Romania will join the list of European countries and launch the Digital Nomad Visa as the Romanian Senate voted in favor of implementing such a program.
Through this scheme, citizens of other countries who are interested in jobs independent of time and place, and who are mainly involved in specific areas such as technology, marketing or finance, will be allowed to work in Romania, SchnegenVisaInfo.com reports.
In this regard, the member of the House of Representatives and initiator of the bill, Diana Pozueanno, stressed that such a program would help in the development of the economic sector in the country, Romania Insider reported.
This legal initiative was developed after months of work in cooperation with the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitization, as well as experts working with the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. I started the project because I trust that it is a law by which financial resources can be drawn into Romania, as many other member states have done,” Poziano emphasized.
She stressed that now more than ever, a legal framework would be useful to attract resources, adding, “I would like to offer Romania a legal instrument of the 21st century for these purposes.”
The Balkan country’s high internet speed and low monthly rent for one-bedroom apartments make it a very convenient place to work remotely.
Although many EU countries already offer such a visa, the requirements for obtaining one differ among themselves.
The process of obtaining such a visa may take some time, depending on which country the travelers decide to move to. While some countries may require applicants to submit their applications through an embassy or in person to their office, others may allow eligible persons to apply online.
At present, the following EU countries offer such programmes; Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Iceland, Germany, Spain.
For non-EU countries, the program is operational and very popular in countries such as Costa Rica, Dubai, Georgia, Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Antigua and Barbados, Australia, Mexico and Thailand.
The Digital Nomad Visa will attract about 2,000 people who will spend an average of 2,000 euros per month in Romania, which means that about 50 million euros will be brought into the country’s economic sector.
The introduction of such visas across the European Union as well as in countries around the world has made the work travel process easier and more productive at the same time, helping travelers to visit different countries and work all over the world.