Material created within the PDP1 Project – „Improving the national system for Asylum and Migration” financed by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021

Throughout human history migration has been an extremely common phenomenon. Countless migrants and refugees are trying to settle in the EU, Romania included, in their search for protection or a better life – a job, better education, family reunification etc.

 

Trafficking in persons appears when one person exercises total control over another by using threats, violence, manipulation or other forms of constraint. These traffickers exploit their victims economically by paying them pennies or not at all.

 

Begging is a form of physical and psychological exploitation. The beggars, many of them children, are treated like slaves, abused, starved and bullied. Day after day, from dawn until dusk, begging becomes their job.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS AND PREVENTION INFORMATION

 

·         Never accept begging as a compromise solution or to make quick money – this will make you vulnerable for trafficking in persons.

·         Comply with the residency conditions within the Romanian territory.

·         Always keep valid identification documentation on you or, if appropriate, documents that certify your stay/residence and never give these documents to anybody who isn’t an official representative of the Romanian authorities.

·         Do not extend your stay on the Romanian territory beyond the period for which your stay/residence was approved and make all necessary efforts to leave the country before this period expires.

·         Do not get involved in incidents that could lead to disturbing public order and peace.

·         If you are in danger and you are a victim of exploitation try to leave the place you’re being held against your will and inform the authorities or any other person with whom you enter into contact about the fact that you are a victim of trafficking in persons.

 

MAIN RIGHTS OF FOREIGNERS LIVING LEGALLY ON THE ROMANIAN TERRITORY

 

·         Throughout their stay in Romania, foreign citizens can freely move from one place to another and they can establish their residency or, depending on the case, their home anywhere in Romania;

·         They can temporarily leave the territory of the Romanian state and they have the right to re-enter the country at any time as long as their residency permit is valid.

·         Only the foreign citizens who stay/have residence in Romania may benefit from social protection on behalf of the state under the same conditions as Romanian citizens.

·         They can access the following services: The Social Protection System, the Public Health System, Labour market, Education.

·         Victims of trafficking in persons – foreign citizens benefit, without discrimination, from the same assistance and protection measures as the victims of trafficking in persons, Romanian citizens, and have the right to a recovery and reflection period of up to 90 days.

 

MAIN OBLIGATIONS OF FOREIGNERS ON THE ROMANIAN TERRITORY

 

●        Throughout their stay in Romania, foreign citizens must comply with the Romanian legislation.

●        Foreign citizens on the territory of Romania must respect the purpose for which they were granted the right to enter and, as the case may be, to stay on the Romanian territory but not beyond the period for which their stay was approved.

●        Foreign citizens who enter the Romanian state’s territory or who leave it must submit to border crossing checks, as per the law.

 

Contact information

Unique emergency number: 112

 

National Agency Against Trafficking In Persons

Helpline: 0800 800 678

021 313 31 00

Email: anitp@mai.gov.ro

 

General Inspectorate for Immigration

Phone: 021.410.75.13

Email: igi@mai.gov.ro

 

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Throughout human history migration has been an extremely common phenomenon. Countless migrants and refugees are trying to settle in the EU, Romania included, in their search for protection or a better life – a job, better education, family reunification etc.

 

Trafficking in persons appears when one person exercises total control over another by using threats, violence or other forms of constraint and manipulation. These traffickers exploit their victims economically by paying them pennies or not at all.

 

Promises of jobs abroad or even in the country are still excuses and types of approaching future victims. The offers made by the recruiter vary and manage to satisfy the needs of people looking for a job, people who want to „change their lives for the better”.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS AND PREVENTION INFORMATION

 

·         Do not accept any job without proper legal employment documentation, even if the salary is highly attractive.

·         Do not accept any job in Romania without understanding your employment contract and job description. Read the clauses of your individual employment contract carefully, especially those related to the start date, the duration of the contract, the place of work, the position or profession, the duration of the work, annual leave and salary information.

·         Do not leave your job without the employer’s consent – this will make it impossible for you to be rehired. If you lose your job for other reasons, you have 90 days to find another job and your residence permit will remain valid.

·         Always keep valid identification documentation on you or, if appropriate, documents that certify your stay/residence and never give these documents to anybody who isn’t an official representative of the Romanian authorities.

·         If you are in danger and you are a victim of exploitation try to leave the place you’re being held against your will and inform the authorities or any other person with whom you enter into contact about the fact that you are a victim of trafficking in persons.

 

MAIN RIGHTS OF FOREIGNERS LIVING LEGALLY ON THE ROMANIAN TERRITORY

 

·         They can travel freely and establish their residence or, if appropriate, their home anywhere on the Romanian territory.

·         They can temporarily leave the territory of the Romanian state and they have the right to re-enter the country at any time as long as their residency permit is valid.

·         They can benefit from social protection on behalf of the state under the same conditions as Romanian citizens.

·         As an employee in Romania you have the right to see a general practitioner free of charge, since for this service you pay taxes from your monthly salary. After you register, you can call your GP for any medical problems you might have. If you need a specialist doctor, the general practitioner will give you a referral for a free check-up with a specialist.

·         Your work visa gives you the right of residence for the duration of the employment contract. As an employee, you have the right to a work schedule that respects your right to 2 days of rest.

·         You must be remunerated on a monthly basis for your work, preferably directly in your bank account, usually within 15 days after the labour month is over.

 

MAIN OBLIGATIONS OF FOREIGNERS ON THE ROMANIAN TERRITORY

 

·         Throughout their stay in Romania, foreign citizens must comply with the Romanian legislation.

·         Foreign citizens on the territory of Romania must respect the purpose for which they were granted the right to enter and, as the case may be, to stay on the Romanian territory but not beyond the period for which their stay was approved.

 

Contact information

Unique emergency number: 112

 

National Agency Against Trafficking In Persons

Helpline: 0800 800 678

021 313 31 00

Email: anitp@mai.gov.ro

 

General Inspectorate for Immigration

Phone: 021.410.75.13

Email: igi@mai.gov.ro

 

Or you can find us on social media

 

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Throughout human history migration has been an extremely common phenomenon. Countless migrants and refugees are trying to settle in the EU, Romania included, in their search for protection or a better life – a job, better education, family reunification etc.

 

Trafficking in persons appears when one person exercises total control over another by using threats, violence or other forms of constraint or manipulation. These traffickers exploit their victims economically by paying them pennies or not at all.

 

Sexual exploitation of women and not only continues to be one of the most well-known and common forms of exploitation when it comes to the victims of trafficking in persons.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS AND PREVENTION INFORMATION

 

·         Never accept prostitution as a compromise solution or to make quick money.

·         Respect the residency conditions within the Romanian territory.

·         Always keep on you valid identification documentation or, if appropriate, documents that certify your stay/residence and never give these documents to anybody who isn’t an official representative of the Romanian authorities.

·         Do not extend your stay on Romanian territory beyond the period for which your stay/residence was approved and make all necessary efforts to leave the country before this period expires.

·         Do not get involved in incidents that could lead to disturbing public order and peace.

·         If you are in danger and you are a victim of exploitation try to leave the place you’re being held against your will and inform the authorities or any other person with whom you enter into contact about the fact that you are a victim of trafficking in persons.

 

MAIN RIGHTS OF FOREIGNERS LIVING LEGALLY ON THE ROMANIAN TERRITORY

 

·         They can travel freely and establish their residence or, if appropriate, their home anywhere on the Romanian territory.

·         They can temporarily leave the territory of the Romanian state and they have the right to re-enter the country at any time as long as their residency permit is valid.

·         They benefit from social protection on behalf of the state under the same conditions as Romanian citizens.

·         They can access the following services: The Social Protection System, the Public Health System, Labour market, Education.

·         Victims of trafficking in persons – foreign citizens benefit, without discrimination, from the same assistance and protection measures as the victims of trafficking in persons, Romanian citizens, and have the right to a recovery and reflection period of up to 90 days.

 

MAIN OBLIGATIONS OF FOREIGNERS ON THE ROMANIAN TERRITORY

 

·         Throughout their stay in Romania, foreign citizens must comply with the Romanian legislation.

·         Foreign citizens on the territory of Romania must respect the purpose for which they were granted the right to enter and, as the case may be, to stay on the Romanian territory but not beyond the period for which their stay was approved.

·         Foreign citizens who enter the Romanian state’s territory or who leave it must submit to border crossing checks, as per the law.

·         Foreign citizens on Romanian territory must submit, as per the law, to be checked by the police and other competent public authorities in this regard.

 

Contact information

Unique emergency number: 112

 

National Agency Against Trafficking In Persons

Helpline: 0800 800 678

021 313 31 00

Email: anitp@mai.gov.ro

 

General Inspectorate for Immigration

Phone: 021.410.75.13

Email: igi@mai.gov.ro

 

Or you can find us on social media

 

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