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Foreign Ministry welcomes Japanese authorities' decision to relax visa regime for short-stay period in Japan

Foreign Ministry welcomes Japanese authorities' decision to relax visa regime for short-stay period in Japan
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration welcomes the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan on the relaxation of visa procedures for the citizens of the Republic of Moldova for short-term period travelers.

Thus, according to the visa regime applicable to the citizens of the Republic of Moldova from 1st of January 2018, the following categories: businessmen, persons on cultural or university exchanges will benefit from a simplified procedure for the issuance of visas for short-stay period. Also, in the case of citizens traveling to Japan for touristic purposes, the obligation to hold a letter of guarantee will be ruled out.

This decision, announced in the context of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Moldovan-Japanese diplomatic relations will help to stimulate people-to-people exchanges.

For additional information, citizens of the Republic of Moldova can inquire the Embassy of Japan in Chişinău, the Consular Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova or the Embassy of the Republic of Moldova in Tokyo:

Contact details of the Embassy of Japan in Chişinău:

+373 22 233 380, website http://www.md.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_en/index.html

Consular Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration:


+373 22 788 722 or 0 800 90 990 (Toll-free for calls from the Republic of Moldova), www.mfa.gov.md

Embassy of the Republic of Moldova in Japan:


+81 03 5225 1622, email: consulat.tokyo@mfa.md

Note: Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Moldova and Japan were established on 16 March 1992 (Japan recognized the Independence of the Republic of Moldova on 28th of December 1991). Since 2007, Republic of Moldova unilaterally abolished the visa regime for the Japanese citizens.