Nonimmigrant Visas

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau is now processing all categories of nonimmigrant visas, but there are significant wait times for appointments. We are offering as many appointments as local conditions, resources, and safety considerations allow. We will continue to increase appointment capacity as local conditions improve.

If you have a humanitarian or other emergency and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at https://ustraveldocs.com/md/en/expedited-appointment to request an emergency nonimmigrant visa appointment.

All receipts for payment of Machine-Readable Visa (MRV) fees issued before October 1, 2022, will expire September 30, 2023.  There will be no extensions of fee validity.  Applicants must schedule an appointment or submit an interview waiver application before September 30, 2023, to avoid paying a new fee.  Please note that the interview itself does not need to take place before September 30, 2023, but an interview appointment needs to be made in the system, even if it is scheduled months into the future.  Furthermore, applicants using MRV fees paid before October 1, 2022, to book an appointment are cautioned not to attempt to change their appointment dates on or after October 1, 2023.  Doing so will result in forfeiture of both the original appointment slot and the MRV fee receipt.  The applicant will be required to pay a new fee and submit a new application package.

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 https://ustraveldocs.com/md/en. 

For any visa-related question, please send an e-mail message to: support-moldova@ustraveldocs.com, or call 022-893060 (8:00 am to 4:00 pm) in Moldova and/or 1-703-988-7104 in the USA. 

To request an expedited appointment, please follow the instructions listed at: https://ustraveldocs.com/md/en/expedited-appointment. 

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.