Moldova has opened a new CBI program granting citizenship to foreign investors. The scheme opened in July 2018 with Henley and Partners awarded the tender, to design, develop and implement the Moldova CBI program.

Moldova CBI program is one of the cheapest citizenship by investment schemes in Eastern Europe.

Launched in the second half of 2018, the MCBI program was developed by the Government of the Republic of Moldova in partnership with its service provider Henley & Partners and the Moldovan Investment Company.

The MCBI program requires applicants to make a defined economic contribution to the country through the Public Sustainable Development Fund of Moldova (Public Investment Fund).  In exchange, and subject to a stringent vetting and due diligence process, including thorough background checks, applicants and their families are granted citizenship.

Moldova becomes the 11th country to join CIP club.

  1.   St Kitts and Nevis ($150K)
  2.  Dominica ($100K)
  3.  Antigua and Barbuda ($100K)
  4.  Grenada ($150K)
  5.  Malta ($1.2 million)
  6.  Cyprus  ($2.2 million)
  7.  Saint Lucia ($100K)
  8.  Vanuatu ($150K)
  9.  Turkey ($500K)
  10.  Jordan ($1million)
  11.  Moldova ($100K)


Under the scheme, investors can apply for citizenship with their families by contributing one time EUR 100,000 to Public fund.


A minimum non-refundable contribution to the Public Investment Fund:

  • EUR 100,000 for a single applicant
  • EUR 115,000 for a couple
  • EUR 145,000 for a family of four
  • EUR 155,000 for family of five or more

Post-approval government service provider fees of EUR 35,000 per application.

In addition, applicants are required to pay government fees of EUR 5,000 for the main applicant, EUR 2,500 for a spouse, EUR 1,000 for a child aged 0 to 15 years, EUR 2,500 for a dependent child aged 16 to 29 years, and EUR 5,000 for a dependent parent — of the main applicant or of the spouse — who is 55 years of age or older.


Due diligence fees are EUR 6,000 for the main applicant and EUR 5,000 for a spouse, dependent children older than 16 years, and/or dependent parents.


Biometric passport fees amount to EUR 300 per individual.


Moldova passport has visa free travel to 121 countries including Europe, United Kingdom, Russia, Turkey etc.