Alongside Malta and Cyprus, Moldova is set to be the third country in Europe to offer a citizenship by investment programme in the coming months. Compared to its older counterparts, the Moldova programme is offering the most affordable route to citizenship in European region.
The financial requirements of the programme are for approved applicants to make one of the following contributions:
-€100,000 contribution in to the Moldovan Public Investment Fund
-€250,000 contribution in to an area of strategic development such as real estate or government bonds
The primary reason for the Moldovan government offering such reasonable and affordable contribution options is heavily dependent on the fact that Moldova is still not a member of the European Union. In contrast to the other two citizenship by investment programmes who are in the European Union significantly alters the pricing difference. However, the programme is not without its benefits as though applicants who are approved can relish in visa-free travel to over 120 countries including the Schengen Area. Additionally, investors contributions will drastically help the citizens of Moldova (including themselves) as the Moldovan government’s fundamental objective is to create long-lasting societal value for the Moldovan people. The government recently announced that the investment programme will help provide “valuable foreign direct investment that will enhance the daily lives of all Moldovans”.