To do in your home country:
1-Birth Certificate: translated and notarized
2-High school Diploma: translated and notarized
3-Honor certificate from home-country police: translated and notarized
4-if you’re more than 26 years old–>Health insurance covering a minimum of 30,000 euros (though i recommend you should all have it just in case)
To do in Romania:
5-Color copy of first 4 pages of passport and of the page where your entry was stamped
6-Letter of acceptance from the Romanian Ministry of Education
7-Certificate from University stating you have paid full tuition and are a registered student (‘Adverinta‘) as well as proof from the bank that you have transferred the tuition money
8-Rental contract stamped by the local Municipality
9-Medical bill of health (‘Adverinta Medicala‘)
10-A statement from your Romanian bank account that it holds a minimum of 2000 euros (the statement is valid for 5 days so get it right before the trip).
11-120 euros in cash (to be paid at the consulate)
12-2 passport pictures
Seeing as Moldova is the closest country, it’s cheapest and easiest to go there to obtain the Visa.
You need to get to the Romanian Consulate in Chisinau, the address: Str.Grigore Ureghe No.2. It’s open Monday through Friday 8:00-11:00/13:00.
Don’t wait with the rest of the people outside, just walk in past the soldiers and ask for a number.
After submitting all the documents and paying the 120euros they will tell you to come back around one month later to pick up your visa because they need to paste it into your passport.
Once you have your visa and are back in Romania there is a process here that needs to be done in order for the visa to be officially approved. Go to the local police station with the visa and they will further instruct you.
Make sure you have at least 200 Moldovan Lei with you (taxi rides run around 30-50 lei wherever you’re going) and make sure you have a backup sleeping plan in case you get stuck there for one night (happens to most people).
If you have any free time/ need to restore your mental health, there is a new mall: Moldova Mall that will help you forget where you are (also has a bank and a supermarket).
Buses to Bucarest and Iasi leave from “Gara de Sud”.
Good luck and bring toilet paper with you!