To carry out seasonal activities in Romania, you must obtain:
- a work authorisation for seasonal workers; and
- a visa;
Each year, the Romanian government establishes the number of work authorisations which can be granted to foreign workers.
Specific bilateral agreements apply to nationals of Canada, Japan and the United States of America.
Where and how to apply
Your future employer must apply to the General Inspectorate for Immigration for a work authorisation for seasonal work, which will be issued within the quotas fixed by the Government.
The Romanian Immigration Office will verify that there is no qualified Romanian or EU/EEA citizen or a non-EU citizen already holding a permanent stay permit available on the domestic labour market.
Visa for work purposes
Once the work authorisation has been granted, you have 60 days to apply for a visa for work purposes at the embassy in your country of origin or residence.
Temporary residence permit
Upon arrival, you must obtain a temporary residence permit at the General Inspectorate for Immigration.
When applying for the work authorisation, your employer must show:
To obtain a visa for work purposes, you must show:
To obtain a temporary residence permit, you must have:
Duration of validity of permits
The work authorisation is valid for a maximum of six months within a 12-month period, under an individual labour contract and in a specific seasonal sector.
The residence right is extended for a period equal to the period of the employment contract validity plus 5 days, without exceeding a total duration of stay of 180 days during any period of 365 days as a seasonal worker on the territory of Romania.
More on working in Romania (available only in Romanian).
|Unemployment||In the event of unemployment, you are not entitled to remain on the Romanian territory to look for work.|
|Change of employment||As a seasonal worker, you are admitted to work in Romania for a specific employer and in a specific seasonal sector.|
|Change of status||Your work authorisation allowing you to carry out seasonal activities cannot be converted to an ordinary temporary work authorisation. You would need to submit a fresh application from outside Romania.|
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