BASIC (08-05)

GN 00312.328 Romania – Vital Statistics Records

A. Introduction

All requests from individuals outside Romania must be made through diplomatic channels. Only the Ministry of the Interior in Romania will issue certificates to non-residents of Romania. In the case of direct contact between an applicant and a Romanian authority (either the Ministry of the Interior or a local vital statistics office), a negative reply is sent to the U.S. Embassy for transmittal to the applicant.

B. Procedure – Birth, Marriage, Divorce and Death Certificates

See GN 00307.784 for information on obtaining birth certificates from Romania.
Since it takes four to eight months to get a reply from the Romanian authorities, do not follow up until 120 days have elapsed from the date the initial request was made.

1. Office to Contact

Consular Section
U.S. Embassy, Bucharest
Department of State
Washington, D.C. 20521-5260

2. Fee

  1. $36.00 U.S. if the request is made through a Romanian Embassy

  2. $8.00 U.S. if the request is made through the American Embassy

Payment must be by postal money order payable to “American Embassy, Bucharest.”


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GN 00312.328 - Romania - Vital Statistics Records - 08/26/2005
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:08/26/2005