If my claim is to be sent from this country to another EU country

Which authority will help me send a claim to another EU country?

The assisting Romanian authority designated in accordance with Article 3(1) of Council Directive 2004/80/EC is:

The Ministry of Justice (Ministerul Justiției)
Directorate for International Law and Judicial Cooperation (Direcția Drept International și Cooperare Judiciară)
Service of International Judicial Cooperation in Civil and Commercial Matters (Serviciul Cooperare judiciară internațională în materie civilă și comercială)

str. Apolodor nr. 17, Sector 5, Bucharest, code 050741
Tel. +40 372041077
Fax +40 372041079
E-mail: dreptinternational@just.roddit@just.ro

What is the role of the assisting authority?

Romanian citizens, stateless persons or foreign citizens residing legally in Romania, who are the victim of a wilful criminal act committed with violence within the territory of another EU Member State, may claim, with the support of the assisting authority in Romania, financial compensation from the State within the territory of which the offence has been committed under the requirements of the law of that State.

Romanian citizens, stateless persons or foreign citizens residing legally in Romania, who are the victim of a wilful criminal act committed with violence within the territory of another EU Member State, may submit a claim to the Ministry of Justice to obtain financial compensation from the State within the territory of which the offence has been committed, together with the necessary supporting documents.

The Ministry of Justice provides the applicant with the necessary information regarding the possibilities of requesting financial compensation from the State within the territory of which the offence has been committed, the required application forms, and information and indications regarding the completion of the application form and the necessary supporting documents.

Will this authority translate the supporting documents, if the outgoing claim needs this? If so, who pays for this?

Costs related to the translation of documents may be borne by the Ministry of Justice only if the victim or the victim’s family are unable to do so.

Are there administrative or other charges to be paid when the claim is sent abroad?

No.

Last update: 15/10/2020

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