How is affected your Dual British-Romanian Citizenship after BREXIT?
With the exit from the EU, certain British citizens wish to keep their European origin. They appeal to the own families’ history, invoke the law principle “jus sanquinis” and acquire the rights of European citizens.
Great Britain represented and still represents one of the main destinations for the Romanian migration. Britain served Romanian immigrants either as a refuge during the two World Wars, or as a territory of economic prosperity during and after the communist regime.
Regardless of whether they left Romania during the interwar period, during the communist regime, or nowadays, Romanian immigrants from Great Britain and / or their descendants can benefit, even after BREXIT, from the full rights of Romanian citizens, and implicitly of European citizens.
They have a shortcut towards the European citizenship, namely the claiming /reclaiming the Romanian citizenship.
Which are the practical ways in which British citizens with “Romanian blood” can acquire / regain / preserve the status of Romanian citizens?
A. If the applicant takes advantage of a predecessor born in Romania, then his path to a European passport will be different depending on whether or not the applicant has lost Romanian citizenship.
In case the Romanian citizenship was lost or the applicant gave up Romanian citizenship (at the date of naturalization as a British citizen), then his direct descendant (up to the second or third degree – in some cases) is eligible for the legal procedure of regaining citizenship (Article 10 or Article 11 of Law No 21/1991).
In the situation in which the citizenship has not been lost, the descendants are eligible to acquire the Romanian citizenship through the transcription procedure of the foreign birth or marriage certificates.
B. What is happening with the Romanian citizens who did not lost/denounced their citizenship, but do not have a personal identification number (CNP), who changed their names or their marital status?
The issuance of the Romanian European passport is conditioned by the assignment of a personal numerical code, which will be registered first in the birth and marriage certificate of the person who proves that he/she has not lost the Romanian citizenship.
Also, there are many Romanian immigrants who have changed their name on the territory of Great Britain, in the context in which the procedure is relatively simple in this country. In this case, before obtaining a Romanian passport, the applicant must make the mention of the name change on the Romanian Civil Status Register, and request the issuance of the birth certificate with the mention of the name change.
C. The situation is similar when the applicant married in the UK and/or subsequently divorced. The eligible person will receive a European passport only after registering the mention of marriage and divorce in the Romanian civil status documents.
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