Several fun facts, tips and go-to locations for you, if you consider moving to Romania.
Vampires are said to hang around the crossroads at certain times – and driving along the winding roads, over rugged mountain terrain and through deep dark forests, one can almost believe it. The idea of Dracula was inspired by Vlad the Impaler, ruler of Walachia in the 15th century.
Romania joined the EU in 2007, but is not a member of the Schengen area. Bucharest is the capital city and the currency is the Romanian Leu (£1 = 5.73 Leu in May 2016), although it is expected that the euro will be adopted by 2017.
Romania is flat in the south, in the vast Danube valley. Where it nears the Black Sea there is a wildlife reserve for countless birds. The north is mountainous, with forests covering 27% of the land.
There are several sites where you can get information about expat clubs, news and communities. These three sites will give you a taste of what is available.
You must register your residence with the territorial units of the General Inspectorate for Immigration in the county where you reside. You will be issued with a residence certificate or residence card for family members. This lasts up to five years, after which you can apply for permanent residency. You will need documents depending upon your reason for relocating to Romania from the UK, and you can find the necessary details at Romanian General Inspectorate for Migration
The usual requirements are as follows, but check the site above for your personal circumstances.
You can get a form from the site above and also the amount of the fee – around £1.70
Although Britain is not a member of the Schengen area, and therefore customs formalities apply, because we are members of the EU, there is little of consequence to concern the average Briton relocating to Romania.
Currency – no restrictions from the EU but with the impending change in currency it would be advisable to check the current situation before travelling. There are restrictions for residents of Romania. Free import of goods bought from the EU with restrictions on the amount of alcohol and cigarettes. Medicines for personal use only.
Romania doesn’t place any exceptional regulations on bringing your pets to the country. Nothing above what you would expect from any other EU country. Pets do, however, require their own pet passport, microchips and rabies vaccinations within 1 year, but not closer than 21 days from departure, and up-to-date routine vaccinations. You could email the veterinary office at email@example.com for details of your personal circumstances. If you intend to bring the pet back to the UK you must ensure the rabies vaccinations are kept up to date.
Rabies is not a major concern to the town-dweller, but be absolutely sure you have been vaccinated against rabies if you go to rural areas and are likely to come into contact with wild animals as well as if you engage in outdoor activities such as caving, or for children who may play with animals. You will see many wild dogs, mostly harmless – but rabies is a particularly horrible disease with 100% mortality.
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