Nonimmigrant Visas

In response to the international COVID-19 crisis, all routine visa services have been suspended. The United States Embassy in Chisinau remains unable to resume routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services at this time.  We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date.  An MRV fee is valid and may be used to schedule an interview appointment in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at https://www.ustraveldocs.com/md/md-niv-expeditedappointment.asp to request an emergency non-immigrant visa appointment.

Applicants for H1B, H2B, H4, L and certain J categories of non-immigrant visas are covered by Presidential Proclamation 10052 and should request an appointment only if you have reason to believe you may qualify for one of the exceptions listed in the Proclamation here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-suspending-entry-aliens-present-risk-u-s-labor-market-following-coronavirus-outbreak/.

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, 9993, 9996 and the subsequent proclamation issued May 24, 2020:

  • 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 restrictions do not apply to U.S. Citizens or Legal Permanent Residents and some of their family members. 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: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-suspension-entry-immigrants-nonimmigrants-certain-additional-persons-pose-risk-transmitting-novel-coronavirus/

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.