The heraldic ensigns of the National Archives consist of the following elements: large blue shield with a crusader golden eagle, having its head turned to the right, red peak and claws, open wings, holding a silver sword in its right claw; the green olive branch, symbolizing peace and order, replacing the mace from the coat of arms of the country. The small red shield, placed on the eagle’s chest, having a natural unfurled parchment, validated by an attached red seal, having a black – framed border and a blue string. The parchment is superposed on a black torch with golden flames. At the bottom of the external shield, on a white scarf, the motto of the ministry is written in black: Latin: SEMPER VERITATI.
The unfurled parchment evokes the interest regarding the conservation and the usage of the National Archives Fund (Romanian: Fondul Arhivistic Naţional). The torch suggests the role played by the National Archives in the process of developing science and culture.