Get second residency and citizenship in Romania

Romania is a fairly easy country to obtain citizenship in. You are required to open a Romanian company, however, the whole process to citizenship can take up to eight or nine years. Romania is a beautiful Eastern European country and very foreigner-friendly.

Why get second residency in Romania?


  • You can apply for Romania citizenship after eight or nine years
  • The process is inexpensive and straightforward
  • Romania does not require a bank deposit to qualify
  • The minimum income required is small
  • You do not need to relocate to Romania to maintain residency
  • Romania is part of the European Union



Time to Citizenship: 8 – 9 years
Economic Citizenship: No
Minimum Investment: Open a Romanian company




Cost of living: $1,500+
Income Tax Rate: 16%
Taxes Foreign Income: Yes




Visa Free Countries: 148
Passport Ranking: 19th
Can Visit Europe: Yes
Can Visit the US: No


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Why Romania citizenship?

Romania is a beautiful Eastern European country. Once you obtain permanent residence in Romania, you have the right to live and work there for life. You will also enjoy other benefits within the Schengen area.


How to get second citizenship in Romania

You must first obtain permanent residence by opening a Romanian business. After eight or nine years as a resident, you and your family may apply for naturalization.

Romania allows dual citizenship, so you do not need to renounce your current citizenship to become a Romania citizen.


About Romania

Romania is a country in Eastern Europe, situated between Bulgaria, Moldova, Hungary, Ukraine and Serbia. Nearly twenty million people live in Romania with almost two million living in the capital city of Bucharest.

Romania is part of the European Union and its residents have the freedom of movement throughout the member states of the EU.


Taxes and cost of living in Romania

In Romania, personal income is taxed at a flat rate of 16%. Also the corporate tax is at that level.

It is not required to live in Romania in order to maintain your second residency or work toward your second passport. Nevertheless, it is possible to live for as little as $1,500 per month.

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Our team is made up of entrepreneurs and investors just like you. We know why you’re going offshore and we know what you need. Because we speak your language, we will make sure you get the best advice possible before going offshore. Nomad Capitalist offers unbiased advice on second residencies both on our website and in offline consulting calls.

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