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General Information on Romania’s Visa Regulations in Preparation for UEFA EURO 2020


I. General Information:
Romania, while Member State of the European Union, is not yet part of the Schengen Area, but, nonetheless, has a visa policy based on the Schengen acquis.
Given the above, the visa policy of Romania is rooted in the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2018/1806 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 November 2018 listing the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement.

II. Do You Need a Visa to Travel to and Enter Romania (Third-state national – any person who does not hold the nationality of Romania, of any of the Member States of the European Union, of the European Economic Area or of the Swiss Confederation.)?
TO THE ATTENTION OF ALL PARTICIPANTS, IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER THEY ARE REQUIRED TO HOLD AN ENTRY VISA FOR ROMANIA, OR NOT:
All aliens who wish to travel to Romania must be in possession of a valid travel document accepted by Romania, on which, should it be necessary, a visa can be affixed.
The validity of the travel document must exceed the validity of the visa you apply for, or, depending on the case, the period of your stay without the visa requirement, by at least 3 months, and must have been issued no later than 10 years ago.
Please consult the conditions that must be fulfilled in order to be allowed entry into Romania, here: http://eviza.mae.ro/ConditionsOfEntry.
TO THE ATTENTION OF ALL PARTICIPANTS REQUIRED TO HOLD ENTRY VISAS FOR ROMANIA:
Please make use of http://.evisa.mae.ro, as there is no other manner in which you can set online appointments for the lodging of visa applications.
All visa applicants are required to provide the following documents:

- VISA APPLICATION FORM Manually filled-in (download at http://www.mae.ro/en/node/2060) or electronically - when the visa is applied for via http://.evisa.mae.ro, from the „Apply for a visa” Section. Please make use of http://.evisa.mae.ro, as there is no other manner in which you can set online appointments for the lodging of a visa application.

- VALID TRAVEL DOCUMENT A valid travel document accepted by Romania, with at least two empty pages on which a visa can be affixed. The validity of the travel document must exceed the validity of the visa you apply for, by at least 3 months, and must have been issued no later than 10 years ago.

- PHOTOGRAPHS Two recent 3 x 4 cm coloured photographs
Kindly note that the information provided herein strictly refers to short-stay Romanian visas, namely for stays of no longer than 90 days throughout any 180-days period.
1 Third-state national – any person who does not hold the nationality of Romania, of any of the Member States of the European Union, of the European Economic Area or of the Swiss Confederation.
- For information on the visa regime for each specific country, please consult the following links:
1. List of states whose nationals are required to hold a visa in order to travel to Romania –
http://www.mae.ro/sites/default/files/file/anul_2019/2019_pdf/anexa_1_en...
2. List of states whose nationals are NOT required to hold a visa in order to travel to Romania -
http://www.mae.ro/sites/default/files/file/anul_2019/2019_pdf/anexa_2_en.... Citizens of the European Union, of the European Economic Area and of the Swiss Confederation are equally exempt from the Romanian entry visa requirement;
3. The visa regime applicable to holders of diplomatic, service, official / special passports – documents issued by states the nationals of which are visa exempt, are marked with an "x" –
http://www.mae.ro/sites/default/files/file/anul_2019/2019_pdf/2019.04.18...
- Please also note that third-state nationals who hold valid visas (in the uniform format)/residence permits issued by Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, or of visas issued by a Schengen Member State - with at least 2 entries, as well as of residence permits issued by Schengen Member States, are exempt from the Romanian short-stay visa requirement. However, an essential precondition for the equivalence of said visas/residence permits as Romanian national visas is that they be valid, namely that the number of entries, right of stay and visa validity have not been used up. Also, it is equally brought to the attention of such visa/residence permit holders that the right of stay on the territory of Romania may not exceed the right of stay granted through the aforementioned visas/residence permits and the purpose of the trip to Romania must be justified at the Border Crossing Point of entry.
- You can calculate your right of stay by accessing the following link, where a calculator is available: https://ec.europa.eu/assets/home/visa-calculator/calculator.htm?lang=en
- Third-state nationals who hold residence permits issued by Member States of the European Union, valid for at least 5 years or more, are equally exempt from the Romanian short-stay visa requirement.
- The specific rules applied in the case of visa applicants – third-state nationals who are family members of citizens of the European Union, of the European Economic Area or of the Swiss Confederation are available here: http://eviza.mae.ro/SpecificRules.
- Given that Romania is not yet a full-fledged Schengen Member State, the Romanian entry visa is exclusively issued by the Diplomatic Missions and Consular Posts (DMCPs) of Romania abroad, and not by the DMCPs of other Schengen Member States.
- It is brought to the attention of participants that the lodging of a visa application does not automatically imply that the visa in question will be issued.
- In addition, please bear in mind that obtaining a visa does not confer an automatic right of entry into Romania, as specific checks are subsequently carried out at the Border Crossing Points. In line with the legal framework in force, all aliens who travel to Romania must be aware that at Border Crossing Points they are required to "prove the existence of adequate means both for subsistence during their stay, as well as for their return to the country of origin or for the transit to another state where they are allowed to enter”. For Romania, the appropriate means of subsistence imply the amount of 50 Euros per day, but not less than 500 Euros. Please consult the conditions that must be fulfilled in order to be allowed entry into Romania, here: http://eviza.mae.ro/ConditionsOfEntry.

III. Where to Apply for a Visa for Romania?
- Applicants must lodge their application for a Romanian visa, electronically, through the eVisa electronic portal, available at http://evisa.mae.ro/.
- Visa applications are electronically sent to and physically lodged at the Romanian DMCP with territorial competency for the country in which visa applicants are legally present. The list of Romanian DMCPs can be found here: http://www.mae.ro/en/romanian-missions.
- Please take note that should you be subject to the Romanian visa requirement, in order to lodge a visa application, you must address a Romanian DMCP, as Romanian competent authorities DO NOT issue visas at Border Crossing Points, as this situation is exclusively covered by the uniform legislation in force, namely the provisions of the Schengen Borders Code.
Therefore, please carry out all the necessary procedures, in order to be able to apply for a visa at a Romanian DM/CP. Please note that third-state nationals who are required to hold a Romanian entry visa and, however, decide to travel towards Romania without such a visa, risk not being embarked either at their point of departure, or on the way.


IV. Airport Transit Visas - Travelling Towards Romania:
- Each third-state national who intends to travel to Romania for UEFA EURO 2020 must check whether or not an airport transit visa is required for the international transit areas of airports from those states where they will carry out such a transit on their way towards Romania, depending on the flight routes.
- Obtaining an airport transit visa, if needed, is the responsibility of each participant.
- If required, such visas can be obtained from the competent authorities of the states where the airport transit shall take place.
V. Visa Application Procedure for Romania – How Should I Apply and What Type of Visa Should I Apply For?
Please make use of http://.evisa.mae.ro, as there is no other manner in which you can set online appointments for the lodging of visa applications.
All relevant information related to the Romanian visa policy can equally be consulted by accessing http://.evisa.mae.ro.
Romanian authorities undertake to treat visa applications in the shortest time possible however, to this end, applications should be lodged in due time. Consideration will be given to the fact that the amount of visa applications could be very high and therefore, visa applications should be lodged at least 14 days before the estimated date of departure, but not earlier than 3 months before the start of the intended journey.
The short-stay visa processing fee is in amount of 60 EUR.
In order to travel to Romania in view of the football matches organised during EURO 2020, please carefully check which category of applicants you fit into.
When called for an interview, all documents required for visa applications will be submitted in original and in copy. Please take note that should it be deemed necessary, consular officers have the right to request additional documents.
All visa applicants are required to provide the following documents: VISA APPLICATION FORM Manually filled-in (download at http://www.mae.ro/en/node/2060) or electronically - when the visa is applied for via http://.evisa.mae.ro, from the „Apply for a visa” Section. VALID TRAVEL DOCUMENT A valid travel document accepted by Romania, with at least 2 empty pages on which a visa can be affixed. The validity of the travel document must exceed the validity of the visa you apply for, by at least 3 months, and must have been issued no later than 10 years ago. PHOTOGRAPHS Two recent 3 x 4 cm coloured photographs
1. Procedures related to visa issuance for participants:
Short-stay visas (90 days throughout any 180 day period / no possible extension) as described under this point, are granted for teams and corresponding support staff (e.g.: officials, members of the delegation of a participating team, including players, coaches, doctors, etc.) or other categories of participants that travel in the framework of UEFA EURO 2020 (e.g.: media representatives).
a) The short-stay visa for sports (marked C/SP) can be granted provided that the following documents are submitted along with the application:
 Standardised letter issued by UEFA (attesting to the existence of the medical insurance and of accommodation);
 The official list of the foreign sports delegation, specifying the position of each member of the delegation.
b) The short-stay visa for other activities (marked C/ZA) can be granted provided that the following documents are submitted along with the application:
 Standardised letter issued by UEFA (that provides a justification for the applicant’s trip to Romania and, should the case be, attests to the insurance of appropriate means of support, of the medical insurance and of accommodation);
 Travel ticket valid to destination, or valid driver's license, Green Card (International Motor Insurance Card) and registration documents of the means of transport - for vehicle drivers;
In case by its standardized letter, UEFA does not ascertain the above-mentioned, the following must be additionally submitted:
 Travel medical insurance that covers the entire duration of the stay – with a coverage of at least 30 000 EUR;
 Proof of means of support in amount of 50 EUR/day for the entire period, but not less than 500 EUR or the equivalent in convertible currency;
 A voucher or a firm reservation with a tourist accommodation unit, or proof of accommodation being guaranteed by UEFA, should the case be.
2. Procedures related to visa issuance for supporters (UEFA EURO 2020 ticket holders):
Short-stay visas (90 days throughout any 180 day period / no possible extension) as described under this point are granted to supporters.
The short-stay visa for other activities (marked C/ZA) can be granted provided that the following documents are submitted along with the application:
 A ticket purchased for one or more matches;
 Travel ticket valid to destination, or valid driver's license, Green Card (International Motor Insurance Card) and registration documents of the means of transport - for vehicle drivers;
 Travel medical insurance that covers the entire duration of the stay – with a coverage of at least 30 000 EUR;
 Proof of means of support in amount of 50 EUR/day for the entire period, but not less than 500 EUR or the equivalent in convertible currency;
 A voucher or a firm reservation with a tourist accommodation unit.
Do not overlook that irrespective of your nationality or status, holding a visa does not guarantee your automatic right of entry into Romania, as specific checks are carried out at the Border Crossing Points.
Please consult the conditions that must be fulfilled in order to be allowed entry into Romania, here: http://eviza.mae.ro/ConditionsOfEntry.

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