Crossing the state border of the Republic of Moldova is allowed through BCPs provided in international treaties concluded between the RM and neighbouring countries.
Any state is entitled to ask persons crossing the state border to present the required valid documents for crossing the border according to national legislation and international agreements. The list of documents required differs among countries, but as a rule all states require a travel passport and possession of a valid visa (if there are no other agreements on free visa regime). It is recommended to apply for a visa in the appropriate embassies or consular offices.
Minors are entitled to exit from and enter in the Republic of Moldova only accompanied by one of the legal representatives or an attendant appointed by declaration of the legal representative whose signature shall be certified by a notary. The declaration shall include the purpose of travel, duration of travel and the destination country. If the minor is going to reside abroad, consent in the form of declaration signed by both parents, certified by a notary is required. In case of other legal representatives – their consent in the form of decision of the tutelary authority is required.
Individuals who concluded marriage until the age of 18 may exit/enter from/in the Republic of Moldova without declaration of their legal representatives.
The visa for the Republic of Moldova is issued at consular offices and embassies of the Republic of Moldova.
To apply online for a visa please see http://evisa.gov.md/.
Republic of Moldova has visa-free regime with CIS countries (except Turkmenistan), North Korea, Cuba, Vietnam, San Marino (only for tourism purposes).
If the document has been damaged in Moldova, RM citizens may go to the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications or its regional offices to get a new document. If the documents have been damaged abroad, it is required to go to the consular offices or embassies of the Republic of Moldova in the respective country; otherwise the person may go the national police authority.
Foreign citizens and stateless persons arriving in Moldova are recorded when crossing the state border and their identification data is introduced in the Population State Register.
Permission for legal stay of foreign citizens and stateless persons on the territory of the Republic of Moldova for 90 days within a six-month period must be marked by Border Police officers in national identification documents as proof of crossing the state border.
Foreign citizens and stateless persons who are temporarily staying in the RM are authorized to stay on the territory of the country up to 90 days within a six-month period beginning with first day of entry in the country or another period specified in the visa issued by relevant bodies of the Republic of Moldova without exceeding the duration of stay, except of foreigners holders of ID card for stateless persons or persons without permanent legal address.
Foreign citizens and stateless persons entering the Republic of Moldova through the Moldova-Ukraine border sector which is not under control of Moldovan authorities, are obliged to inform within 72 hours on their arrival at any population evidence and documentation unit (division) of the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications. It is necessary to present the national identification document allowing entry in Moldova.
The obligation to purchase vignettes refers to the natural and legal persons who have the right of ownership or the right of use, confirmed by appropriate documents, of vehicles with tariff classification number 8703 and trailers attached to them, with tariff classification number 8716, not registered in Moldova, but in other states, who are entering or transiting Moldova.
The legal framework does not expressly set mandatory presence of the means of transport at the issuance or extension of the vignette (the official interpretation can be provided by the issuing authority - Parliament), but the logical interpretation of law allows us to conclude that during the issuance of the vignette at the entry into the country, the vehicle has been shown for verification.
In the case of vignette extension, the customs officer can request the presence of the vehicle to make sure the vehicle is in the country and the information in the document and the vehicle body is the same. If the vehicle had a reported accident during its stay in the country, the vignette continues to be mandatory, thus it has to be prolonged even if the vehicle is not driven (the stay in the country automatically implies the need for the presence of a valid vignette).
Medicines are included in the list of personal belongings and are allowed to be brought in/taken out of Moldova only for personal medical use. The need to take medicines, as well as their quantity, must be confirmed by official documents issued by the health care institutions for the duration of the treatment and the duration of stay in the country / abroad.
According to art.5, paragraph. (1) b) of the Law no.1569-XV dated 20.12.2002 "On the introduction and removal of goods from the territory of Moldova by individuals", individuals have the right to bring into the territory of the Republic of Moldova, without payment of import duties, goods other than personal ones whose value does not exceed EUR 300 and which are not intended for commercial production. If the customs value of the goods exceeds the above-mentioned taxable amount, import duties will be levied based on the customs value of goods (the indicated taxable amount does not reduce the taxable value of the goods).
It should be mentioned that currently there is no complete list of food items that can be introduced as well as their quantity, but it is assessed on a case by case basis by the customs officer, depending on the circumstances related to the traveler crossing the border. The following criteria are taken into consideration for the establishment of the purpose of goods: a) the category of goods; b) the quantity of goods and c) the circumstances related to the travel. All the goods that have crossed the customs border are subject to mandatory declaration, along with completing the standard form DV-6.
Foreigners who have committed one or more of the following actions:
Can be expelled from the territory of the Republic of Moldova.
Right of temporary residence may be granted to foreigners who arrived in Moldova: