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Romania > Moving


How To Apply For Residency In Romania

Monday July 23, 2018 (11:12:40)

If you are an EU or US citizen and your planned stay in Romania doesn’t exceed 90 days, then things will be pretty straightforward for you. It is recommended that you make your presence known at the nearest police precinct if you planning to remain in the country for a period longer than 10 days; there are no strict controls in place to monitor this, but it should only take up about 30 minutes of your time, so it’s worth doing.   more ...

Romania > Moving


An Expat Guide To Romanian Residency Visas

Friday May 04, 2018 (10:13:38)

Romania joined the European Union (EU) on 1 January 2007, but has yet to join the Schengen Area, which it is legally obliged to do. The Schengen Area allows borderless travel between the 26 countries who are members of the agreement. These include all the EU countries, except the UK and Ireland (Eire) which maintain their opt-outs, and four countries working towards membership: Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia and Cyprus. There are a further four countries – Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein – which are not members of the EU but have joined the Schengen Area through their membership of the European Economic Area (EEA).   more ...

Romania > Living


How Not To Offend The Locals In Romania

Tuesday September 01, 2015 (12:53:25)
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The people of Romania are known for being warm, friendly and hospitable. They readily accept foreigners not just into their country but also their homes. Many of the locals act as host families to tourists as well as expats. While they treat their guests like royalty, they also expect to receive a fair amount of respect and consideration in return. Unfortunately, it can be quite easy for expats to offend their hosts due to cultural differences.   more ...

Romania > Links


Romania - Top Expat Blogs

Thursday August 27, 2015 (12:49:22)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Romania and some of the bloggers who write about living there.

Expat In Romania

Matt was actually born in Romania, but spent most of his childhood in Canada. As an adult he moved back to Romania as a Canadian expat, and now writes about his life there.   more ...

Romania > Working


Interviewing For A Job In Romania: Five Things You Need To Know

Wednesday August 19, 2015 (13:29:03)
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Bordered by the Black Sea and located between Ukraine and Bulgaria, Romania is an important business destination in Eastern Europe. It is also a popular tourist hub, with abundant natural beauty such as the Carpathian Mountains and the beautiful beaches along the Black Sea coast. The capital city of Bucharest is especially attractive to expats for its employment opportunities and modern lifestyle. For expats who intend to live and work in Romania, here are five things you need to know.   more ...

Romania > Living


Preparing Yourself For Culture Shock: Five Cultural Customs You May Not Know About In Romania

Saturday August 01, 2015 (15:39:16)
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Romania serves as the meeting place of three main regions: Eastern Europe, Central Europe and the Balkans. However, it is not part of any of these regions, but has its own unique culture. Romanian culture has a deep historical legacy and much of it began with the Dacians, the ancient inhabitants of the region, and the Romans who later conquered the land.

Romanians today still have deep roots in their culture and traditions.   more ...

Romania > Living


Moving To Romania With Children

Sunday July 12, 2015 (13:49:10)
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Romania, with its rich culture, natural beauty and fairly high standard of living, has a lot to offer expats of all ages. However, many people are apprehensive about moving to this country, especially if they have children of school-going ages. These are usually the formative years for children, and all parents want their kids to have nothing but the best in terms of education, extra-curricular activities, and cultural experiences.   more ...

Romania > Living


A Few Tips For Expats Driving In Romania

Wednesday May 13, 2015 (02:46:34)

Public transport in Romania has developed greatly over the past few years. The country now has a fairly good network of trains, buses, trams, taxis, trolley buses and subways, at least in the bigger cities. However, statistics show that more than 60% of the tourist and expat population prefer to get around using private cars, even though driving conditions in Romania are not the best. According to the World Economic Forum, Romania ranks 126 out of 134 countries in terms of road quality, mainly because it has only about 543 kilometers of roadways.   more ...

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