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Romania Work Permit

Romania Work Permit

Romania is a country in southeast Europe bordering Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia, Moldova, and Ukraine. The country has a high-income, fast-developing economy with a highly skilled labour force. Bucharest is the capital and also a major commercial hub in the country.

The key industries in Romania are motor vehicles, precision machinery, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and electric goods (especially home appliances).  Other major industries include food, fashion, steel, petroleum, aerospace, telecommunications, electronics, chemicals, consumer goods, lumber, mining, and defense. The IT industry is an upcoming sector in the country and employs a large number of skilled workers.

The Romanian labour force needs skilled professionals, and many immigrants from all over the world are moving to Romania for work.

Citizens of the member states of the European Union do not need any authorization to work in Romania. If you are a non-EU citizen, you will need to obtain a Work Permit to legally work in Romania. However, a Romanian employer needs to apply for a Work Permit on your behalf. Work Permits are granted by the Romanian Inspector General for Immigration.

Once you get a Work Permit, you may file for a Romania Work Visa from your home country.

What is the eligibility for a Romania Work Permit?

To qualify for a Romania Work Visa, you need to fall under any one of the following categories:

  • You are a highly skilled professional.
  • You will be conducting academic, scientific, or any other specialized work in an accredited institute in Romania
  • You will be working in Romania as part of a bilateral agreement.
  • You will be working in Romania based on the order of the minister of national education
  • You will be working in Romania based on the order of the minister of culture.
  • Your country has a treaty with Romania.
  • You will be working in Romania on behalf of a ministry or other central, public, or local administration organization.
  • You will be working as the head of a branch office in Romania of a company that has its headquarters overseas.

What are the requirements for a Romania Work Permit?

Like most developed countries, even Romania wants employers to undergo labour market testing before granting a Work Permit. A labour market test determines if there are any suitable candidates available in Romania or other EU nations for the job in question. A Work Permit is granted when an employer is able to prove that they could not find a suitable candidate in the country to fill the vacancy.

Other requirements that a prospective employee must meet include:

  • Meet all the requirements of the job in terms of skill, education, and work experience.
  • Have no criminal record that may prevent them from working in Romania.
  • Clear a medical test proving their capability to carry out the tasks required for the job.
  • Fall within the annual quota for foreign citizens who may be granted a Work Permit. The employee may also be required to submit the following documents:
  • The Work Permit obtained by the employer.
  • Proof of accommodation in Romania.
  • A valid passport
  • Proof of medical insurance for the duration of the visit.
  • Police Clearance Certificate from the employee’s home country.
  • Proof of funds to support the visit.
  • A copy of the itinerary, including a flight ticket.

The application process to get a Romania Permit and Work Visa

If you are not a citizen of any EU country, you will need not just a Work Permit but also a long-term Visa to live and work legally in Romania.

Here’s how you can obtain these documents:

  • First, your employer must apply for a Work Permit on your behalf by submitting all relevant documents to the Inspectorate General for Immigration.
  • The Inspectorate General for Immigration usually responds to the request within 30 days. However, the processing time may be extended if the IGI requests more information for verification.
  • If all requirements are met and the application is approved by the IGI, a Work Permit is issued to the prospective employee.
  • The employee must then apply for a long-term Visa (Work Visa) by applying at their nearest Romanian Embassy or Consulate. A Work Visa application must be submitted within 60 days of obtaining the Work Permit.

What are the in-demand jobs in Romania?

The job market in Romania is in full development and has created an ample number of job opportunities, especially for foreigners. If you work in a specialist occupation or have skills that are high in demand, finding a job can be quite easy in Romania.

IT, Oil extraction, Engineering, Banking, and heavy industries are some of the sectors in Romania offering the highest-paid jobs. 

Surgeons, specialist doctors, lawyers, orthodontists, and pilots are some of the highest-paid occupations in the country. However, these occupations are regulated and you will need a license to work in them. Other well-paid jobs include bank managers, college professors, and marketing directors.

Do you wish to move to Romania to work? Get in touch with Niyama Immigrations today.

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