Visas and consular services

General Information about the Romanian Visa

 

How to submit the application?

you have to apply online: http://evisa.mae.ro. 

Applications cannot be mailed to the Embassy. All arrangements with third persons are not the responsibility of the Embassy and the Visa Section does not provide any recommendation in this respect. There is no need for official power of attorney when delegating the submission of visa appication.

Pick-up of passport is possible only upon presentation of the receipt issued at the counter at the time of visa payment. Passport pick-up may be done by a third person upon presentation of the receipt. The Embassy does not mail the passports back to their owners.

If documents are not credible the Embassy reserves the right to call the applicant for an interview.

The supporting documents which prove the reason for the trip to Romania (invitations from companies/ institutions, notarial letters of guarantee/ invitation, travel insurance etc.) must be presented in original and copy. The copies will be kept by the Embassy and the original returned to the applicant so as to be presented, upon request of the border police, at the entry point in Romania.

Processing of the applications takes max. 14 working days for short stay visas and 30 working days for long stay visas.

 

The Embassy does not offer consultations regarding visa matters, or explanations of the requirements of the relevant legislation.

The information supplied through this website and by the online visa application is sufficient for the successful submission of visa applications.


 

     Specific Rules Relating to Visa Applicants/Third-State Nationals who are Family Members of EU, EEA or Swiss Citizens

 

     In line with the provisions of Article 5(3) of Government Emergency Ordinance nº102/2005 republished, subsequently modified and completed, Romanian entry visas for third-state nationals who are family members of a citizen of the European Union (EU), of the European Economic Area (EEA) or of the Swiss Confederation (CH) are processed, upon demand, free of charge, as soon as possible and based on an accelerated procedure.


     It is not imperative for applicants who are the family members of an EU/EEA/CH citizen to settle an appointment in order to lodge a visa application. Applications may be lodged at the Diplomatic Missions/Consular Posts of Romania abroad, as soon as possible, during working hours.


     A visa application lodged by the family member of an EU/EEA/CH citizen should be accompanied only by the following supporting documents:

     -application form (link to the online visa application form: http://www.mae.ro/sites/default/files/file/anul_2018/protectia_date_cnv/...);
     -valid passport;
     -passport, or ID of the EU/EEA/CH citizen, in the original and copy, as well as, when the EU/EEA/CH citizen is already on the territory of Romania, the copy of the passport or their ID, as well as the copy of the document that attests to the residence of the EU/EEA/CH citizen on the territory of Romania, certified in accordance with the original by the General Inspectorate for Immigration of the Romanian Ministry of Interior;
     -proof of family ties.

(*) Please note that the term “Family members” refers to either of the qualities below:

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

 

     Visa applicants who are family members of an EU/EEA/CH citizen are not required to fill-in the fields marked with an asterisk (*) in the visa application form.
     As an exception from the provisions of Article 5(3) of Government Emergency Ordinance no.102/2005 republished, subsequently modified and completed, third-state nationals who are family members of an EU/EEA/CH citizen are exempt from the visa requirement for Romania, should they cumulatively fulfil the following conditions:

  • They accompany or join in Romania, the EU/EEA/CH citizen 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 of the EU, as a family member of the citizen of the EU/EEA/CH that they accompany or join on the territory of Romania.

 

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