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 or online. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 3 months.
Requirements for tourist Visa
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
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
Citizens of the following 63 jurisdictions, as well as stateless persons and refugees residing in those countries, can enter Republic of Moldova without a visa for a period of up to 90 days.
Nationals of the following countries may use a biometric national ID card to enter Moldova instead of a passport.
Invitation letter exemption
Additionally, only holders of diplomatic or official/service passports of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, China, Indonesia, Iran, Macedonia, Montenegro, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, Turkmenistan and Vietnam do not require a visa to visit Moldova.
- eVisa Moldova
- "Visa Information". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
- "Passport Information". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
- List of foreigners who are obliged to possess a visa for Republic of Moldova
- The foreign citizens who need invitation to obtain a visa for the Republic of Moldova