I'm an Indian citizen and I'm interested in travelling to Romania in late August.
Romania requires that you submit an invitation letter to apply for a tourist visa (odd!). This letter is usually provided by the university/ business inviting you or a travel agency. I am travelling on my own, without a travel agency....
In order to confirm this bizarre requirement, I called up the Romanian consulate several times this week. There was no response. I emailed them to confirm this requirement, and I got the following response in return (the responder was quite curt).
However, I continued reading more and reached this webpage: http://mae.ro/en/node/2040 and found an English version of this document (screenshot below)
If I was to go by the English translation of the document on http://mae.ro/en/node/2040, I assume I cannot apply for a Romanian visa on the basis of my USA visa.
So, my questions is: Has anyone (Indian citizen) tried applying for the Romanian visa without an invitation letter and solely on the basis of the USA visa?
There are some horror stories (e.g.: https://www.travelure.in/romania-visa-for-indians-all-the-best/ and https://www.quora.com/Is-it-tough-or-easy-to-get-tourist-visa-for-Romania-from-India) out there on applying for a Romanian tourist visa and being rejected, so any help is much appreciated. I wouldn't be asking for advice on this forum if the Romanian consulate in New Delhi was responsive, and not so rude. (Their email response to my questions began with this: Dear Madam / Dear Sir, We recommend you to read this entire response, we will not resume the emailing for your further questions for which we have already answered.). They NEVER answer the phones and now email correspondence is also not an option!