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Romanian visas

Romanian visas

A Romanian visa gives the holder the right to enter the territory of the Romanian state. Holding an entry visa does not guarantee entry to Romanian territory. The border checkpoint officers can ask for proof that the general conditions of entry and stay on Romanian territory are met, as provided by law. Should those conditions not be met, foreigners will be denied entry to Romania even if they have a visa. The border checkpoint officers may also reduce the validity
period of the visa if the foreigner does not give sufficient proof of means of support to cover the entire period for which the visa is valid.

TYPES OF VISA

Airport transit visas (marked A)
Transit visas (marked B)
Short-stay visas (marked C)
Long-stay visas (marked D)

Short-stay visas (type C) – General aspects

  • Can be single or multiple entry visas.
  • They allow entry and stay for a maximum of 90 days within a 6-month period from the date of the first entry.
  • The right of stay granted under a C visa cannot be extended.
  • Holders of permanent residence permits, issued by any EU Member State, may enter and reside in Romania for up to 90 days within 6 months without a Romanian short-stay visa.
  • A short-stay business visa does not grant a right to work in Romania.

Short-stay visas can be granted for the following purposes:

  • Official government mission.
  • Tourism.
  • Private visit.
  • Business.
  • Transport of people or goods.
  • Participation in sports activities.
  • Cultural, scientific, humanitarian.
  • Short-term medical treatment.
  • Other purposes.

Long-stay visas (type D) – General aspects

  • Can be single or multiple entry visas.
  • Allow entry and stay for a maximum of 90 days within a 6-month period from the date of the first entry.
  • The right of stay granted under a D-type visa can typically be extended by obtaining a residence permit.
  • A request for an extension must be made at least 30 days before expiry of the stay right granted by the visa. Overstaying the visa entails cancellation of the visa and the requirement to leave Romanian territory.

Long-stay visas can be granted for the following purposes:

  • Economic activities (visa symbol D/AE).
  • Professional activities (visa symbol D/AP).
  • Commercial activities (such as investment) (visa symbol D/AC).
  • Local employment (visa symbol D/AM).
  • Assignment (visa symbol D/DT).
  • Study (visa symbol D/SD).
  • Family reunification (visa symbol D/VF).
  • Religious activities (visa symbol D/AR).
  • Research activities (visa symbol D/CS).
  • Other purposes (visa symbol D/AS).