A highly-qualified worker is a person with adequate and specific skills, proven by qualifications obtained during graduate or postgraduate education, or through relevant professional experience acquired in Romania or another EU country.
To come to Romania as a highly-qualified worker, your employer must first obtain a work authorisation for highly-qualified workers on your behalf. You must hold a university or college diploma from an educational programme that lasted three years or longer. Alternatively you can prove your qualifications by showing relevant professional experience.
You must also obtain a long-stay visa for work purposes.
If you intend to work as a highly-qualified employee in Romania for more than 90 days, you must extend your stay by applying for an EU Blue Card when you arrive in Romania. The EU Blue Card serves as a residence and work permit and is valid for the duration of your work contract plus three months, and for a maximum period of two years and three months.