Beginning in November 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2, or B1/B2 visas in a People's Republic of China passport will be required to enroll in the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS). More information is available at www.cbp.gov/evus
Important Reminder on the Visa Waiver Program/ESTA and Travel to the United States: The US Embassy in Bucharest, Romania wishes to remind all nationalities who are able to travel to the United States via the Visa Waiver Program that as of 01 April 2016
, they must have a valid electronic passport
. This rule applies even to those who possess a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). The U.S. Embassy strongly recommends that all travelers check to ensure their passports are valid electronic passports before they make arrangements to travel to the United States on the Visa Waiver Program.
Electronic passports have this symbol on their cover:
You can check if your passport is valid for travel under the VWP by carefully reading the following page: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/visit/visa-waiver-program.html. Any traveler who does not have a valid electronic passport is still eligible to travel to the United States with a valid nonimmigrant visa issued by a U.S. embassy or consulate. Such travelers will be required to appear for an interview and obtain a visa in their passports at a U.S. embassy or consulate before traveling to the United States. Information on visa applications can be found at: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html.
If you are a citizen of a Visa Waiver Program partner but have received notice that you are no longer eligible to travel to the United States under that program, you should apply for a nonimmigrant visa at least three months in advance of your desired travel. If you do not have imminent travel plans, you should pay the nonimmigrant visa application fee, fill out the DS-160 nonimmigrant visa application form at ceac.state.gov/genniv/
, and schedule a visa appointment. If your travel is imminent, you may request an expedited visa appointment. Please include in your request the date and purpose of your travel, as well as a copy of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection message you received regarding your ESTA status.
PLEASE NOTE THE DELIVERY LOCATION! IF YOUR VISA IS APPROVED YOU WILL NEED TO LEAVE YOUR PASSPORT WITH THE CONSULAR SECTION AND IT WILL BE RETURNED AT THE DELIVERY LOCATION YOU HAVE SELECTED WHEN YOU HAVE SCHEDULED THE APPOINTMENT (TNT OFFICE OR HOME/OFFICE) WITHIN 2-3 BUSINESS DAYS. UNEXPECTED EVENTS MAY CAUSE A DELAY IN THIS PROCESSING.
Please note that effective August 5, 2015 seaman's book is no longer required when applying for a C1/D visa.
Visa applicants who qualify and use visa renewal procedure must create a profile through http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ro
and choose the TNT pickup location or premium services before they submit their documents. Otherwise you will not be able to get them back.
If you would like to schedule an appointment for a new visa application and if you have already applied for a visa in the past, please fill in a new DS-160 form (DS-160 form can be found here
) and update your profile with the new DS-160 confirmation number, before scheduling the appointment.
Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Romania. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest.
This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Romania.
Nonimmigrant Visa Information
Nonimmigrant Visa Application
Immigrant Visa Information
Local Visa Programs