The projected number of working permits for new foreign workers expected to be issued in 2018 is 4.000. The maximum number of working permits is determined by Government Decision each year and it may be changed during the year taking into consideration the demand for such permits.
Workers outside the EU and EEA need working permits in order to access the labour market in Romania. Strict rules apply in issuing the permits and maximum contingents of foreign workers are determined by the Government. For 2018 the maximum number of new working permits will be 4.000, the maximum number of permits for detached/posted workers will be 1.200. The authorities can also issue 700 permits for workers transferred within the same company, 500 permits for highly qualified workers, 400 permits for seasonal workers and 100 permits for interns.