As of 2013, the rules for “Power of Attorney” authorization issued in the United States and valid in Romania have changed.
1. For any issue related to inheritances or real estate, the power of attorney can only be formalized at an official Romanian Consular Office. The closest for New England residents is in New York.
2. All other power of attorney authorizations can be issued with an “International Apostille” issued by the office of the Secretary of State. For
Massachusetts see: www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/precom/comidx.htm
HOW TO APOSTILLE A POWER OF ATTORNEY SOURCE: www.internationalapostille.com/how-to-apostille-a-power-of-attorney
“If you need to conduct business or handle personal family matters in a country who is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, you will be required to obtain an Apostille on a Power of Attorney. In most cases, the document will be prepared by an attorney or specialist.
Once the documents has been drafted, the next step is to meet with a local notary. The notary must follow the correct notarial guidelines in their State because the documents will be authenticated by the Secretary of State. The correct notarial wording must be either printed on the document or attached to the signed page.
[Romania will require] a translation, you will need to hire a certified translator to translate the document into [Romanian] and have the translators signature notarized by a notary.”