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. 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 from the date of entry.
Requirements for Tourist Visa
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
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 68 jurisdictions, 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.
- 1 — may enter using a national ID card in card format.
- 2 — biometric passports only.
- 3 — including all classes of British nationality.
Invitation letter exemption
Additionally, only holders of diplomatic or official/service passports of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, China, Indonesia, Iran, Peru, Qatar, Turkmenistan and Vietnam do not require a visa to visit Moldova.
- eVisa Moldova
- "Visa Information". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
-  (Romanian)
-  (Romanian)
- http://monitorul.md/monitor/v-94-v/ (Romanian)
- 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