Recognition of Higher Education studies to access to labour market for third countries nationals

Submitting the application

Submitting the application

Public Hours: Monday-Thursday 09:00-11:00, 14:00-16:00  Friday 09:00-11:00, 12 Spiru Haret street, room 1, District 1, 010176, Bucharest

    NOTE: Companies are requested to submit individual files for each employee they plan to hire!

      Required documents

      Required documents

      1. Application form – for file submission in physical format

      2. Letter from the employer requesting the study recognition in order to obtain work permit/ EU Blue Card

      3. Company’s registration certificate– copy

      4. Study document to be recognized

      • copy, if the study document is issued in Romanian, English, French, Spanish, Italian language
      • copy and certified translation in Romanian language for the documents issued in other languages
      • In order to practice regulated professions (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, general medical assistant, midwife, veterinary medicine, architecture):

      a) academic transcripts- copy, if the document is issued in Romanian/English/French/Spanish/Italian or copy and authorized translation into Romanian language if it is issued in other languages
      b) syllabus of courses/full description of courses, postgraduate diplomas – copy, if the document is issued in Romanian/English/French/Spanish/Italian or copy and authorized translation into Romanian language if it is issued in other languages

      5. Other documents, if necessary

      Ex:  Certificate of Authenticity from the Ministry of Education of Moldova for the diplomas obtained in the Republic of Moldova before 2008

      6. Identification paper  – copy

      • passport
      • proof of legal name change,  if applicable, copy for documents in Romanian language / English / French / Spanish / Italian, and authorized translation in Romanian for other languages

      7. Evaluation fee of 100 lei

      The fee can be paid in lei:

      • at the CNRED Cashier’s Office

      Monday to Thursday, between 9:00-12:00, 13:00-15:00


      • through Ghiș      individuals          legal persons   


      From abroad, the payment can be made in Euro via bank transfer in the account below:

      Beneficiary: Ministry of Education
      Tax Registration Number: 13729380
      BankRomanian Commercial Bank – BCR, branch University
      IBAN Code: RO35RNCB0080005630300077
      BIC Code: RNCB

      The fee will be calculated according to the National Bank of Romania official exchange rate on the day of the payment.

      ImportantThe beneficiary’s IBAN number along with owner’s and employer’s name (if applicable) must be referred to on the proof of payment!

      Authentication of study documents

      1. Diplomas from Moldova do not need any form of authentication. Diplomas issued before 2008 (and diplomas issued after 2008 which cannot be verified on line) shall be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from the Ministry of Education of Moldova which shall be submitted, starting on 01.04.2019, in copy;

      2. The Hague Apostille is requested for diplomas from countries which are parties to the Hague Apostille, issued by the competent authorities in the issuing countries. The Hague Apostille is requested for diplomas from Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal and Cyprus;

      3. Diplomas issued in countries which are not parties to the Hague Apostille Convention shall be authenticated or accompanied by an authentication certificate from by the competent authorities in the issuing countries:

      • Legalization/Authentication is done by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the issuing country, the Embassy/Consular Office of Romania in the issuing country and the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs or by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the issuing country, the issuing country’s Embassy/Consular Office in Romania and the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; for countries where Romania does not have a diplomatic mission or countries which do not have diplomatic missions in Romania, the study documents shall be legalized by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the issuing country;
      • Legalization/Authentication exemption is allowed under the law of an international treaty to which Romania is party or on a reciprocity basis.

      List of countries for which the authentication of study documents is requested

      Evaluation of documents

      Evaluation of documents

      The processing time is 30 days from the date of registration of the application, which should include proper and complete documents.

      If considerable research or correspondence to obtain necessary information is required, during unusually busy periods or when circumstances beyond our control prevail, the time span as indicated above may be extended.

      Check the status of the file by accessing File status check

      Issuing the certificate

      Issuing the certificate

      • in electronic format, in the PCUe platform, for the requests sent online
      • CNREDworking hours: Monday to Thursday,  between 09:00-12:00, 13:00-15:00

      National Centre for Equivalence and Recognition of Diplomas
      12 Spiru Haret street, district 1, 010176 Bucharest

      • By mail, to the address indicated in the application
      • By courier –  payment upon reaching destination – the courier service is contracted by the applicant

      The certificate  is issued to the holder or  to a person authorized by power of attorney.

      Duplicate release

      Duplicate release

      In case of loss, partial or complete damage of the certificate, a duplicate can be issued upon submission of official request and the following documents: copy of the diploma which was recognised; copy of personal identity document; a notary statement regarding the loss or damage of the certificate – original, proof of payment of the fee of 100 lei – copy.

      Appealing procedure

      Appealing procedure

      The appeals shall be submitted to the M.E. Registry within 45 working days from the date of issue of the recognition / equivalence certificate and, respectively, from the date of notifying the reasons for non-recognition. The deadline for resolving the appeals is 60 working days from their registration with CNRED. The term of settlement can be extended in justified cases, the applicant being notified in writing, through postal services or electronic mail.


      Veronica MURARIU, Counselor


      Phone: 021 405 62 60, Fax: 021 313 10 13



      Issuing of certificates

      Phone: 021 405 63 23, Fax: 021 313 10 13


      Video tutorial for the online transmission of files, through the electronic Single Point of Contact