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Moldova Citizenship-by-Investment (MCBI) program

Update July 19, 2019:

The Moldovan government has temporarily suspended its Citizenship by Investment Program pending a review. The information below refers to the currently suspended program

The MCBI program was launched in 2018 and is a combined project of the Government of the Republic of Moldova, its service provider Henley & Partners and the Moldovan Investment Company.

In order to take part in the MCBI program, applicants are required to make a defined economic contribution to the country through the Public Sustainable Development Fund of Moldova (Public Investment Fund).

Applicants are also subject to a stringent vetting and 'four tier' due diligence process, after which, if approved, they and their families can receive Moldovan citizenship.

The whole process can be completed within 90 days.


Non-refundable Investment in the Public Investment Fund

A minimum non-refundable contribution to the Government of Moldova's Public Investment Fund of the following value(s), including service fees:

€135,000 Single Applicant
€150,000 for a Couple
€180,000 for a Family of four
€190,000 for a Family of five or more

In addition, applicants are required to pay government and due diligence fees of the following:

+ €11,000 for the main applicant
+ €7,500 for a spouse
+ €1,000 for a child aged 0 to 15 years
+ €7,500 for a dependent child aged 16 to 29 years
+ €10,000 for a dependent parent — of the main applicant or of the spouse — who is 55 years of age or older.

Finally, biometric passport fees amount to €300 per individual.


- Main applicant must be 18 years old or older.
- Must have a completely clear background with no criminal record.
- Must not have been denied a visa to a country or territory with which Moldova has visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel arrangements, and not subsequently obtained a visa to that jurisdiction.

Restricted Nationalities

No nationality is officially restricted

dual citizenship

Dual citizenship is recognized in Moldova. You are not required to renounce your previous nationality to become a citizen of Moldova.

Documents Required

  • Certified copy of passport
  • Original or Certified copy of Birth Certificate (if applicable)
  • Original Police Clearance Certificate
  • Certified copy of ID Card
  • Original or Certified copy of Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
  • Statement of Source of Funds
  • Affidavit of support for Dependents
  • dual citizenship Yes
  • Family members included Yes
  • land ownership Yes
  • Physical residence required No
  • Personal visit required No
  • Language skills required No
  • Interview required No
  • Investment Single €135,000
  • Investment Family 4 €180,000
  • Minimum annual income
  • Time to citizenship 3
  • Time to permanent residency
  • Visa-free countries 122
  • Financing available No

Country details

Romanian, Russian, , Turkish
Moldova is a country in eastern Europe, bordered to the west by Romania and to the north, east and south by Ukraine. It has a diverse terrain of forests and rocky hills, and boasts an ideal climate for vineyards, which has manifested in a well-established and acclaimed local wine industry.

It has a population of around 3.35 million people who primarily speak Moldovan, which is very similar to Romanian. Its capital is Chisinau.

Its currency is the leu. Moldova is not part of the European Union, but it's government has announced plans to become a candidate country for EU membership in the future.

That being said, its citizens enjoy visa-free travel to 122 countries around the world, including those in the EU's Schengen area, Russia and Turkey.

The Moldovan passport is ranked 41st in the world, and Moldova is also ranked 47th out of 190 countries for ease of doing business.

Visa Free Travel

With your new passport from Moldova you'll be able to access 122 countries visa free


Moldova has one of the most competitive tax systems in the region. It also has 48 operational tax treaties in place, safeguarding against double taxation with other jurisdictions.

Moldovan residents have to pay tax on income from sources located inside Moldova, as well as from sources located outside the country.

The standard personal income tax rate is 12%. This also applies to capital gains, business revenue and royalties. Income from dividends is taxed at 15%.

Residents are also subject to real estate and wealth taxes. Wealth tax is charged on taxpayer’s wealth in the form of residential real estate, not including plots of land, if the total estimated value is €1.5 million or more and the total area is 120m2 or more. The wealth tax rate is 0.8% of the taxable base.

The VAT rate sits at 20%, while the reduced rate is 8%.

  • Property tax Yes
  • Transfer tax Yes
  • Inheritance tax No
  • Net worth tax Yes
  • CFC law No
  • Tax residency days 183
  • Personal income tax rate 12%
  • Capital Gains tax rate 0% (taxed as ordinary income, but only 50% of capgains considered taxable)
  • Investment income tax rate
  • Territorial taxation No


Flag Theory | Passports.IO and our qualified attorney in Moldova will handle all paperwork, and guide you through each step of the process to ensure that it is as fast, efficient and pain-free as possible.

First, our lawyers will conduct a due diligence check on you to ensure that you are eligible and meet the criteria to apply for the program and that your application has a very high chance of approval. Once the due diligence checks return a positive conclusion , we help you with the online application process and transfer of your minimum non-refundable contribution to the Public Investment Fund of the Moldovan government, as per their regulations.

We will handle all paperwork with the Government of Moldova, which will conduct its own due diligence check through its private service provider. This process takes approximately 90 days.

Once your application is approved, we will help you transfer the post-approval government service provider fee of €35,000 and any outstanding government fees, which will vary according to the number of applicants included in your application.

You will then receive your citizenship, and we will then help you with your passport application at the nearest Moldovan embassy or consulate.

For further information on Moldova's citizenship by investment program and detailed procedures, contact us for a free private consultation.

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