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IMPORTANT POINTS:

  • All foreign nationals entering India are required to possess a valid international travel document in the form of a national passport with a valid visa obtained from an Indian Mission or Post abroad.
  • Visa applicants are advised to submit their Visa Application Form, alongwith required documents, at the Embassy ATLEAST TWO WEEKS in advance.
  • Documents in a language other than English shall be provided with their English version.
  • Applicable Visa fee (in RON) should be deposited, in cash only, after ascertaining the correct type and period of visa applicable for the purpose of visit and after arranging all required documents.
  • Provided that Visa Application is complete and in order, processing of application normally takes Three working days. However, in certain cases, it may take longer.
  • Acceptance of visa application does not automatically guarantee grant of a visa.
  • Validity of visa starts from its Date of Issue, and not from the date of arriving India.
  • Duration and Number of entries granted to the visa applicant will be solely at the discretion of the Embassy. No claims and correspondences shall be entertained in this regard.
  • Passport can be collected between 1600 to 1700 hrs on working days, either personally OR by a third party on presenting the original receipt and an Authorization Letter (bearing identity details of the third party).
  • All applicants should check the details in their visas, immediately after collection, and bring any discrepancies to the notice of the Consular staff without delay for clarification/rectification. If not, the Embassy will not bear any responsibility thereafter.
  • Satellite telephone services like Thuraya and Irridium are not permitted in India. Unauthorized use of satellite telephone services is unlawful, and necessary legal action will be taken as per Indian laws.


HOW TO APPLY FOR VISA:

  • Apply for the regular visa at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa. A photograph is required to be uploaded after filling-in the online application form. Each application submitted online will have a unique Web File Number starting with ROUBV…..
  • A printout of the online submitted application has to be presented at the Embassy BY THE APPLICANT IN PERSON alongwith all the required documents (see below). The photograph pasted in the application form should be the same as the photograph uploaded.
  • Applicants can visit the Embassy between 0930 to 1230 hrs on any working day to submit their applications.
  • Visa processing fee is payable in RON by cash only. Visa processing fee once deposited shall not be refunded.

Photo Requirements for Visa


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Business Visa (B)

Nationals of countries other than Romania, Albania, Moldova can be considered only if they have been resident in Romania/Moldova/Albania for the last two years.

  • Passport valid for a minimum of 180 days with at least two blank pages.
  • Visa Application Form.
  • Letter from employer in Romania/Albania/Moldova introducing the applicant with passport details, designation in the company, and stating the purpose of visit to India, duration of visit, number of visits envisaged etc. Also, the letter shall mandatorily give details of the nature of business in which the company is involved, number of employees in the company, and annual turnover of the company.
  • Invitation letter from the Indian entity stating the purpose, duration and number of visits for which visa is required. Also, the Indian company shall email a scanned copy of such invitation letter to the Embassy at cons1.bucharest@mea.gov.in.
  • In respect of Indian company, copies of: i) Certificate of Incorporation, ii) GST Registration Certificate, iii) PAN card, iv) Membership Certificate with Chambers of Commerce, Industry/Trade bodies etc.
  • Bank statement assuring financial standing of the applicant, OR Company shall state in the letter that it will take all kind of responsibilities of the applicant.
  • Flight bookings and Accommodation arrangements in India.

 

Conference (C)

  • Passport valid for a minimum of 180 days with at least two blank pages.
  • Visa Application Form.
  • Invitation Letter for conference from organizers in India.
  • Letter from the Institution represented by the applicant in Romania/Albania/Moldova.
  • Clearance letters from Indian Ministries concerned, if applicable.
  • Bank statement assuring financial standing of the applicant
  • Flight bookings and Accommodation arrangements in India.

 

Employment Visa (E)

Application for Employment visa will be accepted at this Embassy only from citizens of Romania/Albania/Moldova. Applications of other nationalities will be accepted if applicant has been resident in one of these countries for a period of at least two years. If not, they will have to apply for visa from the Indian Embassy in their country of origin.

  • Passport valid for the duration of the employment with at least two blank pages.
  • Visa Application Form duly filled in and signed.
  • Letter of Offer of employment to the applicant from the Indian company.
  • Employment Contract giving detailed terms and conditions of the employment, should be signed by both the employer and the applicant. The contract should clearly mention (i) salary and allowances, and (ii) all other perquisites which would be taken into account for the purpose of working out the income tax payable by the employee. All amounts must be mentioned in Indian National Rupee (INR).
  • Letter of Appointment of the applicant from the Indian company
  • Letter addressed to the Consular Officer, Embassy of India, Bucharest by the Indian company :

i)  giving details of the nature of business in which the company is involved, number of employees in the company, and annual turnover of the company;
ii)  introducing the applicant with passport details, and giving justification for offering employment to the applicant
Also, the Indian company shall email a scanned copy of such letter to the Embassy at cons1.bucharest@mea.gov.in.

  • In respect of Indian company, copies of: i) Certificate of Incorporation, ii) GST Registration Certificate, iii) PAN card, iv) Membership Certificate with Chambers of Commerce, Industry/Trade bodies etc.
  • Copy of Income Tax Returns filed by Indian company in India for the previous three financial years.
  • Documentary proof of applicant’s educational qualifications and professional expertise.
  • If the applicant was employed in India previously, then No Objection Certificate from the Indian Income tax authorities in support of tax compliance.
  • Flight bookings and accommodation arrangements in India.
  • Additional documents in case of Intra-Company Transfer:

i) Contractual business agreement between Indian company and  Romanian company
ii)  Letter from the Romanian employer
iii) Letter of acceptance from the Indian company

Entry Visa (X)

  • Passport valid for a minimum of 180 days with at least two blank pages.
  • Visa Application Form.
  • In case, applicant is Person of Indian Origin, or spouse/children of Indian national/person holding PIO/OCI card, document establishing the relationship.
  • In case, applicant is going to join Auroville Foundation / Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Puducherry, Missionaries of Charity, Kolkata / similar approved organizations, temples, Buddhist Monasteries/ other Buddhist organizations, Invitation letter from the organization based in India and a letter from the concerned institute in Romania/Albania/Moldova.
  • In case of sportsmen, letters from concerned sports federation/organization in Albania/Moldova/Romania and India.  
  • Bank statement assuring financial standing of the applicant
  • Flight bookings and accommodation arrangements in India.

 

Film Visa (F)

  • Passport valid for a minimum of 180 days with at least two blank pages.
  • Visa Application Form.
  • A letter of intent regarding the shooting of the film in India, mentioning the production schedule or the dates of shooting, particulars of the cast and crew coming to India for the purpose of the shoot/ production, chosen location, list of filming equipment (if any) that is being brought into the country and other relevant details that will help the competent authority to evaluate the merit of the case, must be made by the foreign company desirous of shooting the film in India to the Indian Mission/ Post located in that country.
  • Requisite permission to shoot the feature film for television/ cinema and reality TV show/ commercial TV serials in India from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
  • Flight bookings and accommodation arrangements in India
  • Any other document(s) as may be required on a case to case basis.

 

Intern Visa (I)

The Intern visa will be granted immediately after completion of Graduation/ Post Graduation but the gap between the completion of graduation/ post graduation and the commencement of the internship should not be more than two years.

  • Passport valid for duration of the visa with at least two blank pages
  • Visa Application form.
  • Documentary proof of completion of graduation/post graduation.
  • Letter from a recognized Indian educational institution / NGO / Company clearly stating the details, duration and terms and condition of the internship. Also, the Indian entity shall email a scanned copy of such letter to the Embassy at cons1.bucharest@mea.gov.in.
  • An undertaking from the company/organization concerned that they will ensure departure of the foreigner on completion of the internship.
  • Any other document(s) as may be required on a case to case basis.
  • Bank statement assuring financial standing of the applicant
  • Flight bookings and accommodation arrangements in India

 

Journalist Visa (J)

  • Passport valid for a minimum of 180 days with at least two blank pages.
  • Visa Application Form.
  • Letter from the employer stating the purpose of travel.
  • Letter from Indian entity with whom the foreign media will collaborate or use assistance of for the filming.
  • Any other document(s) as may be required on a case to case basis.
  • Bank statement assuring financial standing of the applicant
  • Flight bookings and accommodation arrangements in India.

 

Medical Visa (MED)

  • Passport valid for a minimum of 180 days with at least two blank pages.
  • Visa Application Form.
  • Medical case history of the patient with recommendations of local doctor attending on the patient.
  • Letter from hospital in India for Medical visa (in prescribed format).
  • Copy of the Certificate of Accreditation of the hospital by the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare providers (NABH).
  • Bank statement assuring financial standing of the applicant and sufficient resources to cover medical expenses in India
  • Flight bookings and accommodation arrangements in India.

 

Medical Attendant visa (MED X)

  • Passport valid for a minimum of 180 days with at least two blank pages.
  • Visa Application Form.
  • Letter from doctor/hospital certifying the requirement of an attendant.
  • Documents relating to the medical treatment of patient
  • Bank statement assuring financial standing of the applicant
  • Flight bookings and accommodation arrangements in India.

 

Missionaries (M)

  • Passport valid for a minimum of 180 days with at least two blank pages.
  • Visa Application Form.
  • Letter from the society in Romania/Moldova/Albania. The society shall, inter alia, give an undertaking for the maintenance in, and repatriation from, India of the applicant, should the need arise. The applicant should also be required to cite in the application, the names of two responsible persons in India (preferably in the State/ UT in which the applicant proposes to work) who will furnish a guarantee bond to the Government for his/her maintenance in, and repatriation from, India.
  • Bank statement assuring financial standing of the applicant
  • Flight bookings and accommodation arrangements in India.

 

Mountaineering (MX)

Foreigners desiring to climb mountain peaks in the Himalayas are advised to obtain permission for the expedition from the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) c/o the Ministry of Defence, New Delhi, atleast four months in advance.

Project Visa (P)

Project visa will be accepted only from nationals of Romania/Albania/Moldova. Applicants of all other nationalities should apply for visa from the Indian Mission in their country.

  • Passport valid for a minimum of 180 days with at least two blank pages.
  • Visa Application Form duly filled in and signed.
  • Letter from employer in Romania/Moldova/Albania providing brief description of the nature of its projects in India and a brief description of the job which the applicant is required to perform in India.
  • Letter from Indian company explicitly stating that: it guarantees the conduct of the foreign company and the foreign personnel involved in the execution of the project/contract; it would be responsible to ensure that the applicant will abide by Indian rules and regulations; the company will be liable to ensure departure of the applicant from India upon expiry of visa.
  • In respect of Indian company, copies of: i) Certificate of Incorporation, ii) GST Registration Certificate, iii) PAN card
  • Copy of educational qualification and experience, with English Translation
  • Bank statement assuring financial standing of the applicant
  • Flight bookings and accommodation arrangements in India
  • Letter from Indian company awarding the contract to a foreign company specifying the following details:
      • Name of foreign company
      • Registered address of a foreign company
      • Name of project awarded as per the tender document
      • Location of project in India (Village/ Town/ District/ State)
      • Duration of contract (in days)
      • Total number of foreign workers likely to be sent by the foreign company- category wise (i) highly skilled (ii) skilled- technician with diploma/polytechnic degree; and (iii) skilled workers with school level education

 

Research Visa (R)

  • Passport valid to cover the duration of the research with at least two blank pages.
  • Visa Application Form.
  • Subject of research
  • Original admission letter of recognized university. (emails or photocopies of admission letters will not be accepted)
  • Bank statement assuring financial standing of the applicant
  • Flight bookings and accommodation arrangements in India.

 

Student Visa (S)

  • Passport valid to cover duration of course with at least two blank pages
  • Visa Application Form.
  • Letter of admission from a recognized Indian educational institution clearly stating the name of the course, its duration and fees charged (including boarding and lodging). Also, the Indian educational institution shall email a scanned copy of such letter to the Embassy at cons1.bucharest@mea.gov.in.
  • No Objection Letter from parents of applicant to study abroad, if applicant is below 18 years of age
  • Document showing financial support for the tuition fee and stay in India.
  • Flight bookings and accommodation arrangements in India.

 

Tourist Visa (T)

  • Passport valid for a minimum of 180 days with at least two blank pages.
  • Visa Application Form.
  • Bank statement assuring financial standing of the applicant
  • Flight bookings
  • Accommodation arrangements in India:

i)  Hotel bookings
ii)  In case, visit is on invitation of an Indian citizen, then an invitation letter along with copies of Proof of Identity, and Proof of Address of the Indian host. Also, the Indian host shall email a scanned copy of such letter to the Embassy at cons1.bucharest@mea.gov.in

Transit Visa

  • Passport valid for a minimum of 180 days with at least two blank pages.
  • Visa Application Form.
  • Valid travel documents for the country of destination and the countries enroute
  • Bank statement assuring financial standing of the applicant
  • Flight bookings and accommodation arrangements in India.
  • Copy of confirmed air ticket for onward journey.

 

In case of Seamen joining vessels in Indian ports:

  • Passport valid for a minimum of 180 days with at least two blank pages.
  • Visa Application Form.
  • Letter from the Local Agent in Romania/Moldova/Albania.
  • Employment contract
  • Letter from the Agent in India
  • Flight booking
  • Copy of seamen’s book.

 

 



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