The Romanian government has published its annual quota for workers from outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland.

Key Points:

  • As of Jan. 1, authorities have increased the 2022 work permit quota from 50,000 to 100,000 work authorizations for non-EU/EEA/Swiss nationals.
  • Foreign national who are not EU/EEA/Swiss citizens must have a work permit to be employed in Romania.

Additional Information: Each year, the Romanian government issues a decree that defines the number of quota-subject non-EU/EEA/Swiss workers who can be admitted to be employed locally by Romanian companies.

BAL Analysis: Employers are reminded that exemptions exist for a number of worker categories. Companies are encouraged to take note of the quotas and any relevant exemptions and plan their international recruiting and hiring programs accordingly.

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