Moldova Citizenship Program
Moldova, an Eastern European country and former Soviet republic, has varied terrain including forests, rocky hills, and vineyards. Its wine regions include Nistreana, known for reds, and Codru, home to some of the world’s largest cellars. Capital Chișinău has Soviet-style architecture and the National Museum of History, exhibiting art and ethnographic collections that reflect cultural links with neighboring Romania.
- Member of United Nations, Council of Europe, Commonwealth Independent state.
- Moldova’s economy depends on agriculture (fruits, vegetables, wines, and tobacco) and tourism.
- Moldova Citizenship-by-Investment (MCBI) program is being developed by the Government of Moldova in partnership with its service provider Henley & Partners and the Moldovan Investment Company (MIC).
Benefits of Moldova’s Citizenship Program
1.Visa-free access to 122 destinations around the world, including Russia, Turkey, and the countries in Europe’s Schengen Area
- For Canada and USA, the visa is required but higher acceptance rate 98%
2.Citizenship in a European country with an open culture, a continental climate, and a charming landscape
3.A reasonable contribution amount and a highly efficient application process
4. Full citizenship, with passport rights, for the applicant and included family members
5. Dependent children up to 29 years of age and parents (of either the main applicant or the spouse) from 55 years of age can be included
6.Citizenship transferable to future generations without restrictions and at no additional charge
7.Citizenship in a member state of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the World Trade Organization, and many more
8.Citizenship in a state that has entered into an association agreement with the EU and is aiming to become a candidate country for EU membership
To qualify for citizenship, the main applicant must be over 18 years of age, meet the application requirements, and make the primary qualifying contribution:
1.A minimum non-refundable contribution to the Public Investment Fund (PIF):
2.EUR 100,000 for a single applicant
3.EUR 115,000 for a couple
4.EUR 145,000 for a family of four
5.EUR 155,000 for a family of five or more
Government service provider and licensed agent fees amount to EUR 35,000 per application. 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 child aged 0 to 15 years, EUR 2,500 for a dependent child aged 16 to 29 years, and EUR 5,000 for a dependent parent — of the main applicant or of the spouse — who is 55 years of age or older. 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. Biometric passport fees amount to EUR 300 per individual.
Procedure and Timeframe
1.Applications to the program must be made through the prescribed forms and must be accompanied by the appropriate fees and specific documents. In addition to the usual personal documentation, such as passport copies and birth certificates, the requisite documentation includes, for example, a police certificate confirming that the applicants have no criminal record.
2.The issuance of a certificate of naturalization under the MCBI program shall take a maximum of three to four months from the date on which the complete application is submitted, provided that the due diligence processes are carried out without difficulties.
3.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 service providers. Furthermore, the specific fees must have been received, and the source of all funds must have been verified.
4.Once all the above requirements have been satisfied and the final payments have been made, biometric data is collected, and an oath of allegiance is pledged. Citizenship will then be granted and the passport issued thereafter.