moldova citizenship by investment program

Moldova Citizenship by Investment Program

Republic Of Moldova At A Glance

Launched in the second half of 2018, the Moldova Citizenship by Investment Program (MCBI) was developed by the Government of the Republic of Moldova to use the foreign investments generated by the MCBI program to power Moldova’s expansion across all sectors.

Moldova is a lovely eastern European country nestled between Ukraine and Romania. It is strategically located, with easy access to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. As one of Europe’s least-visited countries, Moldova has the unexplored charm of a modern country with a picturesque landscape and a world-renowned wine industry.

In this guide we will give you all of the information on the Moldovian citizenship by investment program, including different investment options, application process and requirements, fees and the benefits of having a citizenship from this beautiful and yet overlooked eastern European country.

 

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Whole family
citizenship

Obtain citizenship for your family
for as low as € 145,000

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Member of numerous organizations

Member of the United Nations, OSCE, the World Trade Organization, and many more

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Fast processing
time

Secure citizenship and passport
in just 90 days

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Cheapest European
citizenship

The lowest investment requirements of all European countries starting from € 100.000

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What are the Benefits of Moldovan Citizenship?

Moldova citizenship by investment program is the newest one in Europe. It provides many benefits and opportunities, including enhanced global mobility, wealth management, business expansion, and a good lifestyle. It offers foreign companies and individuals an attractive climate in which to do business, as well as a host of facilities and a range of advantageous state programs. 

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Lifestyle

  • Low cost of living
  • No interview or residency requirements in order to qualify for citizenship
  • Visa-free access to 121 countries, including Russia, Turkey, and Europe’s Schengen Area
  • Moldova has entered into an association agreement with the EU is a candidate country to join the EU
  • Citizenship transferable to future generations
  • Moldova is the first program of its kind to offer this unique combination of visa-free travel destinationas
  • Continental climate, a world-class wine industry, and picturesque terrain including forests and rocky hills
  • Easy inclusion of dependent children up to 29 years of age and parents (of either the main applicant or the spouse) 55 or older 

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Business

  • Moldova ranks highly in leading international business-climate rankings.
  • Global leader in tech innovation
  • Free economic zones offering:  50% decrease in national corporate income tax, three (five)-year income tax exemptions if investing USD 1 (5) million, VAT and excise duties exemption, Ten-year state warranty for changes in legislation
  • Industrial parks offering: the ability to change the destination of agricultural land free of charge, right to privatize state -owned land for construction at a normative price, free allocation of public property assets for the creation of parks, at the owner’s discretion, a decrease of up to 70% in annual fees related to land or space leasing
  • Information technology parks offering:  7% unique tax for the sales income charged by residents

 


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Financial

  • Stable economy
  • Moldova has one of the most competitive tax systems in the region and has 48 operational tax treaties in place, which safeguard against double taxation with other jurisdictions.
  • If you don’t have a business in Moldova, you don’t have to pay tax on income from sources inside or outside the country.
  • The personal income tax rate is a maximum of 18%, while the corporate tax rate is 12%. The standard rate of VAT is 20%, although some items will qualify for a reduced rate which is set at 8%.
  • Real estate and wealth taxes are charged for residents of Moldova. Wealth tax is charged on taxpayer’s wealth in the form of residential real estate, including holiday cottages (except for land plots), if
  1. a) the total estimated value is EUR 1.5 million or more, and
  2. b) the total area is 120 m2 or more. 

 

  • The wealth tax rate is 0.8% of the taxable base.

 

 

Moldova Citizenship by Investment Options


Moldova currently offers a single way pathway to citizenship. Applicants must make an economic investment in the country through the Public Sustainable Development Fund of Moldova (Public Investment Fund).  

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Public Sustainable Development Fund of Moldova


The minimum, non-refundable contribution to the Public Investment Fund depends on the size of your family.

  • € 100,000 for a single applicant
  • € 115,000 for a couple
  • € 145,000 for a family of four
  • € 155,000 for a family of five or more

In addition to the investment, the following government, processing, and due diligence fees are required by the government of Moldova:

  • Post-approval government service provider fee - € 35,000 per application
  • Biometric passport fees - € 300 per individual

Government Fees

  • Main applicant – € 5,000
  • Spouse – € 2,500
  • Dependent child 15 and under – € 1,000
  • Dependent child 16-29 - € 2,500
  • Dependent parent 55 and older – € 5,000

Due Diligence Fees

  • Main applicant – € 6,000
  • Spouse, a dependent child older than 16, and/or dependent parents – € 5,000

*Advisory fees are also applicable, and they cover HNWI managing the entire application process on your behalf.

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Qualifications & Conditions


In addition to the financial requirements, there are several other conditions that must be met in order to qualify for Moldovan citizenship. Moldova has a stringent four-tier due diligence system, which is considered the most thorough in the world.

    • Main applicant must be over 18 years of age.
    • Main applicants and their dependents must have a clean background, with no criminal record.
    • Must be free from fraud, malpractice, financial fraud and indemnities.
    • Must not have been denied a visa from a country with which Moldova has a visa-free agreement. 

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Moldovan Citizenship by Investment Application Process


The Moldova Citizenship by Investment program has a straightforward and efficient application process. Successful candidates can secure Moldovan citizenship within approximately 90 days, provided that the due diligence checks are completed without any issues. The key stages of the application process are outlined in detail below.

  1. Submission of the specified government forms and the required personal documentation, including passport copies, birth certificates, and police certificates confirming that applicants have no criminal record
  2.  Extensive due diligence processes
  3. Verification of all the information provided and the sources of all funds
  4. Application decision
  5. Fulfillment of investment and collection of biometric data at a consulate or embassy
  6. Issuance of Moldovan passport

Due diligence:

The Moldovan Citizenship by Investment program has an efficient, streamlined application process and applies the world’s strictest and most advanced due diligence and vetting system.

Required documents:

  • M1 - Application Information Form (main applicant only)
  • M2 - Personal Information Form (all applicants)
  • M3 - Financial Information Form (main applicant, spouse, dependent parents, benefactor)
  • M4 - Medical Information Form (all applicants)
  • M5 - Fingerprint Form (all applicants 16 and older)
  • Annex- Additional Information Form (all applicants)

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Supporting documentation:

  • Power of attorney
  • Submission letter
  • Accredited Agent Internal Due Diligence Findings Report
  • 4 passport-sized photographs taken within the past 6 months
  • Certified copy of birth certificate or adoption records
  • Certified copy of passport
  • National identity cards
  • Name change documentation (if applicable)
  • Marriage certificate
  • Divorce certificate
  • Police clearance certificate
  • Military records (if applicable)
  • Evidence of residential address
  • Proof of source of funds
  • Affidavit of application for children aged between 14 and 17 years
  • Affidavit of support for dependent parents and children (18+)
  • Affidavit of consent from non-applicant spouse or ex-spouse regarding minor dependents
  • For single applicants: Birth Certificates of Children and Marriage/ Divorce Certificate

* Any documents not in English must be accompanied with a legal translation.


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Vicky Katsarova, CEO

“My world travels and my own immigration experiences have given me a deep understanding and clear insight into each of our clients’ specific requirements, aspirations and concerns. It is this intense personal association with client expectations and needs that helps to set our company and our service apart.”

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Take advantage of all the opportunities citizenship by investment in Moldova can provide for your life, business, and family. When it comes to expanding your mobility, freedom and business opportunities,  this Balkan beauty offers a wealth of wonderful benefits.

If you are interested in learning more about the Moldova Citizenship by Investment program, please contact us today for your free initial consultation.

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