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Romania Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
EU See below No No
USA Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No


EU nationals: Romania is not a Schengen country, so you are required to produce evidence of your EU nationality using either a passport or a national identity card.

Non-EU nationals: To enter Romania, you must have a valid passport issued within the past ten years and with at least three months left, along with a return ticket and sufficient funds for the length of stay.


EU nationals: You don't need a visa for Romania if the stay is less than 90 days. Those who plan to stay longer will need to obtain a residence permit.

Countries whose citizens do not need a visa to enter Romania if the stay is less than 90 days in any 180-day period: Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, El Salvador, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong SAR, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Lesotho, Macau SAR, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Macedonia, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Timor-Leste, Taiwan, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican City and Venezuela. Please note that your visits to Romania do not count towards your 90-day visa-free limit in the Schengen area, vice versa, as Romania is not a Schengen member.

Schengen visa holders: Romania allows holders of multiple-entry Schengen visas to enter, stay and transit in or through Romania, without the need for an additional Romanian visa, as long as the number of entries and/or length of stay has not been exhausted.

Countries whose citizens must obtain a visa to enter Romania (if they don't have a valid Schengen Visa as specified in the above paragraph): Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, South Sudan, Surinam, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, The Comoros, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Visa Note

For more information about Schengen visas, follow the link to the article A guide to Schengen visas.

ETIAS travel authorisation: From 2024 (possibly not before 2025), all visitors who currently do not need a visa to visit 30 European countries will need to apply for an ETIAS travel authorisation. For more information, follow the link to the article Applying for ETIAS.

Types and Cost

There are several types of visa (airport transit, transit, short-stay, long-stay, diplomatic and service). The cost varies.


Varies, depending on the type of visa you hold.


Nationals from the following countries are required to have an airport transit visa: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria, Somalia and Sri Lanka.

Application to

Make your initial application online ( or contact the embassy, high commission or consulate.

Schengen Visas

Romania is not a member of the Schengen Area, but holders of valid multiple-entry Schengen visas can enter, stay and transit in or through Romania, provided the number of entries and/or length of stay has not been exhausted.

Working days


Sufficient Funds

Proof of sufficient funds is required.

Extension of stay

Please check with the Romanian embassy directly.

Entry with pets

When bringing a pet from another EU country, the animal must have a microchip or tattoo, an EU pet passport and a valid rabies vaccination certificate (the vaccination must have taken place at least 21 days prior to travel).

If you are entering Romania from a non-EU country, please check with the consulate for the appropriate procedures.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

British Embassy in Romania

Telephone: (40) 21 201 7200.
Address: , 24 Jules Michelet, Bucharest, 010463,
Opening times:

Mon-Thurs 0830-1700; Fri 0830-1600.

Embassy of Romania in the UK

Telephone: (020) 7937 9666.
Address: , Arundel House, 4 Palace Green, London, W8 4QD,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1700; Mon-Thurs 1000-1300 (consular section).

Embassy of Romania in the USA

Telephone: (202) 332 4846 or 2879 (consular section).
Address: , 1607 23rd Street NW, Washington, DC 20008,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 1000-1600.

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