Romanian Citizenship application
According to Romanian citizenship law, there are three ways to become a Romanian citizen. Two of which involve the system of jus sanguinis, (the right of blood), meaning that the child becomes a Romanian citizen if he has Romanian parents or a Romanian parent. If a child is under the age of 14 and is adopted by Romanian parent(s) they too are eligible for Romanian citizenship. If the child is over the age of 14 their consent is required.
The third way of gaining Romanian citizenship is by the process of naturalization, and this is where MÖVE► can help you with our expertise in this matter
You are eligible to enter this process if you fit into one of the following categories:
- You were born in Romania and currently reside there
- You have resided in Romania at least 8 years
- You have been married to a Romanian citizen for at least 5 years
You will also need to satisfy the following requirements and conditions:
- You are at least 18 years’ old
- You have assured means of existence, i.e. you can support yourself
- You have not been convicted for any offense deemed to make you “unworthy of being a Romanian citizen”
- You can demonstrate proficiency in the Romanian language
- You have knowledge pertaining to the constitution of Romania and the national anthem
By gaining citizenship in Romania one is entitled to all the rights and duties associated with the Constitution and the Romanian laws.
The process of applying for a Romanian citizenship involves the retrieval of documents, dealing with several administrative authorities, and sometimes even involves judicial proceedings. Therefore, it requires the involvement of experts who are both fluent in the native language, and familiar with the local authorities. It is not impossible to complete this process without the aid of a local representative, yet it definitely reduces the chances in borderline cases, and significantly lengthens the period of time.