Nonimmigrant Visas

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau remains unable to offer routine nonimmigrant visa services at this time due to the local COVID-19 situation and limited staffing.  We currently are not offering B1/B2 (tourist) visa appointments, and we do not know when we will be able to resume B1/B2 appointments.  We have limited nonimmigrant visa appointments available on a first-come, first-served basis for both local and non-residents for petition-based and F/M/J visa categories only.  Please note that if you are traveling to Moldova from another country for your visa appointment, we require that you have been present in Moldova for 14 days before you may enter the U.S. Embassy for your visa interview.

 We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but we are unable to provide a specific date. If you have a humanitarian emergency and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at  https://www.ustraveldocs.com/md/md-niv-expeditedappointment.asp to request an emergency nonimmigrant visa appointment.

The U.S. Embassy will extend the validity of your payment (known as the MRV fee) until September 30, 2023, to allow all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment as a result of the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the already paid fee.

Notice Regarding Travel Restrictions:

Entry of foreign nationals who were physically present, including to transit, in the following list of countries within 14 days prior to their entry or attempted entry into the United States is suspended, per Presidential Proclamations 9984, 9992, 10143.

  • India;
  • The Republic of South Africa;
  • Brazil;
  • The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, excluding overseas territories outside of Europe;
  • The Republic of Ireland;
  • The 26 countries that comprise the Schengen Area (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland);
  • The Islamic Republic of Iran;
  • The People’s Republic of China, not including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau.

Please note: These geographic restrictions do not apply to U.S. Citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents, some of their family members, and any immigrant or fiancé(e) visa holders. Travelers with a U.S. visa or a valid ESTA who are from, or currently are outside the EU are not permitted to transit Schengen Area airports on their way to the United States. Transiting the Schengen Area subjects travelers to travel restrictions.

Please review the Presidential Proclamation for detailed information.

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau is responsible for providing visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period and for those wishing to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States.

Please visit our Global Support Services (GSS) website for complete information on applying for a nonimmigrant U.S. visa, including a directory of nonimmigrant visa categories.

For all visa information, visit www.ustraveldocs.com/md.

For any visa-related question, please send an e-mail message to: support-moldova@ustraveldocs.com, or call 022-893060 (in Moldova) or 1-703-988-7104 in the USA.

To request an expedited appointment, please follow the instructions listed at: http://www.ustraveldocs.com/md/md-niv-expeditedappointment.asp.

To request an emergency appointment or for more case-specific inquiries, you may also send a written request to the Consular Section at ChisinauVisas@state.gov.