Do I have to speak Romanian to get citizenship?
No, it is not necessary to speak Romanian in order to get citizenship through a Romanian ancestor. We’ve heard that some Romanian consulates ask the applicants to take an interview in “basic Romanian language” in order to pass the oath and finally, to receive the Romanian citizenship certificate. This is nothing but a patriotic nonsense.
The swearing-in ceremony (which comes after a person has been confirmed as being eligible, i.e. 18-24 months after they file the paperwork) requires only one thing: swearing a brief oath.
The oath needs to be sworn-to in Romanian, and this is the text:
Jur să fiu devotat Patriei și poporului român,
Să apăr drepturile și interesele naționale,
Să respect Constituția și legile României.
That is it.