Anyone relocating to Romania will need to register with the immigration office and obtain your CNP (residency document).  People living in Pipera will need to attend the Ilfov immigration office to obtain their residency permit and CNP, rather than the downtown Bucharest office.

The process of registering with immigration is made more difficult by the challenge of finding the office, finding the right time to submit your application and of course having all the correct documentation.

Depending on your reason for registering (whether for work, for secondment, because you are a family member of a person with residency, etc.) the documentation differs. It’s important to check the list at to ensure you bring the right paperwork.

Typical documentation may include; passport, birth certificate, Romanian work contract, health insurance documents (or E111 for EU citizens) and your marriage certificate (with an apostille) for family members. Originals and photocopies of each document are needed – they will keep the photocopy with your application. You will need to bring the originals and notorized translations of documents that are not in Romanian. There are numerous notaries in Bucharest that can do this for you, and most will be able to advise of a reputable translator that they work with.

UK citizens can obtain an apostille (otherwise known as ‘legalising’ your document) by post through the FCO’s Legalisation Office in Milton Keynes. Details are on their website at There are numerous companies in the UK that offer apostille and legalisation services, but going directly to the FCO is considerably cheaper.

Ilfov Immigration Office Opening Hours:  8.30am – 4.30pm

Please note that the Ilfov Immigration Office follows a strict schedule for accepting and collecting applications.  This poster of office hours was correct in September 2016.

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Address:  Șoseaua Fabrica de Glucoză 7

Finding the office

The office is not easy to find even when you have the address and google maps!  Stand on the corner of Strada Barbu Vacarescu and Soseaua Fabrica de Glucoza and you will see two small access roads as well as the main road of Sos. Fabrica de Glucoza.  Take the middle road which has a basic barrier across it and a blue sign (with Romanian flag colours). You will go past a building on your left and then see the police station ahead. Before this white building you need to turn left. Ahead of you now you will see a metal gate over the road.  This looks like the wrong way, but it’s not!  Go through the open door on the metal gate and keep following this road and you will then see the Immigration Office on your left.

The view from the corner of Strada Barbu Vacarescu and Soseaua Fabrica de Glucoza

The sign you are looking for.

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