Moldova Citizenship by Investment Programme

Dr . Antoine Saliba Haig | 30 Jul 2018

Moldova Citizenship by Investment Programme

The Moldova Citizenship by Investment Programme (MCBI) was launched in 2018 and it allows investors to obtain the citizenship of Moldova in exchange for investment in the country. The MCBI programme requirements includes making a contribution to the Public Investment Fund (PIF) in Moldova. Applicants and their family members will be subject to a rigorous due diligence process before being able to acquire the citizenship of Moldova.

Benefits of Moldova Citizenship

The fast-track Moldova Citizenship by Investment Programme is aimed at attracting high net worth individuals, investors and entrepreneurs, and allows successful applicants and his/her family to enjoy all the benefits of being a citizen of Moldova. A few of the main advantages are the following:

•    Visa free travel to 121 countries, including the EU’s Schengen Area, Russia and Turkey.
•    Fast application process
•    The ability to include family members in the same application
          o    Dependent children up to the age of 29 and Dependent Parents from age of 55.
•    Citizenship is transferable to future generations
•    Dual citizenship is allowed.
•    Citizenship of a country pursuing EU membership

The Moldova Citizenship program does not have a residency requirement, meaning that applicants do not need to reside in Moldova prior or after obtaining their passport – which is considered to be a unique feature.  

Investment required for Moldova Citizenship

To be able to submit an application under the MCBI, an applicant must be at least over the age of 18 and contribute to the economy of Moldova by paying a non-refundable contribution to the Public Investment Fund of ::

•    €100,000 for a Single applicant
•    €115,000 for a Main Applicant and his/her spouse
•    €145,000 for a Family of four members
•    €155,000 for a Family of five or more

Besides the above-mentioned criteria, the applicant must also fulfil the following conditions:

•    Have a clean criminal record from the country of origin and country of residence;
•    Confirmation that the applicant’s assets are not frozen or ordered to be frozen by the EU.
•    Pay due diligence fees of €6,000 for the Main applicant and €5,000 each for the spouse and dependent children over the age of 16 and dependent parents. 
•    Pay government fees of €5,000 for the Main applicant and €2,500 for the spouse, €1,000 each for every dependent child and €5,000 each for every dependent parent.
•    Pay a Government service fee of €35,000 per application.

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