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Romania: 25.000 working permits for foreign workers in 2021

According to the Government Decision the maximum number of new working permits that could be issued in 2021 for foreign workers (meaning workers outside the EU and EEC) is 25.000. The maximum number of permits is set lower than last year due to the fact that in the first 10 months of 2020 only 17.500 of the 30.000 approved permits were issued, but also due to the fact that starting this year employees coming from The Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Serbia working as full time employees based on an individual employment agreement for a maximum of 9 months/year will no longer require a working permit. The Government also took into consideration the fact that the number of job vacancies reported by employers at the end of the year was 20% lower than the one reported at the end of last year.


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