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ROMANIA – Significant Increase in Work Permit Quotas for 2019

, 05/02/2019

Romania’s work permit quota for 2019 has been published in the Official Gazette (Part I, no. 80 of 31 January 2019) according to Government Decision no. 34/31.01.2019.

The Government has increased to 20,000 the total number of work permits that can be issued in 2019 to non-EU nationals, up significantly from 7000 in 2018.

This year’s quota has not been allocated by category of work permit.

Romania’s work permit quotas run from 1 January every year and are decided annually by the government, based on the proposals from the Ministry of Labour.

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Note the new work permit quotas for 2019.