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The Romanian Visa

Romania is a country in the European Union. However, the Romanian Visa is a National Visa, valid only for Romania* and issued only by the Romanian Diplomatic and Consular Missions abroad. The Romanian Visa is thus different from the Schengen Visa, permitting entry exclusively on the territory of Romania. For short term stays for tourism, visit, business, cultural or other type of activities that do not breach Romanian laws, passport holders from countries listed in Annex 1 below that have a valid Schengen Visa should apply for a separate Romanian Visa type C.

 

* TO BE NOTED

  1. Holders of Schengen visas with two or multiple entries, long-term visas, as well as residence permits issued by Schengen Member States are no longer required to hold a short-stay visa to enter the territory of Romania for a time period that may not exceed 90 days in any 180 day period. In order for the bearers of the aforementioned documents to benefit from the facility of entering Romania without the obligation of acquiring a Romanian visa, the number of entries as well as the right of stay established by the Schengen visa must not have been exhausted. Also, the right of stay in the territory of Romania shall not exceed the right of stay granted by the visas/residence permits issued by Schengen Member States.As in the case of having obtained a Romanian Visa, the entry in Romania is not guaranteed by holding a valid Schengen Visa and being able to prove that Romania is a country of transit in an established journey. The final decision belongs to the Border Police.
  2. Holders of a valid Romanian national visa with two or multiple entries are no longer required to hold a short-stay visa to enter Bulgaria, Croatia and Cyprus.

  1. The application for the Romanian visa will be received by the Embassy of Romania in Bangkok only online. Applicants may access the electronic portal Evisa: http://evisa.mae.ro/home. When the visa application is decided upon, the applicant will receive a notification by e-mail to the previously indicated address.It is highly recommended that all visa applications be submitted electronically on Evisa  at least 2 weeks before the estimated date of departure, and not more than 3 month before that date.

Passport holders from countries listed in Annex 1 that do not require an invitation endorsed by the Inspectorate General for Immigration, that have a valid Schengen Visa and wish to transit Romania for a maximum period of 5 days should be able to produce proof of itinerary and transportation tickets, as the case may be, that demonstrate that Romania is a country of transit in their established journey i.e. entry by land by train or car from a neighbouring country and exiting through another neighbouring country, or entering by plane from an originating country A and making a stopover in Romania before leaving for a country B.

Annex 1 - List of countries whose nationals, holders of simple travel documents, must be in possession of a visa upon entry in the Romanian territory;

Annex 2 - List of countries whose nationals, owners of simple passports, are exempt from the requirement of a Romanian visa;

Annex 3 - List of countries whose nationals, holders of diplomatic passports, service passports, official passports and seamen's books, are exempt from the requirement of a Romanian visa.

 

I. The Romanian short-stay visa

1. The airport transit visa (marked A) – is compulsory for the nationals of states listed in Annex 1 (i.e. the states marked with **). The airport transit allows its owner to transit the international areas of one or more Member States’ airports.

Conditions: According to the provisions or article 14 (2) from the Community Code on Visas, when lodging an application for an airport transit visa, an applicant must provide the following supporting documents:

  • Proof regarding the continuation of the journey to the final destination, after the envisioned airport transit;
  • Information allowing the evaluation of the applicant’s intention not to enter the territory of the Member States.

2. The transit visa (marked B) – allows third-country nationals to transit the territory of Romania. This type of visa can be issued for one, two or multiple transits, provided that each transit period does not exceed 5 days.

Conditions:Proof of an existing visa for the state of destination and a travel ticket, valid to destination;  the driving license, the registration documents of the vehicle, as well as the green card bearing the personal details of the owner, the state of destination and the states to be transited, in the case of vehicle drivers.

3. The short-stay visa (marked C)

  • for tourism purposes (marked C/TU) – this type of short-stay visa is issued to third-country nationals who wish to travel to Romania for tourism.
  • for visiting purposes (marked C/VV) – this type of short-stay visa is issued to third-country nationals who wish to travel to Romania for private visits, upon invitation on behalf of Romanian citizens, or of third-country nationals, holders of a valid Romanian residence permit.
  • for business purposes (marked C/A) – this type of short-stay visa is issued to third-country nationals who wish to travel to Romania for economic or commercial purposes, for contracts or negotiations, for training local employees or checking the use and operation of goods acquired or sold under commercial and industrial co-operation contracts, as well as to third-country nationals who are or will become associates or shareholders of companies in Romania.
  • for cultural, scientific and humanitarian activities, as well as short-term medical treatment or any other activities that do not breach Romanian laws (marked C/ZA) – this type of short-stay visa is issued to third-country nationals who wish to travel to Romania, provided that their presence on the territory of Romania is justified.
  • for sports (marked C/SP) – this type of short-stay visa is issued to third-country nationals who wish to travel to Romania, for a limited period of time, in order to participate in sports competitions.
  • for mission (marked C/M) – this type of short-stay visa is issued to third-country nationals (and to their family members) who, for reasons related to their political, administrative or public positions, have to travel to Romania. This type of visa is issued to third-country nationals holding official positions in governments, public administrations or international organizations.
  • for transport (marked C/TR) – this type of short-stay visa isissued to third-country nationals who wish to travel to Romania, for short periods of time, in order to carry out professional activities related to freight and passenger transportation.

 

THE PRE-APPROVED INVITATION PROCEDURE FOR THE SHORT STAY VISA

If you are a citizen of the following countries, a special procedure must be observed in order to secure a pre-approved invitation.

 

II. The Romanian long-stay visa

The Romanian long-stay visa is identified through one of the following symbols, depending on the activity that the third-country national will carry out on the territory of Romania:

  • for employment (marked D/AM), in accordance with art. 44 from GEO 194/2002 modified – is granted to third-country nationals on the grounds of the work permit issued by the Romanian Immigration Office, in accordance with the legislation in force.
  • for other purposes (marked D/AS), in accordance with art. 49 from GEO 194/2002 modified – the sponsor holding a temporary residence permit valid for one year, an EU Blue Card, a permanent residence permit, or the sponsor who benefits from the refugee status or from subsidiary protection, may request family reunification in accordance with art. 46 from GEO 194/2002 modified. This visa is also granted to third country family members of a Romanian citizen.
  • for secondment (marked D/DT), in accordance with art. 44¹ from GEO 194/2002 modified – is granted to third-country nationals on the grounds of the work permit for seconded workers,issued by the Romanian Immigration Office, according to the provisions of national legislation.The long-stay visa for secondment is also granted to third-country nationals employed by legal persons with headquarters in one of the member states of the European Union, of the European Economic Area or Switzerland, seconded to Romania, who are in possession of a residence permit issued by that state, who can be assigned to or perform work-related activities for Romanian legal or natural persons without a work permit.
  • for family reunification (marked D/VF), in accordance with art. 46 from GEO 194/2002 modified.
  • for economic activities (marked D/AE), in accordance with art. 41 from GEO 194/2002 modified – is granted to third-state nationals who will carry out economic activities independently or within family associations, in accordance with the provisions of the national legislation regarding the organization and development of economic activities by natural persons.
  • for studies (marked D/SD), in accordance with art. 45 from GEO 194/2002 modified – is granted, upon request, to third-country nationals who wish to enter the territory of Romania as students, or to third-country nationals who partake in pupil-exchange programs.
  • for professional activities (marked D/AP), in accordance with art. 42 from GEO 194/2002 modified – is granted to third-country nationals who are bound to carry out such activities in accordance with the special legislation regarding the conditions of exercise of the respective professions.
  • for commercial activities (marked D/AC), in accordance with art. 43 from GEO 194/2002 modified – is granted, on the grounds of the prior endorsement of the Romanian Center for the Promotion of Foreign Investments,  to third-country nationals who are or will become shareholders or associates, in management and administration positions, within companies which have legal personality in Romania, which will begin an investment, according to the provisions of article 43 from GEO 194/2002, republished and amended by Law no. 157 from 11th July 2011 for the amendment and completion of national legislation on the regime of third-country nationals in Romania.
  • for religious activities (marked D/AR), in accordance with art. 47 from GEO 194/2002 modified.
  • for scientific research (marked D/CS), in accordance with art. 48 from GEO 194/2002 modified – is granted to third-country nationals, on the grounds of a prior endorsement from the National Scientific Research Authority, as well as from the Romanian Immigration Office, upon request from research and development units and institutions.
  • for diplomatic service (marked DS), in accordance with art. 25 from GEO 194/2002 modified – is granted to holders of diplomatic and official passports members of a diplomatic or consular mission that stay in Romania for a longer period of time so as to perform an official duty. Dependants that accompany the officials during the entire mission are also eleigible for this type of visa.

 

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