Does my child really have to come in to see you?
Yes. Your child, even a newborn, must appear in person at our offices when you make the application.
"Two parent consent form?"
Does my newborn's passport photo have to show her eyes open? How do I take the picture?
It is acceptable if a newborn’s are not entirely, open. All other children must have their eyes open and looking straight ahead towards the camera. One way to do this is to place the child on a white blanket on the floor and take the photo while standing over him/her. You can also go to a professional photographer if you prefer.
How long does it take to have my child's passport done?
We encourage parents to apply for the passport (and Consular Report of Birth Abroad) as soon as possible to facilitate travel in the event of urgent circumstances. Processing takes about three weeks, and your child will not be able to travel in an emergency without a passport.
Can I use my personal check?
No, fees are payable in U.S. Dollars, Moldovan Lei, or by credit card.
Can I use black and white photos for my passport?
Can I apply by mail even if my current passport has already expired?
Yes, if the expired passport was issued within the last 15 years. You must still submit the passport, even if it has already expired, and meet all of the other standard passport renewal criteria.
How much do I pay for my passport and passport card?
- Adult Passport Renewal/ Second Passport $110
- Minor passport (under age 16) $115
- First time Adult (16 and over) $145
- Replacing Lost/Stolen Passport $145
- Name change by personal appearance (DS-11 form) $145
- Passport card
– First time adult applicant $55
– First time minor applicant under age 16 $40
– Adult, in possession of full validity passport $30
When I download a Passport Application, can I use A-4 size paper? I cannot get 8.5x11 size paper in Moldova.
You can use A4 paper. The forms you print must be clear and sharp, printed in black on white paper, with no holes or perforations, at least medium (such as used in most photocopiers) paper weight. Do not use paper with a shiny surface. Thermal paper, dye-sublimation paper, special inkjet paper, and other shiny papers are not acceptable.
Should I staple the photo needed for a Passport to the Application Form?
No, don’t staple them. Just include them with the application.
The Passport Application Form asks for an address where the Passport should be mailed.
Write your mailing address in Moldova, where you would normally receive mail. We will not mail your
passport to that address. We will hold your passport for delivery. You must also provide a phone number or email at which you can be reached in Moldova.
I live in Moldova now, but may move back to the U.S. someday. What should I write?
It is up to you. If you reside in Moldova, you can write your Moldovan street address. Even if they live in Moldova, some people prefer to write a U.S. address, such as their parents’ home or company headquarters. It is your choice.
I live in Moldova for the time being. What should I write on the Passport Application under "Departure Date"?
Departure Date is optional, so you can leave it blank if you wish.
I applied for a Passport in the U.S., but came to Moldova before receiving the Passport. Where can I call to ask about the status?
The Embassy does not have information on passport applications in-process in the U.S. Please call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778, a toll-free call.