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Information for Visitors to Moldova

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 still required for stays over 90 days, which may prove problematic for some long-term American visitors. The travel regime also facilitates travel through the Transnistrian segment of the Moldovan-Ukrainian border. All foreigners should register with the Central Registration Section on 49, Kogalniceanu Street in Chisinau.

The Section is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (12:00 - 1:00 p.m. lunch time) and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Therefore, the foreigners' registration should be done within three working days after their arrival in Moldova, taking into consideration that Saturdays and Mondays are working days. In case the travelers aren't in Chisinau they can register with the nearest Passport Office.

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 take a detailed message and contact you ourselves, either in writing or by telephone. 

We will not give out information about you until we have contacted you and received your consent to do so.


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    If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien, the rules for filing income, estate, and gift tax returns and paying estimated tax are generally the same whether you are in the United States or abroad. Your worldwide income is subject to U.S. income tax, regardless of where you reside.