I am a US permanent resident planning to go to Romania at the end of December. I was invited by my friend who I will be staying with there during the course of January.
However, my citizenship places me into a list of countries that requires that my friend's formal invitation be approved by the Romanian Foreign Ministry. This procedure has been completed and I sent my application for validation through their online visa portal on the 4th of Nov. It has been 3 weeks since and the status still says my file is being validated by the Consulate in New York.
Currently, I have a little more than 4 weeks for my flight and am nervous as I also have exams which might make it difficult for me to lodge my application if they take longer to perform this validation. I didn't think this stage would take that long.
I can't reach their consulate by email and when I tried calling, the prompt is in Romanian and there is no option to choose English.
So all I can ask is if anyone has any experience with applying for a Romanian Visa or has an idea of the timing of this procedure. Would appreciate any advice as well. Thanks!