Ambassador Hogan’s speech at State University of Moldova, Law Faculty, about the importance of legal system reforms in Moldova

                  Ambassador Hogan’s remarks about the importance of legal system reforms in the Republic of Moldova Monday, September 16, 2019   Thank you for inviting me to speak here today to all of you, the future leaders of the legal profession in Moldova. Dear representatives of the mass-media, ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova (July 16, 2019) Location:  Near the U.S. Embassy on str. A. Mateevici, Chisinau, Moldova Event:  A small demonstration is scheduled to take place today, July 16, beginning at 10:00.  Even peaceful demonstrations have the potential to turn dangerous. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstration Exercise caution ... Read More»

One-month Fellowship for Journalists from Moldova at Voice of America in Washington, DC

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau opens applications for a one-month fellowship in the United States for journalists from the Republic of Moldova. In partnership with U.S. Agency for Global Media, the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau will provide an opportunity for experienced radio, television or online journalists from the Republic of Moldova to obtain in-depth media ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova (June 14, 2019) Location:  Parliament Building, Stefan cel Mare Boulevard, downtown Chisinau Event:  A demonstration is planned on June 16 at 11:00am. Large crowds are expected and police presence will be heavy. Even peaceful demonstrations can turn dangerous. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstrations Exercise ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova

Location:  Stefan cel Mare Boulevard, Piata Mare, various government buildings near downtown Chisinau Event:  A large demonstration is planned for today, June 9, at the National Square.  Groups of protesters have been assembled in front of some government buildings since yesterday.  Even peaceful demonstrations can turn dangerous at any time. Actions to Take: Avoid the ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova

Location:  Parliament Building, Stefan cel Mare Boulevard, downtown Chisinau Event:  Happening now.  Crowds have formed at the above location.  Police presence is heavy. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstrations Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests Monitor local media for updates Expect traffic delays and road closures ... Read More»

Joint Statement on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia in the Republic of Moldova*

Chisinau, 17 May 2019 – Everyone – without distinction of any kind – is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including the right to be free from discrimination and the right to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly. Every country has an obligation to promote and ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova (May 16, 2019) Location:  Along Strada Bucuresti in downtown Chisinau Event:  Supporters of LGBTI rights will participate in a Solidarity March on Sunday, May 19, at 12 noon.  Several hundred people will likely participate and police presence will likely be heavy.  Disruptions to traffic should be expected. Counter-protests ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova (May 8, 2019) Location:  Central Chisinau, Moldova, culminating at the memorial complex “Eternitate” Event:  Two large marches are expected to take place on Thursday, May 9, beginning at 9 a.m.  The marches are being organized by political parties to commemorate Victory Day.  Although the marches are expected to be peaceful, ... Read More»

The U.S. Embassy will hold an on-line, e-auction to sell excess property.

Start Date/Time:  April 21, 10:00 a.m. End Date/Time: May 12, 23:30 Visit  https://online-auction.state.gov/   to see auction lots, item photos, and item descriptions. Information to establish an account to participate in the e-auction and auction instructions and rules are provided at the website.  Please read all instructions carefully and follow all auction guidelines and rules. Winning ... Read More»

Study or Research in the USA!

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova is pleased to announce the annual competitions for the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program, the Fulbright Faculty Development Program, the Fulbright Foreign Student Program and the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for the 2020-2021 academic year. On-line applications must be submitted by June 15, 2019.  For more information, please visit: https://md.usembassy.gov/education-culture/student-exchange-program/ Fulbright ... Read More»

A Message to Parliament – The United States Remains a Faithful Friend to the Moldovan People

Last month’s parliamentary elections were an important milestone in Moldova’s democratic development and allowed Moldovans to make their voices heard.  Now that the elections are over and parliament is in session, the truly hard work must be done: forming a government that will improve the lives of every Moldovan citizen.  The United States stands ready ... Read More»

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA) brings international teachers to the United States for a six-week program that offers academic seminars for professional development at a host university. Teachers are nominated to participate in the Fulbright TEA Program based on their educational experience, academic training, leadership and professional experience. The program provides outstanding secondary school ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova (March 5, 2019) Location:  Alexei Mateevici Street, across from the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau Event:  A small demonstration is expected to place on Wednesday, March 6, at approximately 10:00.  The group intends to protest corruption in Moldova and Romania. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstration Exercise ... Read More»

The U.S. Embassy is announcing a new competition for the Small Grants for Content Production

Opportunity Title: SMALL GRANTS FOR CONTENT PRODUCTION Opportunity Number: PAS-CHISINAU-FY19-12-MEDIA CFDA Number: 19.900 CFDA Title: AEECA PD Programs Program: Media Program (AEECA) Announcement Type: Open Competition Announcement Date: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 Submission Deadline: Friday, April 05, 2019 Anticipated Award Date: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 Agency Contact: Alexandru Leanca,  LeancaAI@state.gov Program Description Background Information The U.S. Embassy in Moldova seeks to support independent voices in the ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens: American Citizen Services Hours of Operation

Message to U.S. Citizens: American Citizen Services Hours of Operation (March 1, 2019) The American Citizens Services Unit (ACS) at U.S. Embassy Chisinau is open for routine services on Monday afternoons (1:30pm-4pm) and Friday mornings (9:30am-noon). An appointment is required for all routine services. U.S. citizens experiencing an emergency may seek assistance during the Consular ... Read More»

U.S. Department of State: Press Statement on Elections in Moldova

Press Statement Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC February 27, 2019 The United States congratulates the people of Moldova, the Central Electoral Commission, and the winners in the February 24 parliamentary elections. We welcome the assessment by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights that Moldova’s parliamentary ... Read More»

The U.S. Embassy is announcing a new competition for Professional English Language Training for Journalists (Grants)

Opportunity Title: PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING FOR JOURNALISTS Opportunity Number: PAS-CHISINAU-FY19-11-MEDIA CFDA Number: 19.900 CFDA Title: AEECA PD Programs Program: Media Program (AEECA) Announcement Type: Open Competition Announcement Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019 Submission Deadline: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Anticipated Award Date: Friday, May 10, 2019 Agency Contact: Tatiana Sanina,  SaninaTS@state.gov Program Description The Embassy of the ... Read More»

The U.S. Embassy is announcing a new competition under the Media Sustainability Grants Program

Opportunity Title: MEDIA SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM Opportunity Number: PAS-CHISINAU-FY19-10-MEDIA CFDA Number: 19.900 CFDA Title: AEECA PD Programs Program: Media Program (AEECA) Announcement Type: Open Competition Announcement Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019 Submission Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2019 Anticipated Award Date: Friday, May 10, 2019 Agency Contact: Tatiana Sanina,  SaninaTS@state.gov Program Description The U.S. Embassy seeks qualified organizations ... Read More»

The U.S. Embassy is announcing a new competition under the Media Professionals Development Program

Opportunity Title: MEDIA PROFESSIONALS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM Opportunity Number: PAS-CHISINAU-FY19-09-MEDIA CFDA Number: 19.900 CFDA Title: AEECA PD Programs Program: Media Program (AEECA) Announcement Type: Open Competition Announcement Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019 Submission Deadline: Monday, March 25, 2019 Anticipated Award Date: Friday, May 10, 2019 Agency Contact: Tatiana Sanina,  SaninaTS@state.gov Program Description The U.S. Embassy seeks qualified ... Read More»

The U.S. Embassy is announcing a new competition under the Media Development Grants Program

Opportunity Title: MEDIA DEVELOPMENT GRANTS PROGRAM Opportunity Number: PAS-CHISINAU-FY19-08-MEDIA CFDA Number: 19.900 CFDA Title: AEECA PD Programs Program: Media Program (AEECA) Announcement Type: Open Competition Announcement Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019 Submission Deadline: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 Anticipated Award Date: Friday, May 10, 2019 Agency Contact: Tatiana Sanina,  SaninaTS@state.gov Program Description The U.S. Embassy seeks a ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova (February 20, 2019) Location:  Chisinau and locations across Moldova Event:  National parliamentary elections are scheduled for Sunday, February 24.  As in the past, large public demonstrations are likely to occur after the elections.   Even peaceful demonstrations can turn dangerous at any time.  Large public gatherings can affect ... Read More»

The U.S. Embassy is announcing a new competition under the Alumni Small Grants Program

Notice of Funding Opportunity ALUMNI SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM U.S. Department of State Embassy of the United States of America in Chisinau Opportunity Title: ALUMNI SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM Opportunity Number: PAS-CHISINAU-FY19-03-OUTREACH CFDA Number: 19.900 CFDA Title: AEECA PD Programs Program: Alumni Program (AEECA) Announcement Type: Open Competition Announcement Date: Friday, February 15, 2019 Submission Deadline: Friday, ... Read More»

The U.S. Embassy is announcing a new competition under the Cultural Small Grants Program

Notice of Funding Opportunity CULTURAL SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM U.S. Department of State Embassy of the United States of America in Chisinau Opportunity Title: CULTURAL SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM Opportunity Number: PAS-CHISINAU-FY19-06-CULTURAL CFDA Number: 19.040 CFDA Title: Public Diplomacy Programs Program: Cultural Programs Post Announcement Type: Open Competition Announcement Date: Friday, February 15, 2019 Submission Deadline: Monday, ... Read More»

The U.S. Embassy is announcing a new competition under the Speaker Program

Notice of Funding Opportunity Speaker Program U.S. Department of State Embassy of the United States of America in Chisinau Opportunity Title: SPEAKER PROGRAM Opportunity Number: PAS-CHISINAU-FY19-05-SPEAKER CFDA Number: 19.900 CFDA Title: AEECA PD Programs Program: Speaker Program (AEECA) Announcement Type: Open Competition Announcement Date: Friday, February 15, 2019 Submission Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2019 Anticipated ... Read More»

The U.S. Embassy is announcing a new competition under the English-Language Grants Program

Notice of Funding Opportunity ENGLISH-LANGUAGE GRANTS PROGRAM U.S. Department of State Embassy of the United States of America in Chisinau Opportunity Number: PAS-CHISINAU-FY19-07-ENGLISH CFDA Number: 19.900 CFDA Title: AEECA PD Programs Program: English Language Teaching (AEECA) Announcement Type: Open Competition Announcement Date: Friday, February 15, 2019 Submission Deadline: Friday, March 22, 2019 Anticipated Award Date: ... Read More»

The U.S. Embassy is announcing a new competition under the Law, Justice and Legal Services program

Notice of Funding Opportunity Law, Justice and Legal Services program Funding Opportunity Number: INL19GR00020-INLEA-MOOTCOURT-020619 Funding Opportunity Title: Jessup Moot Court Competition in Moldova Category of Funding Activity: Law, Justice and Legal Services CFDA Number(s): 19.703 — Criminal Justice Systems Program Description INL is currently seeking an organization with the requisite capability and experience to complement ... Read More»

Ambassador Hogan’s speech at FRISPA, MSU: A Crucial Test – Moldova’s Parliamentary Elections and Future Relations with the United States

A Crucial Test – Moldova’s Parliamentary Elections and Future Relations with the United States Tuesday, February 5, 2019 I would like to begin by thanking Rector Ciocanu and the FRISPA leadership for inviting me here today. Today I would like to talk about the importance of the parliamentarian elections both for the future of the ... Read More»

The U.S. Embassy is announcing a new competition under the Democracy Small Grants Program

Notice of Funding Opportunity DEMOCRACY COMMISSION SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM U.S. Department of State Embassy of the United States of America in Chisinau Funding Opportunity Number:  PAS-CHISINAU-FY19-02-DEMCOM CFDA: 19.900 AEECA PD Programs Program: Democracy Commission Small Grants Program Announcement Type: Open Competition Announcement Date: February 1, 2019 Deadline for submission of proposals: March 4, 2019 18:00 Anticipated award date: April 30, 2019 Agency ... Read More»

Ambassador Hogan’s Interview with “Expresul” in Ungheni

During his first visit to Ungheni in December 2018, Ambassador Dereck J. Hogan gave an interview to Expresul.md. The interview is available in Romanian .   Domnule Ambasador, imediat ce ați prezentat scrisorile de acreditare președintelui Republicii Moldova, ați pornit să vizitați localități din afara Chișinăului, inclusiv Ungheniul. Care este scopul acestor vizite și ce sperați ... Read More»

United States Urges a Free and Fair Electoral Process Ahead of Moldova’s February Parliamentary Elections 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY ROBERT PALLADINO, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON January 16, 2019 United States Urges a Free and Fair Electoral Process Ahead of Moldova’s February Parliamentary Elections The United States urges the Moldovan authorities to take all necessary measures to ensure a free and fair electoral process and a transparent ... Read More»

Ambassador Hogan’s Interview with eSP.md

During his first visit to Balti on December 11, 2018, Ambassador Dereck J. Hogan gave an interview to eSP.md . The interview is available in Russian . Посол США — «СП»: «Мы думаем, что западный курс является самым лучшим. Но выбор в руках молдаван» Новый посол США Дерек Дж. Хоган посетил Бельцы 11 декабря. Во время ... Read More»

SUSI for Scholars | Summer 2019

University faculty, scholars and professionals from institutions of higher education or research-focused organizations are encouraged to apply for a 6-week Study of U.S. Institutes program on various themes. The institute will take place next summer beginning in or after June 2019 within different universities. The Institute includes a four-week academic residency component and up to ... Read More»

Call For Applications: Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Student Leaders| Summer 2019

Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Student Leaders from Europe are intensive short-term academic programs whose purpose is to provide groups of undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.  The SUSI programs for Student Leaders from Europe are five-week Institutes that consist of a balanced ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova

Locations:  (1) Intersection of Stefan cel Mare Boulevard/Alexander Pushkin Street and (2) Valea Morilor Park. The U.S. Embassy has received several recent reports from American women of harassment and unsolicited, unwanted attention and physical contact during daylight hours from Moldovan males in these two Chisinau locations. Actions to Take: Exercise additional vigilance in places frequented ... Read More»

Applications for the 2019 YTILI Fellowship program are open!

YTILI Fellowship: Empowering European Entrepreneurs YTILI empowers young European entrepreneurs and innovators with the tools, networks, and resources they need to grow their enterprises and contribute more fully to economic development and job creation, security, and good governance in the region. YTILI is also a vehicle for building a transatlantic network of innovators that can contribute to on an ongoing ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens:  National Day of Mourning for President George H. W. Bush — Closure of U.S. Embassy, Chisinau, 05 December 2018

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau will be closed on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, in remembrance of the passing of President George H. W. Bush. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova +373 22 40 8300 Chisinau-CA@state.gov https://md.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/ State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Moldova Country Information Enroll in Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on Facebook and Twitter  ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova (03 December 2018)

Location:  Moldova, countrywide Event: During the holiday season security measures in Moldova remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe. Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other ... Read More»

Ambassador Hogan Remarks at Moldova Media Forum

Monsieur Désir, fellow ambassadors, journalists and other guests… Good morning!  I’m pleased to join you here today to support the important work that professional and ethical journalists are doing in Moldova. Let me begin by thanking the organizers: the Press Council, the Association of Independent Press, the Independent Journalism Center and the Broadcasters Association.  Your ... Read More»

Moldova Business Week ICT Panel – Introductory Remarks

State Secretary Tarlev, thank you very much for that kind introduction. I’m pleased to be here to introduce today’s panel on Information and Communications Technologies, or ICT. First, I also wanted to share my thoughts about the U.S.-Moldovan economic relationship, the potential ICT has to contribute to Moldova’s economy, and some of the initiatives the ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova (November 28, 2018)

Location: Ukraine, countrywide, including Odesa and Vinnitsya (north of Moldova) Event:  The Ukrainian parliament approved a 30-day period of martial law effective November 28 at 14:00 for the following 10 regions of Ukraine:  Vinnitsya, Odesa, Luhansk, Mykolaiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Kherson, Donetsk, and Zaporizhzhya. The U.S. Embassy is evaluating how this martial law might affect the relevant regions. In the meantime, the U.S. ... Read More»

Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship

The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship is an intensive short-term exchange program whose purpose is to foster relationships among young Europeans and Americans to build strong linkages and an awareness of shared values.  The program will consist of a series of lectures, seminar discussions and presentations, and a broad assortment of practical, faculty- and mentor-led workshops.  ... Read More»

Open Doors 2018 Press Release

Number of International Students in United States Reaches New High of 1.09 Million WASHINGTON, D.C., November 13, 2018 – The number of international students in the United States surpassed one million for the third consecutive year, increasing by 1.5 percent to reach a new high of 1,094,792 million, according to the 2018 Open Doors Report on ... Read More»

The Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary Educators

Secondary School Teachers from public schools, as well as administrators including teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, and ministry of education officials, are encouraged to apply for a 5-week SUSI summer program in the U.S. Application deadline: November 30th. The Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary Educators are intensive post-graduate level academic programs ... Read More»

Ambassador Hogan Presents Credentials to President Dodon

November 2, 2018 United States Ambassador Dereck J. Hogan presented his credentials to President Igor Dodon at the official State Residence on November 2. In the introductory meeting that followed, Ambassador Hogan told President Dodon that the United States remains a strong supporter of the Republic of Moldova and the Moldovan people.  He stressed the ... Read More»

Study in the USA!

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova is pleased to announce the annual competitions for the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) for the 2019-2020 academic year.   Global UGRAD provides a diverse group of emerging student leaders with a scholarship for one semester of non-degree academic study at a U.S. college or university. The program is ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Section Closure, U.S. Embassy Chisinau, October 26

The U.S. Embassy Chisinau Consular Section will be closed for routine American Citizen Services on Friday, October 26, 2018. If you are an American citizen experiencing an emergency, please call 022-40-8300 to reach Consular Section staff or the Embassy duty officer. We will resume regular operations on Monday, October 29. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova +373 ... Read More»

Outlaw Regime: A Chronicle of Iran’s Destructive Activities

Secretary Pompeo released the State Department’s new report detailing the magnitude of the Iranian regime’s destructive behavior at home and abroad. The report covers Iran’s support for terrorism, its missile program, illicit financial activities, threats to maritime security and cybersecurity, human rights abuses, as well as environmental exploitation. Click here to access the Report    Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova, October 21, 2018

Location:  Great National Assembly Square, downtown Chisinau Event:  A demonstration is planned for Sunday, October 21.  Moldovan authorities report up to 50,000 participants are expected.  Many of these participants will travel from outside Chisinau and traffic at the entrances to the city will be highly congested from the early morning.  All participants will head toward the ... Read More»

Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation: CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR 2019

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the 2019 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) grants program. The Ambassadors Fund was established by the U.S. Congress in 2001 to help countries preserve their cultural heritage and to demonstrate U.S. respect for different cultures around the world. Last year ... Read More»

Embassy Welcomes Action on Stadium

The United States Embassy in Moldova welcomes the second passage by the Moldovan Parliament of the bill that would sell the Republican Stadium site to the U.S. Government, and we call for its swift enactment. Many steps still lie ahead before construction of our new Embassy would begin, including the transparent sale of the building ... Read More»

Community Solutions Program 2019

We are excited to announce that the 2019  Community Solutions Program  application will open on Wednesday, September 19th, and we need your help to spread the word about this exciting opportunity! The Community Solutions Program provides promising community leaders (age 25-38) from around the world with a four-month professional development exchange that includes hands-on learning and leadership instruction in the United ... Read More»

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars | Exchange Programs

Scholars and professionals from institutions of higher education or research focused organizations are encouraged to apply for a 6-week Study of U.S. Institutes winter program in U.S. National Security and Policymaking. Application deadline: September 30th, 2018. For more details click here . (PDF 303 KB) Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova (August 23, 2018)

Location:  Central Chisinau Event:   A large demonstration is planned for Sunday, August 26, beginning at 2pm that will likely impede traffic on Boulevard Stefan cel Mare and possibly other streets in the city center.  There will also be a heavy police presence in the area during the demonstration.  While all recent demonstrations have been peaceful, ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Pettit Swears In New Peace Corps Volunteers

U.S. Ambassador James D. Pettit officiated the swearing-in ceremony for 55 new Peace Corps Volunteers on August 16.  The new 55 volunteers arrived in Moldova on June 6.  They recently completed the training course to become English and Health Education teachers and Community and Organizational Development workers throughout Moldova. During the training, they stayed with Moldovan ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova – July 1, 2018

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova – July 1, 2018 Location:  Chisinau from the Parliament Building on Stefan cel Mare Boulevard to the Democratic Party (PDM) headquarters ( 44/3 Armeneasca St .) and GBS headquarters (1/1 Cantemir St.). Event:  A large demonstration is planned to take place on Sunday, July 1, beginning at 1400.  The group is protesting the ... Read More»

Trafficking in Persons Report 2018

“This year’s report focuses on effective ways local communities can address human trafficking proactively and on how national governments can support and empower them. Local communities are the most affected by this abhorrent crime and are also the first line of defense against human trafficking. By engaging and training law enforcement, religious leaders, teachers, tribal ... Read More»

Invalidation of Mayoral Elections in Moldova

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC June 28, 2018 The Moldovan Supreme Court’s non-transparent decision to uphold the invalidation of Chisinau’s June 3 mayoral elections represents a threat to Moldovan democracy. The winning candidate in Chisinau’s mayoral race received a majority of the votes. International observers found relatively minor irregularities that would not ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC June 25, 2018 Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip to discuss a range of bilateral issues. Secretary Pompeo pledged continued U.S. support for Moldova’s chosen European future and urged implementation of key reforms to protect Moldova against outside interference and advance its ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Statement/ 06.25.2018

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova notes the Supreme Court of Justice’s decision to uphold the invalidation of the June 3 Chisinau mayoral election results. Free, fair, and transparent elections are the foundations of any democracy and must comply with international norms. Any alleged irregularities should be addressed in a way that respects the rule of ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova (June 25, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova (June 25, 2018) Location: Grigore Vieru Boulevard near the Moldovan Supreme Court Event: A demonstration is currently in progress (June 25, 2018, 17:30). The demonstration is in protest of the invalidation of the recent Chisinau mayoral election. The crowd is currently a few hundred protesters but may increase ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova (June 22, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova (June 22, 2018) Location:   Great National Assembly Square, downtown Chisinau Event:  A large demonstration is planned for Sunday, June 24, beginning at 2:00 p.m.  The demonstration is in protest of the invalidation of the recent Chisinau mayoral election. Since June 20, other, smaller protests have been occurring in the area around ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova (June 20, 2018)

Location:  Chisinau City Hall Event:  A demonstration is planned for June 20 beginning at 5:30 p.m.   Additional protests may occur in the coming days. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstrations. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests. Monitor local media for updates. Expect traffic delays and road ... Read More»

Notice of Funding Opportunity 2018: American Resource Center Program

Notice of Funding Opportunity 2018 Funding Opportunity: PAS-CHISINAU-FY18-10 Program: Moldova: American Resource Center Program Announcement Type: Cooperative Agreement Funding Amount: Up to $100,000, pending the availability of funds CFDA: 19.040 Opening Date: June 18, 2018 Closing Date: August 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. GMT+2 Program: Chisinau American Resource Center Program Public Affairs Section of the ... Read More»

2017 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

On May 29, 2018, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo released the  2017 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom  at the U.S. Department of State. Religious freedom is both a core American value and a fundamental human right. Mandated by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, the IRF Report describes the status of religious freedom in foreign countries and U.S. actions and ... Read More»

New Trafficking in Person Project Launch

On May 29, INL Moldova officially launched a new Project in combating TIP with the participation of Charge D ’Affairs of U.S. Mission in Moldova Julie Stufft, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Minister of Internal Affairs, Prosecutor General and IOM Chief of Mission. In line with the Government of Moldova’s objectives to combat ... Read More»

Joint Statement on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia in the Republic of Moldova*

Joint Statement on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia in the Republic of Moldova* Chisinau, 17 May 2018 – Everyone – without distinction of any kind – is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including the right to be free from ... Read More»

U.S. and Moldovan Experts Discuss Path Forward in Bilateral Cooperation to Counter Nuclear Smuggling

UNITED STATES EMBASSY CHISINAU May 16, 2018 PRESS RELEASE U.S. and Moldovan Experts Discuss Path Forward in Bilateral Cooperation to Counter Nuclear Smuggling Chisinau, Moldova – The United States and Moldova are committed partners in the global campaign to keep terrorists or other malicious actors from acquiring nuclear or other radioactive (R/N) materials that could ... Read More»

One-month Fellowship for Journalists from Moldova at Voice of America in Washington, DC

One-month Fellowship for Journalists from Moldova at Voice of America in Washington, DC  July – August 2018 The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau opens applications for four one-month fellowships in the United States for journalists from the Republic of Moldova. In partnership with Broadcasting Board of Governors, the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau will provide the opportunity to ... Read More»

Jazz ensemble the Myrna Clayton Experience To Perform In Moldova

Five member Jazz ensemble the Myrna Clayton Experience (Atlanta, Georgia), is led by “America’s Songbird” Myrna Clayton.  Myrna has performed across the world in Germany, France, Great Britain, Nigeria, Russia, and Belarus as well as across the U.S.  The Westside Winds 24-piece “big band” Jazz orchestra regularly features her.  The Georgia Council of the Arts recently recognized her ... Read More»

Ambassador’s Message on the Occasion of World Press Freedom Day

May 3, 2018 Dear Members of the Moldovan Media: On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, thank you for the essential service you provide to Moldova.  An independent and pluralistic media environment is essential to the effective functioning of a representative and democratic government.  You contribute greatly to Moldova’s continued path toward reform by ... Read More»

The U.S. State Department Released the Annual Human Rights Reports for 2017

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017   Preface We are a nation founded on the belief that every person is endowed with inalienable rights. Promoting and defending these rights is central to who we are as a country. The 2017  Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (The Human ... Read More»

Funding opportunity: “Television Content Fund” program

Notice of Funding Opportunity: PAS-CHISINAU-FY18-08 Program Description The U.S. Embassy to the Republic of Moldova seeks a qualified implementing organization that will manage the “Television Content Fund” program, which aims to increase the quality and quantity of locally produced content on Moldovan television through co-productions that expand investment and employment in the media space.  The ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova (April 20, 2018)

Location: Institute of Microbiology in Telecentru on Academei Street and a shopping center near Stefan cel Mare and Ismail streets. Event:  Media report two large structural fires burning in Chisinau.  Both locations are active scenes with emergency responders present. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Monitor local media for updates. Be aware of your surroundings. ... Read More»

Funding opportunity: Increasing representation of minority groups in political parties

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that support increasing the capacity of minority leaders and increase representation of minority groups in political parties.   Project Description The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and ... Read More»

Study or Research in the USA!

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova is pleased to announce the annual competitions for the Fulbright Scholar Program, the Fulbright Faculty Development Program, the Fulbright Foreign Student Program and the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for the 2019-2020 academic year.   The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program awards non-degree grants to senior researchers, university lecturers, or experts ... Read More»

Call for proposals: Fortifying Moldova’s Information Space

The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its AEECA/ESF Public Diplomacy Program. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding.  Please carefully follow all ... Read More»

Official Statement

March 28, 2018 The U.S. Embassy in Moldova commends the Government of the Republic of Moldova for acting in solidarity with the United Kingdom and its allies and neighbors in holding Russia accountable for its actions violating international law and threatening European security.  Standing with its European and international partners, the Republic of Moldova showed ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert-U.S. Embassy Chisinau (March 24-25, 2018)

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following neighborhoods in Chisinau, Moldova: March 24: Stadiums in Chisinau, including at the Megapolis Mall March 25: The Academy of Sciences Ion Creanga University The high school at Gheorghe Asachi on Puskin St. The Circus Event: On March 24, several soccer matches are scheduled ... Read More»

Security Message: Explosion on Mateevici (March 20, 2018)

U.S. Embassy Chisinau has received multiple reports of a possible explosion on Mateevici, near the intersection with Armeneasca.  American citizens are advised to avoid the area. As always, U.S. citizens experiencing an emergency can reach the Consular Section at any time during regular business  hours.  For emergencies outside our regular business hours, please call 022-40-8300 to ... Read More»

Request for Project Proposals: The 2018-2019 English Access Microscholarship Program Announcement

The U.S. Embassy Chisinau is pleased to announce a call for grants proposals from potential implementing partners for the 2018-2019 English Access Microscholarship Program (ACCESS).  The purpose of the Access program is to provide disadvantaged youth with an opportunity to learn the English language and enhance leadership through teaching the basics of American culture and ... Read More»

Notice of Funding Opportunity: Supporting Moldovan Civil Society Criminal Justice Sector Oversight

NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY The United States Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, is seeking applications from qualified U.S. or overseas-based Non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other qualified organizations for a Grant to implement a program entitled “Engagement of Civil Society in Overseeing and Reporting Criminal Justice Sector Abuses”.  The authority for this Request for ... Read More»

SABIT Program: IT Startups – Call For Applications

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Special American Business Internship Training (SABIT) program has established a program to train up to 18 professionals from the Eurasian IT Startups sector. SABIT provides trainees the opportunity to become familiar with a U.S. industry sector and its regulations, establish valuable business relationships, learn about innovative technologies, equipment, and services, ... Read More»

SABIT Program “Packaging and Marketing: Specialty Foods” Call For Applications

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Special American Business Internship Training Program (SABIT) has established a program to train up to 20 specialty food & beverage packaging professionals from Eurasia.  SABIT provides trainees the opportunity to become familiar with a U.S. industry sector and its regulations, make contacts to establish valuable business relationships, learn about innovative ... Read More»

2018-2019 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA) brings international teachers to the United States for a six-week program that offers academic seminars for professional development at a host university. Teachers are nominated to participate in the Fulbright TEA Program based on their educational experience, academic training, leadership and professional experience. The program provides outstanding secondary school ... Read More»

A successful collaboration between U.S. Embassy in Chisinau and Bucharest in the response to Trafficking in Persons

During February 1-2, 2018, U.S. Embassy in Bucharest together with U.S. Embassy Chisinau organized the first ever Regional Workshop in combating Trafficking in Persons  “Executive Leadership in the Response to Trafficking in Persons”. International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Section (INL) at the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau supported the participation of 9 Moldovan stakeholders in the ... Read More»

Young Leaders are encouraged to apply for Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship

The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute is an intensive short term exchange program whose purpose is to foster relationships among young Europeans and Americans to build strong linkages and an awareness of shared values.  The four week program will enable teenagers to explore U.S. foreign policy priorities such as youth engagement, support for democracy ... Read More»

Program: Media Program: American Film Showcase

U.S. Department of State Embassy of the United States of America in Chisinau, Moldova Public Affairs Section Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-CHISINAU-FY18-05 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 19.900 CFDA Title: AEECA PD Programs Program: Media Program: American Film Showcase Announcement Type: Opened Competition Announcement Date: 2018-01-29 Deadline for submission of proposals: 11:59 PM, Moldova Time, March 01, 2018 The U.S. Embassy seeks ... Read More»

Program: Grants for Media Program: Informational Cinema

U.S. Department of State Embassy of the United States of America in Chisinau, Moldova Public Affairs Section Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-CHISINAU-FY18-03 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 19.900 CFDA Title: AEECA PD Programs Program: Grants for Media Program: Informational Cinema Announcement Type: Opened Competition Announcement Date: 2018-01-29 Deadline for submission of proposals: 11:59 PM, Moldova Time, March 01, 2018 The U.S. Embassy seeks ... Read More»

Experience the United States as a YTILI Fellow!

2018 Applications Open: January 29 – March 2 Start Your Application Launched in 2016, the Young Transatlantic Innovative Leaders Initiative Fellowship is the flagship program of the Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) of the U.S. Department of State and is supported in its implementation by The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). Entrepreneurs are a ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Donates TETRA Radio Stations to Moldovan Police

On January 23 2018, The U.S. Embassy donated 56 TETRA radio stations (52 portable stations and 4 mobile stations) to the Police of the Republic of Moldova. The new equipment will be used by the Police Brigade, ”Fulger” (42 portable stations and 3 mobile stations), bike patrol officers of the National Patrol Inspectorate (10 portable stations) ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova – January 25, 2018

Location:   Government building on Stefan cel Mare, Chisinau Event:  The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration by representatives of the Youth of the Dignity and Truth Platform is scheduled to take place on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at 13:00.  Please expect possible traffic delays and road closures around this time.  Please remember that ... Read More»

Important Message/ 1-22-2018

At this time, scheduled passport and visa services will continue during the lapse in appropriations as the situation permits. This website will not be regularly updated until full operations resume, with the exception of emergency safety and security information.‎ *** Toate serviciile consulare şi de viză oferite de Ambasada SUA la Chișinău vor continua în ... Read More»

Notice of Funding Opportunity: Cultural/Alumni/English-Language Small Grants Program

Notice of Funding Opportunity PAS-CHISINAU-FY18-04 U.S. Department of State Embassy of the United States of America in Chisinau, Moldova Public Affairs Section Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-CHISINAU-FY18-04 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 19.900 and 19.040 CFDA Title: AEECA PD Programs and Public Diplomacy Programs Program: Cultural/Alumni/English-Language Small Grants Program Announcement Type: Open Competition Announcement Date: January 11, 2018 Deadline for submission ... Read More»

Program: Media Grants Program for 2018

The U.S. Mission to Moldova seeks to strengthen independent media and the development of the local production capacity in the Republic of Moldova in the interests of plurality of views, editorial independence, and the development of good quality local creative and informational content. We invite interested parties to submit project proposals for funding consideration.  All submissions ... Read More»

Ambassador Pettit’s Remarks at the CCA Media Conference

Welcome Remarks at the CCA Media Conference Ambassador James D. Pettit December 15, 2017   Thank you, Dragos, for your invitation to be here today.  Thank you, Dumitru, for the work you are doing through the Council of Europe to keep the legislative process moving forward to modernize Moldova’s media regulations.  The U.S. Embassy is ... Read More»

Professors and reasearchers are encouraged to apply for SUSI 2018

Scholars and professionals from institutions of higher education or research focused organizations are encouraged to apply for a 5-week Study of U.S. Institutes summer program in one of the following fields: American Politics and Political Thought, Contemporary American Literature, Journalism and Media, Religious Pluralism in the United States, U.S. Culture and Society and U.S. Foreign ... Read More»

Democracy Commission Small Grants Program announces a new round

The U.S. Embassy invites Moldovan non-profit and non-governmental organizations to submit project proposals to the Democracy Small Grants Program. This program supports projects that foster the development and education of civil society in Moldova. It is a focused yet flexible mechanism that provides seed money for unique and sustainable projects, particularly projects that help develop ... Read More»

Worldwide Caution – December 7, 2017

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ... Read More»

Teachers and Administrators in Education are Encouraged to Apply for SUSI 2018

Teachers from public schools, as well as administrators including teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, and ministry of education officials, are encouraged to apply for a 5-week SUSI summer program in the U.S. Application deadline: January 11th. The Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary Educators are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours ... Read More»

Apply for the Study of US Institutes for Students

Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Student Leaders from Europe are intensive short-term academic programs whose purpose is to provide groups of undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.  The SUSI programs for Student Leaders from Europe are five-week Institutes that consist of a balanced ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Tiraspol, November 11, 2017

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that a political demonstration is expected to take place in Tiraspol or Bender in the Transnistrian region of Moldova, on Saturday, November 11, at an unknown time. Please remember that even demonstrations and large events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Avoid areas of demonstrations, ... Read More»

Ambassador Pettit’s Message on Gagauz Holiday Kasım

Hello! According to the Gagauz folk calendar, the year is divided into two parts. On November 8th, the summer period closes and people thank God for the past season. Wholeheartedly I congratulate you on the occasion of Kasim holiday. I wish you share the feeling of brotherhood, unity, kindness and love not only today, but ... Read More»

Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation – Call for Proposals 2018

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the 2018 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) grants program. The Ambassadors Fund was established by the U.S. Congress in 2001 to help countries preserve their cultural heritage and to demonstrate U.S. respect for different cultures around the world. Last year ... Read More»

The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists Ambassador James D. Pettit November 2, 2017   A free and independent media is the cornerstone of a democracy.  It is no accident that the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the rights of the people to think, speak, and publish their views and ... Read More»

Official Opening of the North Regional Bureau for Migration and Asylum in Bălți

Since 2013, United States Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Section (INL) in Moldova have supported International Organization for Migration (IOM) projects to strengthen the capacity of the Government of Moldova in combating and preventing irregular migration and transnational crime. On October 26, INL supported the opening of the North Regional Office of the Bureau for ... Read More»

Apply for the Global UGRAD exchange program for undergraduate students

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  It is a fully-funded scholarship for one semester of non-degree academic study at an assigned U.S. college or university. Participants are emerging leaders committed to their home communities.  During the Program, Global UGRAD participants ... Read More»

Official opening of the Buiucani Community Police Center

The United States Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Section (INL) in Moldova is proud to continue the partnership with the General Police Inspectorate in opening the first Community Police Center in Chisinau. As a result of this partnership, on October 19, 2017 the first Community Police Center in Chisinau was opened. Ambassador Pettit officiated the ... Read More»

NEW ENTRY PERIOD FOR DIVERSITY VISA PROGRAM – DV-2019

Due to technical issues, the registration period for DV-2019 is being restarted, and all entries made prior to October 18, 2017, will need to be resubmitted for the entrant to be considered. We regret the inconvenience to Diversity Visa entrants.  In order to ensure fairness and protect the integrity of the process for all those concerned, ... Read More»

Ambassador Pettit Participated in the Launch of the INL Supported Police Bicycle Patrol Unit in Moldova

On Saturday, October 7 Ambassador James Pettit participated in the launch ceremony of the first ever Moldovan police bicycle patrol unit.  The event began at the Embassy, where the National Chief of Police Alexandru Pinzari and Ambassador Pettit led a bicycle ride of the entire 20-officer bicycle patrol unit through the city streets of Chisinau ... Read More»

Joint Statement on the United States-Moldova Joint Commercial Commission

October 5, 2017 Chisinau, Moldova – Delegates from the United States and the Republic of Moldova met today in Chisinau under the auspices of the United States-Moldova Joint Commercial Commission (JCC).  Deputy Minister of Economy and Infrastructure of the Republic of Moldova Vitalie Iurcu and Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy and Ministry of Culture Launch Rare Book Collection Preservation Project

On September 26, the U.S. Embassy in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova launched the project: Preservation of Early 19th-Century Bessarabian Charters and Historical Documents. A grant was awarded to the National Library of Moldova by the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) to preserve, restore and publicly ... Read More»

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS announces the call for 2018 – 2019 FLEX Exchange Program

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS announces the call for 2018 – 2019 FLEX Exchange Program FLEX is a US Government sponsored program which offers the opportunity to spend one academic year in the US studying in an American high school living with an American host family. Recipients of FLEX scholarships are selected by an ... Read More»

Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal Recital in Chisinau

A world-renowned guitar virtuoso that’s been the leading guitarist of Guns N’ Roses (2006 – 2014), an award-winning vocalist, songwriter, and producer Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal will have an extraordinary recital followed by a jam session one night only in the Republic of Moldova on September 27, 2017 at the National Eugene Ionesco Theatre in Chisinau, an event that ... Read More»

Apply for SUSI for Scholars on U.S. National Security and Policymaking

Scholars and professionals from institutions of higher education or research focused organizations are encouraged to apply for a 6-week Study of U.S. Institutes program in U.S. National Security and Policymaking. The institute will take place from January 4 to February 16, 2018 at the University of Delaware in Newark, DE. The Institute includes a four-week academic residency ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations – August 27, 2017

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are scheduled to take place in Chisinau on Sunday, August 27, in front of the Parliament building.  Representatives of the Union of Pensioners will gather in the square of the Opera and Ballet Theater “Maria Biesu” at 10:00. They will start the march at Stefan cel Mare Monument, and ... Read More»

2016 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

On August 15, 2017, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the  2016 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom  at the U.S. Department of State. Religious freedom is both a core American value and a fundamental human right. Mandated by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, the IRF Report describes the status of religious freedom in foreign countries and U.S. actions and ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Swears In 52 New Peace Corps Volunteers

On August 16th, 2017, the U.S. Ambassador to Moldova James D. Pettit officiated over the Swearing-in Ceremony for 52 new Peace Corps Volunteers.  These 52 Volunteers arrived in Moldova on June 7 and recently completed a rigorous course of training to become English and Health Education teachers and Community and Organizational Development advisors throughout Moldova. During ... Read More»

Ambassador Pettit Tours Military Training Center of the National Army Bulboaca

During the tour of the Military Training Center of the National Army Bulboaca, U.S. Ambassador James D. Pettit together with Deputy Commander of the National Army, Col. Eduard Ohladciuc, observed the reconstruction and modernization of the military base, renovated in the framework of the “Global Initiative for Peacekeeping Operations” (GPOI), funded by the U.S. Government. ... Read More»

What is being reconstructed under GPOI Program in Moldova?

WHAT IS THE GLOBAL PEACE OPERATIONS INITIATIVE (GPOI)? Established in 2005, GPOI is the U.S. contribution to the G8 Action Plan to improve international peacekeeping operations. Since 1997, the GPOI program and its predecessor programs have trained national forces of over 53 nations for international peace operations. Moldova joined the GPOI program in 2012 with ... Read More»

Study or Research in the USA!

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova is pleased to announce the annual competitions for the Fulbright Scholar Program, the Fulbright Faculty Development Program, and the Fulbright Foreign Student Program for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Fulbright Scholar Program awards non-degree grants to senior researchers, university lecturers, or experts in various fields who have a doctoral degree, ... Read More»

Dedication Ceremony at Cimislia Fire and Rescue Station

On July 28th, the U.S. Ambassador James Pettit officiated the opening ceremony of Cimislia Fire and Rescue Station, which has been renovated through the efforts of U.S. Department of Defense/EUCOM Humanitarian Assistance Program. The project worth $530,000 consists of ground-up construction of the new building and construction of the access road to the main road. ... Read More»

Statement

The United States is disappointed by the decision of Parliament and the Moldovan government to disregard the most important Venice Commission and OSCE/ODIHR recommendations regarding its revised electoral code. Adoption of the revised code calls into question the government’s stated goal of a democratic and European future for the people of Moldova. We will continue ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations – July 20, 2017

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are scheduled to take place in Chisinau today near the Parliament, Supreme Court, and, possibly, other Moldovan government buildings.  Please expect possible traffic delays and road closures around this time. Please remember that even demonstrations and large events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate ... Read More»

Notice of Funding Opportunity For a Series of Alumni Events

The purpose of this announcement is to inform interested parties about funding opportunities through a cooperative agreement. According to U.S. Embassy data there are currently over 4500 Moldovan alumni of U.S. government-sponsored programs, out of which at least 2000 reside in Moldova. The fact that these alumni live in various towns and villages, are of ... Read More»

2017 Trafficking in Persons Report – Moldova

“Human trafficking is one of the most tragic human rights issues of our time. It splinters families, distorts global markets, undermines the rule of law, and spurs other transnational criminal activity. It threatens public safety and national security. “But worst of all, the crime robs human beings of their freedom and their dignity. That’s why ... Read More»

Joint Statement on Strategic Dialogue Relaunch

On June 23 2017, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, Andrei Galbur, and U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Bridget Brink, met in Chisinau to relaunch the U.S.-Republic of Moldova Strategic Dialogue with a principals’ meeting. The leaders recognized the achievements made since ... Read More»

The 32nd Group of Peace Corps Volunteers Arrives in Moldova

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the arrival of the 32nd group of U.S. Peace Corps volunteers to Moldova. On Wednesday, June 7, fifty- eight volunteers will arrive at Chisinau Airport. Before beginning their service, the volunteers will have a 10-week “Pre-Service Training,” to study Romanian or Russian, learn about Moldovan culture and have ... Read More»

Unveiling of a U.S.-Polish Historic Marker on the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau

On Monday, June 5th, Ambassador James D. Pettit together with Polish Ambassador Artur Michalski unveiled a U.S.-Polish historic marker on the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau.  Long before this building housed the U.S. Embassy, this very building was the location of the Polish Consulate in Chisinau. In the spirit of our shared values of freedom, independence, and brotherhood, ... Read More»

Ambassador Attends Dedication Ceremony of Renovated Facilities at Middle School in Cotiujenii Mari

Now, students at Cotiujenii Mari high school, can enjoy better health conditions and therefore a better educational experience, thanks to a renovation project carried out with the support of the European Armed Forces Command in Europe. As a result of this $ 130,000 project, all existing sanitary groups, as well as the sewerage system, were ... Read More»

INL Signs MOU with Moldova on Police Reform

On Friday, May 19 in Washington, D.C. International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Deputy Assistant Secretary Daniel Foote signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Moldovan Minister of Internal Affairs Alexandru Jizdan that reinforced both sides’ commitments to reforming and modernizing law enforcement practices and institutions in Moldova.  The memorandum signing was the culmination of a week of ... Read More»

Dedication ceremony of renovated facilities at Middle School in Rosietici

On May 18, 2017,  LTC Jeffrey Muir participated at the dedication ceremony of newly renovated facilities at Middle School in Rosietici, Floresti Raion.  The project cost $75,000 and implemented through the U.S. DoD/EUCOM Humanitarian Assistance Program in the framework of the Rural Sanitation Program.  The project consisted of renovation of the sanitation facilities, medical unit, ... Read More»

Joint Statement on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia in the Republic of Moldova

Chisinau, 17 May 2017 – On the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, we express our support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons in the Republic of Moldova. We note that the 16th LGBTI Festival “Moldova Pride” is currently taking place. As the values of tolerance and respect ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations – May 6-7, 2017

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations – May 6-7, 2017 The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration may take place in Central Chisinau this weekend (May 6-7). The areas affected may include the Parliament building and surrounding area. Various groups plan to demonstrate. Please expect possible traffic delays and road closures around this ... Read More»

Welcome to the 2017 edition of the American Film Festival in Tiraspol!

The U.S. Embassy is very happy to invite movie lovers and the general public to the yearly American Film Festival in Tiraspol. The 11 movies featured in this year’s lineup, most of which have been awarded Oscars, include a variety of stories, some based on important events and inspiring individuals in our shared past, and ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Alert Europe

Travel Alert United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC  20520 For travel information, call 888-407-4747. Internet Address:  http://travel.state.gov EUROPE May 1, 2017 The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.  This Travel Alert expires on September 1, 2017. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration – May 1, 2017

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration may take place in Central Chisinau on Monday, May 1st starting at 10:00 am. The areas affected may include Stefan cel Mare and Grigore Vieru Boulevards. The groups are planning a traditional May 1st march, with one group starting near the circus and another near the ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Extreme Weather Conditions

Due to extreme weather conditions, US citizens in Moldova are advised to stay indoors if at all possible until the treacherous walking and driving conditions have cleared. Power lines are down in many areas and heavy branches continue to fall from trees. Routine American Citizen Services are unavailable at the US Embassy in Chisinau today, April ... Read More»

Welcome to the 11th edition of the American Film Festival in Chisinau!

The U.S. Embassy is very happy to invite movie lovers and the general public to the yearly American Film Festival. This year’s film festival honors our common heritage.  The 14 movies featured in this year’s lineup, most of which have been awarded Oscars, include a variety of stories, some based on important events and inspiring individuals ... Read More»

Study or Research in the USA!

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova is pleased to announce the 2017 annual competitions for the Fulbright Scholar Program, the Fulbright Faculty Development Program, and the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Fulbright Scholar Program awards non-degree grants to senior researchers, university lecturers, or experts in various fields who have a ... Read More»

The Alumni Small Grants Program

The Alumni Small Grants Program provides seed money to qualified individuals and organizations for sustainable projects that benefit the broader Moldovan community. Grant proposals must support projects that address a tangible need in a community and have measurable outcomes. Extra consideration will be given to projects that address the current needs of rural communities and ... Read More»

American Experience in Moldova – Interview with Daniel Vodă

Daniel Vodă – a Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Program alumnus currently working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova tells in this interview about how this experience in the U.S. that has changed his life. This is the fifth video of a special project dedicated to the 25th anniversary of cooperation between the ... Read More»

American English Webinar Series 6

Dear Teachers of English, This is an announcement for a new series of “American English Webinar Series 6” for EFL teachers to share with your colleagues! We encourage teachers to hold group viewing sessions- please let us know if you’re interested. These slots are offered on a first come, first serve basis! In brief, this webinar series ... Read More»

Chelsey Green and The Green Project Tour Moldova

Join us in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the U.S. – Moldovan diplomatic relations together with Chelsey Green and The Green Project that will be touring Moldova March 23-27 . The Green Project has released three recorded projects that sold worldwide. Their highly anticipated second CD debuted on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart at #22 and iTunes Jazz Chart at #7! We’re looking forward to seeing you at ... Read More»

The 2017-2019 English Access Microscholarship Program Announcement

The U.S. Embassy Chisinau is pleased to announce a call for grants proposals from potential implementing partners for the 2017-2019 English Access Microscholarship Program (Access). The purpose of the Access program is to provide disadvantaged youth with an opportunity to learn the English language and enhance leadership through teaching the basics of American culture and ... Read More»

English Language Grants Competition

Description : The English Language Grants Competition is a high-profile public diplomacy initiative that provides applying organizations, as well as government agencies, NGOs, private language schools, and universities, an opportunity to demonstrate the United States support and commitment to improve education and English teaching worldwide. The main purpose of this call for proposals is to ... Read More»

Moldovan Police Officers Participate at the 6th Annual Women in Policing Regional Conference

The 6th annual Women in Policing Regional Conference is underway in Tbilisi, Georgia. Moldova is represented by 11 police officers from Minister of Internal Affairs, General Police Inspectorate, FULGER Brigade, Criminal Investigations Department, National Patrol Inspectorate and other units. The Moldovan delegation is participating alongside women police officers from Pakistan, Burma, Armenia, Georgia, Serbia, Albania, ... Read More»

American Experience in Moldova – Interview with Mihai Clapaniuc

Mihai Clapaniuc – a Global UGRAD alumnus currently working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova tells in this interview about how this experience in the U.S. that has changed his life. This is the fourth video of a special project dedicated to the 25th anniversary of cooperation between the Republic of ... Read More»

Photo Exhibit to Celebrate 25 Years of U.S. – Moldovan Relations

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the U.S. – Moldovan diplomatic relations, Ambassador James D. Pettit inaugurated a photo exhibition on Tuesday, February 28, at the National Fine Arts Museum in Chisinau.   The exhibition features 33 photographs and documents that highlight the evolution of the relations between Moldova and the United States ... Read More»

Photo Exhibit to Celebrate 25 Years of U.S.-Moldovan Relations

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the U.S. – Moldovan diplomatic relations, Ambassador James D. Pettit will inaugurate a photo exhibition on Tuesday, February 28, at 3:00pm at the National Fine Arts Museum in Chisinau.   The exhibition features 33 photographs and documents that highlight the evolution of the relations between Moldova and ... Read More»

Ambassador Pettit: Opening Remarks at USAID High Value Agriculture Activity in Moldova, February 22, 2017

Opening RemarksAmbassador James PettitUSAID High Value Agriculture Activity in Moldova (HVAA project)Launching EventWednesday, February 22, 2017, 1000 AMRadisson Blu Convention Center   Prime Minister Filip Minister Grama Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen!  It gives me a great pleasure to welcome you all today to the launch of a new project, funded by the U.S. Agency ... Read More»

Photo exhibit celebrating 25 years of U.S.-Moldova cooperation

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of establishment of U.S. Moldovan diplomatic relations the U.S. Embassy, together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova, will open a photo exhibit on Tuesday, February 28, at 3:00p.m. at the National Fine Arts Museum of Moldova.  The exhibition is part of the line ... Read More»

Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) 2018

PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT The Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program provides international teachers with a unique opportunity to develop greater expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States. The TEA Program is a six-week non-degree, non-credit customized academic program including seminars on new teaching methodologies, curriculum development, ... Read More»

Program: Small Grants for Media Program – Content Production: Documentary Short

Embassy of the United States of America in Chisinau, Moldova Public Affairs Section Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-CHISINAU-FY17-08 Program: Small Grants for Media Program – Content Production: Short Documentary Announcement Type: Limited Competition Deadline for submission of proposals: 11:59 PM, Moldova Time, April 06, 2017 Agency Contact: Tatiana Sanina, MoldovaGrants@state.gov In keeping with U.S. Embassy’s support of independent voices in the media ... Read More»

Program: Small Grants for Media Program – Content Production: 48 Hour Film Festival

Embassy of the United States of America in Chisinau, Moldova Public Affairs Section Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-CHISINAU-FY17-07 Program: Small Grants for Media Program – Content Production Announcement Type: Limited Competition Deadline for submission of proposals: 11:59 PM, Moldova Time, March 21, 2017 Agency Contact: Tatiana Sanina,  MoldovaGrants@state.gov The U.S. Embassy in Moldova seeks to support independent voices in the Moldovan media ... Read More»

American Experience in Moldova – Interview with Dina Perciun

“I truly believe in the educational role of journalists” – Interview with Dina Perciun.  News Director at a TV channel, and 2016 Alumna of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) – Dina Perciun shares her impressions about the experience gained in the U.S. This is the second video of a special project dedicated to the 25th anniversary ... Read More»

“The Chisinau Ghetto, 1941­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­-1942” Book Presentation at the History Museum

U.S. Embassy invites media to the presentation of “The Chisinau Ghetto, 1941­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­-1942” – a book  by Paul A. Shapiro, Director of International Affairs and Director Emeritus of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.  The book is the first major study of the historical events ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration

U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Demonstration – February 3, 2017 The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that a planned protest is scheduled to take place tonight, February 3, at 18:00 in front of the Stefan Cel Mare monument in downtown Chisinau.   The group will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of ... Read More»

The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute

The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute is an intensive short term exchange program whose purpose is to foster relationships among young Europeans and Americans to build strong linkages and an awareness of shared values.  The four week program will enable teenagers to explore U.S. foreign policy priorities such as youth engagement, support for democracy ... Read More»

American Experience in Moldova – Interview with Vlad Shuleansky

Vlad Shuleansky – a co-owner of a restaurant in Chisinau, who participated in the educational program YTILI in 2016, shares his impressions, observations, memories, and tells us how the experience and knowledge gained through the program helped him to fulfill his business idea of opening a restaurant. This is the first video of a special ... Read More»

English for Media Literacy MOOC Grant

Description: This call for proposals is aimed to encourage applying organizations to help the U.S. Embassy to promote English teaching from all over Moldova to implement different teaching methods and techniques in their classes, thus improving the quality of English teaching. The Media Literacy Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) is a high-profile public diplomacy initiative ... Read More»

Grants Program: Call for proposals for civil society promotion

Embassy of the United States of America in Chisinau, Moldova Public Affairs Section Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-CHISINAU-FY17-06 Program: Democracy Commission Small Grants Program Announcement Type: Open Competition Deadline for submission of proposals: 11:59 PM, Moldova Time, April 28, 2017 Funding per grant:  $1,000-$20,000 Agency Contact: Stelian Rusu, rusus@america.go v The Democracy Commission Small Grants Program was initiated ... Read More»

Grants Program: Restoring confidence in Moldova’s European trajectory by strengthening institutions and civic participation in tackling corruption

Embassy of the United States of America in Chisinau, Moldova Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-CHISINAU-FY17-05 Deadline for submission of proposals: 11:59 PM, Moldova Time, March 31, 2017 Funding per grant:  $10,000-$50,000 Agency Contact: Stelian Rusu,  rusus@america.gov The Democracy Commission Small Grants Program was initiated in 1994 as a flexible mechanism to enable American embassies to support initiatives that contribute to more ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Pettit Visits Edineț

U.S. Ambassador James D. Pettit visited Edinet on January 13, 2017.  During his visit ambassador met with local public officials and with local businessmen to discuss economic and political situation in the region. Along with Peace Corps volunteers Valentine and Angela talked about successful projects in the localities where they work, and toured Ukrainian High ... Read More»

Apply for Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders from Europe

Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Student Leaders from Europe are intensive short-term academic programs whose purpose is to provide groups of undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.  The SUSI programs for Student Leaders from Europe are five-week Institutes that consist of a ... Read More»

The Digital Communication Network Exchange 2017

The Digital Communication Network is an exchange program, funded by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by World Learning. The Digital Communications Network exchange program created and supports a collaborative network of communication professionals from across Europe and Central Asia, working together to strengthen communication skills through the development and dissemination of digital content. ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Invites You To a Holiday Concert

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau together with the National Philharmonic and invites you to a Holiday Concert with the participation of Tiraspol symphony orchestra and famous American pianist Thomas Pandolfi. Come to enjoy  great music  of G.Gershin, L. Anderson and A.Piazzolla on December 30 at 18.00 at the National Philharmonic. More information is available  here . Free ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Pettit: 25 Years of Diplomatic Relations

Dear friends, 25 years ago, the United States established diplomatic relations with the Republic of Moldova. The entire year we will be commemorating the 25-year anniversary of our relations. “25 years of cooperation” is more than a slogan – it is a recognition of what we can achieve together. Join us in celebrating this moment ... Read More»

Demonstrations Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations – December 22, 2016

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the organization, Youth of Moldova (Tinerii Moldovei), is planning a protest on Friday, December 23, at noon near the National Palace (Palatul Republicii) to coincide with the inauguration ceremony of the new Moldovan President. Demonstrations and large events intended to be peaceful can turn violent at any time.  ... Read More»

Apply for Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars

Scholars and professionals from institutions of higher education or research focused organizations are encouraged to apply for a 5-week Study of U.S. Institutes summer program in one of the following fields: American Politics and Political Thought, Contemporary American Literature, Journalism and Media, Religious Pluralism in the United States, U.S. Culture and Society and U.S. Foreign ... Read More»

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Educators (SUSI) Announcement

High school teachers of English, Literature, History and Geography, who would like to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions, are encouraged to apply for the Study of U.S Institutes (SUSI) for Educators. This is a fully covered 5-week, intensive summer program with a focus on content and materials about the United States ... Read More»

Embassy Hosts Round Table to Discuss Domestic Violence

On the fifth day of the “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” campaign, Chargé D’Affaires Julie Stufft hosted a round table with key stakeholders in the fight against domestic violence in Moldova. The participants discussed ways to address challenges in their daily work – in government or civil society – and focused on joint ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: EUROPEAN TRAVEL ALERT

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets.  This Travel Alert expires on February 20, 2017. Credible information indicates the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh), ... Read More»

Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation – CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the 2017 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) grants program. The Ambassadors Fund was established by the U.S. Congress in 2001 to help countries preserve their cultural heritage and to demonstrate U.S. respect for different cultures around the world. Last year ... Read More»

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova is pleased to announce the Fulbright Foreign Student Program for the 2017-18 academic year

The program enables young professionals from Moldova to study for one year or longer at U.S. universities to pursue Master’s level study in following fields: Economics, Education, Environmental Policy and Management, International Affairs, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Library and Information Science, Public Administration, Public Health and Public Policy. Participants are selected through an open, merit-based competition. This ... Read More»

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program – Apply Now!

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) provides a diverse group of emerging leaders with a scholarship for one semester of non-degree academic study at a U.S. college or university. The program is sponsored by the U.S Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and aims to recruit participants from underrepresented, non-elite backgrounds. ... Read More»

Professional Fellows Program – 2017

Professional Fellows Program – 2017 November 2017 American Councils for International Education in Moldova ( http://www.americancouncils.md/ ) announces the opening of the contest for the selection of finalists Professional Fellows Program Spring 2017. Target group: employees of public law (state institutions, NGOs, civil society) aged between 25 and 35 who speak English at intermediate level and are experts ... Read More»

U.S. Air Force Band to Perform in Moldova Oct 17-22

Chisinau, Moldova — A group of musicians from the United States Air Forces in Europe Band will perform with the National Symphony of Moldova in celebration of 25 years of strong Moldovan – American partnerships during three collaborative concerts at the Chisinau Philharmonic 19-21 October. The concerts will feature American classical, folk, and jazz as ... Read More»

Ambassador hosted a roundtable to discuss the effects of trafficking and migration on children in Moldova

On October 20, Ambassador James D. Pettit hosted a roundtable to discuss the effects of trafficking and migration on children in Moldova. Key stakeholders in the anti-trafficking field representing the government, civil society, and international organizations attended the event. Marking the start of the Week to Fight Trafficking in Human Beings in Moldova, participants discussed ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts Film Viewing and Discussion of Film Project Beautiful Corruption

October 19, 2016 – The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau hosted a group of media and NGO representatives to a viewing and discussion of Beautiful Corruption, a short film by Eugen Damaschin. The three-minute film provides a uniquely Moldovan view of corruption and how it affects the everyday life of residents of ... Read More»

Check out Our New Site!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – ... Read More»

DV Lottery – 2018 Program (Green Card)

Online registration for the DV Lottery -2018 Program begins on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-4). DV Lottery – 2018 Program Instructions Select the English version of the  DV-2018 Program Instructions  in PDF format for your convenience ... Read More»

The U.S. Government and the Government of Moldova signed Agreements to Support Democratic and Economic Development of Moldova

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, the United States Government and the Government of Moldova signed Assistance Agreements to support good governance and economic development in the Republic of Moldova.  Under these Agreements, the United States Government, represented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has agreed to provide about $27 million dollars for ... Read More»

2016 Annual Competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2017-2018

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova is pleased to announce the 2016 annual competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a one-year scholarship program offered to mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership, a commitment to public service, and the capacity ... Read More»

Exercise Fire Shield 2016 to Begin September 11

Chisinau, Republic of Moldova – Exercise Fire Shield 2016 will begin September 11, 2016.  Fire Shield is a multinational, combined, small unit, artillery training exercise with Moldovan, Romanian, and United States forces. The exercise takes place 11-24 September, 2016 at the Bulboaca Training Area, Moldova.  The purpose of the exercise is to improve interoperability, explore concurrent ... Read More»

U.S. Medical Training in Treatment of Burn Wounds

A group of U.S. medical experts is in Chisinau September 5-9 sharing best practices with Moldovan counterparts in treatment of burn wounds. The workshop participants demonstrate real-life techniques as part of the exercise. This week-long effort is part of ongoing cooperation between U.S. and Moldovan military and civilian personnel. Read More»

Demonstrations Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations

The U.S. Embassy would like to remind U.S. citizens of the possibility for demonstrations occurring at various locations in Chisinau to coincide with Moldovan Independence Day celebrations on August 27.  This week there have been social media calls for demonstrations and the Embassy continues to monitor.  The Embassy has no information regarding locations or times ... Read More»

On the Occasion of Moldova’s National Day

John Kerry – Secretary of State Washington, DC – August 25, 2016 On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate all Moldovans on the 25th anniversary of your nation’s independence on August 27. For the past quarter-century, the United States has stood squarely behind your pursuit of democratic reform and EU integration, your efforts to strengthen ... Read More»

U.S. Medical Training in Treatment of Burn Wounds

A group of U.S. medical experts is in Chisinau September 5-9 sharing best practices with Moldovan counterparts in treatment of burn wounds. The workshop participants demonstrate real-life techniques as part of the exercise. This week-long effort is part of ongoing cooperation between U.S. and Moldovan military and civilian personnel. This is a joint collaboration effort ... Read More»

Charge D’Affaires Julie Stufft Opens Seminar on Regional Cooperation and Strategic Communication

U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affaires Julie Stufft delivered remarks to open a two-day seminar on regional cooperation and strategic communication today. Addressing an audience of officials, academics, and administrators from the defense and security sectors, Mrs. Stufft noted “although the potential threats in the region have never been clear-cut, it has become evident that future security ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Chisinau Statement Regarding Suspicious Item Found in Front of Embassy July 5

The U.S. Embassy confirms media reports that a suspicious device was found in front of the Embassy in Chisinau July 5, 2016. In coordination with local law enforcement representatives, embassy security personnel determined that the device posed no physical threat to anyone or any property on the premises. The U.S. Embassy thanks local law enforcement ... Read More»

Statement on Ambassador Pettit’s June 28 Meeting with Foreign Minister Galbur

Ambassador Pettit met with Andrei Galbur, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Moldova, on June 28 in Chisinau to discuss bilateral issues. Ambassador Pettit encouraged Moldova to continue progress on reforms, in particular meeting all requirements for an IMF program and those necessary for Moldova’s European integration.  He commended Moldova’s active participation in the 5 ... Read More»

The U.S. Embassy Announces a Grants Competition for English Language Teaching Programming in Moldova

The Embassy of the United States of America announces an open Grants Competition for English teaching organizations in Moldova. During this round, the English Grants Competition Program provides funding opportunities to organizations such as NGOs, private language schools, government agencies, and universities to demonstrate the United States support and commitment to improve education and English teaching in Moldova. ... Read More»

The 2016-2018 English Access Microscholarship Program Announcement

The U.S. Embassy Chisinau is pleased to announce a call for grants proposals from potential implementing partners for the 2016-2018 English Access Microscholarship Program (Access).  The purpose of the Access program is to provide disadvantaged youth with an opportunity to learn the English language and enhance leadership through teaching the basics of American culture and ... Read More»

U.S.-Moldovan Medical Exercise Concludes May 26

May 26, 2016 – Chisinau, Moldova. U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Stufft attended the closing ceremony of Falcon Medic, a two-week medical training exercise between the Moldovan military and the North Carolina National Guard. Mrs. Stufft stated at the ceremony that “the United States remains committed to assisting Moldova to enhance its combat medical capabilities.  ... Read More»

General Ben Hodges’ Visit to Moldova

Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe, visited Moldova May 14-15 to meet with U.S. and Moldovan soldiers participating in Dragoon Pioneer 2016.  During his time in Moldova, General Hodges observed on-going construction at a joint U.S.-Moldovan project at the Tiganesti Monastery, where the U.S. and Moldovan engineers are improving a road as ... Read More»

Exercise Dragoon Pioneer May 2-16

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau announces the arrival of the U.S. Army 2ndCavalry Regimental Engineer Squadron to the Republic of Moldova as part of ongoing bilateral cooperation between the U.S. Army and the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Moldova. The Dragoon Pioneer exercises will entail medical, maintenance, and engineer training of the Moldovan ... Read More»

Demonstrations Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration

On Sunday, April 24th beginning at 1200 a protest against the government of Moldova will take place on the Great National Assembly Square.  The protest was organized by the platform Da.  Our Party. Supporters will also attend. Approximately 50,000 people are expected to participate. Traffic on Stefan cel Mare Blvd may be blocked while the protest ... Read More»

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

This one-year, full scholarship program is offered to mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership, a public service commitment, and the capacity to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent study at a leading U.S. university. The program awards a certificate from the U.S. Government; it is not designed to ... Read More»

The U.S. Embassy Announces Grants Competition for Intercultural Dialogue

The Embassy of the United States of America announces an open grants competition for cultural organizations in Moldova. During this round, the Democracy Commission Small Grants Program provides funding opportunities to organizations such as theaters, museums, libraries, professional associations and unions, NGOs, cultural institutes for sustainable projects that promote intercultural dialogue. For this competition, the U.S. ... Read More»

Demonstrations Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations – March 27, 2016

On Sunday, March 27th the Unionists have organized several marches and meetings to commemorate the 98th anniversary of the unification of Bessarabia and Romania.  These meetings and marches will take place throughout the day from 0900-2100.  Meetings will take place on the main square.  A large number of people are expected to participate. The Embassy ... Read More»

General Philip M. Breedlove Visited Moldova

Commander of United States European Command General Philip M. Breedlove paid a visit to Moldova March 23 to 24. While in Moldova, General Breedlove met with President Nicolae Timofti and Minister of Defense Anatolie Salaru. He also toured the Bulboaca National Training Center, where the U.S. is supporting renovations to create a modern training facility. ... Read More»

General Philip M. Breedlove Visiting Moldova

Commander of United States European Command General Philip M. Breedlove will visit Moldova March 23 to 24.  While in Moldova, General Breedlove will meet with President Nicolae Timofti and Minister of Defense Anatolie Salaru.  He will tour the Bulboaca National Training Center, where the U.S. is supporting renovations to create a modern training facility. This ... Read More»

State of North Carolina Provides Educational Materials to Moldovan Schools

On March 19, 2016, a donation of 3900 textbooks and more than 670 educational classroom posters arrived in Moldova from North Carolina.  This shipment of educational materials is one of the many acts of goodwill and cooperation that comprise the ongoing North Carolina-Moldova Bilateral Partnership, which began in 1999. The books and posters will be ... Read More»

Improve Your Teaching Skills in the USA!

The Fulbright Faculty Development Program is a non-degree, professional development program that provides promising junior university faculty with the opportunity to: develop new courses and implement curriculum reform at their home institutions; cultivate teaching skills and techniques based on personal observation of U.S. educational methods; expand the information base in their fields of study; become ... Read More»

Study or Research in the USA!

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova is pleased to announce the annual competitions for the Fulbright Scholar Program and the Fulbright Faculty Development Program, for travel during the 2017-2018 academic year. The Fulbright Scholar Program awards non-degree grants to senior researchers, university lecturers, or experts in various fields who have a doctoral degree, or equivalent professional ... Read More»

Deputy Assistant Secretary Bridget Brink Visiting Moldova

Deputy Assistant Secretary in the State Department’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Bridget Brink, is visiting Moldova March 2 to 4 to discuss the status of reforms with representatives of the government, opposition and civil society.   This will be Deputy Assistant Secretary Brink’s third trip to Moldova.  She will be accompanied by Deputy Office ... Read More»

2016 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Initiative: Summer Institutes for Youth

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova announces a competition for students aged 18 to participate in the 2016 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Initiative: Summer Institutes for Youth. This program will take place June 25 to July 23, 2016 at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the United States of America. The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows ... Read More»

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova announces the Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova announces the Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program for outstanding secondary school teachers of English, social studies, math and science with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills and increase their knowledge about the United States. Teachers come to the United States from all world ... Read More»

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova is pleased to announce the Fulbright Foreign Student Program for the 2016-17 Academic Year

The program enables young professionals from Moldova to study for one year or longer at U.S. universities to pursue Master’s level study in any field except medicine. Participants are selected through an open, merit-based competition. This prestigious award covers tuition and fees at an American university, a monthly living stipend, health insurance, and international airfare. ... Read More»

Press Statement – Department of Defense Members Visit

Seventeen newly selected generals and admirals and one civilian member of the senior executive service from the Department of Defense are visiting Chisinau from 12 to 16 Feb as part of a regional tour. The group is a portion of the Capstone executive course that examines national security and foreign policy. While in Moldova they ... Read More»

Demonstrations Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations – February 14, 2016

On Sunday, February 14th, 2016 the Union of the Veterans of the Afghanistan War will organize a march from 09:30 until 13:00. The participants plan to march in order to celebrate the 27th anniversary of the withdrawal of the Soviet military troops from Afghanistan. The March route: Great National Assembly Square and move to Puşkin ... Read More»

Celebrating American and Moldovan Art

To celebrate art and engage with the local arts community, Ambassador Pettit hosted an Art in Embassies reception last night. The guests had the pleasure of admiring ten paintings by American artists, as well as nine works by local art students that were displayed at his residence. Read More»

U.S. Embassy Opens Photo Exhibit on the Holocaust

On the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the U.S. Ambassador James D. Pettit opened a photo exhibit at the Free International University of Moldova. The exhibit commemorating the more than 6 million victims of the Holocaust has been produced by the U.S. Embassy. It features 24 historical photographs, including 10 from Bessarabia and Transnistria. ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations

Several large protests are taking place in and around central Chisinau, especially near the Parliament building. There have been reports of confrontations between police and protesters. Similar protests may continue in the downtown area; we advise U.S. citizens to avoid these areas. Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid the downtown area and any large ... Read More»

Press Statement

The United States calls for calm and restraint on the part of protestors and police in Chisinau. We urge all sides to refrain from acts that encourage or provoke violence. We further urge Moldovan authorities to immediately meet with and address protestors’ concerns in an open and transparent manner. Read More»

Demonstrations Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations – January 2016

On January 13, 2016, several large protests took place in and around central Chisinau. For the foreseeable future, such protests are expected to take place on a regular basis. The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that demonstrations and large events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational.  Avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in ... Read More»

Ambassador Pettit’s Message

#AmbPettit: As we conclude a challenging year, I want to say to each of you, that despite its problems, Moldova has immense potential.  Your resources, your human capital, your spirit of creativity and hard work – subtract the  problems (which are well-known by all), and Moldova could be a prosperous, democratic, European country in a ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security in Europe

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau reminds U.S. citizens that U.S. and European authorities continue to warn of possible terrorist attacks in Europe, citing repeated threats by terror groups.  As we approach the end of 2015, the U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of our Worldwide Travel Alert that urges travelers to exercise particular caution during the holiday season and ... Read More»

DCM Julie Stufft Participates in Closing Ceremony of “Preventing and Combating Sexual Violence” Workshop

Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Stufft participated in the closing ceremony of the “Preventing and combating sexual violence” workshop organized by the NGO La Strada. In Moldova, rape and sexual assault are among the least-acknowledged and least-reported forms of violence against women. According to some estimates, 70% to 95% of rape cases are not reported. ... Read More»

Special Advisor for Children’s Issues, Ambassador Susan S. Jacobs, Visits Moldova

Ambassador Susan S. Jacobs, the U.S. Department of State Special Advisor for Children’s Issues, is visiting Moldova December 10th to 12th to strengthen the partnership between the U.S. and Moldova under the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Inter-Country Adoption.  Ambassador Jacobs will meet with Moldovan leaders, including Minister ... Read More»

Ambassador Pettit inaugurates USAID-funded Grape Packinghouse in Costesti

On December 3rd, U.S. Ambassador James D. Pettit together with the Ambassador of Romania, Marius Lazurca, helped launch a new grape packinghouse in Costesti. This new facility was built with combined support from USAID Moldova/ACED Project and the Romanian Embassy.  It will enable local producers to store and pack their grapes for sale in international markets. Read More»

U.S. Army Europe Commanding General Visits Moldova

Lieutenant General Frederick ‘Ben’ Hodges, Commander of U.S. Army Europe, and Major General Gregory Lusk, Adjutant General of the North Carolina National Guard, visited Moldova  December 2nd to strengthen the military-to-military partnership between the U.S. and Moldova.  Lieutenant General Hodges and Major General Lusk met with Moldovan military leaders, including Chief of Defense Brigadier General ... Read More»

16 Days Against Violence Campaign

“Gender equality is not only a women’s issue, it is a human rights issue that requires everyone’s participation. We commit to take action against all forms of violence and discrimination faced by women and girls.” In support of the 16 Days Against Violence Campaign, our colleagues at the Embassy expressed their support of the  ‪#‎HeForShe‬  solidarity ... Read More»

Demonstrations Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations

The Grand National Assembly Council announced that on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 13:00, large protests will take place in Chisinau, Hincesti, Balti, Soroca, Orhei, Cahul, Ungheni and Causeni.  Protesters and tent cities remain in place on the Main Square, Parliament and in front of the Ministry of Agriculture. The Regional Security Office has no information that ... Read More»

The Embassy of the United States offers its condolences to France and to all the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris

The Embassy of the United States offers its condolences to France and to all the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday.  Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this attack on humanity and the universal values we share. During this difficult time, we stand with the French Embassy in Moldova ... Read More»

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova announces the Global UGRAD Program for the 2016-17 Academic Year

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova is pleased to announce the Global UGRAD Program for the 2016-17 academic year. Global UGRAD provides opportunities for current undergraduate students to spend one academic semester of non-degree study at a U.S. university or community college. The deadline is January 1, 2016 so start your applications now! For more information ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Statement Oct. 30, 2015

The Embassy of the United States calls upon all of Moldova’s political parties to begin acting on behalf of the people of Moldova by rapidly forming a government and cooperating on immediate reforms. Moldova’s image at home and abroad is suffering due to continued machinations by political elites, and in some cases, private individuals.  It ... Read More»

Demonstrations Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations – October 27-31, 2015

Local press and social media are reporting possible protests in the coming days around the vicinity of Grand National Assembly Square, Hotel Codru, Hotel Nobil and the Global Business Center. Protesters and tent cities remain in place on the Main Square, Parliament and in front of the Ministry of Agriculture. In addition, smaller gatherings have ... Read More»

Demonstrations Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations On October 4, 2015

On October 4th at 12:00, “Dignity and Truth” will hold a large protest in the Great National Assembly Square. Additionally, on October 4th at 11:00 “Young Dignity” will hold a protest/march.  The protest/march will begin at Gheorge Asachi High School and end at the Great National Assembly Square. Both groups will protest against the state budget ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Announces the Continuation of the Democracy Grants Program

The Embassy of the United States of America announces another competition for assistance awards through the Democracy Grants Program. The U.S. Embassy invites Moldovan Civil Society Organizations, including independent mass media, to submit projects with the purpose of furthering the development of democracy and civil society in Moldova. For this competition, the U.S. Embassy welcomes ... Read More»

Demonstration Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration On September 25-27, 2015

On September 25th at 15:00, the pensionaries are planning to protest in front of the Parliament. They will gather at the Great National Assembly Square and march to the Parliament. The march will be led by the police and about 1,000 people are expected to participate in Friday’s protest. On September 26, 2015 from 10:00 ... Read More»

Demonstration Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration On September 16-18, 2015

The Civic Platform “Dignity and Truth” leaders announced the agenda of the events scheduled for the next few days, which includes the protests in front of the State institutions and an automobile march. From September 16, 2015 till September 18. 2015 they are planning to protest near the Residence of the President of Moldova from ... Read More»

Demonstration Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration On September 12-13, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau informs U.S. citizens in Moldova that the protest in the Main Square is expected to continue throughout this weekend. Since last weekend, a semi-permanent tent city has been erected at the protest site, and increasing numbers of protest participants are remaining on site.  On Sunday at 12:00, protest leaders have ... Read More»

Demonstration Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration On September 6, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau informs U.S. citizens in Moldova that On Sunday, 6 September, at approximately 12:00pm, a protest/march will commence on the main square in downtown Chisinau.  Approximately 40,000 – 50,000 protesters are anticipated to participate.  The organizer of the protest, the civic platform Dignity and Truth, announced the protest via local news ... Read More»

American English Webinars

Dear  Teachers of English, This ia an announcement for a new series of “American English Webinars”  for EFL teachers to share with your colleagues! We encourage teachers to hold group viewing sessions- please let us know if you’re interested. These slots are offered on a first come, first serve basis ! In brief, this webinar ... Read More»

Representative Steve Chabot Visited Moldova August 16 to 18

U.S. Representative Steve Chabot visited Moldova August 16 to 18 as part of a trip that also includes Hungary, Estonia, and Latvia. During his visit to Moldova, Representative Chabot discussed economic and political issues with Moldovan officials, including President Nicolae Timofti, Prime Minister Valeriu Strelet, and Deputy Minister of Economy Valeriu Triboi. In a meeting ... Read More»

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS announces the call for 2016 – 2017 FLEX Exchange Program

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS announces the call for 2016 – 2017 FLEX Exchange Program. FLEX is a US Government sponsored program which offers the opportunity to spend one academic year in the US studying in an American high school living with an American host family. Recipients of FLEX scholarships are selected by an ... Read More»

Demonstration Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration On August 6, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau informs U.S. citizens in Moldova that the Liberal Reformist Party is planning to protest on Thursday, August 6, 2015 in front of the Court of Appeals, located on 73 Stefan cel Mare Blvd.  According to organizers, the protest will take place between 13:30 and 16:00.  The participants will protest against ... Read More»

Alumni Small Grants Program Announcement

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the next round of the Alumni Small Grants Program. The Program is designed to support alumni in sharing the experience they gained through their exchange programs and implementing best practices they learned in the U.S. The purpose of this program is to further the professional development of alumni ... Read More»

Formation of a New Government in Moldova

Press Statement Mark C. Toner – Deputy Department Spokesperson Washington, DC We welcome the formation of a new government in the Republic of Moldova. We look forward to working with Prime Minister Strelet and his cabinet and seeing rapid reforms that benefit the Moldovan people, who voted for a more prosperous future of European integration. The ... Read More»

Demonstration Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations On July 28, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau informs U.S. citizens in Moldova about the following ongoing protests and planned demonstrations: Our Home Moldova Party is protesting non-stop near Vlad Plahotniuc’s residence, located on 41 Bulgara Street.  The Our Home Moldova Party will also protest in front of the National Agency for Energy Regulation (90 Columna Street) and ... Read More»

Demonstration Message for U.S. Citizens: Recurring PSRM Demonstrations

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau informs U.S. citizens in Moldova that The Socialist Party (PSRM) has declared various protest venues. Potential protest places for the Socialist Party are: In front of the National Agency for Energy Regulation – 90 Columna Str. In front of the National Bank of Moldova – 1 Grigore Vieru Blvd. In front ... Read More»

MCC Visit Highlights Compact Successes in Infrastructure and Agriculture

On July 24, the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Deputy Vice President Fatema Z. Sumar met with Moldovan Interim Prime Minister Natalia Gherman to discuss the successful implementation of the country’s compact and next steps to ensure sustainability.  Discussions focused on the achievements of MCC’s investments in agriculture and transportation. MCC officials stressed the ... Read More»

Commanding General of the North Carolina Army and Air National Guard Visits Moldova

From July 15-17, the Commanding General of the North Carolina Army & Air National Guard, Major General Greg Lusk, visited Moldova as part of the ongoing bilateral relationship between Moldova and North Carolina. During his visit, General Lusk met with Moldovan defense officials, including Acting Minister of Defense Viorel Cibotaru, Commanding General of the Moldovan ... Read More»

Demonstration Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations on July 17-18, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau informs U.S. citizens in Moldova that Christians from the church “Saint Mother Matroana” organized a religious march on July 17th in Chisinau. The march will start on July 17th at 07:00 on Dacia Blvd. and Valea Crucii str. intersection (city’s gates), move on to Ciocana District, then move on to ... Read More»

Gift from the American People Helps Improve Public Services in Ungheni

Today, July 9, U.S. Ambassador James D. Pettit traveled to Ungheni to hand over the keys for a modern bucket truck to the Ungheni Municipality.  Donated by the United States Agency for International Development, this bucket truck is a modern aerial work platform with a hydraulic lifting system used to maintain telecommunication and lighting systems, manage green spaces and ... Read More»

Instagram Photo Contest “USA in Moldova”

June 29, 2015 Update! The deadline was extended by Tuesday June 30th, 11:59 p.m. Show off your photography skills! Enter now and win 2 tickets to 4th of July Picnic 2015! The Contest Take a photo which best illustrates “The USA in Moldova.” (This can be anything you see in Moldova that somehow reminds you ... Read More»

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus Visited Moldova

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus conducted a familiarization visit to Moldova from June 24-25, 2015. During the visit, he met with Moldovan government officials and discussed issues of bilateral cooperation and regional security. Secretary Mabus, who is responsible for overseeing the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, congratulated President Timofti on Moldova’s goal of raising ... Read More»

Demonstration Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations on June 25-26, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau informs U.S. citizens in Moldova that several demonstrations and protest meetings are planned throughout Chisinau on June 25-26, including but not limited to the following: On Thursday, June 25, 2015 a meeting will be organized in front of the General Prosecutor’s Office, and it will be followed by a march. ... Read More»

Demonstration Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in June, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau informs U.S. citizens in Moldova that the political movement “Antimafie” is planning to protest in front of the Parliament building, located at 105 Stefan cel Mare Blvd from 09:00-21:00.  The protests are scheduled to begin this week and may recur for the next two months.  Approximately 500 people are expected ... Read More»

Delays in Overseas U.S. Passport and Visa Processing

The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa systems.  This issue is not specific to any particular country or visa category.  We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability. Currently, we are unable to print most immigrant and ... Read More»

Demonstration Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations on June 11, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau informs U.S. citizens in Moldova about the following demonstration planned for Thursday, June 11, 2015 in the center of Chisinau. A protest is planned by the “Reality and Truth” NGO from 12:00 to 13:00 in front of the Liberal Democratic Party’s Headquarters, located on 88 Bucuresti Street. About 1,000 people ... Read More»

Demonstration Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations on June 10, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau informs U.S. citizens in Moldova about the following demonstration planned for Wednesday, June 10, 2015 in the center of Chisinau: The Renato Usatii Party is planning a national march “for fair elections.”  Participants will gather at the circus at 16:00-17:00 and march in the direction of the main square, where ... Read More»

Demonstration Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations on June 7, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau informs U.S. citizens in Moldova that there are three separate demonstrations planned for Sunday, June 7, 2015 in the center of Chisinau. The civic platform “Dignity and Truth” is planning to protest on Sunday, 7 June, on the Main Square at 12:00PM.  More than 20,000 people are expected to participate. ... Read More»

Update on Fulbright and Humphrey Programs

Thank you for all the interest in studying in the United States! The Fulbright and Humphrey competitions for 2016-2017 academic year have now closed. If you have applied, we have received your application and will inform you after a review has been completed. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the funding we had hoped for the ... Read More»

American Artist Molly Aubry visits Moldova

“The creativity, warmth, and openness to artistic experimentation of young Moldovan artists truly inspires me, and I encourage them to share their talents with the global community!” Molly Aubry said, during her visit to Moldova this week. As an Embassy-sponsored Visiting Artist, Molly visited an orphanage in Hincesti, discussed art therapy with university students, and ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Congratulates Access Graduates

Chisinau – U.S. Ambassador Pettit joined in the celebration of the graduation of 70 students of the English Access Microscholarship Program from Staseni, Ialoveni, and Orhei. The Access program develops English language skills and capabilities among economically-disadvantaged youth, while also introducing them to American culture and society through after-school classes and enhancement activities. Access students often ... Read More»

Demonstration Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations on May 23, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau informs U.S. citizens in Moldova that several protests, meetings, and demonstrations are planned around Chisinau in the upcoming days.  These include, but are not limited to the following: On Saturday May 23, from 09:00 till 13:00 National Olympic Committee and Sports of the Republic of Moldova organizing Olympic Festival. Olympic ... Read More»

Ambassador Pettit Visits the Irrigation System in Lopatna

On May 21, 2015 Ambassador Pettit was in Lopatna to inspect a new pumping station and irrigation system financed by the U.S. Government through the MCC-Compact. He was impressed by the many productive farmers with whom he spoke, the beautiful orchards he saw and, of course, the state-of-the-art irrigation system. He told the farmers and ... Read More»

Demonstration Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations on May 21-22, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau informs U.S. citizens in Moldova that several protests, meetings, and demonstrations are planned around Chisinau in the upcoming days.  These include, but are not limited to the following: On Thursday, May 21, 2015, 11:00-16:00 a protest will be held on the Main Square.  Approximately 10,000 people are expected to participate. ... Read More»

Welcome to the American Film Festival 2015 in Tiraspol!

This year’s festival celebrates the great American South.  In Tiraspol we will screen 11 movies, some of which have changed the American film-making industry forever.  Gone with the Wind, for example, is considered one of the greatest films of all time that triggered changes in the way African-Americans are depicted in film.  To Kill a Mockingbird is ... Read More»

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Pays Visit To Moldova

Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews visited Moldova from May 6-8, 2015. The purpose of his trip was to better understand Moldova’s commercial environment and show U.S. support for Moldova’s future economic success. Deputy Secretary Andrews discussed potential future cooperation between the United States and Moldova during his meetings with Prime Minister Chiril Gaburici, Speaker ... Read More»

Demonstration Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations on May 1-3, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau informs U.S. citizens in Moldova that multiple demonstrations, meetings, marches, and protests have been planned around the city of Chisinau in conjunction with International Labor Day on Friday, May 1, 2015.  Protests and demonstrations are expected to take place throughout the weekend, culminating with a demonstration on Sunday, May 3 ... Read More»

The American Film Festival Opens in Chisinau

The U.S. Embassy cordially invites the Moldovan public to the ninth edition of the American Film Festival, which will take place at the Odeon Cultural Center from April 24 to May 1, 2015.  The entrance to all screenings is free of charge. Ambassador James D. Pettit will open the festival on Friday, April 24 at ... Read More»

Demonstration Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations on April 22, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau informs U.S. citizens in Moldova about the following demonstrations planned for Wednesday, April 22, 2015: From 09:00 to 12:00, the Socialist Party is planning to organize a meeting in front of the Ministry of Agriculture, located on Stefan cel Mare Blvd #162.  The number of participants is expected to be ... Read More»

Welcome to American Film Festival 2015!

This year’s festival celebrates the great American South.  We will screen 15 movies, some of which have changed the American film-making industry forever.  Gone with the Wind, for example, is considered one of the greatest films of all time that triggered changes in the way African-Americans are depicted on film. To Kill a Mockingbird is another masterpiece that ... Read More»

Demonstration Message for U.S. Citizens: Multiple Demonstrations on April 7-10, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau informs U.S. citizens in Moldova that there are several demonstrations planned for April 7-10, 2015, including: On Tuesday, April 7, 2015, the Liberal Party is planning an all-day event on the Main Square. The number of participants is expected to be 3000 people. On Wednesday, April 8, 2015, the Socialist Party ... Read More»

Demonstration Message for U.S. Citizens: Multiple Demonstrations on April 4-5, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau informs U.S. citizens in Moldova that there are numerous demonstrations planned for this upcoming weekend, including but not limited to the following: On April 4th and 5th From 08:00-22:00 the Liberal Democrat Party will host a demonstration to present their party’s platform on the main square in front of City Hall.  The ... Read More»

DAS James A. Walsh helps dedicate a study room and a conference room at the General Police Inspectorate

Today James A. Walsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, helped dedicate a study room and a conference room at the General Police Inspectorate, which were refurbished with support from the U.S. Government. Deputy Assistant Secretary Walsh reiterated the United States’ support for Moldova’s reforms for the benefit ... Read More»

Demonstration Message for U.S. Citizens: Multiple Demonstrations March 27-29

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau informs U.S. citizens in Moldova that there are numerous demonstrations planned for this upcoming weekend, including but not limited to the following: On March 27, 2015 From 10:00-12:00 a rally/demonstration will take place on the Europe Square on Stefan cel Mare public garden. The number of participants is expected to be ... Read More»

Citizen Information and Service Center opened in Singerei

Today, March 13, 2015, the Town of Singerei, with support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) opened its Citizen Information and Service Center (CISC). This center was established to improve the quality of information and public services provided by the local authorities through a “one-stop-shop” access point.  It will contribute to a ... Read More»

Demonstration Message for U.S. Citizens: Multiple Demonstrations on March 8, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau informs U.S. citizens in Moldova that there are three separate demonstrations planned for Sunday, 8 March 2015 in the center of Chisinau. From 11:00-14:00, a protest/march will take place beginning at the Opera and Ballet Theatre Square.  The protest will march on Stefan cel Mare Blvd. to the Academy of ... Read More»

Study or Research in the USA!

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova is pleased to announce the 2015 annual competitions for the Fulbright Scholar Program, the Fulbright Faculty Development Program, the Fulbright Foreign Student Program and the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Fulbright Scholar Program awards non-degree grants to senior researchers, university lecturers, or experts in ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken Travel to France, Moldova, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Ukraine March 2 – 7

Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel next week to France, Moldova, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Ukraine to meet with a wide range of government officials and non-governmental experts to discuss key political, economic, and security issues. On March 2, Deputy Secretary Blinken will meet with senior government officials in Paris to continue ... Read More»

Demonstration Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Front of U.S. Embassy February 27, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau informs U.S. citizens in Moldova are expected to take place in front of the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau on Strada A. Mateevici from 13:00 to 14:00 today, Friday, 27 February 2015.  The group Moldova’s Choice will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of protesting is to “Stop the World War.” We anticipate ... Read More»

Demonstration Message for U.S. Citizens: Multiple Demonstrations on Sunday, 1 March 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau informs U.S. citizens in Moldova that there are three separate demonstrations planned for Sunday, 1 March 2015 in the center of Chisinau. 9:00 to 16:00: The Communist Reform Party will be holding a political party meeting/demonstration in front of the Parliament Building. They are demanding the Government of Moldova dissolve ... Read More»

TEA Program Announcement

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova announces a new program for outstanding secondary school teachers of English, social studies, math and science with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills and increase their knowledge about the United States. Teachers come to the United States from all world regions for a ... Read More»

2015 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Initiative: Summer Institutes for Youth

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova announces a competition for students aged 18 to participate in the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Initiative: Summer Institutes for Youth. This program will take place on June 27 – July 25, 2015 in the United States of America. The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Initiative is named after the legendary ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Announces the Continuation of the Democracy Grants Program

The Embassy of the United States of America announces another competition for assistance awards through the Democracy Grants Program. The U.S. Embassy invites Moldovan Civil Society Organizations to submit projects whose purpose is to further the development of democracy and civil society in Moldova. For this competition, the U.S. Embassy welcomes projects related to the following ... Read More»

Ambassador Pettit Presents Credentials to President Timofti

U.S. Ambassador James D. Pettit presented his credentials to President Nicolae Timofti this morning in an official ceremony.  During his introduction with President Timofti, Ambassador Pettit expressed his pleasure to be in Moldova and said, “I would like to assure you that I will make every effort to strengthen the bilateral relationship between our countries ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Transnistrian Refugee Movement Protests

Moldovan police have informed U.S. Embassy Chisinau that the Transnistrian Refugee Movement is authorized to protest against bureaucracy and corruption in state institutions from October 4 until December 14.  Up to 200 people are authorized to protest at City Hall, Main Square, Parliament, State Residency, Ministry of Interior, Supreme Court of Justice, and the U.S. ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Recent Events and Continued Heightened Tensions in Ukraine

Due to recent events and continued heightened tensions in Ukraine, the U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. Citizens living in Moldova to practice good personal security habits at all times.  As of February 21, 2014, and until further notice, the Embassy has restricted travel to Ukraine by all U.S. government employees and dependents under Chief of Mission ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: EU Association Agreement Protests

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau informs U.S. citizens of possible protests throughout Chisinau and the country related to the signing of the Moldovan and European Union Association Agreement, which takes place on June 27, 2014.  Though none of the protests appear to be specifically anti-American, the Embassy would like to advise U.S. citizens living in ... Read More»
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