If you have a simple passport, you can obtain a short-stay visa with one or more trips if you present to the diplomatic missions or consular offices a written invitation (model here), endorsed by the General Inspectorate for Immigration, from a natural or legal person in Romania .
The invitation, accompanied by a series of documents, depending on the purpose, is picked up, completed in two copies and submitted to the headquarters of the territorial formations of the General Inspectorate for Immigration, for approval. Consult the list of documents necessary to endorse the invitation depending on the purpose of coming to Romania: visit, tourism, business.
Invitations shall be approved within 45 days of the date of submission, with the possibility of extending the period by 15 days in justified cases.
For foreigners who are to come to Romania for tourism purposes, in organized groups of at least 20 people, at the request of companies regulated by Law no. 31/1990, republished, with subsequent amendments and completions, members of the National Association of Travel Agencies from Romania, the approval of the invitations is made within 30 days from the date of submission.
In case of approval, a copy of the invitation will be handed to the invitee, who will send it to you. You will present the invitation, in original, to the diplomatic mission or to the consular office, accompanied by the other documents, for obtaining the Romanian visa. You must apply for a visa within 30 days of approval of the invitation, otherwise it will lose its validity.
The guest, natural or legal person will bear the expenses occasioned by the removal from the territory of Romania of the invited foreigners. The invitation constitutes an enforceable title in case the invited foreigner does not leave Romania until the date on which the right of residence established by visa ends.
There are certain situations when you no longer need an invitation endorsed by the General Inspectorate for Immigration to obtain a short-stay visa, in which case you apply for a visa from diplomatic missions or consular offices with a notarized invitation. (See exceptions to the invitation procedure).
In order to approve a short-stay visa, the National Visa Center requests the approval of the General Inspectorate for Immigration, thus increasing the term for granting the visa. The General Inspectorate for Immigration issues the approval for the short-stay visa within 7 working days from the date of receipt of the application, and in duly justified situations the term may be extended by another 7 working days. However, there are also situations in which this opinion is no longer needed. (See the list of exceptions to the I.G.I. opinion).
If you are a citizen of the states whose nationals need a visa (see list) you can enter Romania without a visa if you find yourself in one of the following situations:
For foreign nationals who intend to come to Romania and remain in the country for purposes that are not short-term, but focus on medium to long-term stays, our team is also able to provide details on the procedure to acquire Romanian citizenship by application. This is based on the naturalization of the foreign national and application is possible after at least eight years in the country (less in some cases).