Moldova’s Citizenship Program Has Received 23 Applications so Far, State News Agency Reports

Yesterday, IMI reported that Moldova has already granted its first citizenship by investment. Today, Iulia Petuhov, Deputy Director of the Public Services Agency, the CIP’s processing body, informed local press that prospective investor citizens had submitted 23 applications so far. As expected, today’s press statement contained no identifying details about the so-far only person to

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Moldova CIP Officially Opens for Applications During 12th H&P GRCC

After months of preparations and anticipation, Moldova’s citizenship by investment program (officially MCBI) is now ready to receive applications, following an announcement by the country’s Minister of Economy and Infrastructure, Chiril Gaburici.  Addressing some 450 attendees in Dubai yesterday, Minister Gaburici said “The MCBI program has been specifically developed with the Moldovan people in mind. Our country has

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As Moldova and Montenegro CIPs Approach Announced Opening-Date, Only One Appears to be On Track

Both Moldova and Montenegro this summer announced they would be opening their respective citizenship by investment programs in October this year. While Moldova appears to be launching with only a few weeks delay, service providers and agents despair at the lack of official information from Montenegro and doubt the program will open by the announced

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A History of Citizenship by Investment – Infographic (Updated)

From Saint Kitts & Nevis in 1984 to Jordan, Moldova, and Montenegro in 2018; we’ve made a step-by-step guide to the history of citizenship by investment programs. The infographic, originally published in June 2017, has been updated to reflect the new citizenship by investment programs in Moldova, Montenegro, and Jordan. We’ve also expanded it to include

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What Makes Montenegro Think its Passport is Worth EUR 350,000?

Montenegro and Moldova will both launch citizenship by investment programs (CIPs) by October. Neither are EU-members, both have visa-free access to Schengen, but Montenegro has priced itself far above Moldova. Why? At the very least, a Moldovan citizenship will cost applicants EUR 135,000 (single applicant donation of EUR 100,000 + government fees), while a Montenegrin

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Moldova’s Market Impact: Likely to Attract “Different Type of Clientele” says Harvey

The new Moldova Citizenship by Investment program (MCBI) enters the global CIP-market with a value proposal and price level that places it squarely in competition with the five Caribbean programs, as well as that of Vanuatu. What impact will that have? We asked service providers with their finger on the market’s pulse to weigh in.

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Details Emerge on Moldova CIP: Donations to Start at €100,000, Soft Launch Next Month

Moldova’s new citizenship by investment program (officially abbreviated MCBI) will initially offer only one qualifying investment option – a contribution to the country’s Public Investment Fund starting at EUR 100,000 for a single applicant – and will open to a limited number of service providers already in August. According to the website of official concessionaire Henley &

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Breaking: Moldova CIP Mandate Goes to Henley & Partners Consortium

Moldova has awarded Henley & Partners the mandate to design, implement, and market itnernationally the upcoming Moldova Citizenship by Investment Program, according to a press release. Henley & Partners, the global leader in residence- and citizenship-by-investment, has won the public tender to design, implement, and internationally promote the much-anticipated Moldova Citizenship-by-Investment (MCBI) program. The firm

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EXCLUSIVE: Latitude and Arton Team Up to Bid on Moldova CIP-Mandate

In a remarkable turn of events, Investment Migration Insider has learned that former Henley & Partners CEO Eric Major’s recently launched firm Latitude has joined a consortium of firms that includes Arton Capital in bidding on a contract to design, implement, and launch internationally the long-anticipated Moldova Citizenship by Investment Program. In an exclusive interview

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