Romania is one of the most beautiful European country located in the Eastern, Central & South-Eastern Europe. It borders with Black Sea, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia and Moldova. It is about 238,397 square kilometres in total area. Its capital city is Bucharest; having at least 20 million inhabitants.
Romania Work Permit Visa
If you’re citizen of Romania and living in a country of the European Union; so you do not need work permit that follows the European Union rules & regulations where every EU/EEA citizen enjoys the same labor rights as the ones applied to Romanian citizens.
If you’re from Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan; living in a third world country and citizen of these countries and looking for job then you need to obtain a work permit to work in Romania and also you need to apply for long stay visa to work and live in.
Types of Work Permit Visa
There are several types of work permit visa for foreign citizen which any of these they are eligible to obtain. Here are the types of work permit available right now which as follows mentioned below:
1. Permanent workers,
2. Seasonal workers,
3. For trainees,
4. For athletes,
5. For cross-border workers,
6. nominal workers.
You’ve rights to extend your temporary stay for employment purposes for up to 1 year. It depends on the category of your activity. If you’re high skilled workers; you can extend your stay for up to 2 years.
How to obtain a work permit?
To obtain a work permit, you’re required to be entitled an offer of employment by the Romanian employer. Your employer need to submit the all necessary files as well pay the required taxes at the offices of the General Inspectorate for Immigration (IGI) behalf of you to obtain a work permit for you. It would take up to 30 business days for IGI to solve your requests. For additional information, you can visit the official IGI page regarding work permits.
For more details regarding work permit as foreigners, you’re requested to visit the official website of the Ministry of Labor, Family, Social Protection and Elderly, Work Section – Information guide for third-country national or citizen.
How to apply for Romania work permit?
Employer and company can obtain work permit for you if you’ve an offer of employment then your employer should obtain a work permit. So you will be eligible to apply for work visa. You need to keep all documents after receiving from your employer as well other stuff. Your employer will face Romanian Immigration to obtain work permit while you will face local embassy to obtain temporary work permit. You will stay 90 days after arrival in Romania. Then will apply for long stay work visa supporting by employer.
You just need to submit these files below:
- Curriculum Vitae and An Affidavit stated your personal information, qualification, experience, preferences and there is no criminal record on your name in the home country.
- Medical certificate stated that you’re fit to work at.
- Clear criminal record by authority (Local Police Station or country).
- Graduation record; which should be translated and certified in Romanian language, also all scientific degrees and certifications, accompanied by validation certificate issued by the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research;
- Passport or ID (including long stay visa original and duplicate copy).
- Two ¾ photographs;
- Updated medical and tax registration certificate.
Other Work Permit Procedures
After submitting application for Romanian work permit, the General Inspectorate for Immigration (IGI) must answer the request within 30 days. The term for verification may be extended by a maximum of 15 days. These procedures carry out by your employer so you need only to wait for work permit letter which will be sent to your mail by your employer upon request or while gets it.
After getting approval for work permit, whether you go before obtaining a long term work visa or staying in your home country to obtain; you need to apply within 60 days for long term visa at the Romanian diplomatic missions and consular offices. Otherwise permit will expire.
For more details about long stay visa visit, http://www.mae.ro/en/node/2054.
Salary & Living Cost in Romania
Basic salary for a non-experience about 300 to 500 Euros while semi-skilled workers earn maximum 700 Euros and skilled workers earn approximately 1200 Euros per month.
As a non-experience employee, a worker do not need any special educational background while a semi-skilled workers required minimum graduation degree and a skilled workers required post-graduation degree to be eligible to work in Romania as well to apply for long stay visa.
Living cost in Romania is somehow expensive if you choose to rent an apartment which may cost over 500 Euros. If you look for an apartment with one bed; you will have to pay about 250 to 300 Euros. And for double bed, the cost is above 350 Euros.
If you have relatives, friends or any dearest one in Romania and the place you’re gonna live then you can contact with them and find a shared apartment which saves you some money.
At the moment, I would recommend you to understand about their culture, language and see if there living cost and salary is OK for you and you can manage then acquire a job first, then get work permit from your employer and finally apply for long stay visa and settle your life in Romania.
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