4 Can or must the matrimonial property regime be registered?

4.1. Do one or more matrimonial property registers exist in your country? Where?

Marriage contracts have to be registered with the National Matrimonial Property Regimes Registry kept by the National Union of Notaries of Romania (Uniunea Naţională a Notarilor Publici din România), the civil status registry in place at the institution where the marriage is concluded, and other publicity registries, depending on the nature of assets (Trade Registry, Land Register, etc.).

4.2. Which documents are registered? Which information is registered?

A copy of the marriage contract has to be filed with the National Matrimonial Property Regimes Registry and the civil status registry as well as the other registers mentioned.

4.3. How and by whom can the information in the register be accessed?

Any person may query the National Matrimonial Property Regimes Registry and may request the issuance of excerpt certificates (Art. 334 para. 5 of the Civil Code), without being held to justify any interest.

4.4. What are the legal effects of registration (validity, opposability)?

A marriage contract is only opposable to third parties if it has been registered.