Monday, 15 November 2010

FAQ: Why do you need your father's license?

Question
It would be sad to give up after having gotten this far and spent over 6 years trying. Keep it up, in my humble opinion. If you tell them your father doesn't want to cooperate perhaps they can work around him. After all you don't lose your rights due to someone else's non-cooperation (even a parent). The authorities are able to look up his birth record in their municipal archives with his name and date of birth, aren't they?

Answer
He's not Romanian. Only my mother is, so they can't look him up. My mom's not in the computer system either since they didn't have IDs when she was born. Sigh, it's been more than 6 years. I first contacted the Chicago consulate back in Sept 1999. I believe that the Lima embassy purposely left off the ID number to render the birth cert invalid. The embassy in Korea is the third embassy / consulate I've dealt with (due to moving) and they all ask for MORE paperwork.

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Visit to the Seoul embassy

Still waiting to hear if my grandmother, grandfather, or mother are registered in Romania.

I went to the embassy here in Seoul, Korea. Good news is that I could understand most of what they said. Bad news is, I presented all my docs and basically they said that there was a problem with my birth cert. When I got it, I noticed that the ID number was left off. I asked and said it wasn't necessary. However, it IS necessary since without that, I'm not registered as a Romanian.

So they said that I have to get my parents' licenses and their birth certs and present those. My father has refused to give me his, saying that people will steal his identity and my mother's name on her US driver's license doesn't match her birth name, so we'd be back where we started.

My lawyer is also working on stuff over there, but honestly I'm ready to give up. I finally got a birth cert and it's basically null and void.

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