Moldova Citizenship by Investment

Dr. Antoine Saliba Haig | Published on 05 Feb 2019

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Moldova obtained independence in 1991 and over the years have built a sovereign, independent state which determines its own way how to regulate the granting of citizenship. Over more than twenty five years of Moldovan statehood, the citizenship regime of Moldova has transited through several phases. One of the most important developments was made in 2000 with the adoption of a new law on citizenship whereby the legal regime was brought in line with International and European principles and standards. 

Moldova's nationality law is mainly based on the concept of ius sanguinis meaning that citizenship is not granted automatically to individuals who are born in Moldova, but must have at least one parent who is a citizen of Moldova at the time of birth. Moldova citizenship can also be granted by naturalisation, by marriage, by adoption and also by investment. 

Citizenship by Investment

The latest amendments to Moldova citizenship law were implimented in 2018 after the Government's decision No 786 of October 4th 2017. By means of these amendments Moldova citizenship can also be granted to investors by means of a contribution to Moldova's Public Investment Fund. In accordance with the law on citizenship No 1024 of June 2, 2000 and the government decision of October 2017, the Moldova citizenship programme was launched and a special agency to regulate this programme was also established. 

Investors submit their application through a licensed law firm, pay due diligence and processing fees, undergo a review of their reputational and financial profile and on approval proceed to make a contribution to the Public Investment Fund, leading to the privilege of Modova citizenship. Thus, the only fees payable prior to approval are the government due diligence and processing fees. 

Payable upon approval is a government fee of €35,000 and a non refundable contribution the Public Investment Fund consisting of

  • €100,000 for a single applicant
  • €115,000 for a main applicant and his/her spouse
  • €145,000 for a family of four
  • €155,000 for a family of five or more

Dual Citizenship

Moldova citizenship law allows Moldovan nationals to hold a foreign nationality in addition to the Moldovan citizenship. Dual nationality has been introduced in Moldova after a constitutional amendment in 2002 which repealed the provisions prohibiting Moldovan citizens from possessing the citizenship of another state. 

How to obtain Moldova Citizenship

As an international law firm focusing on advising international investors and their families in all challenges facing the global citizen, presently and in the future we cover strongly all the established citizenship and residency programmes around the world. Thanks to our experienced and objective eligibility assessment, we enjoy a 100% success rate in citizenship applications. Chetcuti Cauchi is also an approved law firm by the Government of Moldova to submit citizenship by investment applications. 

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Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti

Senior Partner, Global Residency & Citizenship

+356 22056411

Mr Kenneth Camilleri

Director, Tax & Immigration

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Dr Antoine Saliba Haig

Legal Associate

+356 22056446

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