Acquiring Romanian Citizenship

Acquiring Romanian Citizenship

Law Office Alina Szilaghi offers comprehensive consultancy, assistance and representation services in the field of obtaining the romanian citizenship.

Acquiring Romanian Citizenship

The law office “Szilaghi Alina” offers representation and legal advice in order to obtain or regain the Romanian citizenship. At the same time, we are dealing with obtaining civil status documents, as well as any other acts, from all over Romania, for completing the dossier to obtain the Romanian citizenship. We provide representation when completing, filing and raising the file.

Romanian citizenship can be acquired in the following ways: birth, adoption, and grant on demand.

We will further exemplify the acquisition of Roman citizenship upon request or its re-acquisition by people who lost it before December 1989.

Romanian citizenship is granted on request to a person without a nationality or to a foreign citizen if he/she fulfills the following conditions:

  • was born and lives at the time of the request on the territory of Romania or, although not born in that territory, lives in the territory of the Romanian State under the law for at least 8 years or, if married and cohabiting with a Romanian citizen, for at least 5 years from the date of marriage;
  • proves by behavior, actions, and attitude, loyalty to the Romanian state, does not undertake or support actions against the rule of law or national security and declares that he has not taken such actions in the past;
  • has reached the age of 18;
  • has in Romania legal means for a decent existence, under the conditions established by the legislation on the regime of foreigners;
  • is known with good behavior and has not been convicted in the country or abroad for an offense that makes him unworthy of being a Romanian citizen;
  • he knows the Romanian language and possesses basic notions of Romanian culture and civilization, enough to integrate into the social life;
  • knows the provisions of the Romanian Constitution.

The deadlines mentioned above can be reduced to half if the applicant is an internationally recognized personality or has invested in Romania amounts exceeding € 500,000.

The re-acquisition of Romanian citizenship by former Romanian citizens who had lost Romanian citizenship before 22 December 1989 for reasons beyond their control, or their citizenship was raised without their will, and their descendants up to the second degree can regain their citizenship. or they can be granted Romanian citizenship upon request, with keeping foreign citizenship and establishing their domicile in the country or keeping it abroad if they meet the conditions:

  • proves by behavior, actions, and attitude, loyalty to the Romanian state, does not undertake or support actions against the rule of law or national security and declares that in the past did not take such actions;
  • has reached the age of 18;
  • is known with good behavior and has not been convicted in the country or abroad for an offense that makes him unworthy of being a Romanian citizen;
  • knows the Romanian language and possesses basic notions of Romanian culture and civilization, enough to integrate into the social life;

The procedure for acquiring Romanian citizenship:

The application for the granting of the Romanian citizenship is addressed to the commission for the establishment of the conditions for granting the citizenship, which works with the Ministry of Justice. The committee may review the application only after 30 days have elapsed since it was published.

In order to resolve the request, the commission may have:

  • inviting the petitioner to complete the papers, for an explanation, as well as for the interview. The unjustified failure to present it at two consecutive terms draws the rejection of demand as unsustainable;
  • requesting relationships from any authority;
  • quoting any person who could give useful information.

Law Office “Szilaghi Alina” has a vast experience in obtaining or regaining Romanian citizenship. We will give you the necessary assistance to complete the process of acquiring Romanian citizenship and obtaining a Romanian passport.

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