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How to Move to Romania I Living in Romanial I Move to Romanial I Relocation Guide for Expat to Romania Relocating to Romania

If you are relocating an executive to Romania or if you are relocating to or within Romania yourself, you have found the right relocation and immigration specialists. Helpxpat provides professional relocation and immigration solutions tailored to the needs of international executives.

Moving to Romania

Expats moving to Romania will find it both challenging and rewarding. For many, Romania conjures images of snowy mountains, medieval castles and, of course, Dracula. A relatively safe country, new arrivals soon learn that Romania has far more to offer, especially as the country grows as an international tourist destination and a gateway to business in Eastern Europe.

Relocating services in Romania

For the past few years we have consistently relocated corporate executives to live in Romania and their families to, and within, Romania. We are responsive and professional, and always operate with care and sensitivity towards our client’s needs.

By choosing to live and in Romania, you will discover the culture of perfection in a sound and relaxed atmosphere. The country also provides quality higher education to international students.

Home Search in Romania

Searching for a new property in Romania can be stressful, time-consuming and very frustrating, often requiring that you view numerous properties that don’t meet your requirements. Helpxpat will save your time by assuring all properties closely suit your needs and reporting back to you with an itinerary. Our consultants in Romania have considerable market knowledge and negotiation skills.

A safer option is to use the services of a relocation agent, who will be able to speak the language and understand the local nuances of the Romania property market.

Types of accommodation in Romania

Expat housing in Romania is roughly divided between living in the city or staying in outlying suburbs. Accommodation within cities is usually limited to either modern or old Soviet-style apartment blocks. Housing beyond the city limits varies but tends to be more spacious.

Accommodation for expats moving to Romania includes furnished and unfurnished one- to three-bedroom apartments as well as small cottages and larger villas. Price is largely the determining factor, and a general rule of thumb is that the more a person pays, the more they will get in terms of housing.

Many expats arrive with their accommodation in Romania already secured by their company, as housing is typically something that is already included when expats negotiate their contract. If this is not the case, then it is not unreasonable to request that the employer helps with securing accommodation.

How to find a home in Romania

As foreigners are often assumed to be wealthy and are therefore frequently targeted by scammers, unscrupulous landlords and dubious real estate agents, hiring a reputable relocation company to assist with paperwork and lease negotiations can help to guard against and useful in negotiating with prospective landlords don’t speak English. When looking to renting property in Romania, it is also important to note that phrases such as ‘three-roomed apartment’ in property advertisements usually refer to the total number of rooms in the entire apartment, not the number of bedrooms (this applies to houses too).

The cost of renting in Romania makes up the bulk of most expats’ living expenses but this cost is on par with, or even cheaper than accommodation in other Eastern European countries. Renting accommodation in a city will generally cost more than smaller towns and outlying areas.

Pre-arranged housing takes the hassle out of lease negotiations in a foreign country and it also means that if something goes wrong, an expat could ask their company to intervene.

Lease agreements in Romania tend to last for a 12-month period, but shorter leases can be negotiated. To secure a lease, a deposit amounting to up to three months’ of rent is required. Rent is paid on a monthly basis and usually includes basic utilities. Furnished accommodation is also available at a higher price. Expats who secure their lease through estate agents will have to pay agency fees based on the monthly rent cost.

Choosing a right school in Romania

Education in Romania is compulsory for 11 years (from the preparatory school year to the tenth grade). With the exception of kindergarten (preschool) and tertiary education (university), the private sector has a very low presence in the Romanian education system

International schools in Romania

For expats in Romania, international schools are the most popular schools to send their children to. All of these schools are situated in Bucharest and although there isn’t an extensive selection, there are a few to choose from. Although tuition is expensive, they all offer quality education for the expat community.

International schools in Romania can benefit parents too, as they offer an important tool for making new acquaintances and forming social connections.

International schools usually offer the International Baccalaureate programme, the British GCSE or GCE programmes, or a combination of these. In order to enrol in a Romanian international school, expats will have to provide a selection of documents including application forms, school records, references and the child’s birth certificate.

Relocation agencies in Romania

Helpxpat specialise in helping people move and are set up to relieve employees of the issues that occur when moving to Romania and we offer a wide range of services and provide aid in every aspect of your relocation – from visa struggles and work permits, to transport and finding housing.

Relocating without any assistance and help can quickly evolve into a matter of frustration, confusion and surrender – Our expert expat team is ready to get your relocation going, so why not jump-start your move abroad and contact us today? Best to start early!

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