Border Police officers exercise duties solely on the basis and in compliance with the Constitution, the law of the Republic of Moldova, and fundamental human rights. They must show solicitude and respect towards every person, especially towards vulnerable groups.
Border Police has the right to check persons’ and vehicles’ documents required for crossing the state border, and make formal notes.
Invalidated or stolen documents presented at border check are taken in accordance with the legislation.
Border Police officers must ensure rapid and correct verification of travel documents.
- Conditions for Republic of Moldova citizens travelling abroad
- Conditions for foreign citizens travelling to the Republic of Moldova
Conditions for Republic of Moldova citizens travelling abroad
If you plan to travel abroad you must hold valid documents that allow crossing the border. The validity and status of travel documents can be checked on the website of S.E. "Registru" (www.registru.md) at "Check personal data".
If you plan to travel with children, make sure their personal information and photograph are recorded in your passport and meet the criteria for identifying the owner. This clause does not apply to children under the age of 16. However, we must deliver on that from 01.01.2011 children data is not included in their parents' passports. The passports issued up to 01.01.2011 containing children data and photograph will be valid until the passport’s expiry date. Children up to 18 years in possession of personal passports, in accordance with the Law No. 135 as of 01.07.2010 on documentation on the basis of the biometric passport, may travel accompanied by a legal representative without permission of the other legal representative.
In countries for which a visa is not required, Moldovan citizens have the legal right to reside in every state for a period of 30-90 days within 6 months. During this period you can make several trips that together do not exceed the number of days allowed. The duration of stay in that country shall be calculated from the date of first entry.
Before traveling abroad, you should contact the diplomatic representatives of the country of destination and of transit countries of the Republic of Moldova, to obtain full information regarding its legislation.
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Conditions for foreign citizens travelling to the Republic of Moldova
Conditions of entry of foreigners on the territory of the Republic of Moldova (in accordance with provisions of the Law No. 200 as of 16.07.2010 on aliens’ regime)
Entry on the territory of the Republic of Moldova is authorized to foreigners who meet the following conditions:
a) they are in possession of a valid document authorising them to cross the border, recognized and accepted by the Republic of Moldova if international treaties to which the Republic of Moldova is a party do not provide otherwise;
b) they are in possession of a valid visa issued pursuant to conditions of the present law or, if appropriate, a valid residence permit if international treaties to which the Republic of Moldova is a party do not provide otherwise;
c) they justify the purpose and conditions of the intended stay, and they have sufficient means of subsistence, both for the duration of the intended stay and for the return to their country of origin or transit to another country into which they are certain to be admitted;
d) they provide guarantees that will be admitted into the country of destination or will leave the territory of the Republic of Moldova in case of aliens in transit;
e) they are not persons for whom an alert has been issued for the purposes of refusing entry in the Republic of Moldova under Article 9 or were declared undesirable under Article 55;
f) they are not considered to be a threat to public policy, internal security, public health.
Specific conditions of entry in the Republic of Moldova (in accordance with provisions of the Law No. 215 as of 04.11.2011 on the state border of the Republic of Moldova)
In exceptional cases, at BP officer’s request to justify the purpose of entry in the Republic of Moldova, foreigners may present one of the following documents:
a) for business trips:
- an invitation from a firm, organization or an authority;
- documents which show an economic interest (e.g.: power of attorney, employment contract,
tickets or invitations to participate to exhibitions);
b) for journeys undertaken for the purposes of study or other types of training:
- certificate of enrolment at a teaching institute for the purposes of study or other types of training;
- student cards or certificates for the courses attended;
c) for journeys undertaken for the purposes of tourism or for private reasons:
- travel voucher;
- a supporting document from the establishment providing lodging or an invitation from the host if staying with one providing accommodation address;
- confirmation of the booking of an organised trip or any other appropriate document indicating the envisaged travel plans;
- a return or round-trip ticket.
d) for journeys undertaken for political, scientific, cultural, sports or religious events or other reasons: invitations, entry tickets, enrolments or programmes stating wherever possible the name of the host organisation and the length of stay or any other appropriate document indicating the purpose of the visit.
e) for trips in order to embark, disembark and return of the crew member – seafarer’s identity document.
Minimum amount of the means of subsistence for aliens in the Republic of Moldova (in accordance with provisions of the Annex to Government Decision No. 332 as of 5 May 2011)
Minimum amount of the means of subsistence required when applying for the visa of entry in the Republic of Moldova is 30 EUR/day for the entire period requested but not less than 300 EUR or the equivalent in other foreign currency in case of stays shorter than 10 days.
Entry of foreigners in the Republic of Moldova is possible through any border crossing point open to international traffic.
Crossing of the Republic of Moldova state border by foreigners is also possible by other places, as provided by international treaties to which the Republic of Moldova is a party.
Foreigners lawfully residing in the Republic of Moldova and who temporarily leave its territory have the right to re-enter the country without entry-exit visa, for the entire period of validity of the residence permit.
Foreigners staying in the Republic of Moldova are obliged to respect the purpose for which they were granted entry and, if applicable, the right of residence in the country, and to leave the Republic of Moldova within the residence granted.
During their stay in the Republic of Moldova, foreigners are obliged to notify within 15 days the competent authority on changing the document for crossing the state border.
In case of theft or loss of the document required for crossing the state border, of the residence permit, identity card for stateless persons or of the travel document, foreigners must notify the regional police authority within 15 days.
Note: Foreigners who hold passports (Laissez-passer) issued by the United Nations Organization and international organizations of the European Union have the right to cross the state border of the Republic of Moldova without visa for a period of 90 days.