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