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Obtaining a Visa in Romania

Obtaining a romanian visa may be necessary for some business activites in Romania, such as doing ridesharing, food delivery, or freelancing jobs that require physical presence.

While we mainly specialize in business registration, many of our entepreneurs are foreigners interested to relocate to Romania, so in this article, we will discuss what it means to get a visa, as well as the requirements to legally get a visa, and a residence permit in Romania, and as such - the EU.

What is a Romanian visa?

A romanian visa is the right to visit Romania for various reasons, and stay in Romania for a period of time.

Depending on the type of visa, the period depends, but in summary, getting a visa is the first step to moving to Romania or to start a on-premise business here.

What types of visas are there?

  1. Airport Transit Visa (A):
    • Purpose: Stay in the international area of an airport until boarding for the destination country.
    • No access to Romanian territory beyond the airport.
  2. Transit Visa (B):
    • Purpose: Transit through Romania.
    • Maximum Duration: 5 days.
  3. Short-Stay Visa (C):
    • Purpose: Official mission, tourism, business, private visit, transport, sports, cultural, scientific, or academic events.
    • Maximum Duration: 90 days within a 6-month period.
    • No extension of stay rights.
  4. Long-Stay Visa (D):
    • Purpose: Economic, professional, commercial, religious, humanitarian activities, work, study, family reunification, research.
    • Maximum Duration: 90 days.
    • Extension possible: Must apply at the Romanian Office for Immigration at least 30 days before visa expiry.
    • Overstaying leads to visa cancellation and mandatory departure from Romania.

Do I need a visa in the first place?

If you're interested to run a remote business, then the answer is no. You can 100% manage your business remotely, using the QES signatures we issue, without having to be present in the country.

And if you ever need help with anything that requires physical presence, our business registration services can assist with that.

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Not only that, but people from these countries DO NOT NEED A VISA to come to Romania:

The Romanian visa exemption map:

Romanian visa requirement map

The full details on what countries are required to hold a visa (or not), can be seen here:

The 3 question guide

Getting and needing a visa depends on you answering yes to the following questions, and as such, it's a good way to see if you are entitled to get a romanian visa in the first place.

  1. Is the purpose of getting your visa in this list?
    1. To start a business venture.
    2. To be employed in Romania
    3. To visit Romania, temporarily (for a short term visa), for business.
  2. Do i have at least 6000 EUR in my bank account, as proof of funds? (Mandatory)
  3. Do I know a internationally spoken language (eg: English)?

If the answer is yes to all of these 3 questions, then you most probabbly qualify for a visa, and can apply for one.

Can help with your Visa?

It depends. We help you register businesses in Romania, so if you're interested to start a ridesharing, food delivery, or any other freelance business that requires a legal form, then yes, we can help with that.

Company registration also has the possibility to help you get a work visa, because you can hire yourself to your own company, in order to facilitate getting a long term visa.

However, what we can't do is guarantee to help everybody. Our business is targeted at entepreneurs coming from other countries to start a venture in Romania, and not general immigration / recruitment.

If you're looking for that, we can't help you.

So, if you're interested to get a business registered here, and start your entepreneurship journey, you can always start by doing this quick form.