Romanian Visa

V. Do I need a visa?

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1. YES 

Please consult the list of states whose citizens (anexa 1), holders of simple passports, are required a visa upon entry on the Romanian territory.

 

2. NO

 

Categories of third-state nationals also exempt from the requirement to be in possession of a Romanian short-stay visa are:

  • Holders of biometric passports, nationals of the following states:
  • the Republic of Moldova;
  • the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia;
  • the Republic of Serbia, except for the passports issued by the Serbian Coordination Division (in Serbian: Koordinaciona uprava);
  • the Republic of Montenegro (the non-biometric passports issued by this state are no longer valid);
  • the Georgia
  • the Ukraine

 

  • The two or multiple entry short-stay visa issued by a Schengen member state;
  • The limited territorial validity visa issued by a Schengen member state;
  • The short-stay visa issued by Bulgaria, Cyprus or Croatia;
  • The long-stay visa issued by a Schengen member state;
  • The long-stay visa issued by Bulgaria, Cyprus or Croatia;
  • The residence permit issued by a Schengen member state;
  • The residence permit issued by Bulgaria, Cyprus or Croatia
  • The long-term resident's EC residence permit (the validity of which is of 5 years or more) issued by a member state of the European Union.

Attention! The number of entries as well as the right of stay established as per the Schengen visas must not have been exhausted. The right of stay on the territory of Romania shall not exceed the right of stay granted as per the visas/residence permits issued by the Schengen Member States.

  • The holders of permanent residence permits issued by the UK or Ireland (the validity of which is of 5 years or more). The right of stay on the territory of Romania shall not exceed the right of stay granted as per such residence permits.
  • Holders of local border traffic permits issued by Romanian authorities, whenever they exercise their right of movement as per the local border traffic regime.

 

  • Family members* of a Romanian citizen (if they are not already  in possession of a visa or stay permit subject to the provisions of Decision No 565/2014/EU) who cumulatively fulfill the following conditions:
    • They accompany or join the Romanian citizen on the territory of Romania;
    • They hold a valid document that attests their residence on the territory of another member state of the European Union as family member of the Romanian citizen they accompany or join on the territory of Romania.

 

  • Family members* of a citizen of the European Union, of the European Economic Area, or of the Swiss Confederation (if they are not already in possession of a visa or stay permit subject to the provisions of Decision No 565/2014/EU) who cumulatively fulfil the following conditions:
    • They accompany or join the citizen of the European Union, who exercises their right of residence on the territory of Romania;
    • They hold a valid document that attests their residence on the territory of another member state, as a family member of the citizen of the European Union that they accompany or join on the territory of Romania.

 

(*) The terms “Family members” refer to:

  • the spouse;
  • direct descendants, irrespective of their nationality, who are under the age of 21 or are being supported by the EU citizen, as well as those of the spouse ;
  • direct ascendants, irrespective of their nationality, who are being supported by the EU citizen, as well.