Visa policy of Moldova

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The Government of Republic of Moldova allows citizens of specific countries/territories to visit Moldova for tourism or business purposes without having to obtain a visa, often based on bilateral agreements. Citizens of other countries have to obtain a visa from the embassy of their residence country. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 3 months.


The Moldovan visa is a document, which is placed in the passport. It contains the name and the indication of nationality.

Requirements for tourist Visa[edit]

Tourist visa entitles its holder only for tourism trip and visit of relatives and/or friends. Tourist visa holders are prohibited to engage in business or work activities in Republic of Moldova.

Requirements for temporary Residence Visa/Work Visa[edit]

Anyone wishing to live and work in Moldova will be required to apply for a temporary residence visa. To obtain a temporary visa for employment purposes, you will need to secure a job offer from a Moldovan company or government department, or a foreign company based in Moldova. The criteria for approval of an employment visa include suitable educational qualifications or work experience, a secured employment contract in Moldova, provide proof of adequate means of subsistence in Moldova, police confirmation that you have no criminal record, and a satisfactory medical examination. All official documents must be translated into Romanian language.

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Moldova
  Visa-free access
  Vista obtainable without invitation letter from Moldovan sponsor

Visa exemption[edit]

Citizens and holders of ordinary passports of the following 63 jurisdictions can enter Republic of Moldova without a visa up to 90 days.[1]

Invitation letter exemption[edit]

Nationals of the following countries are not required to provide an invitation letter in order to obtain a visa for Moldova:[2][3]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Visa Information". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  2. ^ List of foreigners who are obliged to possess a visa for Republic of Moldova
  3. ^ The foreign citizens who need invitation to obtain a visa for the Republic of Moldova

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