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Romanian Citizenship

What is the requirements to apply for Romanian citizenship?

You need to speak fluent Romanian to start with.  There's a government website that explains it entirely. 

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Romaniac
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what if one can not speak fluent romania

He or she should learn the language first because to be able to qualify as a citizen of one country he or she must speak its national language.

mimidreyes :

He or she should learn the language first because to be able to qualify as a citizen of one country he or she must speak its national language.

Correct!  If you cannot speak the national language, you haven't integrated in the country too well and cannot be considered a naturalized citizen.

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mizisamad :

Multumesc pentru ajutor!😊

Translation: Thanks for the help

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Hello Romaniac,

Your welcome.

It is not very hard to learn Romanian.

alinushka99 :

It is not very hard to learn Romanian.

Not to stray farther off topic, but I'd have to say that's a matter of perspective, and quite easy for a Romanian citizen to say :)

For local people,they are born to speak native language. But for the foreigners, it not easy to learn a new language. Thus, we have to take time if possible 10 years to be native in Romanian language.

....usually for an average trained intellect learning Romanian to attend University classes for many truly committed people takes about 6 months.

Sweden (definitely) and apparently Belgium and Ireland have no such language requirement.

I would wager as well that this does not apply in many countries to people who are rich enough to take the Investment route but nonetheless we have at least 3 neighbours where this is not the case.

So OP it is true in Romania but it is not a general rule that applies everywhere.

claudeyc :

Sweden (definitely) and apparently Belgium and Ireland have no such language requirement.

I would wager as well that this does not apply in many countries to people who are rich enough to take the Investment route but nonetheless we have at least 3 neighbours where this is not the case.

So OP it is true in Romania but it is not a general rule that applies everywhere.

Were talking only about Romania here, so bringing up other countries is irrelevant and unnecessary.  Also, Romania offers no path to "purchase" citizenship, there's only a handful of countries which do allow that.  Additionally, the language requirement actually is a common requirement for naturalization, but yes there are a few countries which are the exception.

The first step to citizenship is to get your permanent residency. For immigration to accept your application you must pass an interview administered in Romanian. It is only after you receive your permanent residency would you qualify for citizenship.

As you might probably know the citizenship exam will test you on history, geography and also the national anthem etc.

unless you are of Romanian descent.

Lukkkas :

unless you are of Romanian descent.

Perhaps you could elaborate?  :)

Basically if one of your grandfathers was Romanian citizen and lost his citizenship...you are entitled to "regain" the Citizenship (it involves also knowledge of Romanian and exams).

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