Citizenship by Investment

MOLDOVA CBI FACTSHEET

Moldova’s is home to 3.5million people and is located between Asia and Europe.  The country is named after the Moldova River and was part of the USSR until 1991 when it became an independent nation.  It joined the UN in 1992.

Moldova has a thriving free-market economy and a strong food-process and agricultural industry.    Moldova has been making wine for around 5,000 years and is one of the largest exporters worldwide. Situated just outside Chişinău, the Moldovan capital city, the Mileştii Mici winery has one of the largest wine collections in the world.  Another winery based at Cricova has links back to the 15th century with a huge complex of labyrinthine roads snaking their way underground.

Russia, Turkey, and Europe’s Schengen Area can be accessed using the Moldovan passport, along with 119 other destinations worldwide.

Moldova’s official language is Romanian, but because of its history as part of the USSR, many locals also speak fluent Russian. English is becoming more widely spoken especially among young Moldovans.

Moldova has a close relationship with the EU, successfully obtaining a DCFTA agreement in 2014.

In the tech world, Moldova is known to be on the vanguard of change. It pioneered high-definition voice services for mobiles and has the 3rd highest internet speed globally.

Moldova Citizenship by Investment Programme:

Moldova (Flag, beautiful cover photo, country shape)

  • Population: 3.55 million
  • Capital: Chisinau
  • Language: Greek, Turkish
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Currency: Moldovan leu
  • GDP per capita: 7700$
  • Climate: warm

Requirements

The Moldova Citizenship-by-Investment (MCBI) program was launched in 2018. To qualify for the program applicants must make a specific contribution to Moldova via the Public Investment Fund and pass the vetting process involving stringent background and other checks. If successful they and their family will gain Moldovan citizenship.

To access the program the main applicant must be over 18 years old, make the required contribution and meet the following requirements:

The compulsory minimum contribution to the PID (non-refundable) as follows:

  • Single applicant €100,000
  • Couple  €115,000
  • Family of 4 – €145,000
  • Family 5+ €155,000

Government’s service provider and agent fees  –  €35,000 per application.

Additionally, they must pay the following Government fees:

  • Main applicant €5.000
  • Spouse €2,500
  • Child under 15 years old €1,000
  • Dependent child aged 15-29 years  €2,500
  • Dependent parent aged 55+ €5,000
Due diligence fees:

  • Main applicant €6,000
  • Spouse, dependent children 16+ and parents 55+ €5000/person
  • Biometric passports cost €360 per person.

The main applicants and all dependants must have a good personal background with a clean criminal record.  If there has been a previously denied visa for any country or territory that currently enjoys a visa-free on on-arrival visa arrangement with Moldova the applicant will be rejected unless a subsequent application was successful.

Moldova has a four-tier vetting system which is one of the most stringent worldwide.

Procedures and time frame

All applications must be submitted on the official forms, sent with appropriate fees and with all supporting documents.  These include:

  • Birth, marriage, divorce documentation
  • Police certificates confirming that the applicants have clean criminal records.

On the MCBI program, it is usual to receive approval in principle for naturalization within 3 months from the date the application was received.  This assumes that the due diligence checks are straightforward.

The application and all the information provided will be verified by specialist due diligence service providers before being passed to the Government for approval.  All fees must have been paid and their source-verified before the application can pass this stage.

Once all of the requirements, payments and biometric data has been collected the applicants must pledge an Oath of Allegiance.  Once this is done their citizenship will be awarded and their new passport can be issued.

Dual citizenship

No restrictions.

Taxation

Any income that is gained within the Republic of Moldova is subject to taxation.

Personal income tax is 12%.

Real estate tax is 0.8% on all residential properties including holiday accommodation but excluding plots of land. The tax is only payable where the value is over MDL 1.5 million (approx €75,000) and the total area covered by the property is more than 120m2.  Different rates of real estate tax exist depending on the location and function of the property.

  • The VAT rate is 20% with reductions for some products and services to 8%.
  • Corporation tax is 12%.
  • Moldova is part of a treaty that covers several countries intending to avoid double taxation.
  • Key advantages of Moldovan Citizenship
  • Visa-Free travel in Europe’s

Schengen Area, with visa-free or on-arrival travel to 199 other destinations including Turkey and Russia.

  • Open culture, wonderful climate and beautiful natural landscapes.
  • Efficient application process without excessive contributions.
  • Full citizenship and passport rights are extended to the applicant and family members. Including dependent children up to age 29 and parents over the age of 55.
  • Citizenship may be passed down too future generations.
  • Moldova is a member state of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the World Trade Organization, and others.
  • Moldova has an association agreement with the EU and is aiming towards full membership.

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT MOLDOVA

A few examples of our real estate options for residency and citizenship investment in Moldova.

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CITIZENSHIP AND RESIDENCY PROGRAMMES

A selection of alternative residency and citizenship investment programmes to consider.

Malta

600 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 183 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Montenegro

450 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 122 countries

Process Duration: 2 months

Cyprus

2 150 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Moldova

100 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 119 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Austria

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 185 countries

Process Duration: 24 months

Bulgaria

512 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 169 countries

Process Duration: 6-12 months

Turkey

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Middle East Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 110 countries

Process Duration: 2 months

Jordan

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Middle East Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 49 countries

Process Duration: 4 Months

Vanuatu

130 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 125 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Saint Lucia

100 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 128 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

Saint Kitts & Nevis

200 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Caribbean Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 130 countries

Process Duration: 3-4 months

Grenada

150 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Caribbean Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 127 countries

Process Duration: 3-4 months

Dominica

100 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Caribbean Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 120 countries

Process Duration: 4 months

Antigua & Barbuda

200 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Caribbean Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 130 countries

Process Duration: 3-4 months

Residence by investment Programs

Explore the most popular residency by investment programs worlwide

Greece

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Spain

500 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 129 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Portugal

500 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Australia

500 000EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 183 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Austria

250 000EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 185 countries

Process Duration: 4 months

Cyprus

2 150 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Canada

1 200 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 180 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Italy

2 000 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 150 countries

Process Duration: 6-8 months

Switzerland

250 000EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 155 countries

Process Duration: 4 months

HongKong

200 000EUR Investment

Real Estate

Asia Residency

Visa Free travel to 79 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

Jersey

1 000 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 129 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Latvia

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 129 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

Malaysia

135 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Asia Residency

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Malta

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 98 countries

Process Duration: 3-4 months

Monaco

1 000 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 173 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

New Zealand

5 500 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 173 countries

Process Duration: 6-8 months

Singapore

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Asia Residency

Visa Free travel to 65 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Thailand

60 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Asia Residency

Visa Free travel to 120 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

United Kingdom

2 000 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 175 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

USA

 

900 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 180 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

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