Press Room

Foreign Correspondents

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the legal authority to accredit foreign journalists in Romania.

Upon arrival in Romania, foreign journalists are requested to come in person for accreditation to the Spokesperson and Communication Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, from Monday to Friday: 10.00-12.00 a.m.

Address: 31 Aleea Alexandru, sector 1

Phone: (40 21) 431.13.77

E-mail: presa@mae.rodpcc@mae.ro

 

Documents to be submitted for accreditation:

  • Accreditation letter from the press institution, written in English or French, and addressed to the Spokesperson and Communication Division. The letter will confirm the fact that the journalist is employed by the respective editorial office as a permanent correspondent in Romania. The letter will include company's heading, dated signature and seal of the director.

The letters addressed "TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN" will not be accepted.

Press agencies that have an office in Bucharest will send accreditation requests for both the manager and other members of the staff.

Free-lance journalists are required to submit accreditation letters from at least two press agencies or from the board of directors of the professional association they are part off.

  • Curriculum Vitae of the applicant will include: date and place of birth, nationality and citizenship, education, professional activity, foreign languages spoken, office address and residence address in Romania (phone number, fax number, e-mail address);
  • One copy of either national or international press card;
  • One copy of the passport or identity card;
  • Two passport-type photos;
  • Accreditation form filled in and signed by the applicant

Based on the above mentioned documents, the Spokesperson and Communication Division will issue a permanent press correspondent card in maximum 30 working days starting from the registration date. The card is valid for up to one year from the date of issue, with possibility for extension.


​Documents to be submitted for accreditation renewal:

  • Accreditation letter from the press institution, written in English or French, and addressed to the Spokesperson and Communication Division. The letter will confirm the fact that the journalist is employed by the respective editorial office as a permanent correspondent in Romania. The letter will include company's heading, dated signature and seal of the director.

The letters addressed "TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN" will not be accepted.

Press agencies that have an office in Bucharest will send accreditation requests for both the manager and other members of the staff.

Free-lance journalists are required to submit accreditation letters from at least two press agencies or from the board of directors of the professional association they are part off.

  • Curriculum Vitae of the applicant will include: date and place of birth, nationality and citizenship, education, professional activity, foreign languages spoken, office address and residence address in Romania (phone number, fax number, e-mail address);
  • One copy of either national or international press card;
  • One copy of the passport or identity card;
  • Two passport-type photographs;


The above mentioned documents will be submitted by the journalist requesting the renewal 40 days prior to the expiration date. The waiting term for extending the correspondent card is of maximum 30 working days, from the registration date of the documents. The extension is valid up to one year.

In case the press card is lost, the foreign correspondent is required to contact the Spokesperson and Communication Division and the police. In order to obtain a new card, the journalist will present to the Spokesperson and Communication Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs a document issued by the police stating that the previous card was lost.

On the basis of a letter addressed by the Spokesperson and Communication Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Romanian Office for Immigration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the journalist will present the press card issued by the Spokesperson and Communication Division to the Romanian Office for Immigration in order to have the stay visa extended.

Family members are not entitled to a press card.

Family members will receive stay visa or residence permit according to the laws in force.

The foreign correspondent is requested to contact the Spokesperson and Communication Divisio of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in case any of:
 

  • change of phone, fax numbers, or e-mail address;
  • change of the sending press agency;
  • end of activity in Romania.