Our immigration vendor, Fragomen, has advised Cartus of changes in the proof of education requirements for applications for work permits in the Czech Republic and Romania. The Czechs have loosened standards, while the Romanians have tightened them.
In the Czech Republic, labor offices in Prague and Brno may issue a short-term work permit before the foreign beneficiary presents an educational certificate that has been officially recognized as the equivalent of a Czech degree. This represents a change in policy, as these two offices would not previously have issued a permit without receiving a nostrified degree.
Romanian authorities are expected to announce, within the next month, new requirements mandating that work permit applicants submit every educational certification that he or she has earned, including high school diplomas, and full academic transcripts for each university-level degree. The government’s goal is to ensure that foreign workers have educations equivalent to a Romanian diploma or degree. This will increase the time it takes to prepare Romanian work permit applications.