Long-term residence permit shall cease: in case of cancellation or revocation, for obtaining a long term residence right in another State, in case of absence from the Romanian territory for a period exceeding 12 consecutive months, except in the situation that, at this time, you received a temporary stay in a member state of the European Union, in case of absence from the Romanian territory for more than 6 consecutive years, even if in this period you have received a temporary stay in a member state of the European Union, on request, upon attainment of the Romanian citizenship or in case of absence from the territory of EU, the European Economic Area or Swiss Confederation Member States, for more than 2 consecutive years, of the long-term resident, who holds a long-term residence permit with the words “Former EU blue Card holder”, or of his family members who were granted long-term resident status.
In case, upon termination of the long term residence right, you are in Romania, within 30 days from the communication, you can apply for a temporary residence permit for the purposes and under the conditions provided in Ordinance 194/2002 as amended and supplemented (details in section Legislation).
If the long-term residence right will cease under par.(3) letter b) or c) of Ordinance 194/2002 with its subsequent amendments, you may be granted a new long term residence permit, under the conditions of the emergency ordinance, after a legal and continuous residence in Romania for 12 months.
Long-term residence right of a former EU Blue Card holder does not cease if the alien can prove that it was absent from the territory of the EU, the European Economic Area or Swiss Confederation Member States, to exercise economic activity as an employed or self-employed person to perform an activity on a voluntary basis or study in the country of origin.