Visas and consular services

Consular fees

 

Visa processing fees

Under Law no. 198 of 27 October 2008, the consular fees charged for visa processingare the following:

Visa type Consular fee
Airport transit visa 60 EUR 
Transit visa 60 EUR 
Short-stay visa 60 EUR
Long-stay visa 120 EUR

The visa processing fees are charged beforehand, in EUR, as well as in US Dollars, or in the currency of the state of residence, based on the average exchange rate to the EUR.

In countries with a free currency market, visa fees are usually charged in EUR or in US Dollars.

Visa fees charged in accordance with agreements between the EU and third states:

For nationals of third states with which the European Community has concluded bilateral visa facility agreements, the fees charged are those established under the respective agreements, i.e. 35 or 70 EURO. Visa processing continues to be free of charge for the Republic of Moldova, Serbia and Macedonia, until Romania’s accession to the Schengen Area.

At present, there are 9 such agreements concluded between the European Union and a series of third states, as follows: The Russian Federation, The Ukraine, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Moldova and Georgia.The agreements are compulsory for all member states of the European Union, except for Denmark, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Associated Schengen member states are not party to the agreements.

Denmark, Norway and Switzerland have concluded bilateral agreements with a few of the third states mentioned.

Taking into account the specific nature of the agreements concluded by the EU with some third states, regarding the facilitation of granting short-stay visas, for the states whose nationals must pay visa fees, the amounts are as follows:

No.

Agreement between the European Community and

Normal fee

Emergency fee

1.

ALBANIA

35 EURO 

No emergency fee 

2.

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

35 EURO 

No emergency fee 

3.

FYROM[1]

Free

 

4.

MOLDOVA

Free

 

5.

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

35 EURO 

70 EURO 

6.

SERBIA[2]

Free

 

7.

MONTENEGRO

35 EURO 

No emergency fee 

8.

UKRAINE

35 EURO 

70 EURO 

9.

GEORGIA

35 EURO

No emergency fee

 [1]In accordance with the provisions of Regulation (EC) no. 1244/2009 amending Regulation (EC) no. 539/2001, FYROM nationals in possession of biometric passports are exempt from the visa obligation (OJ L336,18.12.2009, p.1); the facilitation agreement continues to apply to holders of non-biometric passports.

[2] In accordance with the provisions of Regulation (EC) no. 1244/2009 amending Regulation (EC) no. 539/2001, Serbian nationals in possession of biometric passports [except holders of Serbian passports issued by the Serbian coordination department (in Serbian: Koordinaciona uprava)] are exempt from the visa obligation (OJ L336, 18.12.2009, p.1); the facilitation agreement continues to apply to holders of non-biometric passports and holder of passports issued by the Serbian coordination department.

No visa fees are charged for the following categories of applicants:

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!!! Long-stay visas for third-country nationals who are family members of Romanian nationals are issued by the Romanian diplomatic missions and consular posts free of charge.

Entry-visas for third-country nationals, family members of EU and EEA citizens are issued free of charge.

   

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