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Short-term visit visa for Romania – step-by-step guide

Do you need to apply for a visit visa for Romania (i.e., visa for private visits, symbol C/VV) fast and safely? This is a simple-to-follow guide for securing your Romanian visit visa without headaches. Use it for detailed guidance, as it will spare more than 50% of your time.

This guide is applicable for nationals of countries for which approval of a special invitation letter is required. Therefore, it has been tailored for nationalities such as: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon.

Visa type: Visit visa (symbol: C/VV)

IMPORTANT: please carefully read the instructions below under “Important prerequisites” tab before following this guide, to ensure it applies to your specific case.

This Romanian visa guide is applicable for nationals of countries such as: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon.

What this means: a national of any of these countries must obtain approval from the Romanian Immigration Office on a special visa invitation letter prior to applying for the visa at the Romanian consulate. Therefore, before using this guide (which details the Romanian visa application with the consulate), the applicant must first fulfill a prior step. The first step entails the inviting party to obtain invitation approval from the Romanian Immigration Office. For guidance on the invitation letter approval procedure, please check and follow our step-by-step guide here: Romanian visit visa for short term – the invitation letter approval procedure.

Important conditions:

  • private visit visas (symbol C/VV) must be obtained by third-state citizens who travel to Romania for private visits to Romanian citizens, or to foreigners already living in Romania and holding valid Romanian residence permit;
  • the application for the travel visa at the Romanian consulate is the second step as part of the Romanian visit visa application procedure. The first step that must be fulfilled prior to this is obtaining the invitation letter approval from the Romanian Immigration Office; this first step must be fulfilled by the inviting party in Romania – for complete guidance on the first step, please use our guide: Romanian visit visa for short term – the invitation letter approval procedure;
  • the Romanian visit visa for short stay (symbol C/VV) allows you to enter Romania for a stay, or accumulated stays of no more than 90 days during any period of 180 days. If you need to stay in Romania for a longer period, you should apply for a long-term visa (which can be extended afterwards with a residency permit);
  • the applicant’s passport validity must exceed the validity of the requested visa by at least 3 months; if validity criterion is not fulfilled, we recommend applying for a new passport before starting the visa application.

Short term visit visa for Romania

(symbol C/VV)
for nationals of: INDIA, PAKISTAN, SRI LANKA, BANGLADESH, INDONESIA, ALGERIA, EGYPT, LEBANON.

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