Friday, 13 September 2013

Registering My Marriage at the Romanian Embassy in Peru

My husband called the embassy in Lima the other day and they said that it should be no problem for me to register my marriage at the embassy despite the fact that I have no CNP nor a Romanian passport. They said one of us just has to fill out some forms. I have my doubts.

Last time it was a Catch-22. In order to get a passport you need a CNP and to have registered your marriage. In order to register your marriage you need a CNP and a passport.

They said they would email him the forms. Let's see what happens.

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Wednesday, 11 September 2013

The Romanian Embassy Called Me

I'm happy to report that I just got a call from the Romanian Embassy the other day. It looks like it might be possible that I can actually get citizenship. There's the slight problem that I changed my name, so I have to register my Peruvian marriage cert. This can only be done in Peru unfortunately. Luckily, my husband is there now, though I hope the embassy in Lima will help him out and let him register my marriage. I simply can't afford to fly to Peru in order to get this done.

I've also considered changing my name back to my maiden name. To be honest, I can't believe I changed it in the first place after all the problems my mom had with her name. I'm hoping that if I changed it back, then I wouldn't have to register my marriage.

There's also the issue with my Romanian birth certificate and the lack of the CNP on it. I don't really know what happened when it was issued. I'm tempted to say that it was just issued so that I would go away and that it's just a piece of paper, nothing more.

The good news is that my mom is still a citizen and we have the paper to prove it.

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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

The Romanian Embassy Emailed Me

Much as I'd love to report that they're going to give me my passport right away, that's not the case. But they did email me, about two weeks after I went to visit them. I know that I've mentioned it before, but it's worth repeating, the Romanian Embassy in Seoul is amazing! Lovely people, very helpful, perfect English, and they don't ask why I don't speak Romanian. Yes, I know it's a bit embarrassing trying to get citizenship without speaking the language, but my arguments are:
  1. It's a birth right, just like babies don't speak when they become citizens.
  2. I can actually read a pretty decent amount.
  3. Since I know Spanish I know that if I went there to live I could pick up the language fairly quickly.

Anyways, they just asked me for my cell phone number, so hopefully they will call soon!

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Monday, 9 September 2013

Some Sad News to Report

My mom's mom died today. She was the one who went to live in Romania as a child and left with my mom and aunt to go to the US. She left my grandfather behind thinking she'd never see him again, luckily our family knew a senator who was able to work relentlessly and bring him to the US a couple years later. She will be missed greatly.

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