There are several types of visa but I am only going to write about two main visa applicationsas I am familiar with them and my now-husband is currently in Romania thanks to one of this type of visa.
The two types of visa I am going to refer to are Type C Visa (also called Short-Stay Visa) and Type D Visa (Long-Stay Visa or Visa For The Purpose of Establishing Your Residence in Romania).
In order to keep it short, after you apply for one of these visas you will get an answer in 45-60 days (I was lucky, got ours in 45 days). Therefore I suggest you buying/booking your plane ticket for a date at least 45 days later than the application day.
If the Egyptian citizen is not married to a Romanian citizen at the time of the visa application he/she will have to go for a Type C Visa, also called short-stay visa. In order to apply for a short-stay visa you need the following:
- – passport + copy;
- – invitation from a Romanian citizen (wife/husband, friend etc.) authenticated by a public notary in Romania or at the Romanian Consulate/Embassy anywhere in the world – the invitation must state the purpose of the visit – tourism, visit etc.;
- – copy of the Romanian Identification Card;
- – proof of accommodation (original notarized declaration);
- – 2 recent photos;
- – visa fee 450 L.E. (for visit visa);
- – (plane) travel ticket booking;
- – international medical insurance;
- – bank account statement/record (for visit visa).
You should prepare and have all these documents at least 20-30 days before you plan on leaving and also to keep in mind that depending on the type of visa you apply for it can take between 30-60 days to get an answer from Romania whether your visa application was granted or not.
The Type C Visa is also of 2 types: Tourist Visa (C/TU) and Visit Visa (C/VV).
Tourist Visa (C/TU) – this type of visa is given to foreign citizens if they bring the following:
1. – passport available for at least 3 more months than the period of your stay in Romania;
2. – 2 recent photos 3cmx4cm on white background;
3. – visa form properly filled in;
4. – 2 way travel ticket (return ticket is a must);
5. – letter from your employer/boss stating your work experience (the length of your employment) and your position (role) in the company;
6. – medical insurance available for one extra day than your stay in Romania which covers the equivalent of 50.000 E;
7. – voucher or booking at a touristic establishment as well as the trip itinerary;
8. – proof of means of support in sum of 50 E/day for the entire period but not less than 500 E or the equivalent in foreign convertible currency.
The consular fee is the USD equivalent of 60 E.
Visit Visa (C/VV) – the purpose of this visa is as stated in its title, visit. If you apply for this type of visa you must show the following:
1. – available travel ticket to destination or driving license, green card and registration documents of the means of transport (car) if you drive yourself with the exception of those accompanying the drivers;
2. – medical insurance;
3. – notarized invitation from the person you visit from which it should result that he or she will provide the costs for the removal in case the invited foreigner does not leave Romania as soon as the right to stay set through the visa stops, as well as the means of living and the accommodation – when the visited person takes it upon himself or herself;
4. – proof of accommodation in the form of a booking at a hotel, motel etc., a deed of ownershipor of an apartment rental in Romania on the name of the visa applicant – if the visited person does not provide accommodation;
5. – means of living of 50 E/day for the entire period but not less than 500 E or the equivalent in foreign convertible currency.
Exempt from the requirements regarding invitation, proof of means of support and accommodation: foreigners – family members of the Romanian citizen – (husband/wife,children under 21, parents) if they present the following documents:
– passport or ID of the Romanian citizen in original and a statement from the Romanian citizen providing accommodation or notarized invitation from the Romanian citizen mentioning the conditions of accommodation + copy of passport/ID of the Romanian citizen;
– Romanian marriage certificate or proof of being a relative of the Romanian citizen.
If you got married to a Romanian citizen at the Ministry of Justice in Lazoghly Square, Egypt, and you want to go to Romania for a longer time or even move there, you should apply for a Long Stay Visa or Type D Visa, more precisely a Type D/VF Visa – for the purpose of family reunification. For this type of visa you need to bring the following:
- – passport + copy;
- – Romanian marriage certificate + copy;
- – notarized invitation from your wife/husband in which she/he mentions the purpose – moving to Romania, for instance;
- – Romanian ID + copy;
- – proof of accommodation (notarized declaration in original);
- – international medical insurance available for at least 90 days from the day you travel to Romania (if you want to establish in Romania);
- – 2 recent photos;
- – criminal record of the Egyptian citizen legalized at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and translated into Romanian;
- – plane ticket booking (in this case 1 way should be enough).
Make sure to have all these documents ready and bring them to the embassy at least 30-45 days before the day of your travel as it can take up to 60 days for you to get an answer regarding your visa application.
I do not own, nor did I take the photo I attached below. I got it from this blog where you can also read more information in English. – Lawyer Banateanu Iuliana (Bucharest)