Romania Visa and Passport Requirements
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Passports must be valid for at least six months on arrival in Romania.
1. EU citizens can use a national identity card instead of a passport.
Visas are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for travel and tourism trips of up to 90 days.
Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Romania.
Airport transit visa/transit visa/short-stay visa: €60; long-stay visa: €120. Reductions are available for some nationalities and for children.
There are several types of short-stay visa, including mission, short-stay visa for tourism purposes, short-stay visa for visiting purposes, short-stay visa for business purposes, short-stay visa for transport, short-stay visa for sport, and short-stay visa for cultural, scientific and humanitarian activities. Relevant supporting documents will be required in each case.
Transit visa: five days; short-stay visa: 90 days within a six-month period; long-stay visa: 90 days with the potential to extend.
Transit visas allow nationals of countries not referred to in the chart to travel Romania and can be issued for one, two or multiple transits provided that each period does not exceed five days. Documentation required includes an existing visa for the destination state, a valid travel ticket, and in the case of vehicle drivers a green card, driving licence and vehicle registration documents.
Consulate (or consular section at embassy). Visa application forms are available at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (www.mae.ro).
Romania is not a member of the Schengen Area. However it is set to join the area once the European Council reaches an agreement. This will allow residents of other Schengen countries (the majority of western Europe excluding the UK and Ireland) to travel freely to Romania without having to negotiate border controls. A decision is not expected until the end of 2013.
Visitors planning to stay 90 days or more should apply for a temporary residence permit from the Ministry of Internal Affairs (www.mai.gov.ro) before they travel.
For short-stay visas, proof of financial support totalling at least €50 per day and not less than €500 in total is required.
If you decide to remain in Romania for more than 90 days and you're from a non-EU country, you’ll need to apply to the Ministry of Internal Affairs for a visa.
If you're an EU national and plan on staying longer than 90 days, you must apply for a registration certificate from the Office of Immigration (http://ori.mai.gov.ro).
To take a pet into Romania, you will need a veterinary health certificate and proof that your pet has been vaccinated for rabies within the last six months. Documents not written in English, German or French will need to be translated. Large dogs must wear a muzzle when travelling on trains or buses.