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    mbmed is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    VISIT VISA Vs STUDENT VISA

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    The processing of VISIT VISA takes abt 1 week. the processing of STUDENT VISA takes about 1 month. Does anyone know whtr is it possible to get to Romania on a VISIT VISA and then once there, apply for a STUDENT VISA? Reason is cos I have yet to receive my Acceptance Letter and I am very afraid that by the time I receive the letter and my STUENT VISA is processed, I might not reach the UNiversity in time to register. I was thinking of getting to Romania on a VISIT VISA and then once there, register in the Uni before the deadline for the registration and then apply for a STUDENT VISA. But I dno how feasible is this. Thoughts from anyone who knows anything abt this will be much appreciated.

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    You should get in touch with the ministry of education, the university, and perhaps the consulate as well. The problem is, the letter of acceptance (I'm assuming you are a non-EU student) says you have to bring a student visa in order to register. In my case since there is no visa required to enter Romania (I'm from the US which has a visa waiver), the embassy and ministry said I can just give them my passport when I arrive, and I don't need a visa to register. That contradicts the letter of acceptance so I am a little bit nervous, but the embassy said this is what I should do.

    In your case, since it sounds like you need a visa to enter the country, I think you might need the student one.. but definitely check

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    dear merin
    non visa national need education visa which is valid for 90 days with one single entry to Romania and has to be extended within90days after entering in to Romania .for the extension u need university letter that ur enrolled which u will get after paying fees and done Ur medical check up.one vdrl blood test and chest xray in romania after that university student medical officer will give two papers one for admission and one for visa office.other then these papers u will need house contact from finical office and 2500 euros bank statement in ur bank ACC any bank of Romania the statement should not be more then 1 month old.
    Note . when u take any apartment on rent always ask for contract that is done in financial office in Romania since immigration office will not except contract singed in notary.

    now as u said here u been excepted in university but u don't know the situation of Ur letter of acceptance the thing is u will need letter of acceptance to take study visa. either U have to get by any how or
    if u planing to come to Romania on visit visa and then take ur letter of acceptance and then go to immigration office to apply for study visa that they may give u.but i think they will not since they will follow the rules and soon the Romania going to be in SCHENGEN so its bit hard . there is way to to do that but its bit tricky if u want i will let u know

    dear waltfw
    as ur from USA u don't need any visa just got to ur local immigration office with the papers with in 90 days to avoid any penalty they Will give u resident permit for one year which u have to renew every year the cost of it is 60 euros
    Last edited by jack001; 09-07-2010 at 12:43 AM.

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    thanks Jack. As far as the rental contract, I've got a couple of people sharing a place. Does my name have to be on the lease?

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    normally the rule is about 17m square per person living space if u live in shared house but i will still suggest just take a contract with Ur name on it .before to got apply for permis de sedare

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    hey merin im pretty much in the exact position as you and im panicking about getting there on time 1st october.

    which visa are you getting and have you got your letter of acceptance as yet!

    tc shay

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    merin and shay, can I ask when you both applied, and if you sent your documents to the university directly, the ministry of education, or through an agent?

    Also have you heard from the university (i.e. did they say you were approved and they are waiting for the acceptance letter from the ministry)?

    I am interested in keeping track of application information since I think it can help people. it is kind of late for 2010 but at least this way I can get some idea of what to expect for next year and maybe help some of the people who apply for 2011

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    SHAY1 and waltfw: okay here's my story. I applied thru an agent. I sent in my application arnd April-May. Arnd end of June-1st week of July, my agent told me that the govt had changed some of the documents required for application and now a few more pieces of documents were required such as the self-evaluation form etc. Of course, I panicked big time becos I knew the closing date for application was on 4th Aug and I was afraid that by teh time my aent checks thru my application to make sure everything is there and sends to the uni, it wld be too late. Moreover, there isint a romanian embassy in my country-Singapore. I had to make a trip down to Malaysia, where the nearest embassy is. Anyway, amidst all my panic and everything, I quickly gathered all my documents and couriered everything over. Once it reached my agent, tehy mailed me to say they got it and all teh documents are right i.e. nth is missing. To cut a long story short, in 2nd week of Aug, my agent told me that my name is on the list of accepted students on the Iasi uni's webpage. I checked and yea, my name was there. Heaved a sigh of relief then! Cos I was so afraid it was gna be too late. So I've been waiting for my acceotance letter since then. I keep pushing my agent but all can o now is wait right. They said I'll be getting it eitehr this week or the next. Don't know how true that is but guess all I can do now is be patient and wait.

    Another thing I''m worried about is in order to apply for Student visa, I need a police clearance cert from my country. And to get the police clearance cert, I have to show them the acceptance letter. So assuming I get my AL next week, its gna take 2 weeks to get the police letter, means end of SEPT. and tehn 1 more month for student visa. Means end of OCT. Means I can start ateending school only arnd Nov.

    MY WORRY: On teh Iassi website, it's stated that registartion period is from SEPT 23- OCT 15. I mailed teh dean of med to ask whtr can we register after OCT 15. he said "you CANNOT regisiter after oct 15" . I got worried and mailed my agent about this. Agent said dont stress, tehy will extend teh registration date for 1 more more month.It's the practice every year.

    Waltfw, you seem to be well informed abt teh processes in Romania. Do you know whether I can still register by end of Oct or begiining of NOv? I dndt mind missing teh classes, I'll somehow catch up. I'm just worried that I wont be allowed to register(

    SHAY1, 1)I have yet to receive my AL. 2) I'll be applyin for a student visa still. my agent told me bout a case where a south african student used a visit visa to get to romania but was deported back to south africa to get a student visa.

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    merin, this year Iasi and Cluj are using a point system for admissions. so there are extra documents, as your agent said

    as far as the registration deadline, its true that people often register late. if you look at your letter of acceptance once you receive it, it will say there is a deadline, but in practice this doesnt stop people. however, as you know, Romania is starting to become a little more strict these days. my suggestion is to go to the embassy and ask for their help. also contacting the ministry would be good. I got a good response this way (my letter says I need a visa, but actually US citizens do not need one, and the consul and ministry wrote me and said I will be OK). I wouldnt worry, probably the university just doesnt want to bother answering questions. maybe the embassy can issue a visa with what you have now, or at least speed things up if they know of your situation

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    Quote Originally Posted by waltfw View Post
    merin, this year Iasi and Cluj are using a point system for admissions. so there are extra documents, as your agent said

    as far as the registration deadline, its true that people often register late. if you look at your letter of acceptance once you receive it, it will say there is a deadline, but in practice this doesnt stop people. however, as you know, Romania is starting to become a little more strict these days. my suggestion is to go to the embassy and ask for their help. also contacting the ministry would be good. I got a good response this way (my letter says I need a visa, but actually US citizens do not need one, and the consul and ministry wrote me and said I will be OK). I wouldnt worry, probably the university just doesnt want to bother answering questions. maybe the embassy can issue a visa with what you have now, or at least speed things up if they know of your situation

    Yea I did call up the embassy and asked the consulate whtr is it possible to get the student visa in a shorter period rather than the stipulated 4 weeks. I was told it's not possible and 4 weeks is needed But I'm gladd to hear that i can still register. Anyway my agent just mailed me saying that there's some meeting gg on in Romania now regarding the extension of the registration period. Also, my AL shd be ready soon-by this week or the next. Either way, it's been an extremely long tortorous wait and the hopes of the positive end result is keeping me going. Waltfw, where are you starting school? I remember reading your post in one of the threads but have forgotten. Oradea is it? You're from the US yea? When're you heading to Romania? Or are you there alrdy?

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