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Moldova Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
EU Yes No No
USA Yes No No
Canadian Yes No No
Australian Yes No No
British Yes No No


To enter Moldova, a passport valid for at least six months is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.


Visas are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for stays in Moldova of up to 90 days within a six-month period.

Visa Note

If you enter Moldova overland from Ukraine, you're advised to enter at an internationally recognised border crossing, because your entry needs to be registered. Generally, registrations happen automatically on entry. But, if you enter via Transnistria, you will not receive a stamp in your passport at some border crossings as they are uncontrolled by Moldovan authorities. In this case you have to get registered within 72 hours at one of the following offices:

Subdivisions of "CRIS"Registru” State Enterprise;
Subdivisions of the Department of Migration and Asylum or at
BCPs controlled by the constitutional authorities of Moldova.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Moldova.

Types and Cost

Airport transit visa: £23; transit visa: £40; short-term visa: £56; long-term visa: £72. There is no fee for children under 18.


Transit visa: up to five days per entry within a period of up to a year; short-term visa: 90 days within a six-month period; long-term visa: valid for up to a year, with entries of no more than 90 days in each six-month period.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy).

Working days

Visa processing takes five days.

Extension of stay

You cannot usually extend tourist visas. 

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Republic of Moldova in the UK

Telephone: (020) 8996 0546.
Address: Edensor Road, 5 Dolphin Square, London, W4 2ST,
Opening times:

Embassy of the Republic of Moldova in the USA

Telephone: (202) 667 1130.
Address: , 2101 S Street NW, Washington, DC 20008,
Opening times:

British Embassy in Moldova

Telephone: (22) 225 902.
Address: , 18/1 Nicolae Iorga Str., Chisinau, MD-2012,
Opening times:

Mon-Thurs 0900-1730; Fri 0900-1300.

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