Romania Visa and Passport Requirements
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Passports must be valid for at least three months on arrival in Romania for non-EU nationals and for the duration of stay for EU nationals.
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. EU nationals may stay for an unlimited period, but must register with the local authorities after three months.
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.
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 certain countries (but not those referred to in the chart above) 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 online from 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 on an accession date has yet to be made however.
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're an EU national and plan on staying longer than 90 days, you must apply for a registration certificate from the General Inspectorate for Immigration (http://ori.mai.gov.ro).
To take a pet into Romania, you 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 need to be translated. Large dogs must wear a muzzle when travelling on trains or buses.