Residence and work permits


Foreign citizens and stateless persons who want to engage in employment in the Republic of Moldova must obtain work permit from the National Agency for Employment of the Ministry of Economy.

To grant the right to work, the employer or its legal representative shall submit to the National Agency for Employment the following documents:

  • the demarche of the company / organization / institution to the National Agency for Employment;
  • the questionnaire-application of the immigrant worker;
  • the copy on favorable opinion issued by the National Agency for Employment;
  • copies of constituent documents of the company / organization / institution (certificate of registration of the company, a recent extract from the State Register of enterprises, the State Register of non-governmental organizations, or work authorization / license, if applicable); 
  • documents confirming the activity of the company (certificate from the Tax Inspectorate on the lack of arrears to the national public budget, a copy of the financial report for the last period of management under the law in force);  
  • the individual employment contract, in the original;
  • the national identity card of the foreign citizen or the identification card of the stateless person, with mentions relating to the crossing of the state border and its copy;
  • the copy of the study document or other document confirming the qualification of the specialist invited to work, translated in the Moldovan language, legalized or with apostil;
  • the standard medical certificate and the medical certificate confirming the absence of HIV / AIDS in the original;
  • the document confirming the provision with rental space for the period requested (the owner’s declaration / rental agreement / sale-purchase contract); 
  • a color photograph, 50 × 60 mm, on white background;
  • the criminal record from the country of origin, translated in the Moldovan language, legalized or with apostil.

To extend the right to work for a new term, the employer or its legal representative shall submit to the National Agency for Employment the following documents:

  • the demarche of the company / organization / institution to the National Agency for Employment to extend the right to work;
  • the copy of the temporary residence permit for employment;
  • copies of constituent documents of the company / organization / institution (certificate of registration of the company, a recent extract from the State Register of enterprises, the State Register of non-governmental organizations, or work authorization / license, if applicable);  
  • documents confirming the activity of the company (certificate from the Tax Inspectorate on the lack of arrears to the national public budget, a copy of the financial report for the last period of management under the law in force);       
  • the individual employment contract, in the original;
  • the national identity card of the foreign citizen or the identification card of the stateless person, with mentions relating to the crossing of the state border and its copy;
  • the copy of the study document or other document confirming the qualification of the specialist invited to work, translated in the Moldovan language, legalized or with apostil;  
  • the standard medical certificate and the medical certificate confirming the absence of HIV / AIDS in the original;  
  • the document confirming the provision with rental space for the period requested (the owner’s declaration / rental agreement / sale-purchase contract).             

For more information visit the website of the National Agency for Employment: www.anofm.gov.md.

The right to stay longer than 90 days

Foreign citizens who plan to stay in Moldova for more than 90 days have to obtain from the Office of Migration and Asylum the certificate of immigration.

For this, the foreign citizen or stateless person shall submit to the Office of Migration and Asylum (Boulevard Stefan cel Mare 124, Chisinau), the following documents:

  • the medical certificate on state of health and medical test results for HIV / AIDS, in original,
  • the copy of the passport and passport Annex containing the visa with valid term,
  • a copy of the identification card of the spouse,
  • a copy of the marriage or divorce certificates,
  • the argued opinion of the National Agency for Employment (for those who come to work),
  • a copy of the employment contract for immigrants who come to work,
  • authenticated notarized consent of the person granting the housing,
  • a copy of the study document,
  • 3 photos, 5x6 mm,
  • the receipt confirming the payment of the state fee.

Subsequently obtaining the certificate of immigration, the foreign citizen or stateless person shall conclude his/her residence permit at the Ministry of Information Development.

The residence permit is issued under the following documents:

Residence permit on family grounds:

  • the national passport, in original,
  • the certificate of immigration, in original,
  • a copy of the marriage certificate,
  • the birth certificate of children up to 18 years, a copy,
  • the ID of the spouse, a copy,
  • the medical test for HIV / AIDS, a copy,
  • rental contract endorsed by the notary, a copy,
  • the medical certificate on the blood group.  

Residence permit for employment:

  • the medical certificate on the state of health and results of HIV / AIDS antibodies test (the original),
  • the copy of the passport and passport Annex + stamp of recording to the DVP of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and visa with valid term,
  • a copy of the marriage (divorce) certificates, 
  • the ID of the spouse, a copy,  
  • the argued opinion of the Employment Office,
  • a copy of the employment contract,
  • written consent of the person granting the housing, signed notarized,
  • a copy of the study document, specialty,
  • 3 photos 5x6,
  • the receipt confirming the payment of the state fee. 

For more information visit: www.mai.gov.md, www.mdi.gov.md.