Do I need a passport or visa to enter?
If you have a U.S. passport, you do not need a visa to enter Moldova. The Moldovan Ministry of Foreign Affairs posts a current list of countries whose citizens do not need visas to enter Moldova. For more information on entry requirements, please contact the Embassy of Moldova in Washington, D.C. or the Embassy of Moldova in a country near you.
U.S. citizens can stay in Moldova for up to 90 days within a six-month period. Residence permits are required for stays over 90 days. Immigration, residence, and work permits are issued for up to five years. The Moldovan Government receives applications at a "one-stop window" located at the Bureau of Migration office at 124, Stefan cel Mare Street in Chisinau.
Visitors to Moldova are required to register their arrival with the Moldovan government. Visitors are typically automatically registered upon arrival at Chisinau Airport or a land border with Romania or Ukraine.
U.S. citizens are permitted to enter Moldova through the separatist region of Transnistria. However,visitors who enter Moldova through Transnistria are not automatically registered and must register themselves within three days of their arrival in right-bank (western) Moldova at the Ministry of Information Development (MID) registration office located in central Chisinau at 49 Kogalniceanu Street.