Embassy of the Republic of Moldova
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II.Required Documents

- Passport (Adults)

- Passport for minors

III.Consular fees

IV.Processing times

V.Passport pick-up/shipment

VI.Specifications of vital records certificates which should be submitted on passport renewal applications

VII.Emergency travels to Moldova

VIII.Consular Support


Passport renewal applications are submitted only in person, as a photo, digital finger prints will be taken. Please note that you are required to schedule an appointment, which can be done through:
Embassy of Moldova points out that appointments can neither be booked by telephone nor by email.

Once you have made an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email with your reference number, and the date and time of your appointment. We ask for your understanding that appointment bookings will not be confirmed by telephone or separate email. We recommend you read the information carefully in order to be fully prepared for your appointment.
Requests sent by mail for passport renewal are not accepted and will be denied.

Required Documents

Passport (Adults):

Passport for minors:

Consular fees

Consular fees. All consular services are to be paid through a Money Order payable for/to (Embassy of Moldova). No cash or personal are accepted.

Processing times

Due the fact that the passport application is processed by the national authorities, only after receiving it in Chisinau, the passports are received by the Embassy within a maximum of 2.5 or 4 months (depending on the consular fee paid, - the passport is issued in 5 business days or 30 days * - term assigned for the authority in Moldova issuing the travel document).

Passport pick-up/shipment

Passports and National IDs are personally picked-up at the Embassy. However, docs may be shipped with a prepaid USPS envelope - priority mail (with tracking number) if the applicant brings it on the date of application . In this case, the applicant will send back to Embassy the receipt(s) for passport shipment.

Specifications of vital records certificates which should be submitted on passport renewal applications

NOTICE: Only vital records certificates and court decisions issued by the Moldovan authorities will be accepted. All civil status acts issued by foreign authorities after August 17, 2001 have to be transcribed into the registers of civil status records of the Republic of Moldova. Acts issued prior to August 17, 2001 have to be presented along with their notary translation into Romanian and legalized with the Apostille stamp, translated into Romanian (translations made abroad should be apostilled as well).

Emergency travels to Moldova

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad, and need to travel back home to the Republic of Moldova and can’t get a passport in time. More details can be found at: http://www.sua.mfa.md/travel-document-en/

Consular Support

For situations which weren't found in the above-mentioned cases, we recommend you contact the Consular Section at: consulat.washington@mfa.md, in order to obtain clarifications or necessary assistance.