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Smart Traveler Enrollment Program

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

The Department of State recommends that American Citizens enroll with the Embassy before they start foreign travel in order to facilitate communication and assistance in case of an emergency. U.S. citizens may sign up at: Please send an email to the Consular Section if your travel plans change, you move, or you depart Moldova earlier than expected at

Moldovan Visa, Residence, Work Permit Requirements

U.S. citizens do not need a visa to enter Moldova. They are able to stay in Moldova for up to 90 days within a six-month period without registration. Residence and work permits are required for stays over 90 days. Immigration, residence and work permits are issued for up to five years.

Welfare and/or Whereabouts

If someone in the United States contacts the Embassy and inquires about your welfare and/or whereabouts we will not give out any information until we have contacted you and received your consent to do so.

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  • Smart Traveler Enrollment Program

    The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country.