Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the RM

Embassy of the Republic of Moldova to the United States of America and United Mexican States


National ID cards

Issuance of national ID cards


A national ID card of the citizen of the Republic of Moldova can only be requested IN PERSON at the Embassy.

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Necessary Papers:

  • Two color photos - 10x15cm (4x6inch) and 2 photos - 2x2inch upright, on a white background;
  • identity document for internal use, that you have in your possession (ID card with the attached form or one of the following: Soviet type issued passport, residence permit, identity card for stateless person, refugee identity card, identity card for beneficiaries of humanitarian protection); if the ID card is lost or has expired and is not in your possession, you will submit a copy of it;
  • Moldovan national passport or Soviet type issued passport for use abroad;
  • civil status certificates*, if applicable: birth certificate, marriage certificate, divorce certificate, certificate of change of name and / or surname, birth certificates of children aged up to 16 years; death certificate of the spouse, extract from the marriage act (presented by persons who registered the divorce abroad and the respective state does not issue the certificate of divorce); opinion on the cancellation, correction and / or completion of civil status act;
  • Money Order with the consular fee in the amount appropriate for loss or impossibility to present the expired ID card.

Processing time:

Due the fact that the ID card application is processed by the national authorities, only after receiving it in Chisinau, the passports are received by the Embassy within a maximum of 2.5 or 4 months (depending on the consular fee paid, - the ID card is issued in 5 business days or 30 days * - term assigned for the authority in Moldova).

 Important Information

*Attention! Only civil status acts and court decisions issued by the Moldovan authorities will be accepted. All civil status acts issued by the authorities of a foreign state after August 17, 2001 have to be transcribed into the registers of civil status records of the Republic of Moldova. Acts issued prior to August 17, 2001 have to be presented along with their notary translation into Romanian and legalized with the Apostille stamp – for the USA or legalized by the Department of Foreign Affairs in Ottawa – for Canada, with the payment of a respective consular fee to the Embassy for supra legalization of the Canadian stamp of legalization. Court decisions concerning minors, issued by a foreign state, will be translated and legalized in the order listed above