Romania Visa Required Documents

Complete list of documents required for Romania visa

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Foreign nationals who are subject to Romania visas have to fulfill certain Romania visa requirements before they can receive their visa.

Romania visa requirements depend on the type of visa you are applying for and the purpose of your travel.

This article is a guide on the documents you need as you apply for a Romanian visa.

What Are the Documents Required for a Romania Visa?

The standard list of Romania visa requirements is as follows:

  • A Romania visa application form, which you can download from the website of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The application form has to be completed in typed letter and signed.
    • For minors: The parent/s or legal guardian/s who have custody over the minor have to sign the application form.
  • Two recent pictures which are in line with Romania visa photo requirements (see below).
  • A valid passport or travel document, which:
    • Is recognized by Romania
    • Is valid for at least another three months after your visa expires
    • Was issued in the previous ten years
    • Has at least two blank pages where the Romania consular staff can affix your visa.
  • Travel medical insurance which is valid in the EU and covers at least €30,000 of medical emergencies.
  • Proof of sufficient financial means to cover the duration of your stay in Romania. You must have at least €50 per day, but no less than €500 overall (or its equivalent in your country’s currency).
    • You may submit proof of financial means through official bank statements.
    • If you are travelling as part of an organized tour or group and have pre-paid accommodation and services in Romania, you can submit that as part of proof of financial means.
  • Proof of accommodation in Romania, whether that’s reservation in a hotel, a letter of invitation from a family member/friend, or other means of accommodation.
  • Your flight ticket. If you are driving there, submit your driving license, green card and your vehicle’s registration.
  • Any additional documents which correspond to the purpose of your travel.

Romania C Visa Requirements

Foreign nationals who want to stay in Romania for up to 90 days for tourism, business, or private visit purposes (among others) need a Romanian short-stay visa. To apply for a Romanian short-stay visa, you need the standard set of documents along with specific documents related to your purpose of travel, such as:

  • Letter of invitation from a Romanian company, if you are travelling for business purposes.
  • Letter of invitation from the event organizers, if you are travelling for a sports event.
  • Any other documents which are specific to your purpose of travel.

For a more detailed list of Romania short-stay visa requirements, see here.

Romania Long Stay Visa Requirements

Any non-EU foreign national who wants to travel to Romania for a purpose that requires longer than 90 days, such as studying or working, has to obtain a Romania long-stay visa. To apply for a Romania long-stay visa, you need the standard set of documents along with specific documents related to your purpose of travel, such as:

  • Certificate of police clearance, issued by your country’s authorities.
  • If you are travelling for employment/professional purposes, proof you are authorized to exercise your profession.
  • If you are travelling for employment purposes, work authorization
  • Proof you can financially sustain yourself for the duration of your stay
  • If you are travelling for studying, you must submit proof of enrollment in a Romanian educational institution and proof of paid fees.
  • If you are travelling for family reunification, proof of family relations.
  • Proof of accommodation for the duration you will be living in Romania.

For a more detailed list of Romania long-stay visa requirements, see here.

Romania Transit Visa Requirements (A and B type)

Romania offers two types of transit visas:

  • The Romania Airport Transit Visa (A Type), which allows the holder to enter the international area of a Romanian airport and catch a connecting flight to another destination.
  • The Romania Transit Visa (B Type), which allows the holder to travel through the territory of Romania for a maximum of 5 days, on their way to another country.

The requirements for a Romania transit visa are as follows:

  • A Romania visa application form, which you can download from the website of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The application form has to be completed in typed letter and signed.
    • For minors: The parent/s or legal guardian/s who have custody over the minor have to sign the application form.
  • Two recent pictures which are in line with Romania visa photo requirements (see below).
  • A valid passport or travel document, which:
    • Is recognized by Romania
    • Is valid for at least another three months after your visa expires
    • Was issued in the previous ten years
    • Has at least two blank pages where the Romania consular staff can affix your visa.
  • A visa for your next destination, if a visa is required.
  • A valid travel ticket proving your intent to enter the next country.
  • For B Type visa: If you are travelling with your own vehicle, submit your valid driving license and registration documents for the vehicle.

Romania Visa Photo Requirements

The pictures you submit along with your Romania visa application must have the following specifications:

  • Dimensions: 3cm x 4cm where your face takes up 70% – 80% of the picture.
  • Background: Plain white – without any patterns or decorations.
  • Photo quality: The picture must be professionally taken, with a high resolution. There must not be any shadows, exposure, or glare.
  • Facial expression: You must have a neutral facial expression, staring straight ahead to the camera. Your hair cannot cover your face.
  • Attire and accessories:
    • Headgear is generally not allowed, unless it is worn for religious purposes. Even so, the headpiece cannot cover the face.
    • If you wear glasses normally, you may keep them, but make sure they do not have any glare or thick rims that obstruct your eyes or your face. But if you want to ensure your picture is acceptable, remove them. Tinted eyeglasses are not
  • Specifications for young children: If your child cannot sit up on their own, they must be pictured from above. You may not be in the picture with them, even if it’s just your hands propping them up.

Guidelines of Romania Visa Documents

Since the Romania visa application process is divided into an online and in-person document submission, you must have both electronic and physical copies of the documents.

The electronic version of your documents must follow the following specifications:

  • They must be scanned
  • They cannot be larger than 2 MB
  • They must have one of the following formats: jpeg, jpg, tif, png, bmp, txt, rtf or pdf

Additionally, when you submit the originals of your documents to the Romanian consulate or diplomatic mission, they must be in A4 paper format.

You must have an additional copy of every document you submit.

All the documents must be either in English or Romanian. If they are not, you must have them translated by an authorized translator.

In many cases, the documents you submit, such as birth or marriage certificates, diplomas, background checks, powers of attorney etc. may have to be legalized through an Apostille Stamp.

Romania Visa Requirements by Country

EU/EEA and Swiss nationals do not need a visa to enter Romania for any length of time, nor special authorization to work.

Additionally, there are several other non-EU countries, such as the US, Canada, or Australia, whose nationals may enter Romania without a visa, provided that the stay is for less than 90 days.

Click here to see a complete list of countries whose nationals need a visa for Romania.

Romania Entry Requirements

To enter Romania, you must:

  • Have a valid travel document, which exceeds the duration of your stay in Romania.
  • Have a valid visa or residence permit for Romania, as is required.
  • Have documents which prove the purpose of your trip.
  • Be able to prove you can return back to your country or another third destination after your permitted time to remain is up.
  • Not be refused entry according to Schengen Information System (SIS) or the National Schengen Information System (N.SIS).
  • Not be considered a danger to national security, order or public health.

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