Moldova Short-stay visa

Kanan Isazade30 May 20211024 views9 min. read
Moldova Short-stay visa

“I think Moldova is one of the best-kept secrets on earth, and I am not the only one who thinks like that.” – Kevin Stillmock. Moldova is indeed a little bit unknown for the mass majority. The number of visitors is not so much (roughly 190000 tourists per year). But, it is excellent that people have become more interested in Moldova in recent years and it has increased the tourist numbers. We consider that there are some of our readers who want to visit Moldova. That is why we decided to talk about the Moldova visa policy and the Moldova visa application process. In this blog, you will find answers to these questions: how to get Moldova visa, what are Moldova visa free countries, what are Moldova visa requirements, how to apply for Moldova visa, and more.

Moldova Visa Policy

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Of course, people who want to travel to Moldova should apply for Moldova visa (there are some exceptions). And that applicants should understand Moldova visa policy and rules. There are four types of visa for Moldova:

  • The Airport Transit Visa (type A)
  • The Transit Visa (type B)
  • The Short-stay Visa (type C)
  • The Long-stay Visa (type D)

There are some Moldova visa free countries, which can travel to Moldova without taking part in any Moldova visa application process. On the other hand, citizens of some countries must obtain a visa from the embassy of their residence country or E-visa.

The Short-stay Visa (type C)

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The type C visa is for people who want to stay in Moldova for a limited time (up to 90 days). How much does a short-stay visa cost? The fee for a type C visa is 40 EURO. The applicant can get a type C visa for these reasons:

  • Official mission
  • Tourism
  • Business
  • Private visit
  • Transportation
  • Participation in sports activities
  • Cultural, scientific or academic event

In the following parts, you will get thorough information about all of them.

So, take your coffee or tea and enjoy.

Moldova Official Visa

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Moldova official visa is for tourists and their family members traveling to Moldova for purposes related to their political, administrative, or public positions in the governments and public administrations of the country. How to get Moldova visa? One of the first things that you should do is collect the necessary documents. Those documents are:

  • Application Form. Should be completed and signed (in two places) by the applicant. Parents should sign for people under 18.
  • Passport. Valid for at least three months beyond planned stay in Moldova, at least two free pages, and not older than ten years.
  • Copy of Passport. Copy of all pages that used, copy of the previous passport, copies of earlier obtained visas for Schengen countries (United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Australia, the United States, and Canada)
  • Photo. 34x45 in color, biometric, and with white background, without facial expression
  • National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa Copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • A verbal note or an official letter

The Moldova visa application process lasts for 5-25 days, and the visa for Moldova fee is 40 EURO.

Moldova Tourist Visa

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A tourist visa is for people who travel to Moldova for sightseeing places. To receive this visa, you should answer Moldova visa requirements and collect documents. Those documents are:

  • Application Form. Should be completed and signed (in two places) by the applicant. Parents must sign for people under 18.
  • Passport. Valid for at least three months beyond intended stay in Moldova, not older than ten years, at least two free pages
  • Copy of Passport. Copy of all pages that used, copy of the previous passport, copies of earlier obtained visas for Schengen countries (United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Australia, the United States, and Canada)
  • Photo. 34x45 in color, biometric, and with white background, without facial expression
  • National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa Copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Proof of accommodation. Details of reservation and accommodation
  • The touristic itinerary
  • Invitation declared by the Bureau for Migration and Asylum
  • Flight reservation. Reservation for return flight or supporting documents for other means of travel with the program (vehicle registration, driving license, car insurance/green card, bus ticket, and so on.)
  • Travel health insurance. A minimum coverage of EUR 30.000
  • Financial proof. At least 30 EUR per day, but not less than 300 EUR for a stay shorter than ten days.

The normal processing time for a tourist visa is 5-25 days, and the charge is 40 EURO.

Moldova Private Visit Visa

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Moldova Private Visit visa is for people who want to make a private visit to Moldovan citizen or foreigner who lives in Moldova. If you want to get this type of visa for Moldova, you must collect almost the same documents as in the tourist visa (the embassy can require some extra papers). 

  • Application Form
  • Passport
  • Copy of Passport
  • Photo
  • National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa Copy
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Invitation declared by the Bureau for Migration and Asylum
  • Flight reservation
  • Travel health insurance
  • Financial proof

The visa fee and processing time are also the same for both of them (40 EURO and 5-25 days). Furthermore, there can be several differences related to payment and processing time. 

Moldova Business Visa

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If you want to start a new job in Moldova, you must apply for Moldova visa for business (Moldova business visa). A business visa is issued for these purposes:

  • Economic or commercial purposes
  • Arrangements or negotiations
  • Controlling the use and operation of goods acquired. Furthermore, selling goods under commercial and industrial co-operation agreements. 
  • Becoming a shareholder or stockholder of trading companies

Moldova visa requirements and documents are almost the same as other types. There is just one additional paper that you must get: An invitation letter. It can be received from a company, nongovernmental organization, public authority conferences, fairs, and congresses related to trade and industry. Common documents are:

  • Application Form
  • Passport
  • Copy of Passport
  • Photo
  • National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa Copy
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Invitation declared by the Bureau for Migration and Asylum
  • Flight reservation
  • Travel health insurance
  • Financial proof

The visa charge and processing time are also the same (40 EURO and 5-25 days). Fee and processing time can vary depending on the country.

Moldova Transport Visa

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Transport visa is for foreigners who want to realize their activities related to transport of goods or passengers for a short period. During the application process, you will provide some documents and details. Most of those documents are the same, but there are some extra ones.

  • Documents confirming the applicant’s job and the work to be carried out during the stay
  • Driving license, the Green Card, and the registration documents of the vehicle
  • Certified copy of the license transport company
  • Maybe some extra documents

Again the visa charge and processing time are also the same (40 EURO and 5-25 days). Fee and processing time can vary depending on the country.

Moldova Sports Visa

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Time by time, Moldova hosts various kinds of sports competitions, and athletes or sportsmen (sportswomen) should get a visa to participate in those tournaments. The name of that type of visa is Moldova sports visa, and it lets the applicant stay and participates in competitions in Moldova. All documents, details, payments that will be required during application are the same (still, there can be some differences related to the country).

Moldova Cultural, Scientific or Academic Events Visa

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The last type of short-term visa is for foreigners who want to join cultural, academic, and scientific events. All documents, details, and payments that will be required during application are the same (still, there can be some differences related to the country).

If you want to get more detailed information about all visa types, you can check the visa policy section on our website.

Moldova Visa-free Countries

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As we said before, there are some nationalities who can visit Moldova without applying for any visa. There are 100 countries on the list, and most of them are European countries. Some of them are:

Albania

Andorra

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil

Brunei Darussalam

Bulgaria

Canada

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Furthermore, tourists from some countries can apply for E-visa. There is the name of the 94 countries on that list. Citizens from Sudan, Zimbabwe, and Zambia can apply only in the traditional way.

How to get Moldova Visa?

The Embassy of the Republic of Moldova

Finally, it is time to answer the main question of our topic. Of course, first of all, you must decide what type of visa you want (if you are not from a visa-free country). Subsequently, you can begin to collect the essential documents for applying (check the website and call the organization that is responsible for Moldova visa application in your country to be sure). Where to apply for a Moldova visa? You can apply in visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country. If there are not any of them in your country, you should go to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

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