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Consulate General of Romania
11766 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 560, Los Angeles,California, 90025
Telephone: (310)444-0043; Fax: (310)445-0043
E-mail: consulat.la@roconla.org

Hours: Monday - Friday  9am-12pm

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Main Services Provided By the Consulate General of Romania in Los Angeles.


 Members of the Consular Staff:

Consul General: Eugen Serbanescu, Ph.D.
Legal Counsel: Constantin I. Aron
Economic Advisor: Gheorghe Gruia

 

1.VISAS

1.1 US citizens may enter and stay in Romania, without a visa, for a period not exceeding 30 days.

1.2 To be granted a visa for stays exceeding 30 days, the applicant must send to the Consulate General of Romania:

1.3. For stays exceeding 30 days the visa must be obtained at the Consulate of Romania in Los Angeles. The visa can be obtained at the border only for citizens of a NATO or EU member country as well as for the citizens of Australia, Switzerland, Japan and Israel.
To be granted a visa for stays exceeding 30 days, the applicant must send :


- A valid passport;
- A letter mentioning the purpose of the travel, and the approximate date of arrival and departure;
- A money order of $35 (single entry visa), or $70 (multiple entry visa);
- A self-addressed stamped envelope, Express-mail or FedEx to return the passport.

1.4. The non-US citizens who request a visa should consult the lists in order to determine the visa regulations applicable to them as follows:

List 1 states whose citizens can travel to Romania without avisa
List 2 states whose citizens receive the visa without aninvitation
List 3 states whose citizens must submit an invitation to be granted a visa.

List 1 States whose citizens can travel to Romania without a visa for stays up to 30 days

Regular, official and diplomatic passports: Official and diplomatic passports only: Diplomatic passports only:
Bosnia-Herzegovina Armenia Austria
Bulgaria Azerbaijan Belgium
Costa Rica Albania Denmark
Croatia Argentina Estonia
Cyprus Belarus Greece
Czech Republic Bolivia Iceland
Hungary Brazil Iran
Macedonia/FYROM Colombia Iceland
Malaysia Ecuador Israel
Moldova France Italy
Poland Georgia Japan
Russia Germany Luxembourg
San Marino Holy See Netherlands
Slovakia Honduras Portugal
Slovenia Kazakhstan Spain
Turkey Kirgizstan
Ukraine Korea
US America Lithuania
Yugoslavia Mexico
Monaco
Norway
Panama
Paraguay
Salvador
South Africa
Switzerland
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
United Kingdom
Uruguay
Venezuela

List 2 states whose citizens receive the visa without aninvitation

Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Bolivia
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Denmark
Ecuador
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Holy See
Honduras
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Korea (South Korea)
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Malta
Mexico
Monaco
Netherlands
Nicaragua
Norway
Panama
Paraguay
Portugal
Salvador
Singapore
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
United States of America
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Venezuela

List 3 states whose citizens must submit an invitation to be granted a visa.

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Saudi Arabia
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Belarus
Benin
Bhutan
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cambodia
Cape Verde Islands
Central African Republic
People's Republic of China
Chad
Comoros
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Korea/PDR
Ivory Coast
Cuba
Djibouti
Dominican Republic
Egypt
United Arab Emirates
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Fiji
Philippines
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea Bissau
Equatorial Guinea
Guyana
Haiti
India
Indonesia
Jordan
Iraq
Iran
Kazakhstan
Kirghistan
Kenya
Kuwait
Laos
Lebanon
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Maldives
Mali
Morocco
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mongolia
Mozambique
Myanmar
Nepal
Niger
Nigeria
Oman
Palau
Pakistan
Palestine
Papua New Guinea
Peru
Qatar
Rwanda
Senegal
Sao Tome and Principe
Sierra Leone
Syria
Solomon Islands
Somalia
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Tadjikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
East Timor
Trinidad
Tunisia
Turkmenistan
Togo
Uganda
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia

The invitation should be extended by a Romanian natural or legal person, notarized by a Romanian notary public and approved by the Division for Foreigners, Migration Issues and Passports in Bucharest. The original of the invitation must be sent to the Consular Office together with the passport, a money order of $55 and a self-addressed stamped envelope (preferably Express Mail or FedEx) to return the passport and the invitation.

1.5. For non US citizens only a single entry visa may be granted.

1.6. The consular fee is $35 for the citizens of the states mentioned under List 2 and $55 for the citizens of the states mentioned under List 3.

1.7. Individuals traveling with "Permit to Re-enter", issued by the US Department of Justice, no matter the duration of the stay in Romania, must have a visa and should follow the procedure as per paragraph 1.2. In such cases the visa may be granted only for one entry and the consular fee is $35.

1.8. Transit visa is required for stays up to three days.

2.PASSPORTS

2.1. Expired passports, which have been issued in the new format (with a dark red cover) can be extended at the Consulate General. To receive the appropriate application forms it is necessary to send a photocopy of the first 6 pages of the passport, together with a written request and a self-addressed stamped envelope. The old type passports (with a green or dark blue cover) cannot be extended.

2.2 New passports:
2.2.1 Romanian citizens with permanent residence in the USA should send a short request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope in order to receive the forms and instructions how to fill them in. The processing of the passport is done in Romania and it takes about 2-3 months from the date the Consular Office receives the forms duly filled in ( consular fee $60).

2.2.2 Romanian citizens, who have neither permanent residence in USA nor USA citizenship, can give a power of attorney to a person in Romania in order to request and obtain the passport from the competent authorities.The authentication of the power of attorney can be done only if the Romanian citizen appears personally before the consul at the consular office. Four identical color passport photos are also required and identity papers issued by Romanian authorities and if the case may be, foreign ones with photos, in original and copy (consular fee is $45).

2.3 Consular passports: under exceptional circumstances, when the passsport was stolen or lost, the consulate can issue a temporary travel document (consular passport), valid for six months. In order to get the forms and instructions, one must fill in an application explaining the situation and send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (consular fee $70).

3.OTHER CONSULAR SERVICES

3.1 The authentication of powers of attorney, which Romanian citizens being in the US wish to give to persons in Romania (power of attorney for sales, purchases, pensions, judicial representation or general administration), is made by appearing personally before the consul, at the consular office with identity papers (consular fee $45).

3.2 In case the person cannot appear personally before the consul, a US notary public may be contacted. The US notary public that authenticated the power of attorney must be confirmed by the Secretary of State in the respective state. The documents must be sent afterwards to the Authentication Office of the Department of State 518 23rd. street N.W, SA-1, Washington D.C 20520 and finally, to the Consulate Genaral that legalizes the signature and the seal of the Department of State (consular fee $30).

3.3 Obtaining papers from Romania: birth certificate, marriage certificate, police record,diploma, attestation of the period of work in Romania. In order to send the necessary forms, the Consulate General must receive a request together with a self-addressed, stamped envelope (consular fee $30).

3.4 Certification of translations of papers: birth certificate, marriage certificate, diploma, etc. (consular fee $30/page). Solicitant is responsible for the translation.

3.5 Regaining the Romanian citizenship: the person wishing to regain his/her Romanian citizenship, must appear personally before the consul, at the consular office in order to make this request, with US identity papers in original and copy and two passport photos. Consular fee is waived.

3.6 Regarding the Romanian citizenship, in case the Romanian citizenship was lost after 1990, may be also done by a declaration given personally at the Consulate General. It is also necessary to present identity papers and US criminal records. Consular fee $185.

3.7 Repatriation of Romanian citizens residing in the USA. The request for the repatriation should be made, in person, in Romania, at the Division for Foreigners, Migration Issues and Passports of the county where the Romanian citizen wants to reside.

3.8 Clarification of Romanian citizenship. Persons, who have doubts regarding their Romanian citizenship, may request, in writing, the specific forms from the Consulate General, enclosing a self-addressed, stamped envelope (consular fee $35).

3.9 Legalization of the seal and signature of the Department of State. In case of papers needed for the adoption of a Romanian child or other papers, such as powers of attorney, which are to be used in Romania, the Consulate General legalizes the seal and signature of the Department of State (consular fee $30).

NOTE: The Consulate General of Romania in Los Angeles has in its consular jurisdiction the following states in the US:
 

Honorary consulate in Las Vegas - Honorary Consul : Aurelia Arnold Roberts, address: 711 Ranch Circle, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89107, phone/fax: 702-8785534
People residing outside the jurisdiction of the Consulate General of Romania in Los Angeles please contact the Embassy of Romania in Washington D.C. or the Consulate General of Romania in New York for detailed informations.

4.CONSULAR INFORMATION

4.1 Regulation on amounts of currency which natural persons can hold while traveling to Romania

Regulations on the amounts in foreign and domestic currency (leu) which can be introduced in/or taken out of Romania have been published in "Monitorul Oficial" No. 395/December 31, 1997, Part I.

These regulations provide:

  1. Natural persons can enter or leave Romania with an amount of maximum 10,000 US dollars/person/ travel and must declare any amount in currency and travellers' checks exceeding 10,000 US dollars to the Customs' authorities. The amount exceeding 10,000 US dollars must be deposited with the Customs' authorities at the frontier and a receipt is issued. The amounts are paid back, at the depositor's request, while leaving or entering Romania, but no later than three years from the date of the deposit, no interest being calculated and paid. The term "currency" includes banknotes as well as traveller's checks.
  2. The natural person cannot introduce or take out of Romania amounts exceeding 500,000 lei/person/travel with the exception of the permanent residents of Republic of Moldova and Romania, who are allowed maximum 4,000,000 lei/person/travel.
While leaving Romania, the natural persons must declare the amounts in lei exceeding 500,000 lei respectively 4,000,000 lei/person/travel and deposit them with the Custom's authorities against receipt.The amounts so deposited by the Romanian or foreign citizens are to be given back to them while re-entering Romania, but no later than three years.

4.2 Donations

Exemption of custom duties for donations is provided for by article 5 and 6 of Goverment Ordinance no.26/1993.

According to these regulations, the social, humanitarian, cultural, sport or educational donations made to non-profit humanitarian or cultural organizations or associations, ministries or other bodies of public administration, trade unions or political parties, religious organizations, sport federations, associations and clubs, educational institutions, which are not meant or used to subsidize election campaign, or some activities which may be a threat to national security are exempted from custom duties.

To be granted the exemption, the goods should meet the following requirements:

The beneficiaries of the donation should present the goods for custom clearance together with the documentation proving the said conditions (the deeds of association of the non-profit organization, the donation agreement, the declaration and acceptance of the donation).


Where to get business related information ?
  • Romanian-American Enterprise Fund
  • Romanian Development Agency
    Tel: 401-312.61.85
    Fax: 401-312.00.56
  •  Privatization
  • State Ownership Fund
    Tel: 401-303.63.54
    Fax: 401-312.18.41
    E-mail: dri.fps@starnets.ro
    Internet: http://www.sof.ro  
  • Fairs & Exhibitions
  • ROMEXPO S.A.
    Tel: 401-223.11.60
    Fax: 401-224.04.00/222.6].69
    Internet:http://www.ccir.ro/romexpo
  • Intellectual property
  • State Office for Inventions Trade-marks
    Tel: 401-615.19.66
    Fax: 401-31'2.38.19

    ROMINVENT S.A.
    Tel: 401-231.25.15/231.25.41 Fax: 401-231.25-50/231.24.54
     

  • Customs
  • Customs General Department
    Tel: 401-315.58.58
    Fax: 401-313.825]/312.22.47
  • S.M.E.
  • National Council of S.M.E
    Tel: 401-312.68.93
    Fax: 401-312.66.08/210.83.91
  • Taxation
  • Ministry of Finance
    Tel: 401-410.34.00
    Fax: 401-312.16.30
  • Banking
  • National Bank of Romania Tel: 401-615.27.50 Fax: 401.312.38.31

    Romanian Banking Association Tel: 401-312.73.76 Fax: 401-312.73.39
     

  • Insurance
  • National Union of Insurance Companies
    Tel/fax: 401-613.03.58/613.33.10
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