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Suspension of non-biometric passports issuance

Dear citizens,
Please note that starting with 2012 (the exact date will be announced later), the Consular Section of the Embassy will be issuing exclusively biometric passports, which can be requested only in person at the Embassy in Washington DC. In this regard, applications for non-biometric passports (that do not involve the changing of the last name after a marriage in the USA/Canada*) will be accepted until November 21, 2011, in order to manage their processing.

Applications received after this date will be returned to applicants.

* - For changing the last name after a marriage, please submit the request for the transcription of the marriage certificate issued in the USA/Canada (the processing time is 3 months, for details e-mail nicolae.popa@mfa.md). After receiving the marriage certificate issued by the Moldovan authorities, the application for a biometric passport has to be submitted personally at the Embassy.