FACTS & FIGURES

Capital City

Capital City

Chisinau
Population

Population

3,552,000
Area Km2

Area, Km2

32,870
Language

Language

Moldovan
Area Code

Area Code

373
Currency

Currency

Leu (MDL)

VISA FREE

110

GDP PPP $

5,332

Time Zone

UTC +2:00

Dual Citizenship Moldova

Allowed

The Moldavian law establishes the following grounds for acquisition of citizenship: by birth, by recognition, by adoption, by recovery, and through naturalization (including citizenship by investment). Moldovan dual citizenship may also be acquired on the basis of international agreements to which the Republic of Moldova is a party.

The Republic of Moldova allows multiple citizenship to:

  • children who acquired automatically at birth the citizenship of the Republic of Moldova and the citizenship of another state;
  • its citizens who possess simultaneously the citizenship of another state when the other citizenship is automatically acquired by marriage;
  • children, citizens of the Republic of Moldova, who acquired the citizenship of another state by adoption;
  • if this results from provisions of the international agreement to which the Republic of Moldova is a Party;
  • if the renunciation or loss of the citizenship of another state is not possible or cannot reasonably be requested.
  • in other cases, stipulated by the Law on Moldovan dual citizenship.

In the interests of the Republic of Moldova and in exceptional cases, citizens of another state may become citizens of the Republic of Moldova by the decree of the President of the Republic of Moldova, if they do not fall under the first four classifications listed above.

Acquisition by the citizen of the Republic of Moldova of the citizenship of another state does not engender the loss of the citizenship of the Republic of Moldova.

The citizen of the Republic of Moldova possessing the citizenship of another state, in his/her relations with the Republic of Moldova is recognised only as its citizen.