Free movement : Romania

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European Commission:

In the Member Countries of the European Economic Area (EEA) the free movement of workers is a fundamental right which permits nationals of one EEA country to work in another EEA country on the same conditions as that member state’s own citizens.

By selecting a country in the list below you will find out which rules apply in that country to job seekers from other member states.


* Legal notice - disclaimer

The country you have selected does not apply any restrictions on the access to its labour market by citizens of Belgium

The government of Romania has adopted a decision not to impose restrictions on the access of Croatian workers to the Romanian labour market starting from 1 July 2013.
 
As EU citizens, Croatian nationals may travel, live and work in Romania, having the same rights and obligations as Romanian nationals. During their stay in Romania, they are required to comply with Romanian law. The right to free movement also applies to family members of Croatian nationals.
 
Citizens of the EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation and their family members are allowed to work in Romania on an employed/self-employed basis under the same conditions as Romanian nationals (under an employment contract, secondment contract, etc.).
 
Citizens of the EU/EEA and of the Swiss Confederation may enter the territory of Romania if they produce a valid national identity document, passport or other document attesting to the individual's identity that is recognised by the Romanian State. If the family member of the European citizen does not have the citizenship of an EU/EEA state/of the Swiss Confederation, he/she may enter the territory of Romania if he/she produces a valid passport and entry visa. The visa is needed if such family member comes from a country where this is required in order to enter Romania. The entry visa shall be granted by the Romanian diplomatic missions and consular offices, upon request. The family member shall be exempt from the obligation of getting a visa if he/she cumulatively meets two conditions: namely, if he/she accompanies or joins an EU citizen enjoying a right of residence in the territory of Romania and if he/she owns a valid document attesting to the residence in the territory of another Member State as family member of the EE/EEA or Swiss citizen whom he/she accompanies or joins in Romania.
 
Citizens of the EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation entering the territory of Romania shall enjoy the right of residence for a period of up to three months after the date they entered the country, without needing to fulfil any additional conditions. As an exception, citizens of the EE/EEA and of the Swiss Confederation entering Romania seeking a job shall enjoy a right of residence for a maximum period of six months after the date they entered, without needing to fulfil any additional conditions. Family members of European citizens, irrespective of citizenship, who accompany or join them at a later date shall enjoy the same right of residence. If the European citizen stays in Romania for more than three months, he/she must register his/her residence (obtain a certificate of registration) with the territorial bodies of the General Inspectorate for Immigration.
 
For a stay of longer than three months, citizens of the EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation must register with the territorial bodies of the General Inspectorate for Immigration, if any of the following applies to them:
• they have the status of workers;
• they have the necessary means to provide for themselves and their family members, typically at least the guaranteed minimum income in Romania and health insurance;
• they are enrolled with an institution in Romania, having as main scope of business the conduct of educational activities or furtherance of professional training, have health insurance and assure the competent authorities, by a declaration on honour or by any other means, that they have the necessary means to provide for themselves and their family members, typically at least the guaranteed minimum income in Romania;
• they are family members of a European citizen who fulfils one of the aforementioned conditions or of a Romanian national living or residing in Romania.
 
Citizens of the EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation who have a legal, continuous residence in the territory of Romania for a period of longer than five years shall enjoy the right of permanent residence. The same right shall be conferred upon individuals who are not EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and who have continuous residence in the territory of Romania for a period of five years, but are family members of a resident or permanent resident who is an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen. The document attesting to the permanent residence is the permanent residence card both for the citizens of the EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation, and for the family members who are not EU/EEA citizens.

 

* Legal notice - disclaimer

The information on the transitional rules for the free movement of workers from, to, and between the new Member States has been supplied by the EURES members (The national public employment services) in the respective Member States, in co-operation with other competent national authorities, who have made every effort to ensure its accuracy. We cannot, however, guarantee that the information is always comprehensive, complete, accurate and up to date, and nor should the publication on the EURES Job mobility portal be taken to imply that the European Commission or its services agree on the way the transitional arrangements are applied in the country in question. The Commission accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage resulting from the publication of this information.

Please also see this important legal notice:
http://ec.europa.eu/geninfo/legal_notices_en.htm