How to renew a Romanian passport

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How to renew a Romanian passport
Romanian passports are approved at the Romanian Embassy in London. (Florea Marius Catalin/iStock/Getty Images)

For Romanian citizens, renewing a Romanian passport means submitting a passport renewal application, two current passport-approved photos as well as a number of authenticating documents and a passport renewal processing fee to the nearest passport processing centre. In the UK, Romanian citizens will need to send these documents to the Romanian Embassy in London.

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Things you need

  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate
  • Proof of citizenship
  • 2 Passport photographs
  • Self-addressed stamped envelope
  • Most recent Romanian passport

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Visit a centre authorised to take passport photos, and have four head shot-style colour photos taken against a plain, light background. The photos must be of your face, and your face cannot be obstructed by a hat, your hair or glasses. Your face should have a neutral expression. The UK Romanian Embassy requires four pictures, and it is recommended that you write your name on the back of the photos with a pencil.

  2. 2

    Contact the nearest Romanian Embassy (see Resources) and have them fax or email you a passport renewal application form.

  3. 3

    Send your completed passport renewal application, proof of residency (your Romanian identification card), two passport-sized photographs, your most recent Romanian passport and your birth certificate to the nearest embassy. You will also need to enclose your passport renewal processing fee as a cheque.

Tips and warnings

  • Minors will also need to get permission from their parents to apply for a Romanian passport renewal.
  • If you are married, you will need to visit the Romanian embassy or consulate nearest to you to have your marriage registered and recorded in Romania.
  • The Romanian government now also issues electronic passports.

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