On October 25, President Biden announced a Presidential Proclamation titled “A Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” This proclamation, which took effect at 12:01 am Eastern Standard Time on November 8, 2021, ended the travel restrictions under Presidential Proclamations (P.P.) 9984, 9992, 10143, and 10199 as they relate to the suspension of entry into the United States of persons physically present in Brazil, China, India, Iran, Ireland, the Schengen Area, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. In place of these restrictions, the President announced a global vaccination requirement for all adult foreign national travelers. More information about this global vaccination requirement, including details on exceptions and waivers due to humanitarian concerns, is available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.


Effective January 26, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require all air passengers entering the United States to present a negative COVID-19 test (a viral detection test for SARS-CoV- 2 approved or authorized by the relevant national authority), taken within 72 hours of departure. Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers before boarding. Airlines must deny boarding of passengers if they do not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery. This requirement is separate from the visa application process. All Presidential Proclamations restricting travel due to COVID-19 remain in place, and continue to apply to subject potential travelers regardless of their test results or vaccination status. Travelers holding a National Interest Exception also remain subject to all applicable pre-departure testing requirements.

For more information on waivers to the testing requirement please click here. Additionally, if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or believe you may have been exposed to the Novel Coronavirus, you are strongly encouraged to postpone your appointment by at least 14 days.


The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau remains unable to offer routine nonimmigrant visa services at this time due to the local COVID-19 situation and limited staffing. The Consular Section in Chisinau, Moldova is prioritizing U.S. citizen services and immigrant visa appointments. We will continue to increase our nonimmigrant visa appointments as local COVID conditions allow.

Currently, we have limited nonimmigrant visa appointments available on a first-come, first-served basis for both local and non-residents for petition-based, F/M/J and other visa categories, except B1/B2. Please note that if you are traveling to Moldova from another country for your appointment, we require that you have been present in Moldova for 10 days before you may enter the U.S. Embassy for your visa interview.

If you have an emergency and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at https://www.ustraveldocs.com/md/md-niv-expeditedappointment.asp. Consular Section will approve expedited appointments for medical and humanitarian emergencies only.


The U.S. Mission to Moldova understands that many visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment. We are working diligently to restore all routine visa operations as quickly and safely as possible. In the meantime, rest assured that the U.S. Mission will extend the validity of your payment (known as the MRV fee) until September 30, 2023, to allow all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment as a result of the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the already paid fee. Please continue to monitor this site for information on when we will return to routine visa operations.


If you are a citizen of a Visa Waiver Program partner but unable to travel to the United States under that program, you should apply for a nonimmigrant visa at least three months in advance of your desired travel. If you do not have imminent travel plans, you should pay the nonimmigrant visa application fee, fill out the DS-160 nonimmigrant visa application form at ceac.state.gov/genniv/, and schedule a visa appointment. If your travel is imminent, you may request an expedited visa appointment. Please include in your request the date and purpose of your travel, as well as a copy of any U.S. Customs and Border Protection message you may have received regarding your ESTA status. More information about restrictions to travel under the Visa Waiver Program, including the requirement for an electronic passport, is available here.


If you would like to schedule an appointment for a new visa application and if you have already applied for a visa in the past, please fill in a new DS-160 form (DS-160 form can be found here) and update your profile with the new DS-160 confirmation number, before scheduling the appointment.


If you are not a resident of the Republic of Moldova you must schedule an appointment during one of the slots reserved for non-residents. Please note that the wait time for non-residents is considerably longer. There are currently no appointments available in the next several months for non-residents. Please check back on the website periodically, as appointment slots are released no more than a month in advance.


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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Moldova. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy Chisinau.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Moldova