Statelessness is the legal situation when, for certain reasons, the person does not have the citizenship of any state.

The person who requested the determination of the stateless status is documented with a certificate confirming the stateless status applicant identifying this applicant and confirming the residence on the territory of Republic of Moldova.

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The stateless status applicant has the right to reside in the Republic of Moldova during the stateless status determination procedure and is entitled to work.

The therm of examining the application for stateless status may take up to 12 months from the date of its registration.

The Republic of Moldova offers recognised stateless persons all the rights enjoyed by its citizens, except for the rights expressly granted only to citizens (ex. the right to vote, the right to hold certain positions).

The stateless person is documented with an identity card for stateless persons