Romanian Visa

III. General information

A visa is a travel document allowing its holder to report to any Romanian border checkpoint and to require either transit through or temporary stay in Romania, for a determined period.

OF INTEREST – Calculation of the right of stay:

In order to establish your right of stay on the Romanian territory, please bear in mind that the date of entry shall be the first day of stay on the territory of Romania, and the date of exit shall be the last day of stay on the territory of Romania. Periods of stay authorised under a residence permit or a national long-stay visa shall not be taken into account in the calculation of the duration of stay.

When calculating the right of stay of third-country nationals one shall take into account maximum 90 days in any period of 180 days.

You have the opportunity to calculate your right of stay by using the calculation method made available by the European Commission.

In case of the states or territorial authorities not recognised by Romania, visas are granted upon request, on separate visa forms.

IMPORTANT: Pursuant to legal provisions, the representatives of the Romanian border police ask each third-country national to prove the fulfilment of the Romania entry / stay requirements. If the fulfilment of such requirements is not proven, the third-country national may be denied the entry to Romania even if he/she holds a valid visa.

The Romanian visa is issued by the diplomatic missions and consulates of Romania. A visa application is submitted to the diplomatic missions or consulates of Romania abroad, in the area where the applicant domiciles or resides, and in exceptional circumstances to the diplomatic missions or consulates of Romania in the state on whose territory the applicant stays legally.

Any third-country national who wishes to apply for an entry visa to Romania must submit the following documents:

  • the application form, appropriately filled in and signed; minors shall submit a form signed by both parents or by a person who exercises, permanently or temporarily, parental authority or guardianship;
  • 2 recent colour photos, size 3 x 4 cm;
  • a valid travel document that is recognised by Romania, on which the visa shall be applied and which has to:
    • be valid for at least three months after the estimated day of exit from Romania;
    • contain at least two free pages;
    • have been issued within the last 10 years.
  • the legally required documents that justify the purpose of the trip, the duration of stay and the possibility to return to the country of origin or to continue the travel to another country after the stay in Romania
  • a travel ticket, valid to destination, or the driving license, green card and the registration documents of the means of transport, in the case of drivers; 
  • 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;
  • travel medical insurance in amount of at least EUR 30,000.

Minors need the consent of the persons exercising parental authority or guardianship when they do not travel accompanied by the latter.

ATTENTION! It is advisable that short-stay visa applications be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the planned day of travel. It is advisable that long-stay visa applications be submitted at least 45 days prior to the planned day of travel. The issue of visas within a very short period before the planned day of travel CANNOT be guaranteed.