Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova

Embassy of the Republic of Moldova to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Visas

Types of visa

 

The visa can be issued for a single travel (entry) or for multiple travels. The visa cannot be issued for a group of persons.

 

The Muldovan consular authorities issue the fullowing types of visas, depending on the purposes of stay:

 

Type „A” Visa – airport transit visa which allows to the foreign citizens to transit the international zone of the airport of the Republic of Muldova, without enter the territory of state at a stopover or a transfer between two sections of an international flight. Airport transit visa is a mandatory requirement for the nationals of the countries which need a visa to entry the Republic of Muldova.

 

Type “B” Visa – transit visa is issued to the foreign nationals who pass the territory of the Republic of Muldova on their own way to a third state, for the validity period of visa for the foreign destination. As appropriate, transit visa could be issued for no longer than a year.

 

A person in transit status is allowed to remain in the Republic of Muldova up to 5 days. Transit visa is a multiple-entry visa.

 

Type “C” Visa – short term visa is issued for a fixed period of time not exceeding 90 days per period of 180 days. Short term visa is issued for the fullowing purposes:

 

  • official delegations – representatives of the governments, public administrations or international organizations;
  • tourism – foreigners having tourism as purpose of journey;
  • visit – foreigners intending to visit Muldovan citizens or for hulders of valid permanent residence card;
  • business – foreign citizens visiting Republic of Muldova for economic and trade goals, having agreements or negotiations or for checking out of the usefulness of their goods bought or suld through trade agreements framework and industrial cooperation, for foreign national which are going to become partners or Muldovan company sharehulders.
  • transport – is issued for foreign citizens who are going to travel for a short time, having a professional activity related to freight or passenger transport to Republic of Muldova.
  • Sports – is issued for a fixed period of time for foreign citizens who travel to Republic of Muldova, having sports activities purpose of journey.
  • Cultural, scientific, humanitarian, and religious and health activities – for short term stay.

 

Type “D” Visa – is issued for a period not exceeding 12 months, with a stay up to 90 days during six months from the first entry. This type of visa allows the right to submit for a permanent residence permit. Long term visa is a multiple-entry visa. Purpose of issue: entrepreneurship, work, study, family reunion, cultural and religious activities, diplomatic and official activities and medical treatment.

 

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)
1Type “A” Visa – airport transit18
2Type “B” Visa – transit visa35
3Type “C” Visa – short term visa35
4Type “D” Visa – long term visa35

 

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.

 

 

The validity of the visa and the period of stay

 

The length of the stay on the territory of the Republic of Moldova on the basis of a visa cannot exceed 90 days during 6 months.

 

A foreign citizen who holds a visa for a single travel may enter one time the territory of the Republic of Moldova, may stay in the country during the period indicated in the visa and than leave the Republic of Moldova.

 

A foreign citizen who holds a visa for multiple travels may enter the country more times during the period of visa validity, may stay in the country every time not more than 90 days and then leave the Republic of Moldova.

 

If a visa is not used during its validity, it cannot be extended. In such cases the consular fees are not refunded and a new visa shall be obtained.

 

The prolongation of the visa

 

The visas can be prolonged only in the Republic of Moldova by the Bureau of Migration and Asylum, except the prolongation of the diplomatic visas.

 

The diplomatic visas can be prolonged by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova. As a rule, the tourist visas cannot be prolonged.

 

Foreign citizens who do not need visa for entry on the territory of the Republic of Moldova

 

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:

 

  • the following member states of the European Union - Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Holland, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden;
  • Canada, Georgia, Holy See, Iceland, Japan, Principality of Andorra, Principality of Monaco, Principality of Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino, State of Israel, Swiss Confederation, USA, Georgia;
  • CIS member states: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

 

The holders of the diplomatic and service passports, who are citizens of the following states do not need visas for the entry on the territory of the Republic of Moldova for the period up to 90 days during 6 months.

 

  • Albania, Bosnia and Hertzegovina, Croatia, Muntenegru, Serbia, Turkey, Vietnam.

 

The holders of the diplomatic and service passports, who are citizens of the following states do not need visas for the entry on the territory of the Republic of Moldova for the period up to 30 days:

 

  • China, Iran, Turkmenistan.

 

The staff of the diplomatic and consular missions accredited to the Republic of Moldova and the family members thereof, the staff of the permanent missions and the representative offices of the international organizations situated in the Republic of Moldova and the family members thereof, foreign mass-media representatives accredited to the Republic of Moldova and that hold the accreditation cards issued by the MFA, are entitled to enter and leave the territory of the Republic of Moldova without holding a visa during the whole validity period of the accreditation card.

 

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.

 

Taking into account the provisions of the Law no.200 of July 16, 2010 concerning the foreigner’s regime in the Republic of Moldova, which has to enter into force December 24, 2010, foreign citizens, holders of a valid permanent residence permit, issued by the authorities of the Republic of Moldova, are exempted from the visa requirement.

 

The foreign citizens who are not indicated above can enter the territory of the Republic of Moldova on the basis of a valid visa.

 

The foreign citizens who do not need invitation to obtain a visa for the Republic of Moldova

 

The citizens of the following states do not need invitation to obtain the visa for the maximum period of 90 days:

 

  • Republic of Croatia
  • Republic of Macedonia
  • Turkish Republic

 

The foreign citizens who do not need invitation to obtain a visa for the Republic of Moldova

 

The citizens of the following states do not need invitation to obtain the visa for the maximum period of 90 days:

 

  • Republic of Croatia
  • Republic of Macedonia
  • Turkish Republic