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How to Obtain Romanian Citizenship

Unlock Your Path to Romanian Citizenship with Our Expertise

Are you pondering the possibility of acquiring Romanian citizenship, or perhaps aiming to regain it after a loss? Navigating the maze of legal requirements and procedures can be daunting. But, with the right guidance, your dream of becoming a Romanian citizen can turn into reality.

Located in the heart of Bucharest, our esteemed law office stands tall, having successfully assisted countless individuals in their pursuit of Romanian citizenship. With the experienced and specialized guidance of our renowned lawyer, Catalina Staniu, you’re not just getting legal advice; you’re receiving a partner in your journey, committed to turning your aspirations into tangible outcomes.

No matter your background or situation, if you believe you might meet the criteria, we’re here to provide the legal clarity and support you need. Don’t leave your future to chance. Let’s ascertain your eligibility together and pave your path to Romanian citizenship.


How to acquire Romanian citizenship

Romanian citizenship can be acquired in the following ways:

  • Birth: Children born to Romanian citizens are Romanian citizens, regardless of where they are born. Note: It is not necessary for both parents to be Romanian. Having just one parent or even a grandparent who was a Romanian citizen can provide a pathway for acquiring or reacquiring Romanian citizenship, depending on the specific circumstances.
  • Adoption: A foreign national can obtain Romanian citizenship by adoption if the adopters are Romanian citizens.
  • Naturalization: A foreign national can acquire Romanian citizenship by naturalization if they meet the following criteria:
    • They have been lawfully living in Romania for at least 8 years (or 5 years if married to a Romanian citizen).
    • They have good behavior and no criminal convictions.
    • They have sufficient financial means to support themselves.
    • They have knowledge of the Romanian language and culture.
    • They swear allegiance to Romania.

How to reacquire Romanian citizenship

Former Romanian citizens who have lost their citizenship before December 1989 can reacquire it if they meet the following criteria:

  • They have good behavior and no criminal convictions.
  • They have sufficient financial means to support themselves.
  • They have knowledge of the Romanian language and culture.
  • They swear allegiance to Romania.

The citizenship application process

The application for Romanian citizenship is submitted to the National Citizenship Authority. The application is then reviewed by a commission, which may interview the applicant and request additional information. If the application is approved, the applicant must take the oath of allegiance to Romania.

Other ways to acquire Romanian citizenship

In addition to naturalization and reacquisition, there are a few other ways to acquire Romanian citizenship, such as through investment or by being an internationally recognized personality.


Acquiring Romanian citizenship can be a complex process, but it is possible for foreign nationals who meet the criteria. If you are interested in acquiring Romanian citizenship, it is important to consult with our experienced immigration lawyer.

Given the intricacies of citizenship laws and the potential for various avenues based on individual circumstances, it’s essential to consult with a legal expert who specializes in such matters. Catalina Staniu, with her expertise in Romanian citizenship laws, can provide a comprehensive assessment of your situation and guide you on the best possible route to acquire or reacquire Romanian citizenship.

So, even if you’re uncertain about your eligibility or the criteria you might meet, reaching out to a knowledgeable professional like Catalina can clarify any doubts and open potential doors you might not have even considered.

Contact our lawyer, Catalina Staniu, today for a thorough understanding of all criteria and to explore every opportunity you have towards Romanian citizenship. Don’t miss out on possibilities simply because you’re unaware – let Catalina guide you through every step.

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Unsure about your eligibility for Romanian citizenship? Catalina Staniu, our specialist lawyer, is here to guide you through every step and clarify any uncertainties. Take the first step towards understanding your rights and potential pathways. Send the form now and let's embark on this journey together!

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