Romanian Visa

Romanian Short Stay Visa

First of all, read the info under "General information" before anything else!

 

Common observations

  • invitation from a person or firm/institution in Romania must be nominal (should indicate the person invited and the reason of trip). The person inviting must specify his/her CNP # and the firm must specify its CUI #.
  • the health insurance must be valid for the territory of Romania and for the hole period of stay, insured value of services not less than 45000 USD; also, the info "valid until ....." is mandatory!
  • the proof of financial means can be a bank account statement, not older than 2 days (against the date of application or sending the documents) that confirm at least 63 USD/day for the staying period in Romania, but not less than 630 USD. Do NOT send your transactions! We just need to know your financial situation, not your spendings;
  • the proof of accomodation must provide the complete address and telephone number of that hotel/pension, along with the nominal reservation and period;
  • travel ticket or itinerary must cover ALL the trip, even outside Romania. If no evidence of necessity for multiple entry in Romania provided, only "one entry" visa will be accepted.
  • the fee is usual 60 EUR, but in certain cases, under provisions of EU Traties, the fee is 35 EUR (70 EUR in case of emergency visas - leaving in under 3 days - for citizens from Ukraine and Russia). The named amounts are calculated monthly in USD, as detailed here: http://washington.mae.ro/en/node/546.

NOTE: In a near future, after Romania will be part of the Schengen Treaty, during the interview will be also recorded/verified the biometric data (photo, signature and fingerprints).

 

I. Transit visas

The airport transit visa (A-type) is compulsory for the nationals of the states indicated in Annex 1 from "General information" (namely those states marked with **). The bearers of this visa cannot cross the border into Romania.

Specific documents required:

  • Valid visa issued by the state of destination (and the states in between, if it is the case);
  • Ticket for the travel (itinerary).

The transit visa B-type allows the access of aliens on the territory of Romania (crossing the border is permitted), for the purpose of transit. This type of visa can be issued for one, two or multiple transits, provided that each transit period must not exceed 5 days.

Specific documents required:

  • Valid visa issued by the state of destination (and the states in between, if it is the case);
  • Ticket for the travel (itinerary).

When the trip is carried out by car, the alien must submit the driving license, the registration documents of the vehicle, as well as the green card bearing the personal details of the owner, the state of destination and the states that will be transited.

For both kinds of transit visas, the fee is the same, 60 EUR, but calculated monthly against the USD, as described here: http://washington.mae.ro/en/node/546.

 

II. Short stay visas

The denomination and types of short stay visa are:

 

a) Mission (C/M) - Issued to aliens who travel to Romania on official puposes or to assume official possitions in their diplomatic mission from Romania.

 Specific documents required:

  • a verbal note addressed to the Romanian diplomatic mission, on behalf of the government or of any other authority from the state of residence, or on behalf of an international organization, therein attesting the official status of the visa applicant, as well as the official purpose of the trip. This must cover also information about accomodation in Romania and type and validity of residence permit in US. The verbal note needs to be presented in original; scanned / faxed copies are not accepted;

The visa fee is waived for this kind of request.

 

b) Tourism (C/TU) – Issued to aliens traveling to Romania for tourism.

Specific documents required:

  • a voucher or firm reservation at tourist accommodation unit(s), for the hole period of stay in Romania, as well as the itinerary of the trip;
  • a travel ticket valid to destination (both ways) and/or the driving license, auto insurance and the registration documents of the means of transport, in the case of covering part or all of the trip by car;
  • health insurance (see note bellow);
  • proof of financial means (see note bellow).

 

c) Visit (C/VV) – Issued to aliens  traveling to Romania for private visits, at the invitation of Romanian citizens, or of aliens holding a valid Romanian residence permit.

Specific documents required:

  • travel ticket valid to destination (both ways) and/or driving license, auto insurance and the registration documents of the means of transport, in the case of covering part or all of the trip by car;
  • health insurance (see note bellow);
  • authenticated invitation from the visited person in Romania, stating that he/she will provide accomodation for the hole period of stay and cover the repatriation expenses, should the invited alien not leave Romania upon expiry of his/her right of stay. The statement has to mention the PIN (personal identification number) and telephone number of the inviting person, as well as the address where the alien will stay in Romania and if the visited person will cover the other expenses of the trip.  The applicant has to present the original invitation; copies (scanned / faxed) are not accepted.
  • proof of financial means (see note bellow);
  • in case the inviting person does not provide accomodation, a proof of accommodation, as a firm reservation within a tourist accommodation unit, an ownership or rent agreement for a dwelling in Romania, bearing the name of the applicant.

 

c) Business (C/A) – Issued to aliens traveling to Romania for economic or commercial purposes, such as the conclusion of contracts or negotiations, verifying the use and operation of goods acquired or sold under commercial and industrial co-operation contracts, and to aliens who are or will become associates or shareholders within a Romanian company.

Specific documents required:

  • travel ticket valid to destination (both ways) and/or driving license, auto insurance and the registration documents of the means of transport, in the case of covering part or all of the trip by car;
  • health insurance (see note bellow);
  • official written invitation from a Romanian company or public authority for participation in meetings, conferences, fairs or congresses related to the trade or industry they are involved in, stating also its CUI (Romanian registration) number and also that the respective company or public authority will cover the repatriation expenses, should the invited alien not leave Romania upon expiry of their right of stay. The applicant has to present the original invitation; copies (scanned / faxed) are not accepted. In case the trip expenses are covered by the american firm (who sends the person to Romania), a letter from this firm is needed.
  • proof of the financial means (see note bellow);
  • proof of accommodation (hotel reservation for the hole period of stay);

 

d) Transport (C/TR) – Issued to aliens who are employees of a foreign transport company and drive to or through Romania on behalf of that company.

Specific documents required:

  • documents to prove the need of this kind of visa (professional driver license and official letter from the employing company that confirm driving to or through Romania under commercial purposes). The applicant has to present the original letter; copies (scanned / faxed) are not accepted;
  • registration documents and auto insurance for the car/truck used for transport of goods;
  • health insurance (see note bellow);
  • transport license.

 

e) Sport activities (C/SP) – Issued to aliens traveling to Romania for short periods, in order to participate in sports competitions.

Specific documents required:

  • invitation on behalf of the Romanian organizers (official letter), stating the coverage for the health insurance and naming the accommodation (address, period); The applicant has to present the original invitation; copies (scanned / faxed) are not accepted.
  • official list of the foreign sports delegation, mentioning the name and position of each member.

 

f) Cultural, scientific and humanitarian activities, as well as short-term medical treatment or any other activities that do not breach Romanian laws (C/ZA) – Issued to aliens who want to travel to Romania, provided that their presence on the territory of Romania is reasonably argued and justified by supporting documents.

Specific documents required:

  • invitation (official letter) issued by a Romanian institution / organization, indicating the purpose and the period of the trip to Romania. The applicant has to present the original invitation; copies (scanned / faxed) are not accepted.
  • travel ticket valid to destination (both ways) and/or driving license, auto insurance and the registration documents of the means of transport, in the case of covering part or all of the trip by car;
  • proof of the financial means (see note bellow);
  • health insurance (see note bellow);
  • proof of accommodation (hotel reservation for the hole period of stay).

 

III. Facilities in granting the C-type visas

To the nationals of states with which the EC has concluded transit and short-stay visa facility agreements, the Romanian visa can be granted on the grounds of the supporting documents provided by these agreements, depending on the status of the visa applicant, as well as on the purpose of the trip.

For each category of citizens provided by the agreements, Romanian short stay visas will be granted on the grounds of the supporting documents indicated by these agreements. Nevertheless, the applicants also have to submit the supporting documents provided by the Governmental Ordinance no. 194/2002 concerning the regime of aliens in Romania, depending on the type of the requested visa.

The enforced facilitation agreements aforementioned are:

1. The visa facilitation Agreement, concluded between the European Community (CE) and the Republic of Albania

2. The visa facilitation Agreement, concluded between the European Union (EU) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)

3. The visa facilitation Agreement, concluded between the European Community (CE) and FYROM

4. The visa facilitation Agreement, concluded between the European Community (CE) and the Republic of Moldavia

5. The visa facilitation Agreement, concluded between the European Community (CE) and the Russian Federation

6. The visa facilitation Agreement, concluded between the European Community (CE) and the Serbian Republic

7. The visa facilitation Agreement, concluded between the European Community (CE) and the Republic of Montenegro

8. Council Decision n° 840/EC dated November 29th 2007, concerning the visa facilitation Agreement concluded between the European Community (EC) and the Ukraine

Also read the observations from the general information about Romanian visa, from here: http://washington.mae.ro/en/node/426 and here: http://washington.mae.ro/en/node/427.

- revised on 05/15/2014 -

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