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Country Profiles


Country Reports PDF

Report on Citizenship Law[pdf] by Iordachi, Constantin

Published: December 2009 - Latest Update: April 2013

Report on Naturalisation Procedures[pdf] by Barbulescu, Roxana

Published: February 2013

Report on Electoral Rights[pdf] by Dumbrava, Costica

Published: June 2013

Country expert(s)

Barbulescu, Roxana

Dumbrava, Costica

Iordachi, Constantin

Current citizenship law

Law on Romanian Citizenship no. 21/1991 (as amended by L. nr.112/2010, 17 June 2010) LANGUAGE: uk


Actul nr. 21/1991: Legea cetățeniei române (as amended by L. nr.112/2010, 17 June 2010)[external link] LANGUAGE: Romania


Please note: the consolidated versions of law 21/1999 listed above do not include amendments enacted after 17 June 2010. For further information on subsequent amendments, please consult the chronology of legislation.

Chronological table

Chronology of legislation


Translations and a brief discussion of the use of the terms "citizenship" and "nationality" in legal documents and political debates

International Law

Treaties and conventions signed, ratified and reservations

Domestic case law Romania domestic case law
International and European case law Romania International and European case law
Citizenship statistics N/A
Citizenship News

New amendments to the law on Romanian citizenship

Former Romanian President stripped of his new Moldovan passport

Romanian Constitutional Court overturns law allowing elected officials with suspended prison sentence to keep office

Citizenship Links

Selections of links about citizenship

All links about citizenship