Moldova Citizenship By Investment

(Eastern European) Moldova offers two investment routes under its CBI program: a donation-based contribution or a financial investment into a strategic development area within the republic.

The donation route involves putting money into the Public Investment Funds for Sustainable Development, a straightforward and efficient option. The minimum contribution for a single applicant is 100,000 euros, plus a government fee of 5,000 euros. If applying as a couple, the amount increases to 115,000 euros, with a government fee of 7,500 euros. A family of four (two adults and two dependent children) must make a donation of 145,000 euros and pay a government fee of 9,500 euros. For a family of five or more, a donation of 155,000 euros is required, with additional application fees of 1,000 euros for each dependent child and 5,000 euros for each dependent parent.

Under the investment route, investors would be able to choose between the following two strategic development areas to qualify for a Moldovan passport:

  • • Investing in one or more real estate properties with a total market value of at least 250,000 euros, and maintaining the investment for a minimum of five years.
  • • Buying state-issued securities worth at least 250,000 euros, with a minimum holding period of five years.

In addition to the baseline investment, applicants must also pay government fees: 5,000 euros for the principal applicant, 2,500 euros for the spouse, 1,000 euros for each dependent child and 5,000 euros for each dependent parent.

Due-diligence fees are charged to both routes: 6,000 euros for the principal applicant and 5,000 euros for the spouse, each dependent child of over 16 years old, and each dependent parent. Upon approval, biometric passport fees would also be collected.

All investors must be at least 18 years old to apply as a principal applicant. The program defines a dependent child as the child of the applicant who is no older than 29. A dependent parent should be at least 55 years old and can be related to either the main applicant or the spouse.