Romanian Visa

XIII. Visa processing fees

No long-stay visa fees are charged for the family members of the Romanian citizens in the following categories:

- foreign officials employed by the organisations that Romania is a party to;

- staff members of foreign diplomatic missions and consulates, persons accompanying state and government officials, parliamentary delegations and other official guests, as well as their family members, on a basis of reciprocity;

- family members of the Romanian citizens, of the citizens of the other Member States of the European Union and the Economic European Area, as well as of the citizens of the Swiss Confederation, whenever they are accompanying or joining such citizens, as family members are defined in art. 2 par. (1) item 3 of the Emergency Government Ordinance no. 102/2005 republished, as subsequently amended and supplemented, i.e.:

  • spouse;
  • direct descendants, no matter their citizenship, who are up to 21 years of age or who are in the care of the European Union citizen and of his/her spouse;
  • direct ancestors, no matter their citizenship, who are in the care of the European Union citizen and of his/her spouse;

- family members of the Romanian citizens included in the categories stipulated in art. 46 par.(16) of the Emergency Government Ordinance no. 194/2002 republished, as subsequently amended and supplemented, i.e.:

 - third-country nationals married to Romanian citizens;

 - unmarried third-country nationals who cohabit with unmarried Romanian citizens, provided they have at least one child together, hereinafter referred to as partners;

 - children of Romanian citizens, of the spouse or partner, adopted children included, who:

  • are not yet 21 years old;
  • are still in school and are not yet 26 years old;
  • although already adults, they cannot provide for themselves because of medical reasons;

 - first degree relatives in ascending line of the Romanian citizen or of the spouse;

 - a third-country national who is the parent of an underage Romanian citizen, provided that such third-country national can make proof of the fact that the underage is in his/her care or that there is the obligation of a support pension, provided that this obligation has been regularly fulfilled by the third-country national;

 - third-country nationals, family members of Romanian citizens, who can make proof of registration with a right of residence in another Member State.

Starting with October 21st 2016, no long-stay visa fees are charged for the citizens of Ukraine, pursuant to the entry into force of the Agreement between the Government of Romania and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on the exemption from visa fees for the issuance of long stay visas. 

ATTENTION: The fees charged for processing visa applications are not reimbursed but under the following circumstances:

- the fee was paid at a diplomatic mission or consulate which is not competent to receive and process visa applications;

- the visa application cannot be accepted, in compliance with the laws in force.