Romania Visa For Filipino

Romania Visa for Filipinos is something, which you must have come across on several occasions. An Online consultation for Romania Visa from our website helps Indians to gather the pertinent requirement of visa procedure, Following are few points that might help you.

There is no denying the fact that Visa is beneficial and also a requirement if you are an International citizen who wants to visit Romania. At first glace it might look like a difficult task, but it’s not. It’s simple in fact. The following article will guide you through all the steps necessary to get a Romanian visa for Filipinos.

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Romania Visa For Filipino

A Filipino going to Romania for tourism or business should learn before leaving the country about all the Romanian visa requirements, even if he will go to Romania as a tourist or businessman on a business tour. Romanians offers attractive facilities to businessmen and tourists coming from foreign countries. The official name of the country is “Republica Popllar Romana”.

Step 1: Determine the type of Romania visa that you need to apply for

There are, of course, various types of Romanian visas out there that you can apply for: a visa for studying, a visa for working, etc.

For this particular guide, I will only be discussing the requirements for a visit or tourist visa since it’s an experience that I’ve gone through myself.

If, however, you have a complicated situation or a different purpose of visit, it’s best that you head over to this page of the Embassy of Romania in the Philippines for more information.

Now before I go on, it is helpful to note that…

  • The Embassy only approves a maximum of 15 days for your Romania tourist visa.
  • You do NOT need to apply for a Romania visa only if you have a…
    • Valid multiple-entry short-stay Schengen visa
    • Valid short-stay or long-stay visa issued by Croatia, Cyprus, or Bulgaria (these countries are NOT Schengen member states yet)
    • Valid resident permit issued by any Schengen member state or by Croatia, Cyprus, or Bulgaria
  • In retrospect, if you have a Romania visa, you can enter Croatia, Cyprus, or Bulgaria — however, a Romanian visa does NOT grant you entry to the Schengen member states.
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Step 2: Register online to initiate and process your Romania visa application

Go to Romania’ E-Visa Portal and click the button that says “Apply for a visa“.

The process for setting up your own account in the portal is easy and self-explanatory. Just follow the instructions, proceed to type in your info, as well as upload soft copies of relevant documents.

Do remember though that if you are traveling together with other people, each of you must individually register and apply on the site.

To start off, below is a list of the basic documents that I uploaded.

NOTE: You can submit files that are in .JPG or .PDF formats and they must be under 2MB size.
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If you’re not familiar with .PDF files, I have a section below with tips and explanations on how to do such — it’s very easy! Otherwise, these can be done quickly by any computer or internet cafe shop.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Duly Accomplished Visa Application Form – You can download this form through this link.
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  • Passport Photo – Submit 2 pieces of passport-sized photos (3cm x 4cm) on a white background.
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  • Passport – It should be valid for at least 1 year beyond your intended period of stay in Romania.
    • Along with this, you must also submit a photocopy of the passport’s first page (which contains your passport data and personal information).
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  • Hotel Voucher(s) – These are hotel reservation(s) for the entire duration of your stay in Romania and they must contain the name and contact details of the hotel(s) you’ve chosen.
    • I usually reserve my hotel stays via Booking.com and/or Agoda.com. With them, you can reserve a hotel with NO pre-payment and you can even cancel the booking a day before your arrival with NO cancellation charges at all. So yes, you can make reservations without any payment, you can change the reservation anytime, AND you can cancel them at no cost as well if in case your visa is not approved.
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  • Airline Tickets – There has been conflicting info about this as to whether you need to submit confirmed tickets or if a reservation is already fine. In fact, there have been instances wherein applicants were approved even with just reserved tickets; whereas there are others who were asked for confirmed/booked tickets. That being said, it’s up to you to submit reserved airline flight tickets only — besides, I surmise that the Embassy will tell you either way if they wanted confirmed ones from you.
    • You can easily get a flight reservation online with OneWayFly for a small fee of only Php 1,000~. I highly recommend them because they are fast, easy, and legitimate; plus, I have been using them for years for all of my visa applications! (Read here for more info).
    • Later on, when you want to book your final flight details, my go-to platform is Skyscanner since they offer the best flight deals worldwide:

  • Proof of Financial Resources – For this, I submitted my bank certificate and statements.
    • The embassy states that you must have at least EUR 50 per day of your stay in Romania, but it must not be less than EUR 500 or its equivalent in convertible currency for the entire period (or if your host/sponsor will NOT cover your living expenses).
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  • Travel Itinerary – To see the travel itinerary that I submitted, you can view and download it here.
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  • Travel Insurance – This should be valid or accepted in Romania and it must cover one day longer beyond your intended period of stay.
    • I used Pacific Cross on separate instances and it was accepted by the Embassy. Another alternative is SafetyWing.
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  • Vaccination Certificate – International vaccination certificate that attests to the applicant’s antipolio vaccination done in the past 12 months.
    • The vaccination required is for OPV (oral polio vaccine) or IPV (injectable polio vaccine). If you have not been vaccinated in the past 12 months, vaccination must be made 4 weeks prior to the trip or, in cases of emergency, right before the trip.
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  • Proof of Strong Ties – Depending on your situation…
    • If you are employed: submit your Certification of Employment (COE) and Approved Leave of Absence
    • If you are self-employed: submit Photocopies of SEC registration, business registration, and income tax statement
    • If you are a student: Enrollment Certificate from your school, approved leave of absence (if applicable), and Affidavit of Support from your parents or guardian (preferably in Red Ribbon authentication)
    • If you are a minor: provide a Birth Certificate and certified copies of ID/passport of both parents. The application form must is signed by both parents (if only one parent has full custody over the minor, the family court order has to be attached).

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  • Pledge of Support (as applicable) – If you have a sponsor/host, you must submit an authenticated invitation stating how your sponsor/host will cover the repatriation expenses should you not leave Romania upon expiry of your visa, as well as how your sponsor/host will shoulder your means of support and accommodation.
    • I’m unsure if the authentication must be done by the Embassy of Romania in Manila or by the Embassy of Romania in your sponsor/host’s current residence. To be sure, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Consulate department of the Embassy to verify.
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  • Driving Documents – Only if you plan to drive around Romania (as stated in your travel itinerary), you will need to submit your driver’s license.
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NOTE: It is possible that the Romanian Embassy may request more information or additional documents from you which is apart from the basic requirements above — if they do, they will email you and ask you to submit it online (with appropriate instructions). In my case though, they didn’t ask for anything else (thankfully!).

Meanwhile, if you want assistance on making .PDF files, click the ‘+’ icon below to expand the following section…

How to do .PDF files?

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Step 3: Wait and then attend your scheduled appointment

After you finish the online application at the E-Visa Portal, your files will be sent to the Embassy for verification which will take more or less a week (working days only).

When your files are approved by the Embassy, they will instruct you via email to book your preferred date for submitting hard copies of the documents you uploaded.

  • Take note that you must submit the same documents you uploaded online together with the Visa Application Form. It’s advisable to print all documents on A4 paper.
  • Do arrive on time for your chosen appointment; however, it is recommended that you do NOT arrive at the Embassy too early because it is possible that you will only be attended to around the time of your scheduled appointment.
  • It is possible to have a representative or any third party to submit your documents, and that person must have an authorization letter and a valid ID.

The Romanian Embassy’s address in Manila is as follows…

Embassy of Romania in the Philippines
150 Legazpi Street, G.C. Corporate Plaza
6th Floor, Legazpi Village
Makati City, Philippines
Email: manila@mae.ro
Phone: +63 02 843 9014

The Consular section is only open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00PM to 5:00PM. That being said, it’s important that you have all your documents printed out and ready in order to not waste time.

Once the consular officer accepts your application documents, you will need to pay the visa fee in USD currency and as of 2021 the fee costs $100. Please note that the visa fee is not refunded if your Romania visa application is refused.

Finally, the officer will notify you as to what date you can return in order to claim your Romania visa application results.

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Step 3: Get the results of your Romania visa application.

Customarily, the processing time for a Romania visa can take between 7 to 14 days. Mine took 14 days.

Make sure that you take the payment receipt or slip (if provided) when claiming your passport.

To give you an idea of my application timeline…

  • April 24: I submitted my documents via the E-Visa Portal
  • May 4: I was notified by the Embassy that my documents were verified
  • May 10: I attended my Romania visa application appointment
  • May 24: I received my Romanian tourist visa!

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