Before the end of June 2021, EU nationals living in the UK need to apply for Settled Status (EUSS) in order to continue living and working here.
The Romanian Embassy in London announced on its Facebook page that nearly half a million (498,700) Romanians have applied until January 31 for resident status in the United Kingdom as part of the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) made available by the British authorities to European citizens who wish to continue living in the United Kingdom after December 31, 2020,
Some 63,000 Romanians applied for this scheme in January alone.
It is important to note that for those who have the correct paperwork, documented history, smartphone, sufficient awareness, IT and language skills the EUSS process can be relatively pain-free.
But what happens to Romanian citizens who have not updated their civil status in Romania, and who need a Romanian EU passport for the EUSS procedure?
We want to aware you that for the EUSS procedure you will need a Romanian passport that reflects all the changes in the civil status that have occurred over time.
There are many Romanian citizens who have not registered in Romania the first marriage, the divorce, or the second marriage concluded on the territory of the United Kingdom.
There are Romanian National who changed their name in the UK, but did not take the steps to mention the new name in their Romanian birth certificate and in the Romanian passport / ID, or to issue their Romanian marriage certificate.
In our legal practice we also met Romanians, whose children were born in the UK, and now for the EUSS process they need a Romanian birth certificate and a Romanian EU passport for their children.
All these categories of persons will be able to obtain the desired status in the United Kingdom, only if they shall update their civil status in Romania either through the embassy, or through a proxy in Romania.
The time is relatively limited, in the context in which the legal proceedings take time in Romania (3-6 months).
Our advice is to choose quality professional services in order to avoid, on the one hand, the unjustified delay of the EUSS process and, on the other hand, unwanted legal complications.
Do you need a Romanian EU passport that includes all the changes in your civil status?
Did you get married, divorced, or remarried on the territory of the United Kingdom and you didn’t record these mentions in the Register of Civil Status in Romania?
Have you changed your name in the UK?
Do you have children born in the UK who do not have a Romanian passport?