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Moving to Moldova

The Republic of Moldova is a landlocked country located in Eastern Europe. It used to be part of Dacia and the Roman Empire, then later the Russian Empire. It was then occupied by the Soviet Union in the 20th century. Today, Moldova is a parliamentary democracy with a president and a prime minister. It is part of the UN, Council of Europe and WTO. It is hoping to join the European Union. Its capital and largest city is Chisinau. Its official language is Moldovan (Romanian), but Gagauz, Russian and Ukranian are also commonly spoken. Most of the nation lies between two rivers, the Dniester and the Prut (which connects to the Danube and then flows into the Black Sea). It is classified as medium in human development, as a lot of the population lives in poverty. About 75% of the population is Moldovan, 8% is Ukrainian, 6% is Russian and 4% is Gagauz. It is debated whether Moldovans and Romanians are the same ethnic group.

Visas

Click here for a list of types of visas.

Note: On your visa application form, you are required to provide information about your purpose of visit, where you will be staying, the duration of your stay, and where you will go after you leave Moldova.

Work/Business Visas

To work in Moldova, you must first have a job lined up. Your employee must be your sponsor. Your type of visa is classified as “Business.” You must submit the following documents:

  1. Valid passport
  2. Passport photo
  3. Completed visa application form
  4. Original invitation, from your employer

Student Visas

To obtain a student visa in Moldova, you must first be accepted by an accredited educational institution. Your school is your sponsor. Your type of visa is classified as “Business.”

You must submit the following documents:

  1. Valid passport
  2. Passport photo
  3. Completed visa application form
  4. Original invitation, from your school

Click here to read about the education system in Moldova.

Moving Pets

If you wish to import your cat, dog or bird to Moldova, you are required to obtain a Veterinarian Good Health Certificate from your country of origin. It must be filled out by an accredited veterinarian. Cats and dogs are required to be vaccinated against rabies, and you must have a certificate that proves this. There may be additional requirements, depending on your country of origin.

Click here for more information about Moldovan customs.

Other Information

Click here for a map of Moldova.

Click here for listings of real estate in Moldova.

Click here for an overview of the history of Moldova.

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