Embassies and Consulates in Romania

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In most of the countries you will find diplomatic missions, which usually refers to an embassy and/or a consulate. Diplomatic bodies represent other country interests in Romania, with the aim of strengthening international relations between the states and providing services for their citizens in Romania.

Embassies and consulates are considered legal territories of their home countries. They are not "foreign territory" but they are protected and considered the property of the country using them, meaning that Romania does not have jurisdiction over the embassy or consulate of another country.

What is the difference between Embassy and Consulate

The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations international treaty defines the diplomatic mission’s purpose and framework. The various diplomatic missions offer several services and carry out different missions. For example:

  • Embassy: This is the primary diplomatic representation of a country’s government and is headed by an ambassador. An embassy is the main location for a diplomatic presence of one country in another. A country has at most one embassy in another country, and is always established in the capital city of the host country. In the absence of a consulate in a country, the embassy has also a consular section to carry out all the relevant consular services (see below).
  • Consulate General: This is a diplomatic mission, headed by a consul that provides a full range of services such as: issuing passports/visas, keeping birth and marriage records, assisting expats, providing legal information, translations etc. It can be located in any major city of the host country, although often in the capital city (in certain cases, in the same building as the embassy). In major countries and large territories, you often have more than one consulate.
  • Honorary Consulate: It supplements the Consulate to provide a limited range of consular services and is headed by an honorary consul. They help nationals abroad. For example, in the event of a hospital stay, missing person, death, natural disaster or other emergency. They can also issue emergency travel documents and consular declarations for which the applicant is required to appear in person.

NB: You will usually apply for a visa at the Consulate of the country you want to visit. However, if there is no such representation in Romania, you can apply for a visa at the embassy.

Where to find Consulates and Embassies in Romania

Not all countries have an Embassy and/or a Consulate as it depends of the political situation, the relationship with the host country, the size of the country, and the number of foreign citizens living there.

In some cases, countries can share representations and you can be assisted by the services of another embassy or consular service to get the information you need.

We recommend you register/contact your country’s embassy at your destination. It is a free service provided by any diplomatic mission and it will allow them to record information about your upcoming trip abroad. It can be used to assist you in case of an emergency.

Registration will also allow you to get routine information from your nearest embassy or consulate, as citizen residing abroad.

The Romanian capital, Bucharest hosts 85 embassies.

There are also 55 consulates and one other representations in Romania (European Union Representation Office in Bucharest).

All consulates and honorary consulates are located in Bucharest, except for those countries who own an embassy in the capital of Romania and might have another diplomatic mission outside the capital.

You will find below a list of selected countries (the list is not exhaustive) that have a diplomatic mission in Romania. The list includes embassies, consulates, honorary consulates and sometime other official representations for you to be able to get information and services.

Embassies and Main Consulates in Bucharest


Canadian Embassy in Romania

Address: 1-3 Tuberozelor Street, 011411 Bucharest
Tel: (+4) 021 307 5000
E-Mail: bucstconsular@international.gc.ca
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/CanadaRomania and https://twitter.com/CanadaRomania
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 08:30h to 17:00h under appointment.

The embassy of Canada in Bucharest provides consular services to Canadians visiting and living in Romania such as registration of child birth abroad, requirements and documents and processes for getting married abroad, notarial services, passport services, etc.

The embassy also provides services to Canadians visiting and living in Bulgaria and Moldova.


Embassy of China in Romania

Address:Sos. Nordului Nr.2, Sector 1, 014101 Bucharest
Tel: (+4) 021 232 8858
E-Mail: chinaemb@mfa.gov.cn
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/AmbasadaChineiinRomania/

The consular section provides a range of consular services such as visa and passport processing as well as document legalization, notary certification and marriage registration.
Honorary Consulates: In addition to the embassy in Bucharest, China has another honorary consulate in Constanta (Temporally closed. February 2023)


French Embassy in Romania

Address: 13-15 rue Biserica Amzei 010392 Bucharest
Tel: (+4) 021 303 1000
E-Mail: consulat.bucarest-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/France.Romania/
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m and from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (last appointment at 5 p.m.);

The French Embassy in Romania provides reception of the public (consular affairs), register of French nationals established outside France, identity cards and passports, civil status: marriages, births ..., other steps (legalization of signature, driver's license...), elections, national service and assembly of French nationals abroad.

Honorary Consulates: In addition to the embassy in Bucharest, France has another honorary consulate in Brasov (contact@afbv.ro) and Constanta.


Embassy of Germany in Romania

Address: Cpt. Av. Ghe-Demetriade 6-8, Bucharest
Tel: (+4) 021 202 9830
E-Mail: info@bukarest.diplo.de
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/AmbasadaGermaniei/ and https://twitter.com/auswaertigesamt
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 17:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. - 14:00 p.m

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Romania provides passports and ID cards’ services, nationality, family and inheritance matters, criminal records, visa and entry, lawyers, doctors and translators and customs service, etc.

Honorary Consulates: In addition to the embassy in Bucharest, Germany has another honorary consulate in Sibiu and Timisoara.


Embassy of the Japan in Romania
Address: Şos. Nicolae Titulescu, nr.4-8, Sector 1, 011141 Bucharest
Tel: (+4) 021 319 1890
E-Mail: embassy@bu.mofa.go.jp
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/ and Instagram.com/embassy_jpro
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9.00-12.30; 13.30-17.00

The Japanese consulate shares the same details as the embassy. They provide a range of consular services such as visa and passport processing as well as document legalization.


Embassy of Russia in Romania

Address: Şos. Pavel Kiseleff nr. 6, Sector 1, 011346 Bucharest
Tel: (+4) 021 222 3170
E-mail: bucharest@mid.ru

Consular section:
Address: Str. Tuberozelor nr. 4, Sector 1, 011411 Bucharest
Tel: (+4) 021 222 1556
E-Mail: bucharest@dks.ru
Social Media: https://twitter.com/mfa_russia
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 09.00 – 12.30

For services such as issues of citizenship of the Russian Federation, visa and passport processing as well as document legalization, it is requested to visit the Consular Section upon appointment.

Honorary Consulates: In addition to the embassy in Bucharest, Russia has another honorary consulates in Constanta (consulatulrus@mail.ru)     

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

British Embassy in Romania

Address: 24 Jules Michelet, 010463 Bucharest
Tel: (+4) 021 201 7200
E-Mail: BritishEmbassy.Bucharest@fcdo.gov.uk
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/BritishEmbassyBucharest and https://twitter.com/ukinromania
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00-17:00

The British Embassy in Romania provides services to British nationals living in and visiting the country. Some of the services are: emergency travel document replacement, notarial and documentary services, marriage, consular fees, visa services, etc.

USA (United States of America)

Embassy of the United States of America in Romania

Address: 4-6, Dr. Liviu Librescu Blvd. District 1, 01511 Bucharest
Tel: (+4) 021 200 3300
E-Mail: infobuch@state.gov
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/bucharest.usembassy and https://twitter.com/ambasadasua and https://www.youtube.com/embromania
Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 08:00-17:00

The US representation in Romania provides a range of consular services such as regular passport applications and renewals, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA), and notarial services, assistance on death of a U.S. Citizen and emergency financial assistance, etc.

Honorary Consulates in Romania

Contact directly the Embassy/Consulate website for more information.

For countries with no consulates or embassies in Romania, the Honorary Consulates are supervised by diplomatic representations located in other country, often Athens, in Greece for Romania

Honorary Consulates in Bucharest

Honorary Consulates in Arad

  • Italy

Honorary Consulates in Brasov

Honorary Consulates in Constanta

Honorary Consulates in Cluj

Honorary Consulates in Iasi

Honorary Consulates in Timisoara

  • Austria
  • Hungary
  • Spanish