FAQ on rules for crossing the state border
1. Where crossing of the state border is allowed?
Crossing the state border of the Republic of Moldova is allowed through BCPs provided in international treaties concluded between the RM and neighbouring countries.
2. Which are the BCPs where RM citizens may cross the border and which are the BCPs where foreign citizens may cross the border?
On Moldova-Romania border sector both RM citizens and Romania citizens may cross state border through every BCP located on this sector.
On Moldova-Ukraine border sector, both RM and Ukraine citizens may cross the state border through every BCP according to the “Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Moldova and the Government of Ukraine on border crossing points at the Moldova-Ukraine state border and simplified border crossing procedures for citizens residing in border districts” as of 11.03.1997
Foreign citizens may cross state border only through international BCPs.
3. Which are the documents required for crossing the state border?
Any state is entitled to ask persons crossing the state border to present the required valid documents for crossing the border according to national legislation and international agreements. The list of documents required differs among countries, but as a rule all states require a travel passport and possession of a valid visa (if there are no other agreements on free visa regime). It is recommended to apply for a visa in the appropriate embassies or consular offices.
4. Which documents require minors for crossing the state border? Do grandparents require the power of attorney for accompanying their grandchildren (without parents)?
Minors are entitled to exit from and enter in the Republic of Moldova only accompanied by one of the legal representatives or an attendant appointed by declaration of the legal representative whose signature shall be certified by a notary. The declaration shall include the purpose of travel, duration of travel and the destination country.
If the minor is going to reside abroad, consent in the form of declaration signed by both parents, certified by a notary is required. In case of other legal representatives – their consent in the form of decision of the tutelary authority is required.
Individuals who concluded marriage until the age of 18 may exit/enter from/in the Republic of Moldova without declaration of their legal representatives.
5. Where to get the visa?
The visa for the Republic of Moldova is issued at consular offices and embassies of the Republic of Moldova.
6. Which are the states Republic of Moldova has visa-free regime with?
Republic of Moldova has visa-free regime with CIS countries (except Turkmenistan), North Korea, Cuba, Vietnam, San Marino (only for tourism purposes).
7. What to do when you lose your travel documents abroad?
In case of losing travel documents abroad, RM citizens are required to address consular offices or embassies of the Republic of Moldova nearby, in due time, in order to obtain the travel order. If there are no consular offices and embassies of RM nearby, the person may go the national police authority.
8. What to do in case of damaged documents?
If the document has been damaged in Moldova, RM citizens may go to the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications or its regional offices to get a new document. If the documents have been damaged abroad, it is required to go to the consular offices or embassies of the Republic of Moldova in the respective country; otherwise the person may go the national police authority.
9. Where can foreign citizens entering the territory of Moldova register?
Foreign citizens and stateless persons arriving in Moldova are recorded when crossing the state border and their identification data is introduced in the Population State Register.
Permission for legal stay of foreign citizens and stateless persons on the territory of the Republic of Moldova for 90 days within a six-month period must be marked by Border Police officers in national identification documents as proof of crossing the state border.
Foreign citizens and stateless persons who are temporarily staying in the RM are authorized to stay on the territory of the country up to 90 days within a six-month period beginning with first day of entry in the country or another period specified in the visa issued by relevant bodies of the Republic of Moldova without exceeding the duration of stay, except of foreigners holders of ID card for stateless persons or persons without permanent legal address.
Foreign citizens and stateless persons entering the Republic of Moldova through the Moldova-Ukraine border sector which is not under control of Moldovan authorities, are obliged to inform within 72 hours on their arrival at any population evidence and documentation unit (division) of the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications. It is necessary to present the national identification document allowing entry in Moldova.
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