You are totally wrong in many ways
To obtain a tourist visahttp://romania.usembassy.gov/visas/visa ... ocess.htmlhttp://photos.state.gov/libraries/roman ... nt_day.pdf
In the European Union you need
a passport to travel. You are not allowed to travel without one.
You are mistakenly referring to the Schengen Agreement. The Schengen area represents a territory where the free movement of persons is guaranteed. The signatory states to the agreement have abolished all internal borders in lieu of a single external border. Here common rules and procedures are applied with regard to visas for short stays, asylum requests and border controls.
Romania isn't one of the Schengen countries.
For your information here it is:
“In 2006 the directive on the right to move freely (2004/38/EC) was implemented, meaning that passportless travel is allowed in the entire European Union, if having a national identity card from an EU country. For some a passport is necessary anyway, since not all countries issue such cards for their citizens, and because Sweden requires a passport when travelling from that country to EU countries outside Schengen.”
Hmm, I have traveled intensively in Europe for the last 5 years and did not matter where I go , Romanians were traveling only with their ID document, which has the same format as the id page in any passport in the world and same encoding, even the holograms.
I have compared what is written on this ID with what was written on some one passport, I mean the bottom encoding with those >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> , compare their passport with their ID perfect match, also those ID cards, so called Bulletin in Romania, are used for traveling thru out Europe, they may not be part of the Schengen agreement, but they do travel freely in Europe based on the above agreement, no need for visa, at least not in Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Portugal etc. My ex girl friend went with me in several countries and she did not have a passport, even last year we went to Paris, in December, and to Canes festival in May, Sardinia in July, no need for passport or visa.
Same reading machine used for passports in airports are used to read their ID's and no visa needed, as they have putt the entire population on those universal ID cards for European Union.. the Schengen Agreement means that there is no need to show a passport at the border, the only borders in EU right now, are the airports. They will check your ID, but if from a member state of EU, no visa, that is only because they have all international airports, and people come in from all over the world.
And yes you can fill in all the forms you want at the American embassy for your visa, but that does not mean they are going to give it to you, also once you have been refused visa, you are on a black list and never again can apply for one, I do not mean to contradict you, but there are certain things which you as an American maybe do not get it.
Go to American consulate in Bucharest and see hundreds of people apply for visa every day; unfortunately they will get an answer in about 2 years and is very possible that will be negative.
The only way to get a visa is thru an agency seeking employment for you abroad, like Carnival cruises, or for exchange of work experience, or as a student for the summer work, all part of state department PR, unless you are rich, you are not coming to America on a tourist visa, even the one who come here to work, get either a transitional visa or a temporary one.
Sorry about this argument, but we have to keep the record straight, lol.