MOLDOVA

Moldova Citizenship by Investment (MCBI)

Nestled between Europe and Asia, the Republic of Moldova is home to more than 4 million people.  Named after the Moldova River, where Prince Dragos, the first ruler of Moldova, is believed to have first settled in the region, this quaint European country gained independence in 1991 and became a member of the UN in 1992.

ADVANTAGES

  • Lifetime Citizenship includes generations of family members.
  • Stable and democratic government.
  • Strong legal and regulatory framework.
  • A beautiful location, a great quality of life.
  • Easy access to all EU Schengen Countries, Turkey and Russia.
  • Travel mobility with a Moldovan passport: visa-free entry to over 122 countries in the world.
  • Dual citizenship is allowed.
  • Simple application process with an approval within 3 months of the submission date.
  • Citizenship in a state that has entered into an association agreement with the EU and is aiming to become a candidate country for EU membership.

REQUIREMENTS

  • The applicant must be aged 18 years or older.
  • Dependent children must be up to the age of 29 to qualify and dependent parents must be 55 years and above.
  • The applicant must not have a criminal record or be the subject of a criminal investigation.
  • The applicant and family members must not be suffering from any contagious disease.
  • Make a qualifying investment that provides a significant economic contribution to the country.

ADVANTAGES

  • Residents of the Republic of Moldova, who do not carry out entrepreneurial activity, have to pay tax on income from sources located inside the Republic of Moldova, as well as from sources located outside the Republic of Moldova.
  • Personal income Tax rates for individuals who do not carry out entrepreneurial activity are progressive and may be up to 18%.
  • Real Estate and wealth taxes are also 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 a) the total area is 120 square meters or more. The wealth tax rate is 0.8% of the taxable base.
  • If the income derives from the sale capital assets other than an individual’s basic dwelling, the rate of taxation may be up to 5% of the capital gained from the sale.
  • The standard VAT rate is 20%, while the reduced rate is 8%. The corporate income tax rate is 12%.
  • Moldova has concluded treaties for the avoidance of double taxation with a large number of countries.

INVESTMENT OPTIONS

Economic contribution

Make a minimum Economic contribution to Moldova’s Public Investment Fund (PIF)

  • For a single applicant EUROS 146,000 contribution
  • For a family of 4 or less EUROS 202,000.
  • For a family of 5 or more EUROS 155,000.

Government Fund option is non-refundable.

Process

  • Fast and Simple processing procedure upon submission of your case to the government, payment of legal fees, due diligence fees and government processing fees upon application.
  • Upon completion of Government Due Diligence process, receipt of a ‘Letter of Citizenship Approval’ the balance of the fees is due.
  • Complete the Economic Contribution Payment.
  • No need to visit the island to initially acquire the passport.

TAXATION

  • Residents of the Republic of Moldova, who do not carry out entrepreneurial activity, have to pay tax on income from sources located inside the Republic of Moldova, as well as from sources located outside the Republic of Moldova.
  • Personal income Tax rates for individuals who do not carry out entrepreneurial activity are progressive and may be up to 18%.
  • Real Estate and wealth taxes are also 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 a) the total area is 120 square meters or more. The wealth tax rate is 0.8% of the taxable base.
  • If the income derives from the sale capital assets other than an individual’s basic dwelling, the rate of taxation may be up to 5% of the capital gained from the sale.
  • The standard VAT rate is 20%, while the reduced rate is 8%. The corporate income tax rate is 12%.
  • Moldova has concluded treaties for the avoidance of double taxation with a large number of countries.

122 VISA-FREE TRAVEL COUNTRIES

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  • Citizenship Moldova  Albania
  • Citizenship Moldova  Andorra
  • Citizenship Moldova  Austria
  • Citizenship Moldova  Belarus
  •   Belgium
  • Citizenship Moldova  Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Citizenship Moldova  Bulgaria
  • Citizenship Moldova  Croatia
  • Citizenship Moldova  Cyprus
  • Citizenship Moldova  Czech Republic
  • Citizenship Moldova  Denmark
  • Citizenship Moldova  Estonia
  • Citizenship Moldova  Faroe Islands
  • Citizenship Moldova  Finland
  • Citizenship Moldova  France
  • Citizenship Moldova  Germany
  • Citizenship Moldova  Gibraltar
  • Citizenship Moldova  Greece
  • Citizenship Moldova  Greenland
  • Citizenship Moldova  Hungary
  • Citizenship Moldova  Iceland
  • Citizenship Moldova  Ireland
  • Citizenship Moldova  Italy
  • Citizenship Moldova  Kosovo
  • Citizenship Moldova  Latvia
  • Citizenship Moldova  Liechtenstein
  • Citizenship Moldova  Lithuania
  • Citizenship Moldova  Luxembourg
  • Citizenship Moldova  Macedonia
  • Citizenship Moldova  Malta
  • Citizenship Moldova  Moldova
  • Citizenship Moldova  Monaco
  • Citizenship Moldova  Montenegro
  • Citizenship Moldova  Netherlands
  • Citizenship Moldova  Norway
  • Citizenship Moldova  Poland
  • Citizenship Moldova  Romania
  • Citizenship Moldova  San Marino
  • Citizenship Moldova  Serbia
  • Citizenship Moldova  Slovakia
  • Citizenship Moldova  Slovenia
  • Citizenship Moldova  Spain
  • Citizenship Moldova  Sweden
  • Citizenship Moldova  Switzerland
  • Citizenship Moldova  Ukraine
  • Citizenship Moldova  United Kingdom
  • Citizenship Moldova  Vatican City
  • Citizenship Moldova  Bangladesh
  • Citizenship Moldova  Brunei
  • Citizenship Moldova  Cambodia *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Hong Kong (SAR China)
  • Citizenship Moldova  Indonesia
  • Citizenship Moldova  Japan
  • Citizenship Moldova  Kazakhstan
  • Citizenship Moldova  Kyrgyzstan *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Laos *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Macao (SAR China)
  • Citizenship Moldova  Malaysia
  • Citizenship Moldova  Maldives *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Nepal *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Philippines
  • Citizenship Moldova  Singapore
  • Citizenship Moldova  South Korea
  • Citizenship Moldova  Sri Lanka *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Taiwan
  • Citizenship Moldova  Tajikistan *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Thailand *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Timor-Leste *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Benin *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Botswana
  • Citizenship Moldova  Burkina Faso
  • Citizenship Moldova  Cape Verde Islands *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Comores Islands *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Djibouti *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Egypt *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Ethiopia *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Gabon *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Gambia
  • Citizenship Moldova  Guinea-Bissau *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Kenya
  • Citizenship Moldova  Lesotho
  • Citizenship Moldova  Madagascar *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Malawi
  • Citizenship Moldova  Mauritania *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Mauritius
  • Citizenship Moldova  Mayotte
  • Citizenship Moldova  Morocco
  • Citizenship Moldova  Mozambique *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Reunion
  • Citizenship Moldova  Rwanda *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Sao Tome and Principe
  • Citizenship Moldova  Seychelles *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Somalia *
  • Citizenship Moldova  South Africa
  • Citizenship Moldova  St. Helena *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Swaziland
  • Citizenship Moldova  Tanzania
  • Citizenship Moldova  Togo *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Tunisia
  • Citizenship Moldova  Uganda
  • Citizenship Moldova  Zambia
  • Citizenship Moldova  Zimbabwe
  • Citizenship Moldova  American Samoa
  • Citizenship Moldova  Australia **
  • Citizenship Moldova  Cook Islands
  • Citizenship Moldova  Fiji
  • Citizenship Moldova  French Polynesia
  • Citizenship Moldova  Guam **
  • Citizenship Moldova  Kiribati
  • Citizenship Moldova  Marshall Island
  • Citizenship Moldova  Micronesia
  • Citizenship Moldova  New Caledonia
  • Citizenship Moldova  New Zealand
  • Citizenship Moldova  Niue
  • Citizenship Moldova  Northern Mariana Islands **
  • Citizenship Moldova  Palau Islands *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Papua New Guinea*
  • Citizenship Moldova  Samoa *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Solomon Islands *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Tonga *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Tuvalu *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Vanuatu
  • Citizenship Moldova  Anguilla
  • Citizenship Moldova  Antigua and Barbuda
  • Citizenship Moldova  Aruba
  • Citizenship Moldova  Bahamas
  • Citizenship Moldova  Barbados
  • Citizenship Moldova  Bonaire; St. Eustatius and Saba
  • Citizenship Moldova  British Virgin Islands
  • Citizenship Moldova  Cayman Islands
  • Citizenship Moldova  Curacao
  • Citizenship Moldova  Dominica
  • Citizenship Moldova  Dominican Republic
  • Citizenship Moldova  French West Indies
  • Citizenship Moldova  Grenada
  • Citizenship Moldova  Haiti
  • Citizenship Moldova  Jamaica
  • Citizenship Moldova  Montserrat
  • Citizenship Moldova  Puerto Rico
  • Citizenship Moldova  St. Kitts & Nevis
  • Citizenship Moldova  St. Lucia
  • Citizenship Moldova  St. Maarten
  • Citizenship Moldova  St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Citizenship Moldova  Trinidad & Tobago
  • Citizenship Moldova  Turks & Caicos Isl.
  • Citizenship Moldova  US Virgin Islands **
  • Citizenship Moldova  Argentina
  • Citizenship Moldova  Belize
  • Citizenship Moldova  Bermuda
  • Citizenship Moldova  Bolivia *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Brazil
  • Citizenship Moldova  Canada **
  • Citizenship Moldova  Chile
  • Citizenship Moldova  Colombia
  • Citizenship Moldova  Costa Rica
  • Citizenship Moldova  Ecuador
  • Citizenship Moldova  El Salvador
  • Citizenship Moldova  Falkland Islands
  • Citizenship Moldova  French Guiana
  • Citizenship Moldova  Guatemala
  • Citizenship Moldova  Guyana
  • Citizenship Moldova  Honduras
  • Citizenship Moldova  Mexico
  • Citizenship Moldova  Nicaragua *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Panama
  • Citizenship Moldova  Paraguay
  • Citizenship Moldova  Peru
  • Citizenship Moldova  Suriname
  • Citizenship Moldova  Uruguay
  • Citizenship Moldova  Venezuela
  • Citizenship Moldova  Armenia *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Bahrain *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Georgia
  • Citizenship Moldova  Iran *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Israel
  • Citizenship Moldova  Jordan *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Kuwait *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Lebanon *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Oman *
  • Citizenship Moldova  Palestinian Territory
  • Citizenship Moldova  Qatar
  • Citizenship Moldova  Turkey
  • Citizenship Moldova  United Arab Emirates

GENERAL INFO

The Republic of Moldova actively pursues EU membership. The European Parliament passed a resolution in 2014 stating that “in accordance with Article 49 of the Treaty on European, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, as well as any other European country, have a European perspective and can apply for EU membership in compliance with the principles of democracy, respect for fundamental freedoms and human rights, minority rights and ensuring the rule of rights”.

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