As stated in the Romanian Citizenship Law, there are several ways to acquire Romanian citizenship:
- on the basis of a request (naturalization)
- repatriation (restoration of the lost)
GET ROMANIAN CITIZENSHIP BY BIRTH
The assignment of Romanian citizenship by birthright is carried out from Section A of Article 5 of the Romanian Citizenship Law. Thus, children born on the territory of Romania from parents who are citizens of Romania are citizens of Romania. Also citizens of Romania are persons who:
- were born on the territory of Romania and only one parent has Romanian citizenship;
- were born abroad and both parents or one of them are Romanian citizens. And also a child whose parents’ face is unknown, found on the territory of Romania, is considered a citizen of Romania, unless proven otherwise.
OBTAIN ROMANIAN CITIZENSHIP BY ADOPTION
The assignment of Romanian citizenship by birthright is carried out on the basis of section 6 of the Romanian Citizenship Law. Romanian citizenship is granted to a child – a foreign citizen or stateless person after his adoption by adoptive parents – citizens of Romania, provided that the adopted child has not reached the age of majority (18 years). If only one of the adoptive parents is a Romanian citizen, the citizenship of the adopted minor is decided by mutual agreement of the adoptive parents. If the adoptive parents do not have a unanimous consent, the court in whose competence the act of adoption took place decides on the citizenship of the minor, guided by his interests. If the child is 14 years of age, his consent is required. If the adoption is carried out by one person, and this person is a citizen of Romania, the minor acquires the citizenship of the adoptive parent.
OBTAIN ROMANIAN CITIZENSHIP ON THE BASIS OF AN APPLICATION (NATURALIZATION)
Assignment of Romanian citizenship by birthright is carried out from Section C of Article 8 of the Law on Romanian Citizenship. Romanian citizenship may be granted upon request to a stateless person or a foreign citizen, if the applicant for citizenship has fulfilled the following conditions:
- was born and lives on the day of the application for citizenship in the territory of Romania; or if not born in this territory, but legally residing in Romanian territory for at least 8 years, or if legally married and living together with a Romanian citizen for at least 5 years from the date of marriage;
- shows by his behavior, actions and attitude loyalty to Romania, does not commit or support actions directed against the lawful order or national security;
- reached the age of majority (18 years);
- provided on the territory of Romania with legal means for a full-fledged existence under the conditions provided for by the Law on the Regime of Foreign Citizens;
- has not been prosecuted on the territory of Romania or abroad for offenses that make him unworthy of being a citizen of Romania;
- speaks the Romanian language and basic concepts of Romanian culture and civilization sufficiently to integrate into public life;
- knows the Constitution and the national anthem of the country.
We also draw your attention to the fact that if a foreign citizen, a stateless person who has requested the granting of Romanian citizenship, stays outside the territory of Romania for more than 6 months within one year, this year is not counted when establishing the period provided for by the relevant requirement.
OBTAIN ROMANIAN CITIZENSHIP THROUGH REPATRIATION
The assignment of Romanian citizenship by birthright is carried out from Article 11 of the Romanian Citizenship Law. Persons who were Romanian citizens but lost their Romanian citizenship for reasons beyond their control, or persons whose citizenship was revoked without their will, as well as their descendants up to the third degree, may upon request restore or may acquire Romanian citizenship with the possibility of retention. foreign citizenship and establishing a place of residence in the country or keeping it abroad, if they meet the conditions provided for in Art. 8 lit. d), c) and d).
Consultation of a migration lawyer on obtaining citizenship in Romania
Where can you get advice on obtaining Romanian citizenship?
Migration lawyers of the Prikhodko&Partners Law Firm will help you prepare the necessary applications and collect documents, as well as submit documents to the Citizenship Department of the Romanian Ministry of Justice and obtain the so-called DOSAR number (your case code in Romanian state organizations). Your receipt of a DOSAR number is made only after a thorough check of your materials by the Ministry of Justice and therefore is practically a guarantee of obtaining Romanian citizenship.
Is it obligatory to apply for Romanian citizenship in person?
A migration lawyer in Romania will advise you on how to correctly send documents by mail, how to verify a signature, how to deal with young children and children aged 16 to 18, and more.
How can I make an appointment at the consulate or the Ministry of Justice to obtain Romanian citizenship?
A migration lawyer in Romania will help you find the best consulate or territorial office of the Ministry of Justice, its address and send the relevant documents to e-mail or regular mail and control the opening of the registration number in the case.
What documents do you need to have in order to obtain Romanian citizenship?
Migration lawyers in Romania and Ukraine will check the documents you have, advise what is missing and where and how to get the necessary documents, if necessary, make lawyer requests and demand documents from archives or government agencies.
What documents are needed in case of obtaining citizenship by repatriation?
- color photographs 3.5 × 4.5 cm in size in two copies;
- originals and copies of foreign and domestic passports;
- certificate of no criminal record;
- personal documents on civil status;
- father’s birth certificate (in case of death – death certificate indicating the place and date of birth);
- mother’s birth certificate (in case of death – death certificate indicating the place and date of birth);
- marriage certificate of parents or in case of divorce – divorce certificate;
- grandmother’s birth certificate – on one of the lines (in case of death – death certificate, indicating the place and date of birth);
- grandfather’s birth certificate – yes on the same line (in case of death – death certificate, indicating the place and date of birth);
- marriage certificate of grandparents or in case of divorce – divorce certificate;
- your statement that you do not submit similar documents to other consulates and representations (guarantee of the primacy of the citizenship request);
- certified by a notary, your statement that you are not going to take any illegal measures that may harm the national security of Romania;
- written consent of the second parent for the acquisition of Romanian citizenship by a child under the age of 18 (when applying for citizenship for children).
What is the term for obtaining Romanian citizenship?
For a period of 8 to 14 months, the commission of the Ministry of Justice of Romania considers the issue of granting you citizenship, and after this period, it issues an appropriate order and publishes it on the website.
The cost of obtaining Romanian citizenship depends on the scope of services provided by our migration lawyers in Romania. The service usually includes
- translation of documents into Romanian and its certification by a notary
- consultations and legal services
- assistance in filling out the necessary applications and documents
- translation services if necessary
- assistance with accommodation and transportation
How to obtain Romanian citizenship for a citizen of Ukraine
This is one of the most pressing questions today, to which our migration lawyers know the answer and will give all possible options.