➢ To be able to hire foreign workers, you must meet the following requirements:

◦ You have no unpaid obligations to the state

◦ You fall within the annual quota approved by the Romanian Government 

◦ You carry out activities that align with the role the foreign worker is being recruited for 

◦ You didn’t face penalties for unreported work or illegal employment in the six months before applying for a work permit

➢ You must declare your job vacancies to the territorial structures of ANOFM (the National Employment Agency) and advertise the position on the local labor market

➢ Post a job ad on VideoWorkers and select from the candidates who applied or search the database directly

➢ After finding a good match, conduct the interview, make a job offer then sign a temporary work contract (“contract provizoriu de muncă”)

➢ You can apply for a work permit at any of the regional offices of the General Inspectorate for Immigration (IGI) 

➢ The application can be submitted by any individual who legally represents you as an employer

➢ Required documents: 

◦ Written request

◦ Company’s Certificate of Registration (in original) 

◦ Certificate of Attestation issued by the Trade Register Office (“Certificat de atestare fiscală”)

◦ Tax attestation issued by the Public Finance Administration regarding the payment of the obligations to the state budget for the last quarter 

◦ Company’s organizational chart (“Organigramă”)

◦ Confirmation of registered company details (“Certificat constatator”)

◦ Copy of Tax Registration Number (“CUI”)

◦ Employer’s criminal record  

◦ Job description 

◦ Proof of advertising the ad by mass media in Romania 

◦ Firm hiring offer  

◦ A certificate from the relevant employment agency indicating the job vacancy reported as required by law, no later than 60 days before applying

◦ A copy of the minutes from the selection process for the job vacancy and evidence that the foreign worker meets the required qualifications and experience, as outlined in the current regulations for that specific job

◦ Foreigner’s statement confirming they are medically fit to work and that they have limited knowledge of Romanian or proficiency in an international language

◦ Foreigner’s criminal record translated and legalized

◦ Foreigner’s translated resume 

◦ 3-4 photographs of the foreigner 

◦ A copy of the foreigner’s passport

➢ Application fee: 500 RON

➢ Processing time: 30 days, as stated on IGI’s official website. However, under certain circumstances, this period can be extended to 90 days

➢ After obtaining the work permit, you need to send it to your future employee. They must use it to apply for a visa at the competent Romanian Embassy 

➢ Required documents:

◦ Valid passport 

◦ Copy of work permit issued by IGI

◦ Invitation letter written and signed by the employer 

◦ Copy of job offer and work contract 

◦ Proof of means of support equivalent to the prescribed minimum gross salary for the entire duration specified in the visa

◦ Health insurance for the duration of the visa’s validity

◦ Criminal record certificate

➢ Application fee: € 120

 Processing time: 20 days

➢ After entering Romania, your employee will need to secure a single permit. To do so, they must submit the necessary documents to the local branch of the IGI at least 30 days before the visa expiration date

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