The new 50/20 Program
Romanians hosting citizens arriving from the war zone in Ukraine received monthly cash payments for: housing (50 RON per person per day) and meals (20 RON per person per day).
As of May 1, the support program dedicated to Ukrainians living in Romania has been changed.
The new financial aid will be given until December 31, 2023 and will be granted as follows:
- For the first 4 consecutive months:
1) 2000 lei monthly per family for accommodation expenses;
2) 750 lei monthly per single person for accommodation expenses;
3) 600 lei monthly per person for food costs.
- Starting the 5 months until the end of 2023:
1) 2000 lei monthly per family for accommodation expenses;
2) 750 lei monthly per single person for accommodation.
For the first month, the only condition imposed is to be a beneficiary of temporary protection and to register with the local authority of residence (city hall) in the Program by presenting the CNP (personal numerical code) personally and of all family members. You must also present an account statement (bank in Romania, in RON - only one account per family).
For the next 3 months, in order to receive the financial aid, you and your family members need to:
1. Be legally registered as employees with a working contract under the Romanian rules or be registered in the unemployment insurance system at the Regional Employment Agency; This condition does not apply to:
1.1. Students legally registered in a Romanian university;
1.2. Handicapped persons who have documents issued by the Romanian authorities;
1.3. People older than 65 years;
1.4. People who take care of kids no older than 2 years or no older than 3 years for handicapped kids.
2. Have your minor kids registered in the Romanian educational system or have your minor kids registered in different educational activities organized by NGOs.
Starting with the 5th month until the end of 2023, in order to receive the financial aid, you and your family members need to:
1. Be legally registered as employees with a working contract under the Romanian rules;
2. Have your minor kids registered in the Romanian educational system or have your minor kids registered in different educational activities organised by NGOs.
The term family refers to the group of persons formed out of spouses, parent/parents and/or their minor kids or the person who takes care of one or more minor kids (but is not their parent).
In order to receive the financial aid in May, you need to submit the documentation anytime during the month. You only need to submit a specific request for funding, the temporary protection for all your family members and the bank statement from a Romanian bank account opened on the name of the person requesting the aid.
People who submit their files during the first 5 working days of May will receive the financial aid in May. For files submitted after the first 5 working days, so starting on the 9 of May, the money will be transferred in June.
1. Detailed information on the possibility of submitting an application should be clarified by following the links to the official website of each of the sectors: 1st Sector, 2nd Sector, 3rd Sector, 4th Sector, 5 Sector.
2. Detailed information on the possibility of submitting an application should be clarified by following the links to the official website of several cities in Romania: Iasi; Cluj-Napoca; Timisoara; Craiova; Brasov; Braila; Oradea; Bacau; Arad; Sibiu; Targu-Mures; Satu Mare; Constanta.
Please, look through this guide for safer employment in order to be aware of the signs of legal employment and prevent exploitation.
"If you are a Ukrainian citizen, you have entered Romania legally and have not requested protection (for example, asylum), you can work without a job permit. You will not need to obtain a visa to get a job. Suppose you want to work in a field where you have experience or have studied and do not have the necessary documents (diplomas, certifications, attestations). In that case, you will give a statement that you have had training or experience in the field (one of the requirements is not to have active criminal acts).
If you have studied medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, architecture or any liberal profession and want to work in Romania, you must have the necessary documents.
Also, the Ukrainian citizens who arrived in Romania due to the armed conflict can benefit from measures to stimulate employment, as well as protection within the unemployment insurance system, under the conditions provided by law for Romanian citizens, provided they register with the agencies for the employment of the county, respectively of the Bucharest municipality. See here the free services ANOFM (National Agency for Employment) offered." from Dopomoha.
If you want to work in your domain, but your education documents are not confirmed in accordance with EU requirements, you can fill out a declaration provided by the Ministry of Labour in Romania, where under your own responsibility you indicate your education, describe the skills, experience, etc. Personal responsibility declaration regarding the fulfilment of the conditions of professional qualification and experience:
Romanian Business Leaders build an informative material related to employability in Romania:
Jobs platforms and Social Media resources where you can find jobs in Romania:
Accessing safe and dignified employment. If you have ever felt unsafe or exploited at work, do not hesitate to reach out for support. Some useful contacts are below:
1) UNHCR: refugee helpline +40 723 653 651 (For general questions and support. Available languages: English, Ukrainian, Russian and English)
2) Romanian National Council for Refugees Foundation (CNRR): +40 213 126 210, [email protected] (For questions regarding your legal rights and obligations as a refugee employee or job seeker. Available languages: English, Romanian and other languages upon request.)
3) Eliberare: Crisis Textline +40 757 749 845, [email protected], www.robotainfo.com (for information and support in situations of exploitation and abuse. Available languages: Romanian, English, Russian and Ukrainian)
5) Romanian National Agency against Trafficking: Hotline +40 213 133 100 (For support/advice in situations of labor exploitation and trafficking. Available language: Romanian and English)
6) Emergency services: 112 (For emergencies)
These hotlines can be reached if people encounter the following situations:
1) Your documents, such as an ID card (passport of a citizen of Ukraine), documents on temporary protection/asylum, and a foreign passport have been confiscated.
2) You do not have a written employment contract signed by both you and the employer.
3) You are threatened or forced to provide services/act against your will and against the terms of the contract/job advertisement.
4) You are forced to work overtime or without pay.
5) Your work is monitored without warning or in a way that violates your privacy.
6) You are paid less than the established minimum wage or less than the amount agreed in the contract.
7) You experience intimidation, physical/verbal abuse, or unwanted sexual advances from coworkers or supervisors.
Candidate profiles on Jobs4UKR remain anonymous until an employer accepts your application, so this helps to assess and select job seekers impartially. Employers are thoroughly vetted and have a special green mark on the platform.
You can also communicate with the company in the "Messages" section, where there are tips for legal employment, and our e-mail [email protected], which should be contacted in case of misconduct or suspicious activity on the part of the employer.
You can find signs that may indicate exploitation and violation of workers' rights in the safe employment guide by following this link, as well as in a YouTube video with Ukrainian subtitles about recognizing legal employment.
All Romanian and Moldavian border crossings are open for Ukrainians and other nationalities. People from Ukraine are receiving special refugee status upon entry to Romania, allowing any further admin/paperwork to be settled.
More details at: https://dopomoha.ro/en/entering-romania
Ukrainian nationals may enter Romania through:
1. Porubne - Siret
2. Solotvino - Sighetul Marmației
3. Other crossing points:
More informations here.
The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure in Romania published an interactive map with transit corridors recommended for Ukrainian citizens https://bit.ly/coridoare
https://refugees.ro/ is a platform centralising accommodation, food, transport, medical products, medical services and other services offered by volunteers for Ukraine refugees - not vetted or filtered information
1. By train:
3. What documents must be presented on the train?
4. Transfer from Romania:
How long can I stay in Romania if I enter without asking for asylum?
Ukrainian nationals who can present a valid passport at the border crossing can enter Romania and stay 90 days. You can find more information on Dopomoha.