The short-stay visa (identified through the letter C):
It allows the entry and the short residence of aliens on the territory of Romania for a period of 90 days within an interval of maximum 6 months from the date of entry (in the case of a multiple-entry visa, the period of residence will be taken into account starting with the date of the first entry).
The Romanian short-stay visa is granted for the following purposes: for an official government mission, for tourism, business, private visit, transportation, partaking in sports activities, as well as cultural scientific or academic events. In the case of a holder of a short-stay visa, the stay right cannot under any circumstances be prolonged.
The long-stay visa (identified through the letter D):
It allows the entry and residence of aliens on the territory of Romania, for a period of maximum 90 days, intended for the following purposes: economic activities, professional activities, commercial activities (such as investments), religious or humanitarian activities, work, studying, family reunification, as well as research.
The residence right implied by the long-stay visa is of 90 days, however, this type of visa allows for its prolongation by means of an official request addressed to the Romanian Office for Immigration, from the structure of the Romanian Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reform. The requests for the prolongation of the right of residence must be personally submitted by the applicants, at the local branch-offices of the Romanian Office for Immigration closest to their place of residence, within at least 30 days before the stay right granted by the visa, expires. Should this term become outdated, it imminently makes the visa obsolete and triggers the obligation of leaving the territory of Romania.
- U.S. Passport must be valid 3 months beyond intended stay
- Tickets and Documents for return or onward travel
- No Visa required for stay up to 90 days. Extension of stay possible upon application to Romanian Immigration authorities.
- Vaccinations - None Required
General Consulates of Romania: