Wednesday, 30 December 2015

American Birth Certificate Sent to Romania

I sent my American birth certificate to my lawyer in Romania to re-start the citizenship process. Here's hoping that 2016 will finally be the year it happens! 2016 will bring a lot of changes. I'll finally be moving in with my husband, starting a new job, and my daughter will start a new school. Lots of stress, but it'll be over soon.

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Sunday, 22 November 2015

Signed the Mandates at the Romanian Embassy in Seoul

I don't know what it is about Korea, but the embassies are amazing here! Years ago I had a great experience at the Peruvian Embassy in Seoul. I've also had wonderful experiences at the Romanian Embassy in Seoul. They've gone out of their way to be helpful in my quest for citizenship.

This time was no exception. I went last week and they had the mandates (power of attorney) there since my lawyer had emailed them to the embassy. I was also told that my lawyer needed a certified copy of my passport. I filled out the forms to provide them with information such as my address in Korea, my home address, my personal data, and what I was asking them to do. They then just plugged that info into the mandate, had me double check it, and then it was signed and stamped.

I sent them to Romania and they should be arriving shortly.

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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Mandates Will be Signed at the Romanian Embassy in Seoul

I've been given the mandates (power of attorney) in both English and Romanian. I'll be going next week to sign them and then send them to my lawyer in Romania.

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Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Trying to Get Romanian Citizenship Again

In early 2014 I was told that I couldn't get Romanian citizenship by the embassy in Lima. This was confirmed again in summer of 2014 by the consulate in Chicago.

However, about a week ago I was put in contact with a lawyer named Ioan-Luca Vlad (Linked / Facebook) who has been working as an attorney with the Romanian Royal Family for 9 years. He also has a website called Romanian Documents. He has a lot of experience with difficult cases such as mine and was able to help the Royal Family get their Romanian documents even though they had none.

I do have lots of roadblocks. I have had 3 legal names in the US (maiden, marriage, marriage) and 2 legal names in Peru (maiden, marriage) and documents from 3 countries (USA, Peru, Korea). I also found out that the document issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs that I thought said my mom still has citizenship simply says she was a citizen when she left Romania.

If everything goes well I should be able to get a new Romanian birth certificate (with a valid CNP), get my mom a CNP, and get a document saying I'm Romanian. If I'm lucky I might get a Romanian passport. We're not exactly sure how things will go due to all the names I have had and documents from all these countries, but we will see how it goes. In addition, the Romanian Embassy here in Seoul will not let me give Ioan-Luca power of attorney (even though they let me give it to my ex) since I don't speak Romanian. We are trying to find a work-around but that just further complicates things.

I'm very excited about all this and hope things go well. Even if things don't work out I can honestly said I exhausted all possibilities trying to get citizenship.

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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Took All My Romanian Documents Back to My Parents' House

Since in early 2014 I was told that I couldn't get Romanian citizenship by the embassy in Lima and this was confirmed again in summer of 2014 by the consulate in Chicago, I decided to take my huge folder back to my parents' house in the USA and leave it there. I've have mixed feelings about all this, but I've been given closure so it's ok. 

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