ANNOUNCEMENT 26 Dec 2012

On 26 December 2012, the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova approved Act No. 303/2012 which affects the residence rights of foreign citizens employed in Moldova. Act No. 303 entered into force on 29 March 2013.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE



Moldova: amendments to labor migration legislation
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=7d26d2e8-e0f7-4660-b898-50b9b6b88ad0

FDI statistics in the Republic of Moldova: recent data and challenges
www.bnm.md/files/index(3068).pdf

MPC - MIGRATION PROFILE Moldova
http://www.migrationpolicycentre.eu/docs/migration_profiles/Moldova.pdf


Inception date: 29 Mar 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Post-migration treatment

The new legal act also increases the minimum threshold of investments that entitles the applicant to temporary labour rights as follows: at least USD 100,000 (previously USD 10,000) in order to obtain temporary labour rights for a period of 2 years; at least USD 200,000 (USD 100,000 under former legislation) in order to obtain temporary labour rights for a period of 3 years; at least USD 500,000 (USD 250,000 under former legislation) in order to obtain a temporary labour right for a period of 5 years at least USD 100,000,000 in order to obtain temporary labour rights for a period of 10 years.

AFFECTED SECTORS

 
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AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
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Inception date: 29 Mar 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Post-migration treatment

A major novelty is the abolition of immigration quotas. Under the previous legislation, the Moldovan Government determined on an annual basis the maximum number of foreigners who were eligible for employment permits. Once the quota for the respective year had being filled, local employers were prevented from employing more foreign specialists. Another legislative change is the reduction of formalities for certain categories of foreigners such as persons coming to Moldova for scientific research as a part of European or international projects, permanent residents of Moldova, or holders of temporary rights of residence arriving in the country for family reintegration purposes.
 
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