Visa Information

Everything you need to know before you visit Romania

Documents for admission into Romania

A valid passport is required for all overseas/non-EU visitors.

Your passport must be valid for the entire duration of your visit (it will not expire sooner than your intended date of departure). However, please check the expiration date on your passport carefully before traveling to Europe. Although Romania is not part of the Schengen agreement, some airlines (i.e. Lufthansa) may refuse boarding at your point of origin or while transferring planes if your passport is not valid for at least three months beyond your intended date of departure; or your entry into the Schengen Area could be denied.
For this reason, the U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs recommends that your passport has at least six months' validity remaining whenever you travel abroad.

For stays longer than 90 days visitors need to need to apply for a temporary residence permit (either before arriving into Romania or at least 30 days before the 90-day "no visa" stay expires). To apply for an extended stay visa please visit eVisa.MAE.ro.

For additional information please contact the Romanian Immigration Office.

Citizens of the European Union countries can enter Romania with a valid passport or with their National Identity Card.

Romanian Entry Visa

Depending on your citizenship, you may be required to show different documents at the port-of-entry.

American and Canadian citizens as well as citizens of Australia, New Zealand and most European countries do not need an entry visa to visit Romania, providing duration of stay is not more than 90 (ninety) days, accumulated during a single visit - or multiple visits - within a six-month period. Citizens of certain countries and territories need a visa to visit Romania.

To quickly check if you need a visa please go to www.E-Visa.MAE.ro (select the "Get Informed" tab (up left) and enter the following information: passport issuing country, type of passport, purpose of your visit to Romania).

Entry requirements and visa information are also available at www.mae.ro.

Please send all inquiries regarding visa and entry requirements to the nearest Consulate of Romania www.mae.ro.

RomaniaTourism has no authority or expertise to answer questions regarding travel documents or visa.

The Schengen Visas

Romania is not yet part of the Schengen visa agreement but Schengen Visa holders do not need to get a (special) Romanian visa to visit Romania as long as their Schengen visa allows at least wo entries in Schengen space and the number of entries and/ or length of stay has not been not exhausted.

More info concerning Schengen Visa Validity in Romania

Please double-check all (Schengen) visa requirements with the nearest Consulate of Romania www.mae.ro.

Please note the following important terms:

  • Visa invitation letter requests are processed in 3 working days after you have completed the form; the letter is submitted to you via email.
  • Visa invitation letters will only be issued for the period of the event and for entry into Romania. No other date and / or country requests will be supported.
  • Applying for a Romanian visa and visa issuance is beyond our control. We are not liable for visa costs, shipping, processing and/or issuance.
  • If you need a hard copy, any additional delivery cost has to be covered and arranged by the applicant. Hard copies will only be provided on demand.
  • We will do everything possible to help you with your visa application, but we cannot offer a full refund if your trip has to be cancelled because of visa-related problems (see also “Refund policy”).

If you have other questions regarding Romanian visas, please contact us at president@surgicon.ro

Health

No immunizations or unusual health precautions are necessary or required.

Romania has no infectious risks and there are no poisonous insects. There is no malaria in Romania. During the summer months mosquitoes are present in the Danube Delta and some low-lying regions. For your comfort take some mosquito repellent with you, if visiting Romania during the warm season.

Tap water is safe to drink but if you prefer buy bottled water; it is inexpensive and widely available. Romania is home to more that 1/3 of the natural mineral springs in Europe. Some Romanian bottled waters are rated the best in the world for purity and taste and are exported to many foreign countries.

Naturally, we hope that you will never need to use any medical facilities. However, Romanian doctors are known for their high standard of medical education. The embassy of your country, to Romania, can probably provide a list of preferred physicians or medical facilities.