Message to U.S. Citizens:  Coming Soon:  Online Fee Payment for Adult Passport Renewals 

Currently, nearly all U.S. passport applicants in Romania — including adults renewing their passports through the “mail-in” form DS-82 — must arrange for in-person payment of their passport renewal fee at the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest.  We understand that this situation is inconvenient for U.S. citizens residing outside Bucharest and have been working on a solution.  The Department of State is pleased to announce that U.S. Embassy Bucharest has been selected to provide for payment of DS-82 passport renewal fees …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: October 9, 2020 Country-Specific Information: The Department of State has issued a  Level 3 Travel Advisory for Romania  recommending that U.S. citizens reconsider travel to Romania due to COVID 19. Since February 26, 2020, Romania has confirmed 164,477 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. There are 5,601 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19. Post suspended all routine consular …

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Overseas Voting Message

U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania August 17, 2020 Overseas Voting Message Registering to vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2020.  Whether you are a first-time voter …

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Overseas Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2020. Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and …

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Message to U.S. citizens: Traffic Issues – His Holiness Pope Francis Visit (31 May, 2019)

This Friday, May 31, 2019, His Holiness Pope Francis will be visiting Bucharest.  Road closures and the large number of people who will be traveling to Bucharest are expected to cause major traffic delays. Areas that will be affected include (but not limited to) the Patriarchal Palace, the New Orthodox Cathedral of the Nation, the …

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Demonstrations Alert

Location: In and around Piata Victoriei, Bucharest, Romania Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place this weekend including one on Saturday, 11 August 2018, beginning at 1700.  Road closures expected. Actions to Take: Avoid Piata Victoriei and the surrounding area during the above time and during other demonstrations. Avoid crowds. Monitor local media for updates. …

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Demonstrations Alert

Information for U.S. Citizens Location: Piata Victoriei, Bucharest, Romania Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on Friday, 10 August 2018 between 1500-2300. Actions to Take: Avoid Piata Victoriei and the surrounding area. Monitor local media for updates. Be aware of your surroundings. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania Phone number: +40-21-270-6000 Email address:  AcsBucharest@state.gov Embassy website:  https://ro.usembassy.gov State Department …

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Demonstrations Alert

Location: Victoria Square, Bucharest and possibly other cities in Romania Event: Demonstrations are reported as taking place the evening of 20 June 2018 in Victoria Square, Bucharest. Media reports protests in other cities in Romania. Actions to Take: ·         Monitor local media for updates. ·         Be aware of your surroundings. Assistance: U.S. Embassy/Consulate Bucharest, Romania Phone number: +40-21-270-6000 …

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Demonstrations Alert

Location: Downtown Bucharest, Romania Event: Four separate demonstrations and protests are expected to take place on Saturday, June 9, 2018. The locations and timing of these events overlap to some degree and the number of attendees is expected to be large.  It is expected that normal pedestrian and vehicular traffic in these areas will be …

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U.S. Passport Execution Fee Will Increase to $35

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase only applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, such as first-time applicants over 16, children under 16, and applicants who re-apply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. The $10 fee increase does not apply …

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Measles Outbreak in Romania – April 10, 2017

United States Embassy Bucharest, Romania Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Measles Outbreak in Romania April 10, 2017 U.S. Embassy Bucharest informs U.S. citizens that Romania is experiencing a measles outbreak, though the majority of cases are concentrated in areas where immunization coverage is especially low.  Regardless, Romania has reported over 4,000 cases and 18 deaths from …

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Protests Expected To Continue Over The Coming Weekend

Anti-government protests are expected to continue through the coming weekend. A large scale protest is planned for Sunday, February 12 at Piaţa Victoriei beginning at 6 p.m. Organizers are hoping for a million participants. Government supporters also continue to meet at the Presidential Palace.  Their numbers are expected to reach two or three thousand. Expect …

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Large Scale Anti-government Protests Continue Throughout Romania

Large scale anti-government protests are expected this evening and through the coming weekend at Piaţa Victoriei and other locations to include, but not limited to, the Ombudsman’s Office, Ministry of Justice, and PSD Party Headquarters.  Large protests are also expected in other cities across Romania. Romanian government passed a decree to de-criminalize certain forms of …

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Express Mail U.S. Voted Ballots Now

The Embassy of the United States in Romania encourages all U.S. citizens to exercise their right vote.  U.S. Federal elections will take place on November 8.  Please note, the U.S. Embassy is NOT a polling station.  Citizens cannot come to the Embassy to vote. All absentee ballots in the U.S. are administered by the state …

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