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I am a Filipina and I live in Romania. My cousin, who lives in Italy, wants me to come visit her for three days. I have a residence permit valid for one year in Romania. It’s not a working permit; it’s an “other purpose” permit.

I want to know if I need a visa for Italy. I asked immigration here in Romania, and they said I don’t need a visa and I can go with this permit to Italy for 60 days. But I want to be sure if I need one or not.

  • Do you have a family member who is an EU or EFTA citizen? If so, do you have a family member residence card? – Crazydre Sep 11 '17 at 11:39
  • Why would you not trust the immigration guys and ask random folks on internet? – Hanky Panky Sep 11 '17 at 17:56
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As stated in Timatic, the database used by airlines:

Visa required, except for Passengers with a family member residence card issued by Romania. The card must be issued to family members of a national of Switzerland or an EEA Member State. They are visa exempt for a maximum stay of 90 days and must travel with or travel to join the national of Switzerland or EEA Member State. This does not apply to passengers with a different type of residence permit.

So unless you have a family member who is an EU or EFTA citizen, and were issued a family member residence card, you do need a visa

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