Applying for other types of Moldova visas
If you want to enter Moldova for long-term purposes, such as for studying or working, or you need to transit through the territory of Moldova, then you have to apply for a visa at a diplomatic mission or consular offices of Moldova:
- Contact a Moldova Representative Office, (such as a consulate or embassy in your country or the one responsible for your region) to make an appointment
- Submit the required documents for a long-stay Moldova visa
- Pay the visa fee
- Wait for the visa to be processed
- If approved, you can enter Moldova, where you can apply to get e Moldova residence permit
For long stays, you may need prior approval before you apply for the visa, such as a work permit for a Work Visa or being accepted into a university for a Student Visa.
Moldova Residence Permit
If you want to stay in Moldova for longer than 90 days, after entering the country on a long-stay visa, you have to apply for a residence permit from the Bureau for Migration and Asylum of Ministry of Internal Affairs. To apply for a residence permit, you must have the following documents:
- A photocopy of your passport and long-stay visa
- Three passport-size pictures, 5×6 mm
- Original medical certificate
- Proof of having paid the fee
- Proof of housing in Moldova
- Documents depending on the purpose of your travel, such as:
- For family reunification: Copy of your spouse’s ID and your marriage certificate
- For work: Copy of the work contract and the argued opinion from the National Agency for Employment
- For studies: Acceptance into a Moldova educational institution
- Any other documents you may be requested to submit
Additionally, foreign nationals who have lived in Moldova on a residence permit for a certain amount of time may be eligible for Moldova citizenship.
How Can I Become a Citizen of Moldova?
As a foreign-born national, you can obtain Moldova citizenship through naturalization if you fulfill one of the following conditions:
- You have lived in Moldova with a residence permit for at least ten years
- You have been married to a Moldovan citizen for at least three years
- You have lived in Moldova with your Moldovan child or parent for at least three years
- You have lived in Moldova with a residence permit for at least five years before the age of 18
- You are a stateless citizen or recognized refugee who’s been living in Moldova (legally) for at least eight years
However, there is another – faster – way through which foreigners can obtain Moldova citizenship: by investment.
Obtaining a Moldova Citizenship Through Investment
In November of 2018, the Moldova government launched the Moldova Citizenship-by-Investment (MCBI) program. The MCBI program as the name suggests, allows wealthy individuals to obtain Moldovan citizenship by investing a substantial amount of money on Moldova’s Public Investment Fund.
The program is very attractive due to the following reasons:
- It is very quick: It takes up to three months
- No prior settlement in Moldova is required. You also do not need to spend any time in Moldova during or after you obtain Citizenship in order to maintain it
- Moldova citizens have visa-free travel to over 100 countries, including the Schengen zone
- You may apply for citizenship for your entire family
- You may transfer your citizenship to your descendants
- Moldova may join the European Union in the future
To obtain Moldova Citizenship through investment, you must:
- Be over 18 years of age
- Not have any criminal records
- Make a non-refundable Contribution to the Moldova Public Investment Fund in the following amounts:
- €100,000 for a single applicant
- €115,000 for the main applicant and their spouse
- €145,000 for a family of four members
- €155,000 for a family of five or more members
You also have to pay several governmental fees during the application process, which may amount to up to tens of thousands of euros.
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