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Romania tourist visa details

Sona Abdullayeva Sona Abdullayeva 06 August 2021
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Romania has a variety of unique travel opportunities just waiting to be found. From the Danube River to a magnificent, undamaged medieval town in three to four hours by car or rail; from Bucharest, Romania's capital city, to the Black Sea; and from Southern Transylvania to the ancient districts Bucovina or Maramures. If you want to travel to Romania, you need to know how to apply for Romania tourist visa. For this purpose, I will explain to you the process by answering such questions: How to get a visa for Romania? What are the Romanian tourist visa requirements? Which documents are required for Romanian tourist visa? How much is the Romania tourist visa fee? Why do you need a Romania tourist visa invitation letter? How long is a tourist visa in Romania?

Let's start with the first question:

How to get a visa for Romania?

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If the foreigner does not have Romanian citizenship, citizenship of another European Union member state, or Swiss Confederation citizenship, he or she can apply for a Romanian visit visa.

On the other hand, countries below can travel to Romania without a visa:

Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Republic of Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Republic of North Macedonia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Salvador, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Switzerland, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela.

Although Romania is not a member of the Schengen visa agreement, Schengen visa holders are not required to obtain a (special) Romanian visa to visit Romania. Also, multiple Schengen visa holders dont need a visa to Romania, as long as their Schengen visa allows at least two entries into Schengen space.

Romanian tourist visa requirements

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To apply for Romania tourist visa, you need to know all the Romanian tourist visa requirements, which are listed below:

1. For all tourists, a valid passport is necessary. Your passport must be valid for the entire time you are in the country (it will not expire sooner than your intended departure date). However, before flying to Europe, double-check your passport's expiration date. If your passport is not valid for at least three months beyond your scheduled departure date, you risk being denied entrance to the Schengen Area.

2. Visitors staying longer than 90 days must apply for a temporary residency permit (either before arriving in Romania or at least 30 days before the 90-day "no visa" stay expires).

3. You need to visit eVisa.MAE.ro to apply for an extended stay visa.

4. With a valid passport or National Identity Card, EU nationals can enter Romania.

5. If necessary, a letter of invitation from your Romanian host;

6. Enough cash assistance to cover your costs in Romania. It depends on your circumstances, such as how long you want to stay and whether you plan to stay in a hotel or with family or friends.

7. You should be able to persuade the immigration official that you will depart Romania after your vacation. Persuade the immigration officer that you have a connection to your home countries, such as a job, a house, financial assets, or family that will allow you to return;

8. The most crucial condition is that you have a spotless criminal record and no convictions connected to immigration;

9. If you're going sightseeing, include details about your accommodation reservations.

10. Applicants must prove that they have appropriate and valid individual or group Travel Medical Insurance, with a minimum coverage of €30,000 for the anticipated duration of stay, as part of their application for a short-term or travel visa.

Documents required for Romania tourist visa

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If you want to apply for a Romania tourist visa, you'll need several papers to back up your claim. When you visit the Romanian consulate, you must bring the originals of all the papers you filed online. To make it easier for you, I will categorize the documents required for Romania tourist visa:

Personal documents:

1. Personal passport having a validity period of more than 6 months

2. Application for a visa

3. Photographs sized for passports with a white backdrop

4. If you are married and have children, please include information aout your family.

Documents for the trip:

1. a cover letter outlining the specifics of your intended vacation

2. Proof of lodging for a planned stay in Romania

3. Reservation evidence for return tickets

4. Any additional arrangements you've made for your visit to Romania throughout your stay

Financial documents:

1. Detailed information on your personal or sponsored financial situation,

2. If you work full-time or part-time, you will receive a job confirmation letter.

3. Pay stubs over the previous six months (optional but extremely important),

4. Statements from the bank

5. a letter from your company approving your vacation,

6. Previous year's income tax returns (options but important),

7. If you are self-employed, include information about your business.

8. Certificate of business registration

9. Details about the taxes that your corporation or business organization is required to pay,

10. National tax identification number,

11. If the business is divided into partners, any agreement will specify this.

12. Visitor's card providing information about the company's email and phone numbers

13. Who will assume your obligations in your absence if you receive the visa?

14. Bank statements, both business and personal

16. Other sources of income

How long is a tourist visa in Romania?

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When you travel to Romania, you should keep in mind that a Romanian tourist visa, enables the bearer to visit the country for a limited term of up to 90 days. Also, the processing period for a Romania visa might take anything from 10 to 14 working days or longer. The time it takes to get a Romania visa varies depending on the circumstances. As a result, the Romanian immigration officials recommend that you apply at least two weeks before your trip, but no more than three months in advance. If you want to apply for a long-stay visa, you need to do it at least 45 days ahead of time.

Romania tourist visa fee

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You must additionally pay a non-refundable Romania visa processing fee when you submit your visa application at a Romanian consulate or diplomatic post. The following are the Romania tourist visa fees:

The following nations' citizens pay a reduced visa cost to Romania (€35): Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Montenegro, Russian Federation, Ukraine.

Nationals of the following countries are exempt from paying a visa processing fee in Romania: Moldovan Republic, North Macedonia, and Serbia.

Romania tourist visa invitation letter

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Some governments require an invitation from the General Inspectorate for General Immigration – Ministry of Internal Affairs (IGI-MAI) when applying for the short stay visas: C/VV, C/TU, and C/A, which are primarily for private visits, tourism, and business. The Romania tourist visa invitation letter is written using an official template provided by Romania's General Inspectorate of Immigration and must be authorized before being sent to a visa application. The invitee's name, the reason for visit, length of stay in Romania, and mode of payment of expenses will all be included in the letter. If the guest is paying for his or her own expenditures, he or she must be prepared to demonstrate the consular officer that he or she has sufficient cash for the trip. An affidavit of support may be provided if the Romanian party/host is paying the expenditures.

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Sona Abdullayeva

Sona is a young student who is waiting to finish her bachelor’s degree for starting to explore the world. Until that time, she is researching the visa requirements of the countries that she wants to visit. While collecting this information, she wants to make the process more useful not only for herself but also for others. For this purpose, she is sharing all the beneficial gathered knowledge with you. Her biggest dream is not to die without traveling all the countries over the world.

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