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Moldova Citizenship

By Donation or Invest

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Population

4 Millions

Currency

Moldovan leu - Most widely accepted currency USD & Euro

Time Zone

UTC+2

Moldova launched first citizenship by investment program (CBI) officially in Nov 2018. The CBI legislation allows highly qualified foreign investors participate in the economic development of Moldova. Some 5000 foreigners and their families are expected to benefit from the Moldovan investor citizenship scheme. The CBI scheme expected to bring some 1.3 billion euros to Moldova. The Government has setup Public investment fund to receive donations for citizenship.

Under the Citizenship by investment act, Moldova citizenship can be passed through family generations. The citizenship can also be granted to stateless persons and families.

Moldova Citizenship

CBI investment options

Moldova Citizenship by Investment Program (“MCBI”) is governed by the Law No. 1024 of June 2, 2000 on the citizenship of the Republic of Moldova and the Government Decision No. 786 of October 4, 2017 on acquiring citizenship by investment.

Donation is the most popular option as it is cheap and processing time is very fast.

Successful applicants will be issued Biometric (e-passport) valid for 7 years.

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Benefits:

  • Latest Citizenship by investment (CBI) opportunity in Europe
  • Citizenship in country from Eastern europe
  • Citizenship extended to future generations of family and children
  • ‘No residency requirements, language tests or business skills (purely investment)
  • Fast processing times (3 months)
  • All citizens are entitled to Moldovan passport
  • Visa free access to 121 countries in the world including Europe, Schengen area, Russia, Turkey etc..
  • Strict due diligence and vetting process proposed for Moldova CBI
  • Cheapest scheme for second passport.
  • Easy and smooth application process

1. Donation:

A minimum non-refundable contribution to the PIF starting from

  • EUR 100,000 for a single applicant.
  • EUR 115,000 is required for a couple,
  • EUR 145,000 for a family of four, and EUR 155,000 for a family of five or more.
  • Additional service fees total EUR 35,000 per application.

2. Real Estate:

Moldova requires minimum required investment for citizenship starts from EUR 250,000. Additional fee apply

Home buyers will also qualify for permanent residence card, along with citizenship and passport.

Moldova has the cheapest real estate prices in Europe. The Property prices currently at lowest levels opening up vast opportunities for foreign investor in the real estate sector.

General Requirements to Obtain a Moldova Passport

Moldova has a simple, smooth application process, in most cases the decisions are made within 90 days.  The Secretariat of the Commission of the Public Services Agency of Moldova is responsible for examining the citizenship file by participating in the investment program of the Republic of Moldova

  • Pay a small initial deposit EUR 10,000 to start the process
  • Authorized CBI agent will issue you application forms and agent will do initial due diligence.
  • Pay the due diligence and Govt processing fees (agent will quote you) and launch the application with the Moldova Citizenship by investment unit (CIU)
  • Wait for 3-4 months to receive approval letter from Government. This will be received by your agent
  • Once your CBI application is approved, pay the full donation/contribution or real estate lump sum to escrow account of the Government.
  • After receipt of all fee, you will be issued citizenship certificate and passport to all family members. You can collect these from your agent or at the concerned embassy/consulate.
  • Agent will issue invoices and will help you with passport renewals after expiry

Government fees:

In addition, applicants are required to pay government fees of

  • EUR 5,000 for the main applicant,
  • EUR 2,500 for a spouse,
  • EUR 1,000 for a dependent child, and
  • EUR 5,000 for a dependent parent. Dependent children can be up to 29 years of age, and dependent parents — of the main applicant as well as the spouse — who are 55 years of age or older can be included.

Due diligence fee:

Due diligence fees are

  • EUR 6,000 for the main applicant and
  • EUR 5,000 for a spouse, dependent children older than 16 years, and/or dependent parents.

Passport fee:

Biometric passport fees amount to EUR 300 per individual

Processing time:

The regulations stipulate that the issuance of a certificate of naturalization under the MCBI program shall take a maximum of three months from the date on which the complete application is submitted, provided that the due diligence processes are carried out without difficulties.

Before an application is submitted to the government, all the relevant information provided (including the background of the applicant and any dependents) will be verified by one or more specialized due diligence agents. Furthermore, the specific fees must have been received, and the source of all funds must have been verified.

Once all the above requirements have been satisfied and the final payments have been made, a certificate of naturalization will be issued, enabling the passport to be issued immediately thereafter.

Citizenship and Passport:

Once the review of a file has been satisfactorily completed, the Secretariat will issue a recommendation letter to the Commission. If the Commission decides positively, the Secretariat will send the successful file to the Citizenship Commission to the Office of the President of the Republic of Moldova for the preparation, signing and issuing of the decree granting citizenship by the President of the Republic of Moldova. At the same time, the Secretariat will inform the Accredited Agent or Principal Applicant (in individual application), by issuing a letter of Approval in Principle, of the necessity to make the payments provided for in Table 2 for the granting of citizenship and the issue of the passport.

Subsequently, the applicant whose Citizenship Decree was published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Moldova, will be invited to fulfill their obligations, and attend an agreed venue to swear the Oath of Allegiance, obtaining the certificate of citizenship and to provide the required biometric data.

Europe Comparison

CBIMoldovaMontenegroMaltaCyprusBulgaria
      
Donation100K100K650K150K1M
Real estate250K250K2M1M
Physical residencenone3 weeks1 year3 months1 year
Permanent residencyyesyesyesyesyes
Passport validity7 yrs10 years10 years10 years10 years
E-Passportyesyesyesyesyes
Visa free access121124182173169

Application refusals:

Moldova may refuse your CBI application, for these following reasons:

  • Fraud, concealment of information in application forms
  • Visa denials from EU/schengen states where Moldova has visa waiver agreements
  • Failing due diligence or criminal record
  • Applicant from Restricted countries: North Korea, Somalia, Iran, Afghanistan or countries under US sanctions.

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