In accordance with the Law of the Republic of Moldova On Citizenship No. 1024-XIV of 02.06.2000 (Monitorul Oficial No. 98-101/709 of 10.08.2000), only persons who state their willingness to become the citizens of the Republic of Moldova can be declared the citizens of the Republic of Moldova, and namely:
a) those born in the territory of the Republic of Moldova or those, at least one of whose parents or grandparents were born in the above-mentioned territory;
b) those who before 28 June 1940 resided in Basarabia, in the North Bucovina, Hertza Region, and the M.A.S.S.R., as well as their descendants;
c) those who have been deported or those who have fled the Republic of Moldova, since 28 June 1940, and the descendants thereof.
d) those who before June 23, 1990 were lawful and permanent residents of the Republic of Moldova and continue to be such at present time.