IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR UKRAINIAN CITIZENS WORKING OR LOOKING FOR A JOB IN ROMANIA

1. Ukrainians who want to work in Romania

According to the provisions of GEO 25/2014, Ukrainian citizens who want to work in Romania do not need an employment permit for a period of 9 months.

What is an employment notice?

The employment notice is a document issued by the county branches of the General Inspectorate for Immigration in the county where the employer making the offer to a non-EU citizen has its headquarters. It is issued based on a series of documents and following the fulfillment of conditions available on the website of the General Inspectorate for Immigration.

During this 9-month period, Ukrainian citizens who arrive on the territory of Romania have the possibility to apply for refugee status or they can request the granting of subsidiary protection. The latter is a status that can be enjoyed by people who came to Romania, who do not meet all the necessary conditions to obtain refugee status, but there are good reasons to believe that if they were to return to their country of origin, they would risk damage to their rights. Such injury may be a serious, individual threat to life or integrity as a result of widespread violence resulting from an internal or international armed conflict, to the extent that the applicant is part of the civilian population.

Therefore, Ukrainian citizens who wish to settle in Romania will benefit from the following rights:

  • the right to be employed by natural or legal persons, under the same conditions as Romanian citizens;
  • the right to benefit from social insurance, social assistance measures and social health insurance under the same conditions as Romanian citizens;
  • the right to benefit from equal treatment with Romanian citizens regarding the equivalence of studies or study periods, the recognition of diplomas, attestations and certificates of competence or professional qualifications that allow access to one of the regulated professions in Romania.

2. Ukrainians who already work in Romania

As for Ukrainian citizens already employed with a full-time contract, their right of residence in Romania is extended.

This right of temporary residence is granted following the presentation of the following documents:

  • the full-time individual employment contract registered in the general register of employees from the Territorial Labor Inspectorate (REVISAL);
  • proof of maintaining the salary at the level of the gross minimum basic salary per country guaranteed in payment, throughout the duration of the previously granted stay.
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