Living in Romania guide

Find out all you need to know to relocate and live in Romania with the expat guide

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General information
  • Located in Central Europe, Romania is a European Union country. The country is especially famous for the legendary tale of Count Dracula.

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Visas, passports and entry requirements
  • Nationals of some countries are allowed to travel to Romania with a valid travel document while others are required to obtain a passport beforehand.

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Work visas, work permits, working holiday visas and residence permits
  • To travel to Romania, you can chose from four types of visas: A, B, C and D, according to the duration and purpose of your stay.

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  • Short description of the different types of Romanian visas and the procedures for obtaining them.

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Labour market, how to find a job
  • Want to become a digital nomad in Romania? The digital nomad's guide to Romania will help you make the most of your nomadic life abroad.

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  • Internships in Romania are limited by strict conditions. These are allowed provided the main purpose is to train the foreign candidate.

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  • Sibiu, one of Romania's major economic centers, is very conducive towards foreign investment along with providing jobs for expatriates.

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  • Timisoara is an important economic center in Romania, being in continuous development since the 18th century. It provides many job prospects.

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  • Cluj is an important regional development hub in Romania providing many professional opportunities for skilled foreigners.

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How to rent a house or an apartment, leases and rental agreements
  • You can choose from different types of accommodation in Romania, namely houses, apartments, and even home-stay and flat-sharing.

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  • Located in Central Romania, Brasov is a major city. Along with many opportunities, it also provides accommodation for expatriates.

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  • Located on the left bank of the Danube River, Galati is one of Romania's biggest cities, providing different types of accommodation for expatriates.

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  • Constanta is a large Romanian city which is very welcoming towards tourists, as well as workers and students, providing a range of accommodation options.

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  • Sibiu is one of the major Romanian cities. Having been influenced by Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque times, it provides accommodation with ancient looks.

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Student visa, University registration
  • Romania's higher education system operates according to European standards. You can choose from several universities if you wish to study there.

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Health care

Public and private health systems
  • Romania's health care system is quite behindhand compared to other West-European countries, but it does provide various health care services.

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Open and manage a bank account
  • Romania, like most European countries, hosts many banks, including international banks where expatriates can easily open an account.

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Tax system, income tax
  • Several types of taxes apply in Romania besides income tax, namely tax on profits, tax on social contributions, value added tax (VAT), etc.

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Train, bus, plane, car rental
  • During your stay in Romania, you can choose among various means of transport to travel around the country, namely buses, trains, taxis, etc.

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  • To travel around Bucharest, you can choose among several means of transport, namely subway, buses, taxis, tramway, etc.

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Driver's licence

Driving requirements
  • If you are making a 90 days stay in Romania, you can drive either with your national driver's license or with an international driver's license.

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  • Driving in Romania- This article is about the driver's license in Romania

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moving, formalities and useful tips
  • Relocating to Romania requires appropriate planning. It is better to hire removal experts who will take care of all related formalities on your behalf.

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Phone line, internet provider, post office
  • Obtaining a phone line and Internet connection is rather easy in Romania. In fact, most accommodations are already connected.

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Sports, leisure and cultural activities
  • Bucharest, the Romanian capital city, is rich in history and culture. You can, hence, enjoy several leisure activities during your stay there.

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  • Romania is definitely a country to discover during your stay there, thanks to its numerous places of interest, natural landscapes and sports activities.

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  • The Romanian culture and lifestyle, which are made up of traditions, music, a rich folk cuisine, etc., are worth of being explored by expatriates.

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  • Pets are generally allowed to travel to Romania under certain conditions: they wear an identification microchip, they have a health certificate, etc.

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