Foreign decrees must be registered with the Vital Statistics Officer of the Mayor’s Office where the applicant had the last domicile in Romania or with the Vital Statistics Officer of the Mayor’s Office where the applicant were born.
In order to request the registration of the divorce decree obtained abroad, you can turn to the competent Consular Office for the Country that issued the decree or directly (personally/by proxy) to your Romanian Municipality of domicile.
To register divorce decrees issued in a EU Member Country, the regulation applicable is that of Regulation (EC) 2201/2003 of 27 November 2003.
The competent authority of the Member State in which the divorce was pronounced issues, at the request of the interested party, a certificate using the standard model provided for by the aforementioned Regulation, which must not be legalized.
Documents requested for registering your foreign divorce decrees (issued in an EU member country) in Romania:
- the divorce decree;
- the applicant’s birth&marriage certificate;
- the certificate issued based on the Regulation (EC) 2201/2003;
- statements of the spouses related with the name after divorce;
- power of attorney;
If the divorce was pronounced in front to a National Court (in a NON EU member country), then it is mandatory to present the proof of the fact that this decision was the final decision (certificate of non-appeal).
If the divorce Court decision was pronounced in a NON EU member country, according with the Romanian law, you should first recognize in Romania the foreign Court divorce decision through the ”exequator” procedure.
In any case, it is advisable to make prior contact with the territorially competent diplomatic or consular representation for further clarification, or to learn about further requirements envisaged by any bilateral or multilateral agreements between Romania and the foreign country who issued the divorce decree/decision.
You may need proffesional guidance for register in Romania the foreign decree/decision of divorce or for recognize in Romania the foreign Court decision (”exequator” procedure).
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