Visa policy of Moldova

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The Government of the 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 must obtain a visa from the embassy of their residence country or online eVisa.[1] All visitors must hold a passport (or national ID Card in card format for EU, Liechtensteiner, Monégasque, Sammarinese and Swiss citizens) valid for 3 months beyond the period of intended stay.

Visa[edit]

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]

A tourist visa entitles its holder only to tourism trips and visits of relatives and/or friends. Tourist visa holders are prohibited to engage in business or work activities in the 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
  Moldova
  Visa-free access
  Visa obtainable without invitation letter from Moldovan sponsor

Visa exemption[edit]

Citizens of the following 69 countries and territories, as well as stateless persons and refugees residing in those countries, respectively, can enter the Republic of Moldova without a visa for a period of up to 90 days.[2][3]

  • 1 — may enter using a national ID card in card format.
  • 2 — biometric passports only.
  • 3 — including all classes of British nationality.

A visa waiver agreement was signed by Moldova and Brazil but still pending ratification by both parliaments.[17][18][19]

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:[20]

Non-ordinary passports[edit]

Additionally, only holders of diplomatic or official/service passports of Brazil, China, Indonesia, Iran, Peru, Qatar, Turkmenistan and Vietnam do not require a visa to visit Moldova.

Visitor statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to Moldova were from the following countries of nationality:[21]

Country 2016 2015
 Romania 1,864,586 1,300,945
 Ukraine 974,357 1,013,779
 Russia 247,846 258,320
 Bulgaria 55,391 47,831
 Italy 34,829 32,884
 Germany 22,925 20,419
 Turkey 21,193 21,818
 Israel 20,551 17,518
 United States 18,263 17,133
 Belarus 13,930 14,136
Total 3,395,132 2,856,089

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ eVisa Moldova
  2. ^ "Visa Information – Moldova, Republic of". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA). Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  3. ^ http://lex.justice.md/index.php?action=view&view=doc&lang=1&id=369509
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Law No. 151-XVI on 8 June 2006 "On the abolition of visa regime for citizens of member States of the European Union, the United States Of America, Canada, Swiss Confederation, Kingdom of Norway, the Republic of Iceland and Japan" (in Russian)
  6. ^ [http://lex.justice.md/index.php?action=view&view=doc&lang=2&id=334764 LAW 75 on 04 May 2010 "About modification and additions in the Law on the abolition of visa regime for citizens of member States of the European Union, the United States Of America, Canada, Swiss Confederation, Kingdom of Norway, the Republic of Iceland and Japan No. 151-XVI on 8 June 2006] (in Russian)
  7. ^ [2]
  8. ^ http://lex.justice.md/ru/360082/
  9. ^ [3]
  10. ^ [4]
  11. ^ [5]
  12. ^ Resolutions of the Government of Moldova No. 450 on 7 November1993 "About an order of entrance and stay of citizens of Latvia and Estonia in the territory of the Republic of Moldova" (in Russian)
  13. ^ Resolutions of the Government of Moldova No. 708 on 12 November 1993 "About an order of entrance and stay of citizens of the Republic of Lithuania in the territory of the Republic of Moldova" (in Russian)
  14. ^ Lietuvos Respublikos Vyriausybės ir Moldovos Respublikos Vyriausybės susitarimas dėl piliečių kelionių (in Lithuanian)
  15. ^ Resolution of the Government of Moldova No. 1042 on 17 Octobert 2000 "About introduction of a visa regime for citizens of the Czech Republic who visit the Republic of Moldova" (in Russian)
  16. ^ Resolution of the Government of Moldova No. 1255 on 14 December 2000 "About introduction of a visa regime for citizens of the Polish Republic who visit the Republic of Moldova" (in Russian)
  17. ^ [6] (Romanian)
  18. ^ [7] (Romanian)
  19. ^ http://monitorul.md/monitor/v-94-v/ (Romanian)
  20. ^ List of foreigners who are obliged to possess a visa for Republic of Moldova
  21. ^ [8]

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