The General Directorate of Consular Affairs includes three directorates:
- 1. The directorate of Law and Consular relations
- 2. The directorate of Consular Services
- 3. The directorate of Public Relations
The directorate of Law and Consular relations is responsible for the consolidation of national and international legislation in the consular field and development of bilateral and multilateral consular relations with other states.
The directorate of Consular Services has the competence to provide practical consular assistance to Moldovan and foreign citizens.
The directorate of Public Relations is responsible for interaction with mass-media, monitoring of the cases with Moldovan citizens in difficult situations, administration of the cases of petitions and requests of citizens, etc.
The General Directorate is headed by a Head of the General Directorate, who is appointed or dismissed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration. The General Directorate also has a Deputy-Head. The total number of employees of the General Directorate of Consular Affairs is 19. Due to the complexity of consular service, experts in the civil, family, citizenship, migration, asylum, international adoptions, notary and vital records field are working within the General Directorate.
In order to increase the level of transparency, the annual reports of activity of the General Directorate are usually placed on the web pages of the MFAEI and diplomatic missions and consular posts of the Republic of Moldova, except for the information being considered confidential, state secret or which cannot be divulged due to other reasons mentioned by the law.