Romanian Work Permit
The professional activity of foreign citizens on national territory can only be carried out with a Work Permit.
According to the European Union regulations, every EU/EEA citizen enjoys the same labor rights as the ones applied to Romanian citizens, and thus, they do not need a work permit. Foreign citizens who are third country nationals, can work in Romania only after obtaining a work permit, and subsequently a long stay visa for work and a residence permit.
There are several types of work permits that can be granted to foreign citizens: for permanent workers, seasonal workers, for trainees, for athletes, for cross-border workers, nominal work permit. Depending on the category of your activity, the right to extend your temporary stay for employment purposes can be extended up to 1 year, as a general rule. As far as highly skilled workers are concerned, their stay can be extended up to 2 years.
The steps necessary to obtain a work permit are very complex, and is normally initiated by the employer or a service provider like MÖVE►, who will submit the necessary files and pay the applicable taxes at the offices of the General Inspectorate for Immigration (IGI). It takes up to 90 days for IGI to solve such requests.