Occupying a unique place in the Eastern Europe territory, the republic of Moldova is a passageway between Asia and Europe. Moldova has made progress in improving economic growth and reducing poverty rates and its GDP is expected to continue to grow in the upcoming years. Although not a member of the European Union, Moldova has signed an Association Agreement with the European Union strengthening political and economic association between Moldova and the European Union. The agreement has removed visa restrictions and has opened up the opportunity for Moldovan citizens with biometric passports to travel freely within the Schengen area. Moldova actively strives to become a member of the European Union.
The Moldovan government launched its citizenship by investment program in the second quarter of 2018, thereby allowing foreign investors to acquire Moldovan citizenship in a matter of months (3 months). In light of the program’s unique features coupled with the benefits of residing in Moldova, it is likely to be greeted favorably by foreign investors.
There are numerous advantages to holding Moldovan citizenship through investment as follows:
- Foreign investors are granted visa-free access to 122 countries including Schengen area countries.
- Foreign investors can acquire Moldovan citizenship at a reasonable cost.
- The Moldovan citizenship by investment program as a family-friendly program covers the applicant’s family as well.
- Dependent children up to 29 years of age and dependent parents (of either the main applicant or his/her spouse) above 55 years of age may benefit from the program.
- Moldovan citizenship can be transferred to future generations.
- Individuals are allowed to hold dual citizenship under Moldovan law.
- No minimum residency, business experience or language proficiency required.
Foreign investors would not be eligible for the Moldovan citizenship by investment program and its associated benefits unless the following qualification requirements are met:
- They should be at least 18 years of age.
- They should not pose any threat to Moldova.
- They should have a clean criminal record.
- Their financial reputation should be verified.
Note: Should the foreign investor be denied a visa to a country with which Moldova has visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel arrangements and subsequently fail to obtain visa to that country, he/she would be excluded from the citizenship by investment program.
Foreign investors should make a non-refundable contribution to the Public Investment Fund for Sustainable Development in order to qualify for the program. Depending on the number of applicants, the minimum investment amount may range from EUR 100,000 to EUR 155,000 (plus government, legal and due diligence fees).
Make Moldova your second home
3,350,900 (2017 census)
GDP nominal (per capita)
$3,227 (2018 estimate)
GDP (purchasing power parity)
$25 billion (2018 estimate)
Romanian (Official language)
Gagauz, Russian and Ukrainian (minority languages)
Agriculture, services, engineering, food processing, and textile
- An affordable program well-suited for families
- Acquisition of citizenship in 3 months
- Visa-free travel to Schengen area countries
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