Representing the material support for the economic and social development of the country, investments play an important role in the economy of any state, investments ensure an increase in fixed capital, increase the technical and economic yield of existing jobs, as well as stimulate the creation of new jobs.
In this context, attracting foreign investments becomes an important component of the economic policy of any state, and the most advanced in this field are the countries with developed economies.
The Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, in turn, adopted a number of regulations designed to facilitate the procedure for granting and extending the right of residence for stockholders or shareholders of legal entities with foreign investments registered in the country.
These regulations are aimed at improving the investment climate, attracting foreign direct investment in the country, creating jobs and generating income in the form of taxes to the country’s budget.
Thus, the Republic of Moldova ensures, in accordance with domestic legislation, international treaties to which it is a party, a regime of complete and permanent security and protection of all investments, regardless of their form.
In general terms, the investment is the totality of goods (assets) deposited in the entrepreneurial activity on the territory of the Republic of Moldova, including on the basis of the financial leasing contract as well as in the framework of the public-private partnership in order to obtain income.
In its turn, a foreign investment is the investment made by a foreign investor in the entrepreneurial activity carried out in the Republic of Moldova, including the income from his investment and reinvested in the Republic of Moldova.
According to the provisions of the law, the investor is a natural or legal person involved in the investment activity on the territory of the Republic of Moldova and directly:
a) natural person foreign citizen with permanent residence in another state or stateless person with permanent residence abroad;
b) legal person, formed in accordance with the legislation of another state, having headquarters in that state or legal person having headquarters, central administration or main place of activity registered in another state;
c) organization or association created following a treaty between states or other subjects of international law.
The right of temporary residence is granted to the foreigner who has made investments in the entrepreneurial activity and is an associate or shareholder of legal entities from the Republic of Moldova, if he has fulfilled one of the general conditions:
a) Owns, directly or indirectly, one or more shares and/or stocks in legal entities from the Republic of Moldova, in total value equivalent to at least one share in the legal entity equivalent to at least 30 average monthly salaries on forecasted economy. If the total value of the investments made by the foreigner does not reach the stated amount of investments, but, together with the value of the investments made by the other foreign investors, associated in the same legal entity, exceeds this amount and none of the other foreign associates or shareholders did not requests or did not apply for the right of residence in the Republic of Moldova as an investor, then it is considered that he has fulfilled the requirement regarding the amount of investments;
b) The legal entity, of which he is an associate or shareholder, has created at least one job with normal working hours and a salary equivalent to the average monthly salary for the economy forecast for the current year.
Foreign citizens who make investments or have created jobs are granted the right of residence for the following terms:
a) for a period of 2 years – for investments equivalent to 30-200 average monthly wages for the forecasted economy or for at least one job with an average monthly salary for the economy forecasted for the current year;
b) for a period of 3 years – for investments equivalent to 200-600 average monthly wages per forecast economy or for at least 8 jobs with average monthly wages per economy forecast for the current year;
c) for a period of 4 years – for investments equivalent to 600-2000 average monthly wages per forecast economy or for at least 15 jobs with average monthly wages per economy forecast for the current year;
d) for a period of 5 years – for investments equivalent to 2000-4000 average monthly wages per forecast economy or for at least 25 jobs with average monthly wages per economy forecast for the current year;
e) for a period of 8 years – for investments equivalent to more than 4000 average monthly wages per forecast economy or for at least 50 jobs with average monthly wages per economy forecast for the current year.
If the legal entity has 2 or more associates or shareholders, the conditions mentioned above will be applied for each applicant separately, and the value of the investment that has been made or the number of jobs that have been created will increase accordingly, depending on the number of applicants.
If you intend to obtain a residence permit in Moldova as a foreign investor, it is necessary to take into account many legal subtleties.
Therefore, in order for the procedure for obtaining a residence permit through investment to be easy and fast for you, it is better for you to contact qualified specialists.
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