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Language skills of foreign citizens who are applying for permanent residence in Moldova will be tested

Foreign citizens applying for permanent residence in the Republic of Moldova will have to pass a test evaluating the level of knowledge of state language. This requirment was established by the Decision of the Moldovan Government nr 524 from 11 July 2011 regarding the approval of the Regulation on the evaluation of language skills and knowledge of the state language by foreign citizens applying for permanent residence in Moldova.

The test evaluating the level of knowledge of state language will be mandatory for all foreign citizens applying for permanent residence in Moldova. The level of knowledge of state language by an alien will attest the skills of understanding oral speeches, written documents and texts, expressed in verbal or written forms.

The Examination Commission for the evaluation of level of knowledge of Constitution of the Republic of Moldova and of state language will organize the evaluation tests for each alien separately within 15 days from the receipt of his / hers test registration application. The registration application shall be submitted to the Ministry of Education.

The above mentioned Decision of the Government can be found on the Ministry’s of Justice web site www.lex.justice .md. For additional information please contact the Call Center of the MFAEI at 0 80 090990 or e-mail callcenter@mfa.md or the Ministry of Education.