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Visas

List of countries whose citizens require an invitation in order to apply for a visa for entry on the territory of the Republic of Moldova

  1. Republic of South Africa
  2. Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
  3. People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
  4. Republic of Angola
  5. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  6. Kingdom of Bahrain
  7. People's Republic of Bangladesh
  8. Belize
  9. Republic of Benin
  10. Kingdom of Bhutan
  11. Republic of Botswana
  12. Burkina Faso
  13. Burma / Myanmar
  14. Republic of Burundi
  15. Kingdom of Cambodia
  16. Republic of Cameroon
  17. Republic of Cape Verde
  18. Central African Republic
  19. Republic of Chad
  20. People`s Republic of China
  21. Republic of Colombia
  22. Union of the Comoros
  23. Republic of the Congo
  24. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  25. Republic of CĂ´te d'Ivoire
  26. Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)
  27. Republic of Cuba
  28. Republic of Djibouti
  29. Commonwealth of Dominica
  30. Dominican Republic
  31. Arab Republic of Egypt
  32. United Arab Emirates
  33. State of Eritrea
  34. Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  35. Republic of Fiji
  36. Republic of the Philippines
  1. The Gabonese Republic
  2. Republic of The Gambia
  3. Republic of Ghana
  4. Grenada
  5. Republic of Guinea
  6. Republic of Guinea-Bissau
  7. Republic of Equatorial Guinea
  8. Co-operative Republic of Guyana
  9. Republic of Haiti
  10. Republic of India
  11. Republic of Indonesia
  12. Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  13. Republic of the Marshall Islands
  14. Solomon Islands
  15. Islamic Republic of Iran
  16. Republic of Iraq
  17. Jamaica
  18. Republic of Kenya
  19. Republic of Kiribati
  20. State of Kuwait
  21. Lao People`s Democratic Republic
  22. Kingdom of Lesotho
  23. Lebanese Republic
  24. Republic of Liberia
  25. Libya
  26. Republic of Madagascar
  27. Republic of Malawi
  28. Republic of Maldives
  29. Republic of Mali
  30. Islamic Republic of Mauritania
  31. Federated States of Micronesia
  32. Mongolia
  33. Kingdom of Morocco
  34. Republic of Mozambique
  35. Republic of Namibia
  36. Republic of Nauru
  1. Nepal
  2. Republic of Niger
  3. Federal Republic of Nigeria
  4. Sultanate of Oman
  5. Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  6. Republic of Palau
  7. Independent State of Papua New Guinea
  8. State of Qatar
  9. Republic of Rwanda
  10. Independent State of Samoa
  11. Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe
  12. Republic of Senegal
  13. Saint Lucia
  14. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  15. Republic of Sierra Leone
  16. Federal Republic of Somalia
  17. Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
  18. Republic of the Sudan
  19. Republic of Suriname
  20. Kingdom of Swaziland
  21. Syrian Arab Republic
  22. United Republic of Tanzania
  23. Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
  24. Kingdom of Thailand
  25. Togolese Republic
  26. Kingdom of Tonga
  27. Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
  28. Republic of Tunisia
  29. Turkmenistan
  30. Tuvalu
  31. Republic of Uganda
  32. Republic of Vanuatu
  33. Socialist Republic of Vietnam
  34. Republic of Yemen
  35. Republic of Zambia
  36. Republic of Zimbabwe

Citizens of countries not listed above do not need an invitation for obtaining a visa for Moldova.

Under the provisions of Article 30 of the Law no. 200 of 16.07.2010 on foreigners’ status in the Republic of Moldova, which entered into force on 24.12.2010, the following categories of foreigners are exempted from the need to present an invitation letter for obtaining a visa:

  1. the minor child whose parent, foreign citizen, is in possession of a residence permit in the Republic of Moldova or identity card for stateless persons, under the condition that it is valid for at least 90 days from the date of entry visa;
  2. foreigners who require a visa for transit and airport transit visa, under the condition to provide guarantees that they will be allowed entry into the destination state or that they will leave the territory of the Republic of Moldova;
  3. citizens of the countries with which the Republic of Moldova has signed international treaties to that effect or stateless persons residing in these states;
  4. the minor child whose parent is a foreign national married to a citizen of the Republic of Moldova;
  5. foreigners who hold a residence permit or a valid visa (except Transit Visa), issued by one EU Member State or States Parties to the Schengen Agreement;
  6. persons that prove they were born on the territory of the Republic of Moldova or M.S.S.R
  7. foreigners invited by the Government or central government authorities in the framework of investment projects of an interest to the national economy;
  8. foreigners holders of diplomatic and service passports.