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October 26, 2011 6:59 PM Subscribe
Canadian citizens with a minor child investigating a year long stay with a Romanian grandparent.
posted by anonymous to travel & transportation (3 answers total)
We're all Canadian citizens (not living in Quebec). Our 14 year old child is interested in visiting Child's grandparent for a year, or more. The grandparent lives in Romania, and we support our child in this trip/adventure.
A long term travel Visa to Romania says it's for 90 days, but it can be extended. Does anyone have information on how easy it would be to repeatedly extend this based upon the reasons of "I'd like to continue living with Grandparent learning more about my heritage."
Immigration: I see that adult applicants for immigration need to speak Romanian. Child doesn't. Child is also not a skilled worker. My searches seem to be poisoned by google thinking we're looking to immigrate to Canada instead of the reverse. Is there anything straightforward, in English, about family sponsorship to Romania? Alternately, if anyone can definitely say this isn't a realistic option, that would be appreciated too.
TLDR: immigration or travel visa hacks to get a 14 year old to live in Romania with a grandparent for a year.