I have a friend and classmate who would like to visit me in Romania for a week during our autumn vacation but we are still unsure if he will be permitted entry or not.
On the website of the ministry of foreign affairs, it's clearly stated that holders of Schengen residence permits are allowed to stay for 90 days within a 180 day period, but someone from our school talked to the embassy and said that he does need a visa. However, we're not sure if that person mentioned the fact that my colleague has a type III residence permit issued by the Netherlands as well as a biometric passport for traveling purposes, so now we're a bit confused.
We only need some reassurance and the officials aren't very useful on this matter. Does my friend need a visa to travel to Romania for a week, or is the Schengen residence permit enough?