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Moldova Visa Types

A Moldovan visa allows foreigners to cross the borders of the Republic of Moldova and stay in the country for a certain period of time.

Depending on the length of stay, four types of visas for Moldova can be distinguished:
eVisa, Airport Transit Visa (Type A), Transit Visa (Type B), Short-term Stay Visa (Type C) and Long-Term Stay Visa (Type D).

Short-term stay visas are issued for the following purposes:
official visits, tourism, private visits, business, transportation, sports activities, cultural, scientific and humanitarian activities, short-term medical care and other activities not contrary to national law .

Long-term visas include the following types:
business activities, education, employment, family reunification, religious and humanitarian activities, diplomatic activities, services and medical care.

Let this article guide you about the different types of Moldova visas and their types!

e-Visa type

Moldova visa online is a multiple-entry visa valid for 90 days. The application process is a very convenient option as you just need to follow simple steps and there is no need to visit the embassy. If everything is approved, you will receive the visa via email in PDF format.

In addition, we can distinguish several types of electronic visas such as official visas, tourist visas, visit visas, business visas, transportation visas, sports visas or cultural, scientific and humanitarian activities.

Also, we can distinguish a few e-Visa types like visas for Official missions, Tourism, Visit, Business, Transport, Sports, or Cultural, scientific and humanitarian activities.

The airport transit visa (type A)

An airport transit visa allows entry and stay in the transit area of ​​Moldova International Airport until boarding the plane to the next destination.

To apply for an A visa, you must fill out the application form, pay the fee and attach the following documents:
passport valid for at least 3 months from the intended date of departure from the Republic of Moldova, entry visa for the onward destination (if required), recent facial photograph and airline ticket for onward travel .

Note that holders of residence permits or similar documents from Member States of the European Union and the United States of America do not need an airport transit visa.

The transit visa (type B)

The Type B transit visa allows foreign nationals to transit through Moldova to the destination country. The allowed stay in Moldova with this visa is 5 days.

Type B visa requirements include a valid passport, a photo of the applicant's face, a third-country visa (if Moldova does not have a visa waiver agreement with that country), and a valid ticket for the country next. If traveling by car, you need a driver's license, green card and registration documents.

The short-stay visa (type C)

Official mission (C/MI)

This visa is issued to people visiting Moldova as part of diplomatic and consular representation.

In addition to the mandatory documents needed for all visa types, such as

  • a valid passport and a recent facial photo, official business visas require an official document or letter.
  • An official note or letter must be sent to the diplomatic mission or consulate of the Republic of Moldova or to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova.
  • It must attest to the applicant's official status and the official purpose of the trip.

Tourism (C/T)

 Moldova tourist visa is designed for tourist purposes such as sightseeing and exploring Moldovan culture.

This Moldova visa requires:

  • an accommodation reservation
  • travel itinerary
  • onward ticket/green card and car registration documents
  • medical insurance effective on the territory of the Republic of Moldova
  • proof of sufficient means during the stay in Moldova
  • invitation issued by the Migration and Asylum Office or a valid residence permit or visa issued by a Member State of the European Union or Member States of the Schengen Agreement.

Visit (C/V)

Visit visas are issued to foreigners who want to visit Moldova to visit their friends or family members who are Moldovan citizens or holders of a Moldovan residence permit.

The requirements are the same as for a tourist visa.

Transport (C/TS)

Transport visas are intended for people coming to Moldova to perform their professional functions in the transport of goods or passengers.

To get a transport visa, you must have a notarized copy of the transport company's license.

Sports activities (C/S)

Sports activities visas are issued to citizens of third countries who want to travel to the Republic of Moldova to participate in sports competitions.

This type of visa requires an official list of the foreign delegation with the position of each member.

Cultural, scientific and humanitarian activities, medical treatment for a short period, and other activities which don’t contradict national law (C/AD)

This visa is used for cultural, scientific, humanitarian and other activities that are not illegal. It can also be used for medical tourism.

For this type of visa, you need a standard set of documents as required by a tourist visa.

Business (C/A)

Business visas allow people to come to Moldova for business reasons:
negotiate, contract, control the use and operation of goods purchased or sold to those who are or want to become shareholders or shareholders.

An additional document for a business visa is an invitation from a company, NGO or public authority to participate in meetings, fairs, congresses or conferences related to trade and industry.

The long-stay visa (type D)

Entrepreneurial activity (D/AI)

People who invest in the Moldova national economy can receive a business visa. They must be shareholders or want to become shareholders, with management or administrative rights in Moldovan legal entities.

Applicants must have a criminal record, translated into English or Romanian.

Employment (D/AM)

Work visas are for people who intend to work for an employer in the Republic of Moldova.

It is issued to seasonal workers, registered employers, registered employees and sports athletes who intend to work in sports clubs or teams in the Republic of Moldova according to the contract. individual labor contract.

Family reunification (D/VF)

This visa serves for the reunification of the family. It applies to such family members as an underage child, spouse, parents, and individuals under tutorship or guardianship.

It also includes a partner with whom an applicant has a common underage child, in the instance of the citizens of the Republic of Moldova.  

Persons willing to apply must have acceptance from a competent authority and proof of family ties.

Religious and humanitarian activities (D/RU)

Visas are issued to carry out humanitarian activities on the territory of the Republic of Moldova.

It is necessary to have a letter from the inviting agency or organization.

Diplomatic and service activities (D/DS)

This is a long-term visa to Moldova for holders of diplomatic or official passports, as well as those with travel documents equivalent to diplomatic or official passports.

The candidate must perform an official function as an employee of a foreign diplomatic mission or consulate recognized in Moldova. This visa allows the applicant's family members to join them on the trip.

The visa is valid for the duration of the assignment or according to bilateral agreements.

Medical treatment (D/TR)

A medical treatment visa allows its holder to benefit from long-term medical treatment, rehabilitation or therapy at an accredited public or private medical facility.

A letter of acceptance from the receiving medical facility with detailed information on diagnosis and treatment is required.

If the applicant is unable to care for themselves, they may be accompanied by an assistant if mentioned in the acceptance letter.

Study (D/AS)

The student visa is for foreigners who want to earn a university degree from an accredited public or private educational institution.

Applicants can register for pre-university, undergraduate or graduate studies. Confirmation from the educational institution is required.

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