Monday, 26 March 2012

New English school and legal advice in Bucharest

Key English has just opened up in Bucharest. Run by Mike Waters, an Irish expat who's lived in Romania for a number of years, the company aims to provide high-quality English training to the Romanian market. An Irish-qualified lawyer, Mike has been in teaching and training for over 20 years, and he has worked extensively in both the Middle East and Europe.

In addition to language training, Mike’s company, Celtic Consulting, offers Romanian citizenship services in partnership with a Romanian lawyer. Anyone with a Romanian grandparent is entitled to apply for a Romanian passport, and while the process can take some time, it is an option well worth considering for anyone of Romanian origins who wishes to live and work in the EU.


Without Mike’s assistance on my citizenship case, I would have given up years ago. His practical demeanour and knowledge of Romania has greatly helped me. I'd highly recommend him.

Be sure to read about what has happened so far. You can find everything in the quick summary of dates.

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Sunday, 25 March 2012

No news is bad news

We've been told, after doing all the POAs and being assured that my lawyer could apply on my behalf, that now they're only taking applications in person, either in Romania or through the embassy.

Sigh

However, they also said that they might be able to get some documents for me, specifically my marriage registered and my CNP. Though I'd have to sign new POAs for those. IF they can get me my CNP then that would mean I'd have a much easier time with the embassy here.

It seems like there is always some excuse about something.

It appears that they want to discourage people because they promised Moldovans that they would get a Romanian passport. The EU didn't want them to make that promise, so now they're making it as hard as they possibly can to get a Romanian passport.

Hopefully the embassy here will help. They seem to be the nicest embassy I've dealt with so far. Though in November, there are elections, which could change everything.

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Friday, 9 March 2012

Documents are in Romania

All the documents my husband, my mother, and I signed are in Romania. In theory, everything should go ok since my lawyer had all the documents checked before he sent them to us to be signed. Let's hope nothing changes and I get my passport this year.

We had issues with DHL. Last time, with FedEx, they decided NOT to notify my lawyer that the docs were there, so we tried DHL. Unfortunately, they did the same thing. They refused to call explaining that phone calls cost money, so I guess you have to call DHL and see if your docs have arrived. Oh, and if they go to your house and you're not there, they don't leave a note.

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Thursday, 1 March 2012

Poll Results for How has Romania changed now that it's in the EU?

2 people said it's changed for the better and 1 person said it hasn't changed. Be sure to vote in the next poll: What's your favourite mode of transport?

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