Visa regime for foreigners

List of foreigners who are required to hold a visa at the entrance, exit and transit of the territory of the Republic of Moldova

1. RESORTISANTES OF THE STATES:

  • Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
  • People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
  • Republic of Angola [2]
  • People’s Republic of Bangladesh
  • Belize [2]
  • Republic of Benin [2]
  • Kingdom of Bhutan [2]
  • Plurinational State of Bolivia [2]
  • Republic of Botswana [2]
  • Burkina Faso
  • Birmania / Republic of the Union of Myanmar [2]
  • Republic of Burundi [2]
  • Kingdom of Cambodgia [2]
  • Republic of Cameroon
  • Republic of Cabo Verde [2]
  • Central African Republic [2]
  • Republic of Ciad
  • People’s Republic of China [2]
  • Republic of Congo
  • Republic of Cote d’Ivore
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Republic of Djibouti [2]
  • Dominican Republic [2]
  • Arabic Republic of Egypt
  • Republic of Equatorial Guinea [2]
  • State of Eritrea
  • Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia [2]
  • Republica of Islands Fiji [2]
  • Gabonese Republic [2]
  • Republic of Gambia [2]
  • Republic of Ghana
  • Republic of Guineea [2]
  • Republic of Guineea-Bissau [2]
  • Cooperative Republic of Guyana [2]
  • Republic of Haiti [2]
  • Republic of India [2]
  • Republic of Indonesia [1]
  • Islamic Republic of Iran [1]
  • Republic of Iraq
  • Jamaica [2]
  • Hashemite Republic of Jordan
  • Republic of Kenya [2]
  • State of Kuweit [2]
  • People’s Democratic Republic of Laos [2]
  • Republic of Liban
  • Kingdom of Lesotho [2]
  • Republic of Liberia
  • State of Libya
  • Republic of Madagascar [2]
  • Republic of Malawi [2]
  • Republic of Maldive [2]
  • Republic of Mali
  • Islamic Republic of Mauritania
  • People’s Republic of Mongolia [2]
  • Kigdom of Maroc
  • Republic of Mozambique [2]
  • Republic of Namibia [2]
  • Republic of Nauru [2]
  • Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal [2]
  • Republic of Niger
  • Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • People’s Democratic Republic of Korea
  • Sultanat of Oman [2]
  • Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  • Independent State of Papua New Guinea [2]
  • Republic of Phillipine [2]
  • State of Qatar [2]
  • Republic of Rwanda [2]
  • Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe [2]
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia [2]
  • Republic of Senegal [2]
  • Republic of Sierra Leone
  • Federal Republic of Somalia
  • Republic of South Africa [2]
  • Socialist Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka [2]
  • Republic of Sudan
  • Republic of South Sudan
  • Republic of Suriname [2]
  • Kingdom of Swaziland [2]
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • United Republic of Tanzania [2]
  • Kingdom of Thailand [2]
  • Union of Comores [2]
  • Republic ofTogo [2]
  • Republic ofTunisia
  • Turkmenistan [1]
  • Republic of Uganda [2]
  • Socialist Republic of Vietnam [1]
  • Republic of Yemen
  • Republic of Zambia [2]

2. RESORTISANTS OF ENTITIES AND TERRITORIAL AUTHORITIES:

  • Palestinian National Authority

[1] Except for holders of diplomatic, service and special passports, as the case may be, who, at the time of the adoption of this law, traveled to the Republic of Moldova without a visa, based on the international treaties to which the Republic of Moldova is a party.

[2] Except for holders of residence permits or valid visas (excluding transit visas), issued by one of the Member States of the European Union or one of the States Parties to the Schengen Agreement, which may travel to the Republic of Moldova during their validity.

List of foreigners exempted from having a visa at the entrance, exit and transit of the territory of the Republic of Moldova

1. RESORTISANTS OF THE STATES:

  • Republic of Albania
  • United States of America
  • Principality of Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Republic of Argentina
  • Republic of Armenia
  • Union of Australia
  • Republic of Austria
  • Republic of Azerbaidjan
  • Commonwealth of the Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Republic of Belarus
  • Kingdom of Belgium
  • Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Federal Republic of Brasil
  • Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace
  • Republic of Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Republic of Chile
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Republic of Columbia
  • Republic of Korea
  • Republic of Costa Rica
  • Republic of Cuba
  • Republic of Croatia
  • Kingdom of Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Republic of Ecuador
  • Republic of Greece
  • Swiss Confederation
  • Republic of Estonia
  • Republic of Finland
  • French Republic
  • Georgia
  • Federal Republic of Germany
  • Grenada
  • Republic of Guatemala
  • Republic of Honduras
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Island
  • State of Israel
  • Italian Republic
  • Japan
  • Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Republic of Kyrgyzstan
  • Republic of Kiribati
  • Republic of Letonia
  • Principality of Liechtenstein
  • Republic of Lithuania
  • Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
  • Republic of Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Republic of Malta
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Republic of Marshall Islands
  • Republic of Mauritius
  • United Mexican States
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Principality of Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Republic of Nicaragua
  • Kingdom of Norway
  • Republic of Palau
  • Republic of Panama
  • Republic of Paraguay
  • Republic of Peru
  • Republic of Poland
  • Republic of Portuguese
  • Romania
  • Russian Fderation
  • Republic of El Salvador
  • Independent State of Samoa
  • Republic of San Marino
  • Republic of Serbia
  • Republic of Seychelles
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Federation of Kitts şi Nevis
  • Holy chair
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadine
  • Republic of Singapore
  • Republic of Slovacia
  • Republic of Slovenia
  • Solomon islands
  • Kingdom Spain
  • Kingdom of Sweden
  • Republic of Tadjikistan
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
  • Kingdom of Tongo
  • Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Republica of Turkey
  • Tuvalu
  • Ukrain
  • Hungary
  • Orient Republic of Uruguay
  • Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
  • Republic of Vanuatu
  • New Zeeland

2. RESORTISANTS OF THE SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGIONS OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA:

  • RAS Hong Kong. The exemption from the visa requirement applies only to holders of a passport of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region;
  • RAS Macao. The exemption from the visa requirement applies only to holders of a passport of the Macao Special Administrative Region.

List of foreigners who are required to hold an airport transit visa when passing through the international transit area of an airport located in the territory of the Republic of Moldova

1. RESORTISANTS OF THE STATES:

  • Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
  • People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
  • Republic of Angola
  • People’s Republic of Bangladesh
  • Burkina Faso
  • Birmania/Republic of the Union of Myanmar
  • Kingdom of Cambodgia
  • Republic of Cameroon
  • Republic of Capo Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Republic of Ciad
  • Republic of Congo
  • Republic of Cote d’Ivore
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Republic of Djibouti
  • Arabic Republic of Egypt
  • Republic of Equatorial Guinea
  • State of Eritrea
  • Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • Gabonese Republic
  • Republic of Gambia
  • Republic of Ghana
  • Republic of Guinea
  • Republic of Guinea-Bissau
  • Cooperative Republic of Guyana
  • Republic of India
  • Islamic Republic of Iran*
  • Republic of Irak
  • Republic of Kenya
  • Republic of Liban
  • Kingdom of Lesotho
  • Republic of Liberia
  • Libya
  • Republic of Malawi
  • Republic of Mali
  • Kingdom of Maroc
  • Republic of Mozambique
  • Republic of Namibia
  • Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
  • Republic of Niger
  • Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Sultanate of Oman
  • Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  • Republic of Rwanda
  • Republic of Senegal
  • Republic of Sierra Leone
  • Federal Republic of Somalia
  • Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
  • Republic of Sudan
  • Republic of South Sudan
  • Kingdom of Swaziland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Republic of Uganda
  • Republic of Yemen
  • Republic of Zambia
  • Republic of Zimbabwe

2. RESORTISANTS OF ENTITIES AND TERRITORIAL AUTHORITIES:

  • Palestinian National Authority

* Except for holders of diplomatic, service and special passports, as the case may be, who, at the time of the adoption of this law, were traveling to the Republic of Moldova without a visa, based on the international treaties to which the Republic of Moldova is a party.

Exceptions from the official invitation procedure of the following categories of foreigners:

a) the minor whose parent, a foreign national, is in possession of a residence permit in the Republic of Moldova or an identity card for stateless persons, provided that it is valid at least 90 days from the date of the entry visa;
b) foreigners applying for a transit visa and an airport transit visa, provided that the provisions of Article 6 paragraph (1) letter are respected. d);
c) citizens of the states with which the Republic of Moldova has concluded international treaties in this regard or stateless persons residing in these states;
d) the minor whose parent is a foreign national married to a citizen of the Republic of Moldova;
e) foreigners holding a valid residence permit or visa (except for the transit visa), issued by one of the Member States of the European Union or of the States Parties to the Schengen Agreement;
f) stateless persons who prove the birth on the territory of the Republic of Moldova or of the R.S.S.M.
g) foreigners invited by the Government or the central public administration authorities;
h) foreign holders of diplomatic passports and service passports;
i) the spouse, children and parents of the foreign beneficiary of international protection.