Moldova allows foreigners from certain countries to visit Moldova for tourism or business purposes without a Moldova visa, often based on bilateral agreements. However, foreigners from other countries need to obtain a visa from the embassy of their country of residence or online eVisa.
There are the following types of visas issued by the Republic of Moldova:
The Moldova eVisa is a PDF-format entry permit for Moldova. The Moldova eVisa provides the same right to enter Moldova as a normal passport visa sticker. Only the short-stay type C visa can be obtained online. To obtain a Type A, B, D visa, you must apply through a Moldovan embassy or consulate.
A tourist visa to Moldova is intended for third-country nationals who intend to travel to the Republic of Moldova for tourism purposes.
You need to apply online for a tourist visa to Moldova, then pay the Moldova visa fee.
Wait for your visa to be processed. All tourist visa applications are processed by the General Directorate of Consular Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Moldova.
When your visa application is approved, you will receive a visa in PDF format to your email address which you will need to print. You must show the printed eVisa to immigration officers at the point of entry to Moldova.
A Moldova study visa may be issued to third-country nationals entering Moldova for pre-university, university or postgraduate studies, as the case may be, or for academic degrees at public or private educational institutions accredited under the law.
The necessary documents for a visa to Moldova may vary depending on the type of visa individuals wish to apply for. Therefore, it is recommended to check and verify the necessary documents before applying for the appropriate type of visa.
Nevertheless, some documents must be presented regardless of the type of visa:
The fee for a visa to Moldova through the embassy/consulate is 40 EUR. The fee may vary depending on your nationality or the country where you have applied.
The fee for an electronic visa for Moldova is €20-60. The fee may vary depending on your nationality or the country where you have applied. When your eVisa application is complete, you will be able to pay by credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, etc.).
Persons holding a Schengen visa do not need to apply for a visa for Moldova. In addition, countries with visa-free access to Moldova can travel with their passport or integrated national identity cards. Nationals of countries requiring a visa for Moldova have to submit an application and the necessary documents.
An invitation for a visa to Moldova is an official document issued by the competent authority responsible for foreigners at the request of natural persons permanently or temporarily residing in the Republic of Moldova or a legal entity under the conditions provided for in this law and is one of the conditions for obtaining a visa to the Republic of Moldova by certain categories of foreigners.
The right to invite foreigners is granted to individuals permanently or temporarily residing in the Republic of Moldova, who have turned 18 years old and have full legal capacity, with the exception of foreigners arriving for studies or medical treatment, as well as to legal entities registered in the Republic of Moldova as provided by law.