Moldova to add a Real Estate Route to its Citizenship Programme

Possible to obtain Moldovan citizenship with a €250,000 investment in Real Estate

Dr. Antoine Saliba Haig | Published on 12 Jun 2019

Moldova  Real Estate Investment


In the second part of the year the Moldovan Government will launch a second option by virtue of which Moldovan citizenship can be acquired by means of investment. Currently Moldovan citizenship may only be acquired by means of a donation to the Public Investment Fund. The amount varies according to the family composition of the applicant. The new option will include an investment in real estate based in Moldova.

Real Estate Value - Moldova

One of the main benefits of the new option is that the investment value will be capped at only €250,000 regardless of family size. It is likely that only built and livable properties will qualify. In addtion, in order to ensure that the investment correspondes with the value, property agreements will be subject to an independent evaluation. An applicant will also be able to purchase more than one property in Moldova provided that the total value is not less than €250,000.

Real Estate Holding Period - Moldova Citizenship

The investment in Real Estate may be done in any part of the country and not restricted to the country's capital. The property should be kept for at least five (5) years and may be rented out meaning that the applicant may receive rental income during the holding period. 

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates is an approved Accredited Agent in Moldova and holds licence number AA/06/2019. 

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