Aldous Mina, Iasi

Who are you? My name is Aldous Mina, I am a former US Peace Corps volunteer in Romania, and have worked in capacity building and market development.I am now engaged in economic development, foreign direct investments, and market entry in Central and Eastern Europe. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I was posted … Read more

An Expat Guide To Romanian Residency Visas

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 … Read more

Andrea Carman, Bucharest

Who are you? My name is Andrea Carman (Canadian) and I’ve been living in Bucharest, Romania for close to 8 years. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to Bucharest because I wanted more international experiences, having lived in Mexico prior to my European move.As Thoreau wrote once upon a time, “I … Read more

How Not To Offend The Locals In Romania

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 … Read more

Romania – Top Expat Blogs

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 … Read more

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

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 … Read more

Moving To Romania With Children

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 … Read more

A Few Tips For Expats Driving In Romania

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, … Read more