Various laws and agreements govern the manner in which a foreign national is permitted to apply for a Romanian visa.
Our attorneys in Romania list some of the most important national laws regarding this aspect and are able to provide answers to individual questions as needed.
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National legislation for Romanian visas
We start by listing the main laws that govern the manner in which visas for aliens are issued. The immigration experts at our law firm in Romania can give you more details.
- Government Emergency Ordinance no. 194/2002 on the regime of aliens in Romania republished with subsequent amendments and completions, including those brought by:
- Order no. 1626/2017 of the Minister of Foreign Affairs on amending the annex to the Order of the Minister of Foreign Affairs no. ;
- Government Emergency Ordinance no. 102/2005 republished in 2011 on the free movement on the Romanian territory of the citizens of the member states of the European Union, of the European Economic Area and of the citizens of the Swiss Confederation;
- Law 271/2010 for the establishment, organization and functioning of the National Visa Information System and Romania’s participation in the Visa Information System;
- Order of the Minister of Foreign Affairs no. 1124/2015 regarding the list of state border crossing documents accepted by the Romanian state
- Government Decision no. 1108/2001 on the unilateral exemption of Canadian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swiss and Japanese citizens from the obligation to obtain a visa to enter Romania starting with January 1, 2002;
- Government Decision no. 732/2002 on the unilateral exemption of the citizens of the United States of America from the obligation to obtain a visa to enter Romania;
- Government Emergency Ordinance no. 44/2008 on the development of economic activities by authorized natural persons, individual enterprises and family enterprises, with subsequent completions.
Romanian has signed a number of agreements for facilitating visa applications. If you are a foreign national in one of the signatory state you can benefit from these provisions. Our Romanian lawyers can give you more details.
Other relevant laws are the following:
- Law amending and supplementing Law no. 102/2005 regarding the establishment, organization and functioning of the National Authority for the Supervision of Personal Data Processing, as well as for the abrogation of Law no. 677/2001 for the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data.
- Decision of the President of ANSPDCP no. 99/2018 regarding the cessation of the applicability of some normative acts with administrative character issued in the application of Law no. 677/2001 for the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data, with subsequent amendments and completions, starting with May 25, 2018.
Contact our law firm in Romania for more information about specific laws and details on how to apply for a certain type of visa.