Immigration to Romania

Living and Working in Romania

Romania located in South eastern Europe and is partially on the Balkan Peninsula.  It shares borders with Bulgaria, Hungary, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, Moldova and the Black Sea.  Romania occupies 92043 sq. Miles of total land area. As of January 2023, the total population of Romania is estimated to be 20.6 million. Romania is a member of the European Union since 1st January’2007. Romania is one of the cheapest countries to live in and recognized as best places to work, therefore it is becoming more popular for expats in recently.  Bucharest is the national capital city of Romania. It is also the cultural, industrial and financial trade centre of Romania. Bucharest lies on the banks of the Dâmbovița river, which is the tributary of the longest river in the European Union – the Danube. Romania is home to some of the most popular monuments. One of them is the famous Bran Castle, known as the “Dracula’s Castle, built in the 14th century. It is believed that the infamous vampire Dracula lived in this Castle.  The other beautiful monuments are Peles Castle, The Citadel of Fagaras, the Black Church, Voronet Monastery etc. The Danube Delta attracts nature lovers from all over the world, with over 300 species of bird to watch. It is also a UNESCO heritage site.

Immigration to Romania is a good choice, especially for Retirees as the cost of living is considerably low. It is also easier to get the Visas and work permit in Romania than most European countries. The accommodation and local transport is affordable in Romania even in Bucharest the capital city.  The people of Romania are friendly towards the foreigners. English is well spoken and understood widely. Romanian language is also easy to learn. The majority of immigrants in Romania are from Spain, Germany, UK, Moldova, Italy and Austria.

How to Immigrate to Romania 

Flag of Romania
Flag of Romania

Romanian visa can be processed online on the website of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Please visit the following website for detailed and current information All the required documents that you attach online must be either in English or Romanian. To translate your documents in English or Romanian, please scroll to the bottom of this page to the section “Translation of the Documents”. The originals of all the documents that you submit online, must be shown when you appear at the Romanian consulate. It takes minimum 10-14 working days for the visa to be processed and depends on the type of case. You are required to apply for the visa at least 2 weeks before buy not earlier than 3 months. 

To enter Romania, you need a Visa. Visas are available for short term (C type) visits for the following reasons. The C type visa costs €80 and is valid for maximum 90 days within 6-month period.

  • Tourism
  • Official government mission
  • Private visits
  • Business visits
  • Transportation
  • Sports Activities
  • Cultural, Scientific, medical and humanitarian purpose 

You need to get “A” type Romania Airport Transit visa costing €80, if you enter the international area of the Romanian Airport while waiting for a connecting flight to a different country.  The type B visa, costing €80 is required if you travelling through Romania on the way to a different county. This is valid for stay/transit in Romania for a maximum of 5 days.  Finally, the Type D visa is issued for stay longer than 90 days is issued for employment, study or family reunion etc.  The citizens of Moldova, North Macedonia and Serbia are exempt from the Romania visa processing fee.  The following countries pay a discounted Romania visa free of €40: 

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Ukraine
  • Russian Federation
  • Montenegro
  • Georgia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Azerbaijan

There are 59 countries, whose citizens does not require visa to enter Romania. To find out the names of the countries who are exempt for Visa and other important information, please visit: 

A Romania short-stay visa (up to 90 days) is not required under the following scenario: 

  • You have a valid short-stay visa, long-stay visa, or residence permit issued by a Schengen member state.
  • You have a valid short-stay visa, long-stay visa, or residence permit issued by Bulgaria or Cyprus.
  • You have a valid long-term resident’s EC residence permit issued by an EU member country.
  • You have a valid permanent residence permits issued by the UK or Ireland which is valid for at least five years.
  • You are a non-EU family member of a Romanian, EU, EEA, or Swiss citizen. This only includes the spouse, children under 21, and parents who are dependent on the EU, EEA, or Swiss citizen

The citizens of EU/EEA nations of their family members can quickly get a visa by submitting an application at the Romanian consulate or embassy. The following documents needs to be submitted. It will be done quickly and free of cost. 

  • Romania visa application form.
  • Valid passport.
  • Proof of family ties.
  • The passport/ID of your EU/EEA/Swiss family member.

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