Moldova Entry Requirements

Moldova Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Germany no no Yes
Austria no no Yes
Switzerland no no Yes
Other EU countries no no Yes
Turkey no no Yes

ID cards/identity cards

Citizens of the following countries listed in the table above can enter with a valid ID card/identity card: EU countries and Switzerland. German citizens may enter Germany with a biometric identity card. Entry is also possible for Germans with the non-biometric identity card issued by the end of October 2010. In individual cases, difficulties cannot be completely ruled out. It is recommended that you also carry a passport, if you have one.

Passport information

Generally required, must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the stay. During your stay in Moldova, you should always carry your passport with you.

Note on the passport

The entry regulations can change at short notice, so it is advisable to inquire directly with the consular representatives in good time.

Visa information

Generally required, except for stays of up to 90 days within any six-month period, including nationals of the following countries listed in the table above: (a) EU countries, (b) Switzerland and (c) Turkey.

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Germany, Austria and Switzerland German, Austrian and Swiss citizens do not need a visa to enter Moldova. The stated visa fees apply to nationalities who require a visa and have a valid residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland. Short-term visa (tourist, visitor, business visa): €60 (stay up to 90 days within 180 days), long-term visa (tourist, visitor, business visa): €80 (stay over 90 days). Transit visa: €40. Airport transit visa: €20. There is also a processing fee of €10 per visa (visa for stays longer than 90 days: €20). Visas for children up to the age of 18 are free of charge.

Visa types and costs

Business, tourist and transit visa.


Varies, see visa fees.


Otherwise transit travelers who require a visa, who fly on within 4 hours, do not leave the transit area and have valid documents for the onward journey, do not need a transit visa. If necessary, in person at the consular department of the responsible embassy.

Application required

Entry visa: (a) 1 completed application form. (b) 1 recent, matte, color passport photo (3.5 x 4.5 cm). (c) Passport valid for at least 3 months beyond stay, with blank pages and issued within the last 10 years. (d) Invitation from a private individual/company/organization approved by the Office for Asylum and Migration of Moldova (EU citizens, Swiss and Turks only need an invitation for visas valid for 12 months). (e) Payment receipt for the visa fee (transfer at least one week before application) or personal cheque. No cash deposit possible. (f) If applicable, valid residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland or an invitation from the migration office. (g) Marriage certificate, if any. (h) Travel medical insurance with travel repatriation insurance covering at least €30,000. (i) Sufficient funds (at least €30 per day or at least €300 for a stay of less than 10 days. Bank statements from the last 3 months.) (j) Proof of accommodation for the entire stay. (k) Travel tickets, vehicle registration document and car insurance certificate, if applicable, proof of payment of travel expenses from personal assets. (l) Itinerary, if any. (m) Stamped and registered return envelope. Business visa additionally: (m) Letter from the employer and the Moldovan business partner. The embassy reserves the right to request further documents and (in addition to the personal application) a personal visit.

Temporary Residence

Applications to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Processing time

5 working days, for postal delivery up to 12 working days. Express issue (only if application is made in person): within 2 days.

Proof of sufficient funds

Non-EU citizens must have sufficient funds. Proof of payment of €30 per day, with a minimum of €300 for stays of up to 10 days (in the form of cash in Moldovan lei; cash and/or travelers checks in foreign currency; bank cards with bank statements no more than 10 days old; employer-issued Certificates of earnings or written declaration of commitment from the inviting person).

Legally Required Registration

As a rule, registration takes place automatically upon entry. Otherwise, travelers who require a visa must register with the police within 3 days of entering the country. When staying in a hotel, this formality does not apply. However, the hotel bill must be presented at the border. Travelers who are not subject to the visa requirement do not have to report stays that do not exceed 90 days and if they do not take up any work. If you want to stay in the country for more than 90 days or work, you need a residence permit and have to report to the Office for Migration and Asylum, Bd. Stefan Cel Mare 124, within 15 days of entering the country or changing your place of residence. register in Chisinau. Foreigners, including those not subject to visa requirements, arriving from Ukraine via the Transnistria region using a border crossing not controlled by Moldova must register within 72 hours at one of the following offices: ” CRIS” Registru or at the Migration Office (Biroul Migratie si Azil al Republicii Moldova) in Chişinău, str. Bd. Stefan cel Mare 124 or at an office of the Moldovan Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications.

Documents required upon entry

Non-EU citizens: Sufficient funds and return or onward travel ticket.

Extension of stay

EU citizens and Swiss who want to stay longer than 90 days in the Republic of Moldova and/or want to work need a residence permit. This should be applied for immediately after entering the country at the Migration Office in Chisinau.

Entry with children

German: Machine-readable children’s passport (children under 16 years of age) or own passport or biometric identity card. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport Note: The same visa regulations apply to children as to their parents. If a minor is traveling with only one parent, a legalized and translated declaration of consent from the other parent or proof of sole custody in legalized and translated form and a birth certificate must be carried. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU).

Moldova Entry Requirements