Guidelines for Moldova Visa

How to apply for Moldova visa? - Everything you need to know!

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Moldova visa-exempt countries

Find below the list of the countries that do not require a visa to travel to Moldova:

European Union citizens

EFTA citizens

Albania

Andorra

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Barbados

Belarus

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil

Brunei

Canada

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Cuba

Dominica

Ecuador

El Salvador

Georgia

Grenada

Guatemala

Honduras

Hong Kong

Israel

Japan

Kazakhstan

Kiribati

Kyrgyzstan

Macau

Malaysia

Marshall Islands

Mauritius

Mexico

Micronesia

Monaco

Montenegro

New Zealand

Nicaragua

North Macedonia

Palau

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Russia

San Marino

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Samoa

Serbia

Seychelles

Singapore

Solomon Islands

South Korea

Tajikistan

Timor-Leste

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Turkey

Tuvalu

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United States

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Vatican City

Venezuela

Other exemptions also include:

  • the diplomatic services passports granted by China, Indonesia, Iran, Qatar, Turkmenistan, or Vietnam.
  • Have a Schengen zone visa or long-stay visa granted by an EU state. Nevertheless, citizens of the countries mentioned in the table below are not eligible for this exemption.

Afghanistan

Algeria

Bangladesh

Burkina Faso

Cameroon

Chad

Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo

Côte d’Ivoire

Egypt

Eritrea

Ghana

Indonesia

Jordan

Iran

Iraq

Lebanon

Liberia

Libya

Mali

Mauritania

Morocco

Niger

Nigeria

North Korea

Pakistan

Palestine

Sierra Leone

Somalia

South Sudan

Sudan

Syria

Tunisia

Turkmenistan

Yemen

Moldova visa types

A Moldova visa is categorized into:

  • Moldova transit visa – allows the holder to travel to a third country from Moldova. This can also be separated into an Airport transit visa depending on your purposes.
  • Moldova tourist visa – granted to citizens who want to travel to Moldova for tourism purposes. This visa is valid for only 90 to 180 days. It can also be used for business, visiting a relative, cultural events, etc.
  • Moldova long-term visa – this type of visa will give you the right to apply for a residence permit which will allow you to remain in Moldova for longer than 90 days.

Moldova visa requirements

The visa requirements for the Moldova visa will vary on the type of visa that you apply for. You can find below the documents needed for each type of visa.

Tourist visa requirements

  • The printed version of your eVisa
  • A valid travel document
  • Health insurance
  • Passport photo
  • A letter of invitation or residency permission from an EU state
  • Financial resources evidence for the duration of your stay in Moldova
  • Accommodation proof
  • If you are traveling to do business then you will need an invitation letter from the organization you are going to do business with
  • If you are going to visit a relative then you will be required a form of accommodation and maintenance
  • If you are traveling for transportation reasons then you need to provide evidence of your job as well as what kind of work you are going to undertake in Moldova. You will also need a business license if you are employed and your driving license (or other registration documents of your vehicle)
  • If you're traveling for a sporting event, keep the following in mind: A listing of the members of the team as well as the positions they have
  • For official purposes: A note verbal specifying your status and the purpose of visit

Requirements for a transit visa

If you are going to travel to a different country through the territory of Moldova then the documents you will need for a transit visa are as follows:

  • Application form of the visa
  • A valid travel document
  • A passport size picture
  • Round-trip ticket
  • The visa of the country you are going to visit
  • The same requirements/documents may be needed for an airport transit visa.

Requirements for a long-term visa

  • Application form of the visa
  • A valid passport
  • A recent passport size photo
  • An invitation letter from the Migration offices or residence permit granted by a European country
  • Health insurance
  • Police clearance certificate
  • If you are traveling for work purposes: A work permit
  • If you are traveling for study purposes you must provide evidence that you have sufficient funds to cover your expenses as well as a letter of enrollment
  • For a family visa, you will need approval from the appropriate authorities for a family reunion as well as evidence of the relationship

Note: The list of requirements can change and vary on different factors. Additional documentation may be required so it’s best to contact the nearest embassy or consulate in your home country.

Applying for a Moldova visa

The procedure for applying for a Moldova visa varies depending on the type of visa. The government of Moldova has made it simpler to acquire a Tourist Visa in recent years by making it available exclusively online. Other forms of Moldova visas, on the other hand, must be applied for in person at an embassy or consulate.

The process to apply for Moldova eVisa

The first step to take when applying for an eVisa is to fully complete the online application form.

After completing the application form you must then pay the fee of the visa

Then, be patient for the process to finish, and if your visa has been approved, it will be sent to you via email which you can then print it

The process to apply for a long-term Moldova visa

If you wish to remain in Moldova for a longer period of time to study, to work or for other reasons, then you must apply at an embassy or consulate.

The steps to take are:

  • Schedule an appointment
  • Collect and submit every necessary document
  • Pay the visa of the application form
  • Allow time for the process to finish
  • Once the visa is approved then you can then apply for a residence permit

How to apply for a Moldova residence permit

As mentioned above, a residence permit will be required if you plan to stay in Moldova for longer periods of time.

You can apply for one at the Ministry of Internal Affairs office and submit the following documents:

  • Copy of your passport and your visa
  • 3 passport-size photos
  • Health certificate
  • Evidence of payment
  • Accommodation proof

Other documents relevant to the intent of your trip like:

  • Your spouse ID document as well as a certificate of marriage for a family reunification
  • A copy of your contract if you are going to work in Moldova
  • If you are going to study in Moldova then you will need an acceptance letter from the educational institution