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How to move to Romania permanently & pros and cons

Here are the steps for moving to Romania permanently, as well as some pros and cons to consider:

How to move to Romania permanently & pros and cons
How to move to Romania permanently & pros and cons
  1. Research the requirements for obtaining a Romanian residence permit. Depending on your country of origin and the purpose of your stay, you may need to apply for a student visa, work visa, or EU long-term residence permit.
  2. Meet the basic requirements for obtaining a residence permit. This typically includes having health insurance, proof of sufficient financial means to support yourself, and passing a Romanian language test.
  3. Apply for a Romanian residence permit at the appropriate Romanian embassy or consulate in your home country or at the territorial immigration office of Romania. The application process can take several months, so make sure to plan accordingly.
  4. Once you receive your residence permit, you can move to Romania and begin the process of registering your residence and finding a job or enrolling in a school.
  5. After 5 years of legal residence, you may be eligible to apply for Romanian citizenship.


  • Rich culture and history
  • Low cost of living compared to other EU countries
  • Beautiful landscapes, including mountains and beaches
  • growing economy


  • Bureaucratic process of applying for a residence permit can be time-consuming and frustrating
  • Corruption can be a problem in some areas
  • Some difficulties in adapting to a new culture
  • Winter can be harsh in some parts of the country

Note that this is a general guideline, every individual’s situation may vary. And you should look up specific requirements, rules and regulations of Romanian government which is subjected to change over time. Also be aware that Romania is a member of EU, so EU citizens have free movement right under EU law.