As a country with visa-free access to no less than 121 countries, including Russia and those in the Schengen area, Moldova is highly attractive for those who wish for more freedom in travel.
The application process for the Moldova citizenship by investment programme is fast and efficient. The certificate of naturalisation for successful applicants is issued within three months following the submission of the application, provided all the criteria are met and no due diligence issues arise. One other factor which gives the programme substantial merit is the fact that Moldova is actively pursuing EU membership.
The Moldova citizenship programme does not have any residency requirements prior, during, or after obtaining citizenship. The programme also calls for a sensible contribution in return for full citizenship for the main applicant and any family members included in the application. Furthermore, Moldova also allows dual citizenship, therefore new citizens are not required to relinquish any other citizenships they may hold. The newly gained Moldovan citizenship is also granted for life and can be transferred to future generations without restriction.
|3 month application process|
|No residency requirements|
|Visa-free travel to 121 countries|
|Dual citizenship allowed|
|Family eligibility and transferable to dependants|
To be considered eligible for the Moldova citizenship by investment programme, the main applicant must be at least 18 years of age. Applicants, including dependents, must also have a clean criminal record from the country of origin and country of residence, as well as a confirmation that their assets are not frozen or ordered to be frozen by the EU.
Eligible dependents include the spouse, dependent children up to 29 years of age, and dependent parents- of both the main applicant and the spouse- who are 55 years of age or older.
|Main applicants must be over the age of 18|
|Eligible dependants may include spouse, children, and parents who qualify age requirements|
|Clean criminal record and good standing|
|Confirmation that assets are not frozen by the EU|
The investment route for single applicants which is currently offered under the Moldova Citizenship Programme is that of a non-refundable EUR100,000 contribution to the country’s Public Investment Fund for Sustainable Development. A contribution of EUR115,000 is required for a couple, EUR 145,000 for a family of four, and EUR 155,000 for a family of five or more. In the near future, the government is also expected to introduce other options comprising of calculated investments of EUR250,000 in real estate or government bonds.
A EUR35,000 service fee is required per application. Due diligence fees stand at EUR6,000 for the main applicant and EUR5,000 each for the spouse, dependent children over the age of 16, and dependent parents. Government fees include fees of EUR5,000 for the main applicant and EUR2,500 for the spouse, EUR1,000 each for every dependent child and EUR5,000 each for every dependent parent. Biometric passport fees amount to EUR300 per individual.
Applicants must carry out the following investment:
|€100,000 contribution to the Public Investment Fund for Sustainable Development|
Our advisors can provide you with personalised advice regarding any one of the citizenship by investment programmes listed above.