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Types of visas / requirements

A visa is a document that enables the holder to report to any border checkpoint of the Republic of Moldova and to require either transit through or a short stay on the territory of the Republic of Moldova. Please note that holding an entry visa does not guarantee entry on the territory of the Republic of Moldova. The border police officers will demand proof that the general conditions of entry and stay on the territory of the Republic of Moldova are met as provided by law. Should those conditions not be met, aliens will not be allowed to enter the territory of the Republic of Moldova, although they might have previously obtained a Moldovan visa. 

According to the provisions of the Law no. 200 of July 16, 2010 concerning the foreigner’s regime in the Republic of Moldova, visa is granted to foreigners by diplomatic and consular missions of the Republic of Moldova abroad and electronic visa (short stay type C) by Directorate for consular affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova.

In order to facilitate the issue of short stay visas, type C, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova launched the eVisa electronic portal, which can be accessed 24/7 at address evisa.gov.md. E-visa is an easiest way to get a visa for the purpose of short stay, without visiting Moldovan embassies or consular offices.

All you need to do is to complete the online application form, attach to it the mandatory scanned documents’ package and pay with your credit/debit card. After receiving your visa through e-mail, print it out and bring it along when you travel to the Republic of Moldova. The e-Visa is the equivalent of the traditional visa and shall not be inserted in the passport.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Law no. 200 of July 16, 2010 concerning the foreigner’s regime in the Republic of Moldova, the types of visas granted by the Republic of Moldova are the following:

  • The airport transit visa (type A) allows the access into and stay in the international airport transit area in the Republic of Moldova until boarding the plane to the country of destination;
  • The transit visa (type B) allows access on the territory of the Republic of Moldova, for the purpose of transit to the destination country, for a duration of at the most 5 days;
  • The short-stay visa (type C) allows entry on the territory of the Republic of Moldova for a certain period of time, for an uninterrupted stay or several stays, whose duration should not exceed 90 days within any period of 180 days preceding each day of stay in the Republic of Moldova, for the following purposes: official mission, tourism, business, private visit, transportation, participation in sports activities, as well as cultural, scientific or academic events. The right of stay granted by the visa allows for its prolongation following an official request addressed to the Bureau for Migration and Asylum of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova provided that the right of stay is less than 90 days, so that the duration of the total stay should not exceed 90 days during 6 months from the arrival in the country. The prolongation of the visa can take place for the same purpose it has been initially granted.
  • The long-stay visa (type D) allows the entry and stay of aliens on the territory of the Republic of Moldova for a period of 90 days at the most, within any period of 180 days preceding each day of stay in the Republic of Moldova, for the following purposes: economic activities, professional activities, commercial activities (such as investment), religious or humanitarian activities, work, studying, family reunification, as well as research. This type of visa allows the right to submit for a permanent resident permit following an official request addressed to the Bureau for Migration and Asylum of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova.

AIRPORT TRANSIT VISA REQUIREMENTS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS (TYPE A)

  • Application Form (download);
  • Travel document (passport) issued in the past 10 years, valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended date of leaving the territory of the Republic of Moldova;
  • Approval (visa) to enter the territory of a third country (except foreigners who do not need a visa for that state);
  • A recent mat, colour photo 35mm x 45mm;
  • Air ticket for the destination country;
  • Consular fee – 20 euro.  

List of the states whose citizens are required airport transit visas:

  • Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
  • People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
  • Republic of Angola
  • People's Republic of Bangladesh
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burma/Myanmar
  • Republic of Burundi
  • Kingdom of Cambodia
  • Republic of Cameroon
  • Republic of Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Republic of Chad
  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Republic of Côte d'Ivoire
  • Republic of Costa Rica
  • Republic of Djibouti
  • Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Republic of Equatorial Guinea
  • State of Eritrea
  • Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • The Gabonese Republic
  • Republic of the Gambia
  • Republic of Ghana
  • Republic of Guinea
  • Republic of Guinea-Bissau
  • Co-operative Republic of Guyana
  • Republic of India
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Republic of Iraq
  • Republic of Kenya
  • Lebanese Republic
  • Kingdom of Lesotho
  • Republic of Liberia
  • State of Libya
  • Republic of Malawi
  • Republic of Mali
  • Republic of Mozambique
  • Republic of Namibia
  • Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
  • Republic of Niger
  • Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Sultanate of Oman
  • Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  • Republic of Rwanda
  • Republic of Senegal
  • Republic of Sierra Leone
  • Federal Republic of Somalia
  • The Republic of South Sudan
  • Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
  • Republic of the Sudan
  • Kingdom of Swaziland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Republic of Uganda
  • Republic of Yemen
  • Republic of Zambia
  • Republic of Zimbabwe
  • State of Palestine

Exemptions from the obligation to hold an airport transit visa: 

The following categories of persons are exempted from the obligation to hold an airport transit visa:

  • flight crew members;
  • holders of diplomatic, service or similar passports;
  • citizens of the countries with which the Republic of Moldova has signed agreements to this affect;
  • holders of residence permit or similar documents issued by member-states of the European Union and by United States of America;
  • holders of visa issued by a member –state of the European Union or by the United States of America.

TRANSIT VISA REQUIREMENTS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS (TYPE B)

  • Application Form (download);
  • Travel document (passport) issued in the past 10 years, valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended date of leaving the territory of the Republic of Moldova;
  • A recent mat, colour photo 35mm x 45mm;
  • Approval (visa) to enter the territory of a third State, if applicable, a state bordering the Republic of Moldova, which allows foreigners to continue the journey, except foreigners who move to a third country for which they do not need a visa ;
  • A valid travel ticket to the destination, or the driving license, the green card and the registration documents of the vehicle, if traveling by car;
  • Consular fee – 40 euro.  

 SHORT STAY VISA REQUIREMENTS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS (TYPE C)

Official mission (C/MI) – it is issued to third-state citizens (and to their family members) who travel to the Republic of Moldova for reasons related to their political, administrative or public positions in the governments and public administrations of the country of origin or in international organizations.

  • Application Form (download);
  • Travel document (passport) issued in the past 10 years, valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended date of leaving the territory of the Republic of Moldova (in the case of minors - additionally the birth certificate and the passport of the legal representative);
  • A recent mat, color photo 35mm x 45mm;
  • A verbal note or an official letter, addressed to the diplomatic mission or consulate of the Republic of Moldova or to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova where the visa application is to be submitted, on behalf of the government or of any other authority in the state of residence, or on behalf of an international organization, attesting the official status of the visa applicant and the official purpose of the trip.

Tourism (C/T) – it is issued to third-state citizens who wish to travel to the Republic of Moldova for tourism.

  • Application Form (download);
  • Travel document (passport) issued in the past 10 years, valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended date of leaving the territory of the Republic of Moldova (in the case of minors - additionally the birth certificate and the passport of the legal representative);
  • A recent mat, colour photo 35mm x 45mm;
  • Reservation at a tourist accommodation unit classified in accordance with the law or, if applicable, the commitment of maintenance and accommodation filled and signed by a person from the Republic of Moldova (download).
  • The touristic itinerary or, if applicable, the commitment of maintenance and accommodation filled and signed by a person from the Republic of Moldova (download).
  • Invitation issued by the Bureau for Migration and Asylum or, the resident’s permit or valid Visa issued by a member state of the European Union or of States Parties to the Schengen Agreement (except Transit Visa);
  • Reservation of a round-trip ticket valid up to destination or, the driving license, the green card and the registration documents of the vehicle, if traveling by car;
  • Travel medical insurance valid on the territory of the Republic of Moldova (minimum cover 30.000 euro);
  • Proof of the existence of means of support during the stay in Moldova, at least 30 EUR per day, but not less than 300 EUR for a stay shorter than 10 days (cash, travel checks, credit card, etc.) or, if applicable, the commitment of maintenance and accommodation filled and signed by a person from the Republic of Moldova (download);
  • Consular fee – 60 euro.  

Visit (C/V) – it is issued to third-state citizens who travel to the Republic of Moldova for private visits to Moldovan citizens or to foreigners holding a valid Moldovan residence permit.

  • Application Form (download);
  • Travel document (passport) issued in the past 10 years, valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended date of leaving the territory of the Republic of Moldova (in the case of minors - additionally the birth certificate and the passport of the legal representative);
  • A recent mat, colour photo 35mm x 45mm;
  • Booking of a round-trip ticket valid up to destination or, the driving license, the green card and the registration documents of the vehicle, if traveling by car;
  • Travel medical insurance valid on the territory of the Republic of Moldova (minimum cover 30.000 euro);
  • Invitation issued by the Bureau for Migration and Asylum or, the resident’s permit or valid Visa issued by one member state of the European Union or of States Parties to the Schengen Agreement (except Transit Visa);
  • Proof of the existence of means of support during the stay in Moldova, at least 30 EUR per day, but not less than 300 EUR for a stay shorter than 10 days (cash, travel checks, credit card, etc.) or, if applicable, the commitment of maintenance and accommodation filled and signed by a person from the Republic of Moldova (download);
  • Proof of accommodation: booking of a tourist accommodation unit classified in accordance with the law, proof of ownership or rent of a house on behalf of applicant or, if applicable, the commitment of maintenance and accommodation filled and signed by a person from the Republic of Moldova (download);
  • Consular fee – 60 euro.

Business (C/A) – it is issued to third-state citizens who are to travel to the Republic of Moldova for economic or commercial purposes, for contracts or negotiations, for checking the use and operation of goods acquired or sold under commercial and industrial co-operation contracts, as well as to third-state citizens who are or will become shareholders or stockholders of trading companies in the Republic of Moldova.

  • Application Form (download);
  • Travel document (passport) issued in the past 10 years, valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended date of leaving the territory of the Republic of Moldova;
  • A recent mat, color photo 35mm x 45mm;
  • Booking a round-trip ticket valid up to destination or, the driving license, the green card and the registration documents of the vehicle, if traveling by car;
  • Travel medical insurance valid on the territory of the Republic of Moldova (minimum cover 30.000 euro);
  • An invitation from a company, nongovernmental organization or public authority for participation to meetings, conferences, fairs or congresses related to trade and industry;
  • Invitation issued by the Bureau for Migration and Asylum or, the resident’s permit or valid Visa issued by one member state of the European Union or of States Parties to the Schengen Agreement (except Transit Visa);
  • Proof of the existence of means of support during the stay in Moldova, at least 30 EUR per day, but not less than 300 EUR for a stay shorter than 10 days (cash, travel checks, credit card, etc.) or, if applicable, the commitment of maintenance and accommodation filled and signed by a person from the Republic of Moldova (download);
  • Proof of accommodation: booking of a tourist accommodation unit classified in accordance with the law, proof of ownership or rent of a house on behalf of applicant or, if applicable, the commitment of maintenance and accommodation filled and signed by a person from the Republic of Moldova (download).
  • Consular fee – 60 euro.

Transport (C/TS) – it is issued to third-state citizens who are to travel to the Republic of Moldova, for short periods of time, in order to carry out professional activities related to freight or passenger transportation.

  • Application Form (download);
  • Travel document (passport) issued in the past 10 years, valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended date of leaving the territory of the Republic of Moldova;
  • A recent mat, colour photo 35mm x 45mm;
  • Documents certifying the applicant’s job, and the work to be carried out during the stay;
  • Travel medical insurance valid on the territory of the Republic of Moldova (minimum cover 30.000 euro);
  • Driving license, the green card and the registration documents of the vehicle;
  • Certified copy of the license transport company;
  • Invitation issued by the Bureau for Migration and Asylum or, the resident’s permit or valid Visa issued by one member state of the European Union or of States Parties to the Schengen Agreement (except Transit Visa);
  • Proof of the existence of means of support during the stay in Moldova, at least 30 EUR per day, but not less than 300 EUR, for a stay shorter than 10 days (cash, travel checks, credit card, etc.) or, if applicable, the commitment of maintenance and accommodation filled and signed by a person from the Republic of Moldova (download);
  • Proof of accommodation: booking of a tourist accommodation unit classified in accordance with the law, proof of ownership or rent of a house on behalf of applicant or, if applicable, the commitment of maintenance and accommodation filled and signed by a person from the Republic of Moldova (download).
  • Consular fee – 60 euro.  

Sport activities (C/S) – it is issued to third-state citizens who are to travel to the Republic of Moldova, for short periods of time, in order to participate in sports contests.

  • Application Form (download);
  • Travel document (passport) issued in the past 10 years, valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended date of leaving the territory of the Republic of Moldova (in the case of minors - additionally the birth certificate and the passport of the legal representative);
  • A recent mat, color photo 35mm x 45mm;
  • Invitation issued by the Bureau for Migration and Asylum or, the resident’s permit or valid Visa issued by one member state of the European Union or of States Parties to the Schengen Agreement (except Transit Visa);
  • Travel medical insurance valid on the territory of the Republic of Moldova (minimum cover 30.000 euro);
  • Official list of the foreign delegation, with the position of each member;
  • Proof of the existence of means of support during the stay in Moldova, at least 30 EUR per day, but not less than 300 EUR for a stay shorter than 10 days (cash, travel checks, credit card, etc.) or, if applicable, the commitment of maintenance and accommodation filled and signed by a person from the Republic of Moldova (download);
  • Proof of accommodation: booking of a tourist accommodation unit classified in accordance with the law, proof of ownership or rent of a house on behalf of applicant or, if applicable, the commitment of maintenance and accommodation filled and signed by a person from the Republic of Moldova (download);
  • Booking a round-trip ticket valid to the place of destination;
  • Consular fee – 60 euro.

Cultural, scientific and humanitarian activities, medical treatment for short period and other activities which don’t contradict with national law (C/AD) – it is issued to third-state citizens who are to travel to the Republic of Moldova subject to justifying their presence on the territory of the Republic of Moldova.

  • Application Form (download);
  • Travel document (passport) issued in the past 10 years, valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended date of leaving the territory of the Republic of Moldova (in the case of minors - additionally the birth certificate and the passport of the legal representative);
  • A recent mat, color photo 35mm x 45mm;
  • Invitation issued by the Bureau for Migration and Asylum or, the resident’s permit or valid Visa issued by one member state of the European Union or of States Parties to the Schengen Agreement (except Transit Visa);
  • Booking a round-trip ticket valid up to place of destination or, the driving license, the green card and the registration documents of the vehicle, if traveling by car;
  • Proof of the existence of means of support during the stay in Moldova, at least 30 EUR per day, but not less than 300 EUR for a stay shorter than 10 days (cash, travel checks, credit card, etc.) or, if applicable, the commitment of maintenance and accommodation filled and signed by a person from the Republic of Moldova (download);
  • Travel medical insurance valid on the territory of the Republic of Moldova (minimum cover 30.000 euro);
  • Proof of accommodation: booking of a tourist accommodation unit classified in accordance with the law, proof of ownership or rent of a house on behalf of applicant or, if applicable, the commitment of maintenance and accommodation filled and signed by a person from the Republic of Moldova (download);
  • Consular fee – 60 euro.  

LONG STAY VISA REQUIREMENTS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS (TYPE D)

Entrepreneurial activity (D/AI) – this visa can be issued to third-country nationals who are investing into the national economy of the Republic of Moldova, whose who are or intend to become stockholders or shareholders, with management or administration powers in companies that are the Republic of Moldova legal entities.

  • Application Form (download);
  • Travel document (passport) issued in the past 10 years, valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended date of leaving the territory of the Republic of Moldova;
  • A recent mat, colour photo 35mm x 45mm;
  • Proof of accomplishing investments in the national economy and / or quality proof of the shareholder or the person in charge of managing and administering companies in the Republic of Moldova;
  • Travel medical insurance valid on the territory of the Republic of Moldova (minimum cover 30.000 euro);
  • Invitation issued by the Bureau for Migration and Asylum or, the resident’s permit or valid Visa issued by one member state of the European Union or of States Parties to the Schengen Agreement (except Transit Visa);
  • Judicial record, translated into Romanian or English, except minors under 16 years;
  • Consular fee – 80 euro. 

Employment (D/AM) – the visa can be issued to the third-country nationals who are to be employed by an employer on the territory of the Republic of Moldova. The long-stay visa for employment can also be issued to third-state nationals who travel to Romania for employment as seasonal workers, secondment employer, posted workers, sportsmen intending to work in sport clubs or teams in the Republic of Moldova base on an individual labor contract. 

  • Application Form (download);
  • Travel document (passport) issued in the past 10 years, valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended date of leaving the territory of the Republic of Moldova;
  • A recent mat, colour photo 35mm x 45mm;
  • Acceptance of the National Agency for Employment of the Republic of Moldova;
  • Proof of the existence of means of support during the stay in Moldova, at least 30 EUR per day, but not less than 300 EUR, for a stay shorter than 10 days (cash, travel checks, credit card, etc.) or, if applicable, the commitment of maintenance and accommodation filled and signed by a person from the Republic of Moldova (download);
  • Travel medical insurance valid on the territory of the Republic of Moldova (minimum cover 30.000 euro);
  • Invitation issued by the Bureau for Migration and Asylum or, the resident’s permit or a valid Visa issued by a member state of the European Union or of States Parties to the Schengen Agreement(except Transit Visa);
  • Judicial record, translated into Romanian or English;
  • Consular fee – 80 euro. 

Study (D/AS) – the visa can be issued to the third-country nationals who are to enter the Republic of Moldova for pre-university, university or post-university studies, as the case may be, or for getting academic degrees in state or private education institutions accredited according to the law.

  • Application Form (download);
  • Travel document (passport) issued in the past 10 years, valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended date of leaving the territory of the Republic of Moldova (in the case of minors - additionally the birth certificate and the passport of the legal representative);
  • A recent mat, colour photo 35mm x 45mm;
  • Confirmation of approval to studies from the educational institution;
  • Travel medical insurance valid on the territory of the Republic of Moldova (minimum cover 30.000 euro);
  • Proof of real means of payment for studies and maintenance in the amount established, except for foreign scholars of the Republic of Moldova (in the latter case, proof of holding a scholarship in Moldova) and those participating in student exchange programs;
  • Invitation issued by the Bureau for Migration and Asylum or, the resident’s permit or valid Visa issued by one member state of the European Union or of States Parties to the Schengen Agreement (except Transit Visa).
  • Consent of parents or guardian regarding the stay for studies in Moldova, if the foreigner is a minor.
  • Judicial record, translated into Romanian or English;
  • Consular fee – 80 euro. 
  • In case of a foreigner’s participation in a student exchange program, in addition to the above documents shall be presented: copy of the agreement between educational institutions that organize the program and the commitment of maintenance and accommodation (download);

Family reunification (D/VF) – the visa can be issued to the third-country nationals who are to enter the Republic of Moldova for family reunification. The Family may include: spouse, minor children, parents, persons under tutorship or guardianship, as well as a partner with whom they have common minor children in case of the citizens of the Republic of Moldova.  

  • Application Form (download);
  • Travel document (passport) issued in the past 10 years, valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended date of leaving the territory of the Republic of Moldova (in the case of minors - additionally the birth certificate and the passport of the legal representative);
  • A recent mat, colour photo 35mm x 45mm;
  • Acceptance of the competent authority for foreigners on meeting the conditions provided by law on family reunion (issued by Bureau for Migration and Asylum);
  • Proof of family ties, (marriage certificate, birth certificate);
  • Travel medical insurance valid on the territory of the Republic of Moldova (minimum cover of 30.000 euro);
  • Judicial record from the country of origin translated into Romanian, except minors under 16 years;
  • Invitation issued by the Bureau for Migration and Asylum or, the resident’s permit or a valid Visa issued by a member state of the European Union or of States Parties to the Schengen Agreement (except Transit Visa);
  • Consular fee – 80 euro: 

Religious and humanitarian activities (D/RU) – the visa can be issued to the third-country nationals who are to enter the Republic of Moldova to carry out activities for humanitarian purpose or in the area of recognized cults on the territory of the Republic of Moldova, upon the request thereof.

  • Application Form (download);
  • Travel document (passport) issued in the past 10 years, valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended date of leaving the territory of the Republic of Moldova;
  • A recent mat, colour photo 35mm x 45mm;
  • Invitation issued by the Bureau for Migration and Asylum or, the resident permit’s or valid Visa issued by one member state of the European Union or of States Parties to the Schengen Agreement (except Transit Visa);
  • Proof of accommodations and means of existence;
  • Travel medical insurance valid on the territory of the Republic of Moldova (minimum cover 30.000 euro);
  • Copy excerpt from the State Register of Legal Entities of the institution or organization that invites the person;
  • Proof of belonging to a recognized religion in Moldova or to a humanitarian organization, where appropriate, a copy of the voluntary agreement or collaboration agreement;
  • Judicial record, translated into Romanian or English;
  • Consular fee – 80 euro.

Diplomatic and service activities (D/DS) – allow third-country nationals to enter the territory of the Republic of Moldova, usually for a long-term stay, provided that they are holders of diplomatic or service passports and that they are bound to exercise an official function as members of the staff of a foreign diplomatic mission or consulate accredited in the Republic of Moldova by their state of origin.

This type of visa is granted to holders of diplomatic or service passports, or to holders of travel documents that are assimilated with diplomatic or service passports, upon the request of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the sending state, or of a diplomatic mission or consulate of the latter, as well as to their family members with whom they cohabit, and such visas are valid over the period of the mission or in accordance with bilateral understandings to which the Republic of Moldova is party.

  • Application Form (download);
  • Travel document (passport) issued in the past 10 years, valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended date of leaving the territory of the Republic of Moldova;
  • A recent colour photo 35mm x 45mm;
  • Verbal Note of foreign diplomatic missions and consular offices or, international organizations and other central public authorities confirming the purpose of travel for diplomatic and service activities in Moldova.

Medical treatment (D/TR) – the visa can be issued to the third-country nationals who are to enter the Republic of Moldova to undergo long-term medical treatment, therapy and rehabilitation, within public or private medical institutions if they submit a letter of acceptance from the respective institutions, specifying the diagnosis and the duration of the treatment. This type of visa may also be granted to a potential companion who assists such third-country nationals, should they not be able to take care of themselves, if this is expressly mentioned in the letter of acceptance.

  • Application Form (download);
  • Travel document (passport) issued in the past 10 years, valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended date of leaving the territory of the Republic of Moldova (in the case of minors - additionally the birth certificate and the passport of the legal representative);
  • A recent mat, colour photo 35mm x 45mm;
  • Invitation issued by the Bureau for Migration and Asylum or, the resident’s permit or valid Visa issued by one member state of the European Union or of States Parties to the Schengen Agreement (except Transit Visa);
  • Judicial record from the country of origin translated into Romanian, except minors under 16 years;
  • Proof of means of support and medical treatment;
  • Travel medical insurance valid on the territory of the Republic of Moldova (minimum cover 30.000 euro);
  • Proof of having the capacity to accompany a foreigner who is unable to care for himself/herself, if requested visa by the companion of the person under treatment;
  • Consular fee – 80 euro. 

The list of countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when traveling to the Republic of Moldova

1. NATIONALS OF STATES:

  • Islamic Republic of Afghanistan*/
  • People's Democratic Republic of Algeria*/
  • Republic of Angola*/
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentine Republic
  • Kingdom of Bahrain*
  • People's Republic of Bangladesh*/
  • Belize
  • Republic of Benin*
  • Kingdom of Bhutan*
  • Plurinational State of Bolivia
  • Republic of Botswana*
  • Federative Republic of Brazil
  • Nation of Brunei, Abode of Peace
  • Burkina Faso*/
  • Burma/Myanmar*/
  • Republic of Burundi*/
  • Kingdom of Cambodia*/
  • Republic of Cameroon*/
  • Republic of Cape Verde*/
  • Central African Republic*/
  • Republic of Chad*/
  • People's Republic of China (1)
  • Republic of Colombia
  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo*/
  • Republic of the Congo*/
  • Republic of Côte d'Ivoire*/
  • Republic of Costa Rica/
  • Republic of Cuba*
  • Union of the Comoros*
  • Republic of Djibouti*/
  • Commonwealth of Dominica
  • The Dominican Republic*
  • Arab Republic of Egypt*/
  • Republic of Equatorial Guinea*/
  • Republic of El Salvador
  • State of Eritrea*/
  • Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia*/
  • Republic of Fiji
  • The Gabonese Republic*/
  • Republic of the Gambia*/
  • Republic of Ghana*/
  • Grenada
  • Republic of Guatemala
  • Republic of Guinea*/
  • Republic of Guinea-Bissau*/
  • Co-operative Republic of Guyana*/
  • Republic of Haiti*
  • Republic of Honduras
  • Republic of India*/
  • Republic of Indonesia*
  • Islamic Republic of Iran*/
  • Republic of Iraq*/
  • Jamaica*
  • Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan*
  • Republic of Kenya*/
  • Republic of Kiribati
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea*
  • State of Kuwait (1)
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic*
  • Lebanese Republic*/
  • Kingdom of Lesotho/
  • Republic of Liberia*/
  • State of Libya*/
  • Republic of Madagascar*
  • Republic of Malawi*/
  • Republic of Maldives*
  • Republic of Mali*/
  • Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Islamic Republic of Mauritania*
  • Republic of Mauritius
  • United Mexican States
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Mongolia*
  • Kingdom of Morocco*/
  • Republic of Mozambique*/
  • Republic of Namibia*/
  • Republic of Nauru
  • Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal*/
  • Republic of Nicaragua
  • Republic of Niger*/
  • Federal Republic of Nigeria*/
  • Sultanate of Oman*/
  • Islamic Republic of Pakistan*/
  • Republic of Palau
  • Republic of Panama
  • Independent State of Papua New Guinea*
  • Republic of Paraguay
  • Republic of Peru
  • Republic of the Philippines*
  • State of Qatar (1)
  • Republic of Rwanda*/
  • Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Independent State of Samoa
  • Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia*
  • Republic of Senegal*/
  • Republic of Sierra Leone*/
  • Solomon Islands
  • Federal Republic of Somalia*/
  • Republic of South Africa*
  • The Republic of South Sudan*/
  • Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka*/
  • Republic of the Sudan*/
  • Republic of Suriname*
  • Kingdom of Swaziland*/
  • Syrian Arab Republic*/
  • United Republic of Tanzania*
  • Kingdom of Thailand*
  • Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
  • Togolese Republic*
  • Kingdom of Tonga
  • Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Republic of Tunisia*
  • Turkmenistan*
  • Tuvalu
  • Republic of Uganda*/
  • Oriental Republic of Uruguay
  • Republic of Vanuatu
  • Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
  • Socialist Republic of Vietnam*
  • Republic of Yemen*/
  • Republic of Zambia*/
  • Republic of Zimbabwe*/

2. NATIONALS OF ENTITIES AND TERRITORIAL AUTHORITIES:

  • State of Palestine*/

NOTE:

Bold - with the exception of diplomatic, service and special passport holders, depending on the case, who, at the moment of the adoption of the present Law, were traveling to the Republic of Moldova without a visa on the basis of international treaties to which Moldova is a part of.

(1) with the exception of the holders of a valid residence permit or visa (except for a transit visa) issued by one of the Member States of the European Union or one of the Contracting Parties to the Schengen Agreement, who may travel to the Republic of Moldova during their period of validity.

 / - states whose nationals are subject to the airport transit visa requirement.

 * - states whose nationals must be in possession of an invitation issued by the Bureau for Migration and Asylum of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova, that they must submit when applying for a visa;

EXCEPTION FROM INVITATION

Under the provisions of Article 30 of the Law no. 200 of July 16, 2010 concerning the foreigner’s regime in the Republic of Moldova, the following categories of person, regardless of their nationality, are exempted from the need to present an invitation for obtaining a visa:

  • the minor whose parent, a foreign citizen, is in possession of a residence permit in the Republic of Moldova or identity card for stateless persons, under the condition that it is valid for at least 90 days from the date of entry visa;
  • Foreigners who require a transit visa and an airport transit visa provided that they will be allowed entry into the destination state or that they will leave the territory of the Republic of Moldova;
  • citizens of the countries with which the Republic of Moldova has signed international treaties to that effect or stateless persons residing in these states;
  • the minor whose parent is a foreign national married to a citizen of the Republic of Moldova;
  • foreigners who hold a residence permit or a valid visa (except Transit Visa), issued by one EU Member State or States Parties to the Schengen Agreement;
  • stateless persons  that prove they were born on the territory of the Republic of Moldova or M.S.S.R
  • foreigners invited by the Government or central government authorities in the framework of investment projects of an interest to the national economy;
  • Holders of diplomatic and service passports;
  • Spouse, children and parents of a foreigner beneficiary of international protection 
The list of countries whose nationals are exempted from the Republic of Moldova visa requirement

The citizens of the following states, the holders of all the types of passports, do not need visas for the entry on the territory of the Republic of Moldova for a period of stay until 90 days, during six months from the moment of the first entry:

  • Republic of Albania
  • Republic of Austria
  • Kingdom of Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Republic of Bulgaria
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Kingdom of Denmark
  • Republic of Estonia
  • Republic of Finland
  • Republic of France
  • Federal Republic of Germany
  • Hellenic Republic
  • Ireland
  • Republic of Italy
  • Republic Latvia
  • Republic Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Republic of Macedonia
  • Montenegro
  • Republic of Malta
  • Republic of Poland
  • Portuguese Republic
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Czech Republic
  • Romania
  • Republic of Serbia (biometric passport holders only)
  • Slovak Republic
  • Republic of Slovenia
  • Kingdom of Sweden
  • Kingdom of Nederland’s
  • Hungary
  • Principality of Andorra
  • Kingdom of Spain
  • Republic of Croatia
  • Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Canada
  • Swiss Confederation
  • United States of America
  • Principality of Liechtenstein
  • Kingdom of Norway
  • Island
  • Principality of Monaco
  • Japan
  • Holly See
  • State of Israel
  • Republic of Armenia
  • Republic of Belarus
  • Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Republic of Kyrgyzstan
  • Georgia
  • Ukraine
  • Russian Federation
  • Republic of Tajikistan
  • Republic of Turkey
  • Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Commonwealth of Australia
  • Commonwealth of the Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Republic of Chile
  • Republic of Korea
  • Republic of Ecuador
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Most Serene Republic of San Marino
  • Republic of Seychelles
  • Republic of Singapore
  • holders of travel documents of Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR
  • United Arab Emirates

Special Categories Exempted from Visa Requirements

The exemption from the visa requirement applies also to the following categories:

  • Holders of the UN Laissez-Passer passports issued by the UN and its specialized agencies;
  • Holders of diplomatic and service passports issued by Federative Republic of Brazil, Republic of Indonesia, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Republic of Peru  and State of Qatar;
  • Holders of diplomatic and service passports issued by People's Republic of China, Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkmenistan do not need visas for the entry on the territory of the Republic of Moldova for the period up to 30 days
  • The following categories of citizens of Turkmenistan do not need a visa for entry on the territory of the Republic of Moldova: members of the aircraft crew of the civil aviation, holders of national valid passports, having the required inscription into the general statement (air mission); members of the crew of the river and maritime ships, holders of valid sailor passports and having the required inscription into the logbook or an extract of it; railway members, members of train, refrigerator and locomotive crews in international trains, holders of national valid passports, having the nominal lists, roadmaps, approved for each route; special couriers, which facilitate the intergovernmental communication, holders of the national valid passports and having the required documents, issued by the competent authorities of the Parts.

The fees for visas

The consular fee for a visa depends on the length of its issuance, the purpose of the travel.
The fee is established in accordance with the Law no. 242 of September 24, 2010, concerning the consular fees.

The consular fees for the visas issuance in Euros or in currency of the country of residence.

No.Type of VisaFee (euros)
1.Type “A” Visa – airport transit20
2.Type “B” Visa – transit visa40
3.Type “C” Visa – short term visa60
4.Type “D” Visa – long term visa80

The free visas are issued to:

  • the officers of the international organizations the Republic of Moldova has adhered to, and the family members thereof;
  • the children under-18s;
  • the members of foreign diplomatic and consular missions and the family members thereof  (on the base of reciprocity);
  • the members of foreign government or parliament delegations and other officially invited persons, as well as the family members thereof;
  • the Honorary Consuls of the Republic of Moldova and the family members thereof (husbands/wives and children under 18s);
  • the holders of diplomatic passports;
  • the persons originating from the Republic of Moldova.

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