Overview of Moldova Visa and Foreign Exchange Policy
IMMIGRATION AND VISAS
All travelers are expected to have a passport, except as follows:
1. Travelers with a ‘Laissez-Passer’ given by the United Nations.
2.Travelers with a travel certificate known as ‘Titre de Voyage’ given to individuals without nationality or nationality.
3. Travelers with ‘Kinderausweis,’ a German identity guide for youngsters. German children under the age of 10 can travel to the Republic of Moldova on condition that they are accompanied by their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) even if their ‘Kinderausweis’ does not contain a picture of the baby.
Passports and alternative documents, or either of them, must be valid for at least six months after the period of the intended visit.
a. People living in Moldova may enter travel documents that are valid upon arrival.
b. Citizens of Moldova can enter the country with passports that must be valid upon arrival.
Travelers aged 15 years old or younger may enter with any identity document bearing a photo of the traveler.
Until arrival: Travelers are kindly requested to contact the nearest representative of Moldova.
All travelers must hold a visa except the following:
1. Citizens of the Republic of Moldova.
2. Travelers staying for no more than 90 days given they are:
2.1. People with official and diplomatic passports of the Republic of Montenegro and the Republic of Serbia.
2.2. Citizens of the People’s Republic of China, Brazil, Albania, Croatia, Iran, Israel, Vietnam, Turkmenistan, and Turkey with service and diplomatic passports.
2.3. Travellers with British passports.
2.4. Citizens of Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Slovenia, Hungary, Chez Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Estonia, Canada, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Greece, Japan, Azerbaijan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Kazakhstan, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Norway, San Marino, Slovak Republic, Cyprus, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Spain, United States of America, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
3. Travelers given by the United Nations with a ‘Laissez-Passer’
4.Global nationals with a residency permit or re-entry permit issued by Moldova.
TWOV (Transit Without Visa)
1. It is not necessary for travelers to continue their trip on the first connecting plane within 4 hours or to continue to a third country with the same plane to have a visa. Travelers must have all documents required for their next trip and confirmed onward tickets. They are not allowed to leave the airport.
2. TWOV does not apply to travelers without nationality or citizenship and refugees.
1. Travelers must have all the paperwork needed for their next journey, enough money to cover the costs of their stay and onward or return tickets:
1.1. Travelers given by the United Nations with a ‘Laissez-Passer’.
1.2. Heads of state and governments, parliamentary or governmental delegations, and technical staff of such delegations and accompanying family members.
2. It is necessary for all travelers to register their passports within three working days after arrival at the offices of Population Registration of the Department of Information Technology.
2.1. Exception: people with diplomatic privileges.
CUSTOMS AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE
There is no restriction on import of:
– 200 cigarettes.
– Two-liter of wine and other personal products.
These amounts are free of charge for individuals over 18 years of age.
There is no restriction on the export of the same quantities as imported.
Birds, cats, and dogs require the following:
-A veterinary certificate of good health issued by their home nation.
-Cat and dogs also require a rabies vaccination certificate.
– A certificate mentioned that the animal has no national value.
Baggage Clearance regulations
A traveler’s luggage should be cleared at the first airport of entry in the Republic of Moldova.
Travelers continuing their trip with the same plane to a destination outside of the Republic of Moldova are exempted.
When leaving the airport, all travelers are not allowed to pay any airport fee.
Currency Import regulations
People living in Moldova and travelers are permitted to import local currency (Moldova Leu-MDL) up to a limit of MLD 2,500. There is no assigned limit for the importation of foreign currency. Travelers are expected to confirm the amount imported upon their entry in the Customs Declaration.
Currency Export regulations
Moldovan residents and passengers are allowed to export local currency (Moldova Leu-MDL) up to a maximum of MLD 2,500. A sum of USD 5,000 is the limit for export of foreign currency or its equivalent for residents and up to the amount acknowledged on arrival for travelers. Written permission from the National Bank of Moldova or other authorized bank is required for higher sums up to a maximum of USD 50,000 or its equivalent. Only bank transfer transfers can export excess amounts under this cap.