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Moldova introduced new passports

New Moldovan passport

From April this year in the Republic of Moldova, persons with Moldovan citizenship will be able to obtain a new passport. The project in this sense was approved on March 15, 2023, by the Government of the Republic of Moldova. The introduction of a new passport model is carried out in the context of coordination with the recommendations of international organizations in this area, which require periodic revision of the form and content of an identity document, optical and electronic reading technologies to ensure global compatibility. The new passport contains 34 pages and features 45 high-performance security elements, as well as a...

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Moldova citizenship by Marriage – How Does It Work?

Moldovan citizenship trough marriage

How can you become a Moldova citizen through marriage? Quite often, we receive calls and messages from foreigners with the question - can I obtain Moldovan citizenship based on marriage with a citizen of the Republic of Moldova? At first glance, the question is quite simple and we could limit ourselves to a simple answer – yes you can. However, we cannot limit ourselves to this, because there are many circumstances that require clarification. Indeed, the Law provides the right of foreigners to acquire Moldovan citizenship based on marriage, but the first thing you need to pay attention to is the conditions under...

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Applications for obtaining citizenship of the Republic of Moldova can be submitted at all multifunctional centers in the country.

Due to the events in Ukraine, in the period of 2022, a significant increase in the number of applicants for Moldovan citizenship was recorded. According to the data of the State Population Register, compared to 2021, in 2022 the number of applications for citizenship of the Republic of Moldova increased from 7168 to 10799. In these circumstances, it was decided that citizens can apply for obtaining and recovery the citizenship of the Republic of Moldova in all the multifunctional centers of the country and Chisinau. Previously, regarding the municipality of Chisinau, applications could only be submitted at the Citizenship Section of the...

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How to register a Representative Office of a foreign company in Moldova?

Registration of representative offices of foreign companies in Moldova. What is a representative office of a company? In essence, a representative office is a separate subdivision of a legal entity, located outside its main location, operating on a permanent basis, having its own management and the necessary material support for the implementation of part or all of the activities of the legal entity. It is important to note that according to the legislation of the Republic of Moldova, the representative office is not a legal entity and operates according to its own regulation, approved by the body that decided to establish it. Representative...

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Requirements to a Company Legal Name in Moldova

Before registering a company in Moldova, an entrepreneur must choose a name for his company, for which he will need some knowledge of the provisions of the law governing the requirements for the name of a legal entity. According to the law, a legal entity may participate in legal relationships only under its own name, established by the founding document and registered properly. The Company is entitled use its name from the moment of registration. Choice of Company Name. In fact, the founders of the company have the right to choose any desired name for the company, provided that it will contain, in...

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Forms of Doing Business in Moldova

What are the forms of doing business in Moldova? Before starting a business and the process of company formation in Moldova, an entrepreneur must familiarize himself with the organizational and legal forms of entrepreneurial activity. In accordance with national legislation of the Republic of Moldova, entrepreneurship activity can be established in the following organizational-legal forms: a) sole proprietorship; b) general (full liability) partnership; c) limited partnerships; d) joint-stock company; e) limited liability companies; f) production cooperative; g) business cooperative; h) lease enterprise; i) state and municipal enterprise. SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP The individual enterprise (Sole proprietorship) is that one which belongs to the citizen under his rights of ownership or belongs to the members of...

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Apostille issuance in Moldova

Apostille for Moldova - Legalising Moldovan Documents. What is an Apostille? The apostille itself is a special stamp or printed form, which, in accordance with the Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents concluded at The Hague on 5 October 1961, is applied on the official documents of the states – parties of Convention, in order to abolish these documents from the necessity of diplomatic or consular legalization. On 16 March 2007, Moldova became part of the Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents. Accordingly to the Convention, apostille certify the authenticity of the signature, the capacity in...

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The invitation of foreign citizens in the Republic of Moldova.

How to get an invitation letter for a Moldova visa? What is the invitation letter? Invitation letter – an official document issued by a competent authority for foreigners upon request of an individual who permanently or temporarily resides in the Republic of Moldova, or upon request of a legal entity under conditions established by the law, which constitutes one of the conditions for obtaining a Moldovan visa by certain categories of foreigners. Who needs an invitation letter for obtaining the Moldavian visa? The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration jointly with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and other competent authorities of the Republic...

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Suspension of company activities in Moldova

After the start of entrepreneurial activity, economic and financial activities, not in all cases, can go according to the originally developed plan. Thus, a situation may arise when a pause and revision of the business strategy is necessary. The main reasons for the suspension of the company's activities may be: - extraordinary circumstances under which it is impossible to ensure the normal operation of the company (pandemic, hostilities); - introduction into regulations of temporary or permanent restrictions on certain types of activities or persons (food embargo, revocation of licenses, introduction of a regime for restricting certain types of activities, etc.); - the company's performance...

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States parties of Convention of 5 October 1961 (Apostille convention)

Note: The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, the Apostille convention, or the Apostille treaty is an international treaty drafted by the Hague Conference on Private International Law. It specifies the modalities through which a document issued in one of the signatory countries can be certified for legal purposes in all the other signatory states. Such a certification is called an apostille. Nr. State Signed Deposited Entered into force 1.  Albania — 3 September 2003 9 May 2004 2.  Andorra — 15 April 1996 31 December 1996 3.  Antigua and Barbuda — 1 May 1985 1 November 1981 4.  Argentina — 8 May 1987 18 February 1988 5.  Armenia — 19 November 1993 14 August 1994 6.  Australia — 11 July 1994 16 March 1995 7.  Austria 5 October 1961 14 November 1967 13 January...

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