In the current geopolitical, socio-economic context and taking into account the investment potential in Romania, more and more people want to obtain or regain Romanian citizenship. A Romanian citizenship lawyer, specialized in Romanian citizenship and immigration, can perform all the tasks required to obtain of regain Romanian citizenship, recommend lawyers from Pavel, Mărgărit & Associates Romanian Law Firm. The Romanian law firm has a department with citizenship, immigration and naturalization lawyers and clients are very satisfied with the services provided.
Persons who want to become a Romanian citizen must fulfill a few conditions, such as: have minimum 18 years old, live in Romania and have a behavior that didn’t interfere with the Rule of Law.
According to national legislation, Romanian citizenship can be granted, at request, to a person that doesn’t have a citizenship or to a foreign citizen, according to art. 8, Law no. 21/1990’s provisions.
In order to obtain Romanian citizenship a person must:
a). be born and live, at the term that application is submitted, in Romania or, even if he/she wasn’t born on Romanian territory, has been living in Romania for at least 8 years or, if married and lives with a Romanian citizen, for at least five years since marriage day;
b). proves through his behavior, actions and attitude that he is loyal to Romanian state, that he doesn’t proceed or support actions against the Rule of Law or against national security and declares that he didn’t proceed this sort of actions in the past either;
c). is minimum 18 years old;
d). has all he means to live a decent life in Romania, and fulfills the conditions stipulated in Romanian legislation regarding foreigners status;
e) has a good behavior and wasn’t convicted in Romania or abroad for a crime so that he became unworthy to be a Romanian citizen;
f) speaks Romanian and knows elementary notions of Romanian culture and civilization that will permit him to integrate in social life;
g) knows Romanian Constitution and Romanian Hymn.
Term stipulated at letter a). can be reduced to half in the following situations:
a) the applicant is well known personality at international scale;
b) the applicant is citizen of a EU member state;
c) the applicant has a refugee status according to legislation;
d) the applicant invested in Romania more than 1.000.000 euro.
If the foreigner or the person that doesn’t have a citizenship and applied for Romanian citizenship lives abroad for more that 6 month in a year period, that year won’t be take into account when the period stipulated and letter a). the first condition for grating Romanian citizenship will be calculated.
Documents required for obtaining Romanian citizenship
1. Passport;
2. Permanent residence permit;
3. A certificate that proves legal residence in Romania;
4. Notarized personal Statement showing that the concerned person does not currently undertake and neither support actions against legal order or national security, and nor has he/she carried out such activities in the past;
5. Notarized Marriage Certificate or Apostille certified / superlegalized Marriage Certificate and its certified translation;
6. Proof of Romanian citizenship of the spouse (notarized copy of the identity document), if applicable;
7. Minors’ Birth Certificates notarized and super-legalised;
8. Parental consent for children to acquire Romanian citizenship, given by means of a notarized statement;
9. The consent of the minor who has attained the age of 14 for acquiring Romanian citizenship, given by notarized statement in the presence of one parent;
10. Criminal record certificate issued abroad, in original;
11. Proof of dwelling space;
12. Proof of legal means for a decent life in Romania.
The applicants for Romanian citizenship must be able to speak and write in Romanian language, must know Romanian Constitution and Romanian Hymn and also know essential elements of Romanian culture and civilization (including Romanian History and Geography).
At first glance, drawing up the Romanian citizenship file seems extremely difficult. However, with the help of a Romanian citizenship, immigration and naturalization lawyer, specialized in obtaining or regaining citizenship, the process becomes very simple. The citizenship, immigration and naturalization lawyer will be in charge both of obtaining the necessary documents and submitting the documentation to the institutions, recommend the citizenship lawyers at Pavel, Mărgărit & Associates Romanian Law Firm.
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