Romania has developing middle income economy predominantly based on services, and is a producer and net exporter of machines and electric energy. Bucharest, the capital city, is one of the largest financial and industrial centers in Eastern Europe. On 1 January 2007 Romania entered the EU and Romania Leu is the national currency. The country economy has experienced good growth and seeks foreign direct investments in the country.

Investment name

Economic activities

Minimum investment

€50,000 (no limit)

Qualifying investments

Business or commercial activities through a new or existing Romanian company and create 10 permanent jobs in sectors such as real estate, manufacturing, production, agriculture, Information Technology, Chemicals, metals, energy, automotive sectors.

Visa type

Economic activities long stay visa (D/AE)

Processing time

3 weeks

Residence requirements


Permanent residency

After 5 years of uninterrupted living

Romanian citizenship

After 8 years wait through naturalization

Dual nationality