Romania: Government to Impose Lengthy Degree Recognition Process on Work Permit Applicants
Beginning next month, a work permit application must include every educational certification the beneficiary has earned and full academic transcripts for each university-level degree to demonstrate that the beneficiary holds the equivalent of a Romanian degree. Education documents must be legalized or bear an apostille, unless exempt.
Work permit applicants will soon be required to submit every educational certification the beneficiary has earned, including high school diplomas, and full academic transcripts for each university-level degree. All education documents must be legalized or bear an apostille, unless issued in a country with which Romania has entered into a legalization exemption treaty. Romanian authorities are expected to implement the new requirement within the next month.
The forthcoming requirement seeks to ensure the educational background of all foreign workers is the equivalent of a Romanian diploma or degree. Currently, only the educational certificate qualifying the beneficiary for the proposed position is required.
Complying with this new requirement will add significantly to the time it takes to prepare Romanian work permit applications.
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