Visas in Moldova

Citizens of Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan are not required for visiting Moldova. At the same time, for citizens of Russia, entry into the territory of Moldova is possible only in the presence of a passport.

By the decision of the Moldova Parliament since 2006, visas are canceled for citizens of the EU countries, USA, Israel, Canada, Switzerland, Turkey and Japan.

Ride with children

  • Certificate of the birth of a child;
  • The passport of the child or the passport of the parent, in which the child is inscribed (for the children who have reached the six-year-old, is mandatory into a passport, a photo should be passed);
  • If the child travels, accompanied by one of the parents or third parties, requires a notarized power of attorney from the remaining parent to export a child.
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Visa registration in the consulate

  • passport, whose validity is at least 6 months at the time of entry into the country;
  • One photo of 3.5 x 4.5 cm;
  • The questionnaire filled in English or Moldavian language and signed by the applicant;
  • In the case of a private visit – an invitation from a citizen of Moldova, decorated in a special form of the Ministry of the Interior and a copy of the inviting passport;
  • Tourist trip – a hotel reservation or an invitation from Moldavian travel agencies with the timing of the trip, the applicant’s data, travel agencies and the hotel names;
  • Business trip – Invitation from an organization made on a branded form and certified in Moldova Foreign Ministry. The invitation indicates the timeline and purpose of the trip, the applicant’s data, the place of his stay during the stay in Moldova.

The deadline for issuing Moldovan visas in consulates and embassies of the country is usually 2-3 working days. If necessary, the visa can be issued as an urgent basis, with the additionally charged 50% of the visa cost.

PMR (Transnistrian Moldavian Republic)

Transnistrian Moldavian Republic (PMR), proclaimed independent of Moldova on September 2, 1990 and not recognized by any state of the world, nevertheless, is actually a separate state with its own rules of entry and stay of foreign citizens. Due to the geographical position, all major transport arteries connecting Moldova with Russia and Ukraine pass through the PMR.

Three of the four trains Moscow – Chisinau go through the PMR, in addition, all buses and trains from Odessa to Chisinau go through the PMR. Entry into the PMR free for citizens of all countries, but at the same time registering entering. Since 2009, the fee has been canceled, which recorded on the border for registration of visitors. In addition, CIS citizens may be in the PMR without having to register anywhere up to 45 days.

Tourists entering Moldova through the PMR are required to register in the district bodies of state registration of the population in any city of Moldova, or directly at the entrance to the country at border posts. The complexity for the tourist lies in the fact that for political reasons Moldova does not recognize the PMR and does not consider the administrative border of the state. Thus, control is carried out selectively and the absolute majority of people do not receive entry stamps of entry into the country. Meanwhile, June 12, 2012, the Moldovan government has amended the Code of Offenses. Changes provide for penalties in the amount of from 200 to 400 lei for non-informing by foreign citizens and individuals without citizenship of the competent authorities on entry into the territory of Moldova through the plots of the Moldovan-Ukrainian border, which are not controlled by the Moldovan authorities.

Visas in Moldova

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