Victims of Crime

The State Department is committed to assisting U.S. citizens who become victims of crime while abroad. Please visit the State Department page: Help for U.S. Citizen Victims of Crime for more information. This page details resources available, including helplines and crisis counseling.

If you are the victim of a crime in Moldova:

  • Dial 112 for immediate police, fire, or ambulance assistance
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy by dialing +373 22 40 8300
  • Embassy officers are available for emergency assistance 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
  • To contact the Department of State in the U.S. call 1-888-407-4747 (from the U.S. or Canada) or (202) 501-4444 (from overseas)

How we can help:

  • Replace a stolen passport
  • Contact family, friends, or employers
  • Obtain appropriate medical care and provide a list of doctors
  • Address emergency needs that may arise as a result of the crime
  • Explain the local criminal justice process
  • Obtain information about your case
  • Connect you to local and U.S.-based resources to assist victims of crime
  • Obtain information about any local and U.S. victim compensation programs available
  • Provide a list of local lawyers who speak English

Please note: We cannot discuss the whereabouts or situation of an American with a third party without their written consent. In order to discuss your case with anyone else, we will need a Privacy Act Waiver (PDF).

We cannot:

  • Investigate crimes
  • Provide legal advice or represent you in court
  • Serve as official interpreters or translators
  • Pay legal, medical, or other fees for you

Some states may offer benefits to residents who are victims of violent crime overseas.

Information about each state’s compensation program and how to apply for benefits is available from the National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards.

Local Resource in Moldova

La Strada
C.P. 259,
Chisinau, MD-2012
Tel: +373 22 234 906; +373 69373370
Fax: +373 22 234 907

Women’s Law Center
76 M. Kogalniceanu street,
Chisinau, MD-2009
Tel/fax +373 22 811 999; +373 68855050

Public Association, Promo-Lux
23/13 Petru Movila str.,
Chisinau, Moldova
Tel.+373 22 450024
Coordinator: Liliana Potinga

Victim Assistance and Protection Center (shelter)
93 Burebista str.,
Chisinau, Moldova
Tel. +373 22 232940

General information and other useful links for victims of crime are available at the Department of State’s Help for American Victims of Crime Overseas webpage.

If you return to the United States and need assistance in locating victim services in your community, please contact the Office of Overseas Citizens Services, Consular Affairs Bureau, U.S. State Department, 2201 C Street, NW (SA-29, 4th Floor) Washington, D.C. 20520; telephone 1-800-407-4747.