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Romania Work Visas & Work Permits

Information on types of Romania work visas and how your employees can obtain them

If your business is planning to expand to the European nation of Romania, then you may be interested in bringing workers from abroad to help with the new operation. To do this, each of your foreign workers may need to obtain a Romania work visa and permit.

However, Romania’s visa application process can be difficult to follow, with unique immigration rules, a different language, and more all contributing to the complexity. It is, therefore, crucial to understand the process properly if you want to avoid unexpected delays.

At Horizons, our experts in foreign business expansion offer a range of Romania work visa services, immigration support, and outsourcing, giving your organization everything needed to expand into Romania with the help of a global workforce.

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Requirements for Romania work visas

As Romania is a European Union (EU) member, any nationals of EU or European Economic Area (EEA) countries do not need to have special permission to work in Romania.

Foreign workers from outside the EU/EEA will need both a visa and a work permit to legally work in the country. These documents have different requirements depending on the category and the details of the applicant, but some of the standard requirements include:

  • A valid passport and passport photos
  • Health insurance
  • Accommodation details
  • Criminal record check
  • Proof of funds

Types of Romania work visas

As covered above, foreign workers from outside the EU/EEA will need both a work permit and a visa. There are several different options for visas, but the most applicable for the majority of foreign workers will be either the short-stay visa (C-type) or long-stay (D-type). The D visa is valid for stays of longer than 90 days.

How to get a Romanian work visa and work permit

For the work permit, the employer in question must complete the application. It is important to note that employers must also demonstrate that no Romanian or EU/EEA nationals are suitable for the role in question before they can apply. Work permit applications should be filed with the Inspectorate General for Immigration and may take several weeks to be processed.

Foreign workers can apply for a Romanian visa themselves. The relevant application forms for visas can be found online through the website of Romania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Additional considerations

Romania has an annual quota for the number of work permits it issues. Additionally, permit application can take several weeks to be processed, so it is important to factor this into your decision making and apply as early as possible.

Additionally, employees can only apply for their visa once they have their work permit, and they must submit their application within 60 days of the work permit being issued.

How can Horizons help with your Romania work visas?

At Horizons, we assist employers of all sizes with their successful expansion into Romania, and we specialize in helping companies obtain work visas and work permits for Romania. Our Romania work visa experts offer reliable advice and tailored outsourcing services to help you through Romania’s complicated immigration process quickly and effectively. We can ensure compliance with Romania’s laws, save you time, and offer answers to any questions you may have about the immigration process.

We also provide wide-ranging outsourcing services that cover recruitment, payroll, HR, administration, and more to help your business start operating in Romania as efficiently as possible, even if you don’t have a registered subsidiary in the country.