The General Inspectorate for Immigration (IGI) has issued in the first six months of the year 1,179 labour / business travel permits to the foreign nationals who develop profitable activities in or are on business travels to Romania, by 10pct more than in the same period of 2014.
“Out of the 1,331 applications, 1,179 were approved, 140 were rejected and 12 are under inquiry to being solved. The permits were issued for permanent workers, highly qualified or on business travels. Most of the foreign citizens are from Turkey (193), China (175), the Philippines (144), South Korea (86), Sri Lanka (70) and Ukraine (55),” a release by IGI sent on Wednesday to Agerpres informs.
IGI provided management services for the legal stay in the country of 107,716 foreigners in the first half of 2015; 48,000 of them were from the European Union, the European Economic Area and Switzerland, and 59,716 from third countries.
The main purposes for foreigners having set up residence in Romania relate to the right to family unity – family reintegration of family members of Romanian, EU and EEA citizens – education, employment or permanent settlement. Nearly 75 per cent of all the foreigners mentioned one of the purposes above.
Some 1,146 persons were found with illegal staying, by 4.9pct more than in the same period of 2014.
Return decisions from Romania’s territory were issued for 862 foreigners in illegal situations or who did not meet the legal conditions to be granted or prolonged to, the right of residence in Romania.