Go to the Casa De Economii y Concemnatiuni (CEC) to pay various fees for your temporary residence permit. These fees are paid annually and are less for for students from European Union countries. These fees must be paid and all receipts kept safely as they are required for the file you will submit to the foreign affairs department for your residence permit. Yes, bureaucracy can be a pain, we know!
What will you require before going to CEC
Current day exchange 0f 60 US$ into Romanian Lei with receipt for the exchange.
Do within the 3 days after arrival (Excluding weekends)- Although this is not necessary for EU students, it is recommended that EU students also do this. Go to the department of foreign affairs according to the schedule mentioned below with a photocopy of your passport and announce your presence.
Address: Piata Cipariu, Str. A. Muresanu nr. 16 (Str.Zrinyi)
* This is the same place where you go to get the temporary residence permit.
Department of Foreign Affairs
Opened on Monday to Friday
8.30 – 10.30 (EU Students)
10.30- 14.00 (International students)
Students are advised to purchase a mobile phone and a sim card from a service provider like Orange or Vodafone. Also purchase around $12 additional credit as you will be making many calls finding out about apartments for rent. Budget for around €20-€30 in taxi fares during the first week, for looking for your apartment and completing the registration process.
Please invest in a headset for your mobile phone. Mobile phones emit radiation and should not be placed against your head or in direct contact with your body. Try to use an organic or leather pouch to store your …
Students are advised to open a bank account to deposit their travelers checks and cash. One can receive and send International wire transfers from their bank account.
We recommend : BCR(Banca Comerciala Romana ) which is the biggest Romanian Bank with branches at the following addresses:
1)Calea Floresti, Nr. 157 – 159
2) Strada Nicolae Titulescu, Nr. 4, bl. 2B, Corp B3
3)Strada Bucegi, Nr. 13 – 15
4) Strada Aurel Vlaicu, Nr. 4, Bl. 5B
5) Strada Fantanele, Nr. 7
6) Strada 21 Decembrie, Nr. 16
7) Strada Pasteur, Nr. 56 – 60, Parter
8)Strada George Baritiu, Nr. 10 …