Time To Citizenship
- Moldova Country profile
- Benefits of the program
- Investment requirements
- Visa-free and visa-on-arrival country list
The Moldova Citizenship by Investment Programme is currently on hold as of July 21st, 2019. Please contact our citizenship by investment experts for more information.
About the program
The Moldova Citizenship by Investment Program (MCBI) was launched in 2018, and it allows investors to obtain the citizenship of Moldova in exchange for investment in the country.
To be able to apply for this program, you should be at least 18 years of age, in good health, and without a criminal record.
In addition, you are required to make a non-refundable contribution to the government.
Visa-free and visa-on-arrival access to over 121 countries and territories in the world including Europe, the Schengen area, Russia & Turkey.
Guaranteed by law
The program is based on the law & is guaranteed by the government.
Designed to be a smooth and straightforward process with a timeframe of 3 months to your new citizenship.
Moldova has no taxes on worldwide income, capital gains, dividends, gift, wealth and inheritance.
Minimal residency required
No residency requirements, you are entitled to apply instantly, and no interview, education or management experience required
Dual Citizenship permitted
No need to renounce your current citizenship(s), therefore benefiting from all nationalities.
Main applicant requirements
- 18+ years of age
- Good health
- No criminal record
- Successfully pass due diligence checks
- Confirmed investment sources
- Spouse of the main applicant
- Children (biological or adopted) under 29 years of age
- Parents above 55 years of age
*Parents and children older than 18 must be dependent on the main applicant.
The expected timeframe for the application process is 6 months. The first stage of the document collection can differ in length depending on the applicant’s ability to gather the documents. Our team guides this process with samples and best practice advice.
The reviewal stage is subject to the respective Government schedule and can be impacted by factors which we, as authorised agents have no control over. Savory and Partners collaborates with the Government throughout the entire process, and we aim to provide the quickest and smoothest experience for the applicant.
Read about the process steps in detail here.
Based on parts (1-1), (1-2), (3-1), (6), (7) Article 17 and part (1-1) articles 33 of the Law No. 1024-XIV of June 2, 2000 on nationality of the Republic of Moldova (The official monitor of the Republic of Moldova, 2000, Art. No. 98-101, 709), with subsequent changes and amendments, DECIDES: The Government
Approves Regulations on the acquisition of nationality through investments, according to Appendix No. 1.
Approves changes and additions which are made to appendices No. 1 and 2 to the Order of the Government No. 903 of December 31, 2015. “About public organisation “Fund of long-term development – Moldova”, according to appendix No. 2.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I include my family when applying for Moldova Citizenship by Investment Program?
Yes, you can include qualified members of your family in the application. A qualified family member can be a child not older than 18 years, an older child that is currently enrolled in an educational institution up to the age of 29, a spouse, parents and in-laws older than 55 which are financially dependent on the main applicant.
Q: Are there any interviews, language tests, or work experience requirements when applying for Moldova Citizenship by Investment Program?
No, there are no requirements for an interview, language proficiency or work experience.
Q: Do I need to visit Moldova before obtaining my citizenship?
You are not required to visit Moldova before or after obtaining your citizenship, you are, however, welcome to visit and explore the country.
Q: Does Moldova provide a biometric (ePassport) passport?
Yes, the passport of Moldova is a biometric passport, also known as an ePassport.
Q: How many pages does the Moldova passport have?
The biometric passport of Moldova has 32 pages.
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