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Is there cash assistance available? Who is eligible? How does someone apply?

Ukrainians who find jobs and enroll their children in Romanian schools will receive 2000 lei (400 euros) per family by the end of 2023.

The subsidies will now be paid directly to refugees, not to the landlords who have been housing them until now.

At the same time, the 50/20 assistance scheme will remain available for vulnerable refugee categories, including people over 65 and students studying at Romanian universities.

50/20 Financial assistance program in Romania

Private individuals who will house Ukrainian migrants will receive monthly compensation from the state:

  • for housing - 50 lei per person per day;
  • for food - 20 lei per person per day.

From May 1, the 50/20 program will be changed. Ukrainian refugees, as before, have the right to receive the sums due to them for accommodation and meals for the duration of their stay until April 30.

From May 1, Ukrainian refugees will receive a one-time monthly payment. The aid is granted without any conditions for 4 months and can be extended until the end of 2023, if the refugees participate in certain activities related to their integration process (for example, registration with the Employment Agency - AJOFM).

Additional laws will soon be passed to clarify the procedure for receiving the monthly allowance of 2,000 lei, as well as the conditions that refugees must fulfill in order to receive the allowance after the 4-month period. More information here mceclip0.png.

The Romanian Society of the Red Cross offers financial assistance for vulnerable categories of Ukrainian refugees - โ‚ฌ110 per person for 3 months. The application for assistance is submitted separately from the application for temporary protection. More details at the link. mceclip0.png

How do I set up a bank account?

Romanian Banks will generally require a Ukrainian passport with a valid entry-stamp in order to open up an account. Several banks have customized offers dedicated to Ukrainian refugees. Please be aware that you will need to provide documents โ€“ you cannot open up a bank account solely based on the refugee status as far as the regulations provide.

In such a regard, we point out this mceclip0.png offer which has generally zero costs for the bank account.

How do I withdraw cash or exchange my currencies?

You can exchange money at some banks or exchange points. For example, BCR mceclip0.png allows a withdraw of 1.000 RON / person / day and has more than 11 ATMs at the border zones to cover all the required necessities. Foreign credit cards are covered throughout the Romanian territory.

How do I pay taxes in a country?

If you wish to work as an employee, you do not need to worry about personally handling and managing your taxes. The employer will pay the required taxes for you.

If you wish to work as an individual entrepreneur (Authorized Physical Person), you would normally need to register within the National Trade Register Office mceclip0.png in order to legally conduct commercial activities on the territory of Romania.

For individual entrepreneurs, taxes are paid on a yearly basis. For example, for the revenue that will be made in 2022 on the territory of Romania, a fiscal declaration will be filed at NAFA (National Agency of Fiscal Administration) in 2023 and the taxes will be paid then.

Generally, for individual entrepreneurs a 10% income tax is paid. However, if the individual entrepreneur had a yearly income above 30.000 RON, besides the 10% income tax, additional 25% social contribution tax and 3.000 RON health tax will be perceived (Therefore, approximatively 45% of his revenue will be paid under the form as taxes).

If I already work remotely, how should I pay my taxes?

As an employee, you do not need to worry about personally handling and managing your taxes. The employer will pay the required taxes for you.
As an individual entrepreneur, you will need to follow the specific paths mentioned in the previous question.

How can I send money back to Ukraine?

You can transfer money from Romania to Ukraine via an international transfer or money transfer at a corresponding provider or a bank.

For an international transfer at the bank you have to fill out a special form and usually pay fees. Other special money transfer providers (e.g. Western Union, Moneygram, Wise, Revolut, Paypal) are often a cheaper and faster alternative.