Darie & Manea Law Firm provides legal assistance and consulting to clients intending to obtain Romanian citizenship or for regaining the Romanian citizenship. Our law office has all necessary resources to help you deal with any matter regarding the Romanian citizenship and the Romanian passport.
We also handle cases which imply acquiring of birth, marriage or death certificates, as well as other official papers from all over Romania.
We offer assistance and representation in completing the files or picking them up.
In order to be granted Romanian citizenship, an applicant must complete the following steps:
A.Procedures mandatory when intending to obtain or regain the Romanian citizenship by those who had lost it :
The regaining of Romanian citizenship by Romanian citizens who had lost it for reasons beyond their control, or it had been waved without their consent, same situation being applicable as well to their descendants up to grade three, can regain or they may be granted the Romanian citizenship at their request while maintaining at the same time a foreign citizenship and a home address in Romania or abroad, if he/she fulfils the following conditions:
a) The applicant proves through his/her behavior, actions and attitude loyalty towards the Romanian state, the applicant does not do or support actions against state order or national security and declares that he/she has not done so in the past either. The applicant has 60 days for providing the Commission of Citizenship with evidences proving that there were no actions taken against national Romanian law and security, that there is no conviction instance involved from the applicant’s part (in Romania or abroad), conviction that can be understood as a detriment to the application itself.
b) The applicant is at least 18 years old.
c) The applicant can prove that in Romania he/she has legal opportunities for a decent living under the legal conditions regarding foreigners’ legislation.
There is a three-day term for the President of the National Authority for Citizenship to deliver the final decision regarding regaining or granting the citizenship. This order shall be transmitted to the applicant in an official manner within three days.
B.The process of obtaining the Romanian citizenship by a person without citizenship or a foreign citizen if the applicant fulfils the following conditions:
a) Was born, and is living on the Romanian territory at the date of request or, if he wasn't born in Romania, he/she has been living in Romania according to the Romanian laws for at least 8 years, or in case he/she is married and living with a Romanian citizen for at least 5 years since the date of marriage.
b) The applicant proves by his/her behavior, actions and attitude, loyalty towards the Romanian state, the applicant does not do or support actions against state order or national security and declares that he/she has not done so in the past either.
c) The applicantis at least 18 years old.
d) The applicant can prove that in Romania he/she has legal opportunities for a decent living under the legal conditions regarding foreigners’ legislation.
e) The applicant is well known as having a good behavior, has not been convicted in the country or abroad for any offence that would make him/her unworthy of being a Romanian citizen.
f) The applicant can speak Romanian and has got a minimum knowledge about the Romanian culture and civilization in order to become easily integrated in the social life.
g) The applicant knows the Romanian constitution and the Romanian national anthem.
The terms from point a) can be reduced to half the stated interval of time in the following situations:
a) The applicant is a well known personality abroad
b) The applicant is the citizen of an E.U. member country
c) The applicant has gained the refugee status according to the enforced legal provisions
d) The applicant had invested over 5.000.000 EUR in Romania.
THE APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR GAINING THE ROMANIAN CITIZENSHIP
The application for obtaining Romanian citizenship must be submitted to the Commission for citizenship, where the applicant must submit it in person, or, in extraordinary cases it must be filed as a mandated document which is authenticated by the Ministry of Justice, Office of Citizenship, and must be accompanied by documents which testify that the applicant fulfills all the above mentioned requests.
In the case of the applicants who have been abusively deprived of their Romanian citizenship in the past and currently reside abroad, they can submit the application for regaining the Romanian citizenship, accompanied by documents which testify that the applicant fulfills all the above mentioned requests, to competent Romanian Diplomatic Missions or Consulates. The applications and all the supporting documents will be automatically redirected to the Commission for citizenship.
The process of obtaining the Romanian citizenship will take a minimum of one year
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