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Agreements to facilitate obtaining a short-stay visa

Agreements to facilitate obtaining a short-stay visa --> Updated on Tuesday 09th February 2021

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Applying for a short-term visa can be simplified if an agreement is in place between Romania and the applicant's country of origin. Our attorneys in Romania discuss these below.
 

Agreements to facilitate obtaining a short-stay visa concluded between the EU and third countries

 
Are you a citizen of the following states: Russian Federation, Albania, Moldova, Ukraine, Northern Republic of Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia Montenegro, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cape Verde, Turkey?
 
You can benefit from certain facilities when obtaining a short-stay visa! What's more, our Romanian lawyers can help you with complete information about the application procedure.
 
In the case of third-country nationals with whom the European Community (EC) or Romania has concluded agreements to facilitate the issuance of transit and short-stay visas, the Romanian visa may be granted on the basis of the supporting documents mentioned in these agreements, depending on the status of the visa applicant. the purpose of the trip.
 
Visas are issued on the basis of the documents indicated for each category, without requiring other evidence, invitations or equivalent documents regarding the purpose of the trip.
 

Information about the agreements

 
Agreements providing for such short-term visa facilities are available with countries such as the Republic of Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Moldova (all for facilitating the issuance of visas for citizens of these countries).
 
As of April 28, 2014, Moldovan citizens holding simple biometric passports are exempted from the requirement to hold a short-stay visa on the territory of EU Member States, following the entry into force of Regulation (EC) no. 259/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 which amend the Regulation (EC) no. 539/2001 that establishes the list of third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing of external borders and the list of third countries whose nationals are exempt from this obligation.
 
Other agreements are listed below by our attorneys in Romania:
 
  • 1. Agreement between the European Community (EC) and the Russian Federation on the facilitation of the issuance of visas.
  • 2. Agreement between the European Community (EC) and the Republic of Serbia on the facilitation of the issuance of visas.
  • 3. Agreement between the European Union (EU) and Georgia on the facilitation of the issuance of visas.
  • 4. Agreement between the EU and Azerbaijan on the facilitation of the issuance of visas.
  • 5. Agreement between the European Community (EC) and the Republic of East Timor on the facilitation of the issuance of visas.
  • 6. Agreement between the European Community (EC) and Grenada on the facilitation of the issuance of visas.
  • 7. Agreement between the European Community (EC) and Saint Lucia on the facilitation of the issuance of visas.
  • 8. Agreement between the European Community (EC) and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on the facilitation of the issuance of visas.
  • 9. Agreement between the European Community (EC) and the Independent State of Samoa on the facilitation of the issuance of visas.
  • 10. Agreement between the European Community (EC) and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on the facilitation of the issuance of visas.

Agreements are also in place with the Republic of Montenegro, the Republic of Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, the Kingdom of Tonga, the Republic of Vanuatu, the Republic of Cape Verde, the Republic of Colombia, the United Arab Emirates  and Palau. A Council Decision is in place as of May 2020 on the conclusion of an agreement with the Republic of Belarus.

 

Other agreements

Our lawyers in Romania also list a number of other agreements of interest for immigration purposes:
 
  1. Agreement between the Government of Romania and the Government of the Republic of Turkey on reciprocal travel of their nationals, signed at Bucharest on 17 February 2004 and amended by the Protocol signed at Bucharest on 25 October 2007.
  2. The agreement between the Government of Romania and the International Organization of La Francophonie regarding the establishment in Bucharest of the Regional Office for Central and Eastern Europe and its privileges and immunities on Romanian territory, signed in Yerevan on October 12, 2018 (ratified by Law no. 18/2020 ).

Contact our Romanian law firm for more information on the agreements that help facilitate applications for short visas in the country.

 

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