Nonimmigrant Visas

The United States Embassy in Chisinau remains unable to resume routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services at this time.  As of September 3, we can process F, M, and certain J nonimmigrant visa categories (alien physician, government visitor, international visitor professor, research scholar, short-term research scholar, specialist, secondary school student and college/university student) and we have limited available appointments for those categories only.  We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date. 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.

The U.S. Embassy will extend the validity of your payment (known as the MRV fee) until December 31, 2021, 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.

Applicants for H1B, H2B, H4, L and certain J categories of non-immigrant visas should refer to the travel.state.gov website for more information:  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/court-order-regarding-presidential-proclamation-10052.html

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.