Passport Services

The American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit accepts passport applications by appointment to renew expiring or expired passports, or replace passports that have been lost, stolen, or damaged. Note: A lost or stolen passport must be reported to the consular section and replaced immediately.

ACS also accepts applications for Consular Reports of Birth Abroad and first time U.S. passports for U.S. citizen children born outside of the United States.

In cases where the applicant must travel urgently or has an immediate need for a passport, the Embassy can issue an emergency passport that is typically valid for one year. The emergency passport can be replaced within that year for a full validity passport at an Embassy or Consulate overseas or at a Passport Agency in the United States. For further information on passport services, please see the Department of State’s website on U.S. passports.

Many countries have passport validity requirements. Before travelling we recommend you visit the Department of State website to ensure that your passport is valid for travel to all countries you will visit.

For questions regarding passport services, you can call +373 (22) 408300 Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 5pm and ask to speak to the consular section. You may also email questions to ChisinauACS@state.gov

For information on applying for a passport in the United States, please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html

Please note:

Under Section 51.70 (a) (8) of Title 22 of the Code of Federal Regulations, a passport, except for direct return to the United States, will not be issued in any case in which the applicant has been certified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to be in arrears of child support in an amount exceeding $2,500.00.

Your passport may be revoked if you fall under this regulation.

Please direct any questions to the appropriate state child support enforcement agency. You may go to the Department of Health and Human Services – State Child Support Enforcement Web Site for a listing of HHS state and local agencies.