The Romanian government has published its annual quota for workers from outside the European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland.

Key Points:

  • Romanian authorities issued 100,000 work authorization quota spots for 2024 for non-EU/EEA/Swiss nationals, which is the same amount set in 2022 and 2023.
  • Foreign nationals who are not EU/EEA/Swiss citizens must have a work permit to be employed in Romania.

Background: 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. Foreign nationals married to Romanian citizens, part-time student contract workers and government contract workers on projects of economic and strategic importance are exempted from the general work permit requirement,

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

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice Group.

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