Visas and consular services

General Information about the Romanian Visa

Foreign citizens with residence in the provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Alberta who would like to travel to Romania have the prior obligation to apply for a visa at the Consulate General of Romania in Vancouver. Foreign citizens with residence in the province of Ontario/Ottawa and Quebec/Gatineau can apply for visa at the Romanian Embassy in Ottawa - Consular Section. Foreign citizens with residence in the province of Quebec (Gatineau area excluded), New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador can apply to the Consulate General of Romania in Montreal. Foreign citizens with residence in the provinces of Manitoba and Ontario (Ottawa area excluded) can apply to the Consulate General of Romania in Toronto. 

(see annex 1), except those applicants arriving from countries which Romania concluded agreements on abolition of visa requirements or has renounced unilaterally at the visa requirement (see annex 2).

Holders of Refugee Passports and Alien Passports always need a visa for Romania.

  • Annex 1 - The list of the countries whose nationals must be in possession of visa when entering Romania;
  • Annex 2 - The list of the countries whose nationals are exempted from the Romanian visa requirement;
  • Annex 3 - The list of the countries whose nationals holders of diplomatic passports, service passports, official passports and seaman's books are exempted from the Romanian visa requirement.

The Romanian visa is granted by the Romanian Consular Offices in Canada (including the Consular Section in the Embassy of Romania) with the prior approval of Ministry of Foreign Affairs only if:

-there is no reason of interdicting the entry in Romania;

-the applicant was not finally sentenced for having committed offences abroad incompatible with the purpose for he requests the visa;

-the general conditions provided for in this section, as well as the special conditions for visa granting function of the purpose for which the visa is requested, are complied with.

Please be advised that no visa will be issued at the Romanian border. The Consulate does not process applications for individuals holding official or diplomatic passport.


 Upon requesting the entry visa for Romania, applicants must present themselves in person to the Consulate within opening hours, except on Romanian and Canadian holidays. An exception from the provisions of the above paragraph: the cases in which applicants have to cover a large distance to present themselves to the consular office and only if there is no doubt regarding their good faith and in the cases of travels in group when a well-known and trustworthy institution is liable for the good faith of the applicants.




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