I performed ancestry DNA composition testing and it turns out that I am almost 35% Romanian. Can I apply for Romanian citizenship on the basis of these results?
According with the Romanian citizenship law, you are eligible to gain Romanian citizenship if you have a Romanian born ancestor from maternal or paternal line and only if you are at most second or third generation (under article 11).
In order to link with your Romanian born ancestor, Romanian authorities will request you to present them the vital records documents attesting your family line: birth certificates, marriage certificates, documents attesting the name changes, death certificates.
Romanian authorities will not recognize your “Romanian blood” if you are not able to show them your grandfather/grandmother or father/mother Romanian original birth records.
So, there is no legal way to prove your eligibility for Romanian citizenship through the DNA test. It is requested by law to obtain your Romanian ancestor′s vital records documents.
The road to your Romanian dual citizenship is not an easy one, but can be possible with patience, persistence, and determination.
If you want to start the process of Romanian dual citizenship, please take our eligibility test.