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Citizenship

Acquiring Moldovan citizenship through recognition

Persons residing abroad, who were born on the territory of the Republic of Moldova or whose parents or grandparents were born on the territory of the Republic of Moldova, or people who were deported or displaced from the territory of the Republic of Moldova, starting with June 28, 1940, as well as their descendants can acquire Moldovan citizenship through recognition.

In this regard, the applicant shall submit, in person, to the Embassy the following documents:

In case if only one parent acquires Moldovan citizenship with a minor child, the consent of the other parent, authenticated by a notary*, has to be submitted.

In case of recognition of the Moldovan citizenship for minor children aged between 14 and 18 years, their consent, authenticated by a notary*, has to be submitted.

*Note: All documents performed by a notary have to be translated into Romanian language and have to be legalized by Apostille stamp by the State Secretary of the respective State where these were issued.

Processing time for the request is approx. 6 months. The Embassy is not responsible for losses or delays caused by the postal companies!

After obtaining the citizenship of the Republic of Moldova and if you have civil status documents issued by foreign authorities which were issued after August 17, 2001, a procedure for transcribing the civil status acts has to be followed, in order to obtain Moldovan civil status papers. After this step, an application for Moldovan passport. can be submitted.