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Would I Qualify For A Romanian/EU Passport

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1. Posted by Binoo (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

Hi there,

I'm 22 from Canada.
I currently have a visa to live and work in the UK for 2 years. After my visa expires I will no longer have the right to work in the UK.

I was wondering if it would be possible for me to apply for a Romanian passport after my visa has expired? My father was born in Romania. He now lives in Canada but during a conversation with a visa officer in England, he told me that it didn't matter where my dad lives, he is still considered a Romanian citizen and will be given full right to move back to Romania if he chooses to do so. Unfortunately, I lost the guys' number so I couldn't call back for anymore information.

Anyway, I'm wondering if because my dad is from a country that is part of the EU if it would be possible for me to gain citizenship in Romania and then use that passport to live in England?

Thank you :)

2. Posted by lil_lil (Travel Guru 462 posts) 6y

Here is information I managed to track from the Consulate General of Romania in Toronto website: http://toronto.mae.ro/index.php?lang=en&id=66460

3. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 6y

[quote=Binoo]

I was wondering if it would be possible for me to apply for a Romanian passport after my visa has expired? My father was born in Romania.

Where were you born? That's the all important issue.

4. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 6y

Quoting BedouinLeo

Where were you born? That's the all important issue.

From what I've just seen on a quick look for Romanian citizenship, this is not a deciding factor. Where did you get this from regarding Romanian citizenship?

5. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 6y

This should help a little.

Since Canada allows you to retain Canadian citizenship even if you apply for citizenship of a second country, I think you should be able to apply for Romanian citizenship. However, check out the proper procedure: you will probably have to arrange things prior to entering Romania.

6. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 6y

Considering how long it can take to clear up citizenship issues I would strongly recommend that you contact the Romanian embassy in London ASAP and ask them. They will be able to tell you what documents you need and where you should send them.

The issue is not to apply for a Romanian passport but to clear up whether you hold double Canadian/Romanian citizenship by virtue of birth. You do not gain Romanian citizenship by applying for a passport, you either already have it or not.

If you are a Romanian citizen (as well as a Canadian citizen) by birth you should apply for a Romanian passport ASAP. It gives you more rights within the EU than a Canadian passport does, thus you should show your Romanian passport when you travel within the EU (this includes the UK).

Don't start to worry about that all when your visa expires, because then it will most likely be too late. Start working on that issue right now!!!