Get Your Romanian Citizenship by Ancestry
If you have a Romanian ancestor, such as a parent, grandparent or even great-grandparent, you may be eligible!
What is Romanian Citizenship by Descent?
Romanian citizenship by descent refers to the process of acquiring Romanian nationality through family ancestry. This means that if one of your parents, grandparents or great-grandparents is a Romanian citizen, you can apply for Romanian citizenship by descent.
To obtain Romanian citizenship by descent, it is generally required to submit documents proving the familial relationship, such as birth, marriage or death certificates. In addition, other documents may be required, such as passports, civil records, and proof of residence.
You should also know that a birth certificate from the ancestor is not enough to prove citizenship. At least one passport from the ancestor is also required, and ideally other documents to prove citizenship.
With the help of our network of genealogists, we are able to search for documents to help prove your Romanian ancestry.
Who is Eligible for Romanian Citizenship?
According to the Romanian citizenship or nationality law, in articles 5, 10 and 11, it establishes that the eligibility to obtain Romanian citizenship by descent may vary depending on different circumstances. A person may be eligible to obtain Romanian citizenship by descent by:
- Direct descent: If one of your parents or grandparents is a Romanian citizen, you may be entitled to Romanian citizenship by descent.
- Restoration of citizenship: If you or your ancestors were Romanian citizens and lost citizenship due to certain historical circumstances, you may be entitled to restoration of Romanian citizenship. You should note that in this scenario, you must first restore your parents’ citizenship.
Romanian citizenship by descent offers a number of benefits, such as the right to live, work and study in Romania as well as in any other country in the European Union, along with access to health care and social services, as well as diplomatic and consular protection from the Embassy of Romania abroad.
Why Become a Citizen of Romania?
Romania is one of the largest countries in the European Union, with beautiful forests, impressive mountains, sumptuous lakes, magnificent landscapes, and enchanting beaches. In short, if you like nature and the outdoors, Romania is for you. Likewise, it also has a diverse architecture, thanks to the fact that this country is largely made up of a mixture of cultures. In this paradise, you will find everything from vibrant cities to picturesque towns where horse-drawn carriages are still used. You will have many options to choose from.
Another thing to consider is that Romanian food is fantastic, especially the traditional cuisine; it will be love at first bite! Sarmale, cozonac, ciorbă, tochitură, and salată de vinete are just some of the main dishes of Romanian gastronomy, but you will be pleased to try many more.
In recent years, Romania has become the favorite destination for several EU music festivals. Another advantage is that almost everyone in the country speaks English. It is undoubtedly a great option to live in this wondrous country!
What Other Benefits Come with Romanian Citizenship?
Romania is an EU Member State, so having citizenship grants you the advantages and freedoms guaranteed in all EU countries, especially:
- Freedom to work and engage in economic activities in all EU Member States.
- Possibility to invest, and to acquire real estate, in the EU.
- Medical care in all EU countries.
- Freedom to reside and settle in other EU Member States.
- Access to education throughout the EU; free studies at prestigious universities.
- Possibility of traveling without a visa to more than 160 countries.
Learn more about the benefits of holding citizenship with an EU Member State here.
Find your Romanian roots. Rediscover your Customs and Traditions. Claim Your Inheritance.
Romania is a country of great natural beauty; it’s generally a little underrated because it was devastated by war in the past, but it is a real hidden gem. It has a long and rich history, friendly and welcoming people, affordability, and also it has been a member of the European Union since 2007. After the fall of communism in 1989 and after joining the European Union, many people left the country.
Today, Romania has enormous economic growth due to increased exports to the EU, spending, and the investments that contributed to the increase in GDP in recent years. It has therefore become a more attractive country to live in. Now is the ideal moment to return to your roots!
Romania has a relatively low cost of living compared to the rest of the European Union and certainly offers a good quality of life. This country has an emerging economy, a very favorable tax situation for those starting a new company, and it has one of the best and fastest internet services in the world; many companies have already begun to get the most out of this when moving to the country. The capital city Bucharest is already becoming a hub for tech startups, so if you’re looking for a career in the IT sector, this is the place for you! Needless to say, Romania has everything that digital nomads, business investors and big companies from all over the world are interested in.
EuroPassport is the first Canadian company to offer people an easy and affordable way to obtain legal European citizenship. Based in Toronto, Canada, we are a team of trusted immigration lawyers, genealogists and documentation specialists who have pioneered an efficient process for our clients to obtain the Romanian Citizenship they seek. Our experts take care of all the paperwork, in optimal deadlines.
- We take away the paperwork hassle, bureaucracy, legal complexity – and work on your behalf, using the most efficient route to obtain the citizenship you seek.
- Our streamlined process cuts out lengthy waits and confusing roadblocks to citizenship. Look to us to expedite your Romanian citizenship and deliver in optimal timelines.
- Skip the exorbitantly high legal fees. Our migration experts and a team of Canadian and European legal advisors have refined a process that is considerably more cost-efficient, especially for those with family roots in Europe.
- We are a respected Canadian company based in Toronto – so you won’t have to deal with distant overseas law firms. Our track record is remarkable, as the first and only fully registered European Immigration services business in Canada.
Frequently Asked Questions
The process of applying for and obtaining your Romanian citizenship is unique to each case, however the average time is 12-18 months.
When you apply for citizenship, any previous denial may hamper your chances on subsequent applications. An example of this would be declaring a date that is incorrect according to laws and legislations.
Immigration laws are constantly changing, and we are keeping up with every change, which may affect the required documents.
We also have a network of lawyers and genealogists in Europe who will prepare and supervise your application. We have the potential to prepare the most formidable citizenship application you can have.
Don’t risk submitting an unsuccessful application. EuroPassport does everything for you! Our team cooperates with top-tier lawyers in Romania; we first put together your application locally, and then your documents are sent to Romania to continue the rest of the citizenship process. You won’t even have to visit your local embassy or consulate for the process of getting your citizenship certificate as this will be completed in Romania.
However, once your citizenship process is completed, you will have to visit the nearest Romanian consulate to apply for the passport.
You are eligible to apply for Romanian citizenship if you have at least one parent or grandparent who was born in Romania. Being a Romanian citizen automatically makes you a European citizen with access to the many benefits/freedoms guaranteed in all EU countries.
Learn more about the benefits of holding citizenship with an EU Member State here.
This will depend on the complexity of your specific case and how many documents you require to prove your Romanian ancestry. Our pricing starts from $6,000 for the first adult applicant, approximately $5,200 for subsequent adults of the same family, and approximately $4,800 for minors under 18 years old.
We do offer a 4-payment schedule for individuals and 6-payment schedule for families, and a discount of 5% for families of 2-4 people and 10% for families of 5 or more people.
Contact us to learn more about the pricing structure and payment options.
Yes, Romania now allows dual citizenship!
You do not need to speak the language to reclaim citizenship.
Yes, we also conduct genealogy research in Romania. If you are interested in finding out more about your Romanian ancestors, contact us for details.
You will generally only need to pay taxes if you move to Romania and live there at least 6 months of the year. If you move to another EU member country, you may not have to pay taxes in Romania, but you may still have to pay taxes in the European country in which you decide to live, so you would need to consult with the local tax authorities in that country.
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