The government introduced the Romania digital nomad visa on December 21, 2021. We expect it to become available this year. Home to Bucharest, one of the best cities in Europe for digital nomads, Romania officially encourages digital nomads to come and live in the country for at least a year with the new visa.
The digital nomad community has long been attracted to Romania as a destination mostly due to its reliable wifi connection, extremely affordable cost of living, and the fact that it is outside of the Schengen Area.
What we know about the visa so far is that holders can live in the country for 12 months. However, we do not know if it is renewable.
As of now, it doesn’t look like those with the Romania digital nomad visa will have to pay local taxes when they reside in the country either.
Romania is yet another country in Eastern Europe to offer a digital nomad visa to remote workers. They join Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Montenegro, and Greece in welcoming digital nomads to the area.
What is a Digital Nomad Visa?
A digital nomad visa is intended for remote employees, company owners, and freelancers who want to stay in a foreign nation for a longer period of time than a tourist visa permits.
To be eligible for a digital nomad visa, you must work for a foreign company (not one in the country where you apply for the visa), operate a business, or work as a freelancer with overseas clients.
This is ideal for digital nomads who wish to establish a base someplace without worrying about crossing borders or overstaying their tourist visas.
Romania Digital Nomad Visa Requirements
We are waiting for the government to finalize the requirements needed to be eligible for the Romania digital nomad visa. However, this is what we know so far.
- Valid Passport – Your passport must be valid
- Earn 3x National Average Income (3,300€/month) – You must earn at least three times the average Romanian salary
- Proof of Remote Work – Provide proof you work remotely as an employee, freelancer, or business owner
- Bank Statements – You’ll have to provide six months worth of bank statements proving your income
- Proof of Health Insurance – You must have coverage during your stay in Romania
- Clean Criminal Record – An official background check from your country of origin
- Rental Agreement – An address of where you will be staying in Romania
- Entry Ticket – Flight confirmation, train or bus ticket, or a drivers license with the car’s details for when you come to Romania
- Letter of Intent – Written letter stating your motivation for coming to Romania and what you intend to do there
As the country finalizes the digital nomad visa, they may release more requirements.
Steps to Apply for the Romania Digital Nomad Visa
We still don’t know about the application process, but we can assume the process will take place online through the government’s website.
More details to come…
Romania, especially Bucharest, has been a popular destination amongst digital nomads for years. It’s especially attractive because of its very affordable cost of living. If you are eligible for the Romanian digital nomad visa, then you’ll surely live a more luxurious lifestyle than compared to other parts of the world.
There is a lot of startup hustle and bustle within Bucharest as well. You can find many entrepreneurs working in the many coworking spaces the city offers. Plus, the wifi is extremely reliable and fairly quick – perfect for digital nomads.
Transportation is easy to navigate and Uber is also available within the country. So, you can explore the cities and countryside at your convenience while you stay here.
As for the weather, this is the perfect destination for those who don’t like sweltering summers and don’t mind colder winters.
There are plenty of things to do in Romania such as visiting Medieval castles, museums, experiencing the nightlife, and enjoying the incredible nature. With a thriving digital nomad community, you’ll surely find your tribe while in this beautiful country.
Let Us Help You Apply for the Romania Digital Nomad Visa
Romania isn’t accepting applications for the digital nomad visa yet. As the government releases more information about the requirements and process, we will update this article.
Nomads Embassy can help create a seamless and streamlined process for you while applying for digital nomad visas.
Stay tuned for updates and more information!