Romanian Visa

VIII. Short-stay visa (symbol C)

I. General information:

It allows nationals to require the entry on the Romanian territory, for other reasons than immigration, for an uninterrupted stay or for more stays the duration of which does not exceed 90 days in any 180-day period prior to each day of stay on Romania’s territory. This type of visa can be issued for one or several entries.

 

The holder of a short-stay visa cannot extend his/her right of stay.

Short-stay visas are issued depending on the purpose of the trip to Romania. Here are the types of short-stay visas issued by Romania:

Official mission (symbol C/M) – it is issued to third-state citizens (and to their family members) who travel to Romania for reasons related to their political, administrative or public positions in the governments and public administrations of the country of origin or in international organisations;

Tourism (symbol C/TU) - it is issued to third-state citizens who wish to travel to Romania for tourism;

Private visit (symbol C/VV) - it is issued to third-state citizens who travel to Romania for private visits to Romanian citizens or to foreigners holding a valid Romanian residence permit;

Business (symbol C/A) - it is issued to third-state citizens who are to travel to Romania for economic or commercial purposes, for contracts or negotiations, for training local employees or checking the use and operation of goods acquired or sold under commercial and industrial co-operation contracts, as well as to third-state citizens who are or will become associates or shareholders of trading companies in Romania;

Transport (symbol C/TR) - it is issued to third-state citizens who are to travel to Romania, for short periods of time, in order to carry out professional activities related to freight or passenger transportation;

Sports (symbol C/SP) - it is issued to third-state citizens who are to travel to Romania, for short periods of time, in order to participate in sports contests;

Cultural, scientific and humanitarian activities, short-term medical treatment or any other activities that do not breach Romanian laws (symbol C/ZA) - it is issued to third-state citizens who are to travel to Romania subject to justifying their presence on the territory of Romania.

 

II. Supporting documents to get a C-type visa, depending on the purpose of the applied for short-stay visa:

1. Official mission - C/M:

  • a verbal note or an official letter, addressed to the Romanian diplomatic mission or consulate where the visa application is to be submitted, on behalf of the government or of any other authority in the state of residence, or on behalf of an international organisation, attesting the official status of the visa applicant and the official purpose of the trip.

2. Tourism - C/TU:

  • voucher or firm reservation at a tourist accommodation unit, as well as the itinerary of the trip;
    • valid travel ticket to destination, or the driving license, green card and registration documents of the means of transport in the case of vehicle drivers, except for the accompanying persons who travel together with them;
    • travel medical insurance;
  • proof of financial means in amount of EUR 50/day for the entire period, but not less than EUR 500 or the equivalent in convertible currency, except for the visa applicants who prove the full payment in advance of the tourism services packages, at least accommodation and meals.

3. Visit - C/VV:

  • valid travel ticket to destination, or the driving license, green card and the registration documents of the means of transport in the case of vehicle drivers, except for the accompanying persons who travel together with them;
  • travel medical insurance;
  • an authenticated invitation from the host stating that the latter covers the repatriation expenses, should the invited foreigner not leave Romania upon expiry of his/her right of stay granted by the visa, as well as the cost of accommodation and living expenses in case the host undertakes to cover such costs;
  • proof of financial means in the amount of EUR 50/day for the entire period, but not less than EUR 500 or the equivalent in convertible currency, if the host does not undertake to cover the living expenses;
  • proof of accommodation, as a firm reservation at a tourism unit, an ownership deed or rental agreement for a dwelling in Romania in the name of the applicant, where the host does not provide accommodation.

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