Work – main applicant and any dependents €319.00
    Youth Mobility Scheme – main applicant only €319.00
    Seasonal Work – main applicant only €319.00
    International Agreement Work – main applicant and dependant €319.00

    Points-based system, Tier 1

    Tier 1 (Investor) – main applicant and dependants €2,018.00
    Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) – dependants only €1,276.00
    Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) – dependants only €466.00
    Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) – main applicant – where Approval Letter is required €206.00
    Approval letter from a competent body in respect of an initial application for Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) €562.00
    Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) – main applicant – where Approval Letter is not required €767.00
    Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) – dependants only €767.00

    Other work categories

    Innovator – main applicant and dependants €1,276.00
    Start-up – main applicant and dependants €466.00
    Global Talent – main applicant – where Approval Letter is required €206.00
    Approval letter from a competent body in respect of an initial application for Global Talent €562.00
    Global Talent – main applicant – where Approval Letter is not required €767.00
    Global Talent – dependants only €767.00
    Offshore worker €654.00
    Overseas domestic worker in a private household €654.00
    Representative of an overseas business – main applicant and dependants €770.00
    An employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation €770.00
    Sheep Shearer €654.00
    UK ancestry €654.00

    Other Visas and Services

    From April 6, 2022, the UK priority settlement (spouse) and non-settlement (visit, student, work) visa fees in Romania are €707 and €308, respectively. The cost of super-priority visa from Romania is €1,179.

    If the focus is to get the decision as quickly as possible, then Romanian citizens can use the priority service. The priority service is an optional user-pay service, which are exclusive to the application fee. Priority service enables fast tracking of UK visa processing time by putting an application at the front of the queue. The priority service is for fast tracking a straightforward visa application.

    Please note priority or super-priority service does not guarantee a favourable result. Moreover, payment for priority service does not even guarantee a quick decision.

    Types Other Visas and Service Fees UK in Romania 2022

    Exempt

    Diplomatic Posting to the UK Free of charge
    Diplomatic Posting to the UK (Dependant) Free of charge
    Members of International Organisations on Official Visits Free of charge
    Official Transit through the UK Free of charge
    Official Visit to the UK Free of charge

    Members of armed forces and their families (non-settlement)

    HM Forces personnel or Member of foreign armed force – exempt from immigration control Free of charge
    Dependants of exempt international forces applying under Part 10 of Appendix Armed Forces €655.00

    Other visas

    FCO Strategic performance fund and bilateral projects Free of charge
    Single entry visa to replace a biometric residence permit €190.00

    Commonwealth / Overseas Territories

    Receiving/handling/ forwarding applications on behalf of Commonwealth Countries/Overseas Territories €174.00

    Other fees

    Hong Kong British National (Overseas) for 30 months – main and dependants €222.00
    Hong Kong British National (Overseas) for 5 years – main and dependants €308.00
    Certificate of Entitlement Nationality Right of Abode (outside the UK) €479.00
    Transfer of Conditions (Vignette Transfer) application made overseas €190.00

    Priority Service Fees

    Priority service for settlement applications €707.00
    Priority service for non-settlement €308.00
    Super Priority Service €1,179.00
    International contact centre – via telephone (per minute) €1.00
    International contact centre – via email (per query) €3.00
    Registered Traveller (UK only) – adult €62.00
    Registered Traveller (UK only) – child €30.00
    Registered Traveller (UK only) – registration of new documents €25.00

    How to Apply Tourist Visa UK from Romania?

    After Brexit, Romanians, other EEA nationals, and Swiss Citizens do not need to apply for tourist visa UK as they do not need a visa for visiting the UK for up to six months. However, visa nationals such as Indians, Pakistanis, South Africans etc. living, working, or studying in Romania need to apply for tourist visa if they intend to visit the UK for short holidays.

    The UK visit or tourist visa requirements from Romania are to fill the online visa application form correctly and provide the required supporting documents.

    Applicants applying for tourist visa UK from Romania can provide sponsor’s supporting document. However, if applicants provide false or forged documents then may get 10 Year Deception Ban.

    The most common reasons for UK visitor or tourist visa rejection are doubtful intentions and large unexplained transactions in the bank statement.

    Romanians, other EEA, Swiss Citizens, and foreign expatriates visiting the UK are not allowed to do work and need to abide the conditions of stay. If the Home Office finds visitors breaching their conditions of stay, then may cancel the permission with re-entry ban.

    Documents Required for Tourist Visa UK from Romania

    For UK standard visitor (aka tourist or visit) visa, applicants may provide the following supporting documents along with their biometrics at the VFS Global application centre in Romania:

    1. Online application form
    2. Current valid passport
    3. Previous passport, if applicable
    4. Translation of documents, which are not in English/Welsh
    5. Invitation letter, if applicable
    6. A UK address for staying during the visit
    7. Residential address in Romania
    8. Telephone or mobile number
    9. Marriage certificate, if applicable
    10. Family certificate, if applicable
    11. Business/Employer details
    12. Tax registration certificate
    13. Tax returns
    14. Bank statements
    15. Salary slips (for employed persons)
    16. Conveyance/Mortgage Deed or Rental Agreement of the address in Romania
    17. Evidence of assets

    Please note, this is not an exhaustive checklist of the required documents to apply for UK visa from Romania, as these may differ due to the personal circumstances. Family members, friends, business associates can provide for maintenance and accommodation in support of a UK tourist or visit visa application from Romania. If the third party (sponsor) is in the UK, then should not be in violation of the immigration laws at the time of application.

    FAQs

    How Long Romanians Can Stay in the UK?

    After Brexit, Romanians can stay in the UK up to 180 days per visit. However, on a spouse, student, and work visa Romanian citizens can stay in the UK up to the validity of the visa. Romanians on a valid spouse, work, or student visa can extend their duration of stay in the UK by meeting the relevant leave to remain requirements. Family and some work routes such as Skilled Worker, Innovator, Health and Care, Scale-up etc. also enable Romanians to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) and subsequently Naturalisation and British Citizenship. Therefore, after Brexit, Romanians can emigrate or move permanently to the UK from Romania.

    What are the UK Visa Requirements for Romanians?

    The UK visa requirements for Romanians depend on the type of application. For instance, if Romanian citizens are applying for UK student visa, then they need to meet the validity, suitability, and eligibility requirements as per Immigration Rules Appendix Student.

    For studying English language in the UK for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months at an accredited institution, Romanians need to meet the requirements of Appendix Short-term Student (English language).

    Likewise, if Romanians are applying for Skilled Worker Visa, then need to meet the validity, suitability, and eligibility requirements as per Immigration Rules Appendix Skilled Worker.

    Can Romanian Students Work in the UK?

    If Romanian students are doing degree level course in the UK, then can work on the study route for 20 hours per week during term-time.

    If Romanians are studying below degree level course in the UK, then can only work for 10 hours per week during term-time.

    However, Romanian students doing degree or below degree course can work fulltime during the semester break.

    Dependent spouse or partner of Romanians studying below degree level course cannot work in the UK. However, dependent spouse of Romanian student studying degree level course can work (including self-employment and voluntary work) in the UK.

    Does UK Give Post Study Work Visa to Romanians?

    Yes, under the New Graduate route Romanian students, who have completed bachelor’s degree or above in the UK, can apply for 2-Year post study work visa. If Romanian citizens have completed PhD in the UK, then can get 3-Year post study work visa.

    How Can Romanians Get Job Visa in UK?

    The most popular route for getting a job in the UK from Romania is the UK Skilled Worker Visa. Therefore, if Romanian citizens are sponsored to do a specific skilled job for Home Office licensed sponsor, then can apply for the Skilled Worker Visa UK. The Skilled Worker visa has replaced the Tier 2 General (aka work permit) in 2020. However, unlike Tier 2 General, this new route for skilled workers can lead to permanent settlement (ILR) in the UK. Therefore, Romanian citizens can permanently move (emigrate) to UK from Romania under the Skilled Worker visa route.

    On 4 August 2020, the British Government had launched the Health and Care Visa for qualified Romanian doctors, nurses and allied health professionals who have been trained to a recognised standard and who have good working English. Romanian citizens can permanently move (emigrate) to UK from Romania under the Health and Care Worker visa route.