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

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Passports

GENERAL INFORMATION

Passport renewal applications are submitted only in person, as a photo, digital finger prints will be taken. Please note that you are required to schedule an appointment, which can be done through: 

https://programariambasadarminsua.setmore.com/

Embassy of Moldova points out that appointments can neither be booked by telephone nor by email.

Once you have made an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email with your reference number, and the date and time of your appointment. We ask for your understanding that appointment bookings will not be confirmed by telephone or separate email. We recommend you read the information carefully in order to be fully prepared for your appointment.

Requests sent by mail for passport renewal are not accepted and will be denied.

 

Required Documents

 

Passport (Adults): 

  • Valid Moldovan ID card (buletin de identitate). If it is expired or lost, then an additional application for Moldovan ID is mandatory to be submitted. The required documents for the issuance of the identity card can be found at: https://sua.mfa.gov.md/en/content/national-id-cards
    Attention: Moldovan ID requirments is not mandatory for the Moldovan citizens, holders of the passport with an authorised emigration (holders of a Moldovan passport with a rectangular stamp on 5th or 6th page with mention: Statele Unite ale Americii, Mexic, Israel, etc.).
  • Moldovan expired/valid passports. In the event of loss or theft, a declaration will be made at the premises of the Embassy, which will be additionally charged with $ 1 / per lost / stolen passport (consular fee should be included in a money order for the renewal of the passport).
  • Moldovan Vital Records Cerificates*, where applicable: (*submision is only mandatory if marital status or personal information have changed and / or if new certificates / duplicates of vital records have been issued after the last issue of the identity card / passport).
    a.birth certificate;
    b.marriage certificate;
    c.divorce certificate;
    d.firs/last name change;
    e.death certificate of the husband/wife; .
    f.extract from the marriage act;
    g.notice on the annulment, rectification and / or completion of the civil vital record;

 

Passport for minors: 

  • Moldovan ID card (only in case of 16 years applicants);
  • Moldovan expired/valid passports. In the event of loss or theft, a declaration will be made at the premises of the Embassy, which will be additionally charged with $ 1 / per lost / stolen passport (consular fee should be included in a money order for the renewal of the passport;
  • birth certificate of the minor;
  • Moldovan ID or Passport of the parent(s), guardians;
  • Moldovan marriage certificate of the parents;
  • Divorce certificate of the parents, if they are divorced. In this situation, the court decision on the dissolution of the marriage will also be submitted. If the request for the passport is submitted by the parent who was not entrusted with by judicial court decision, an authenticated consent of the other parent should be submitted. The consent can be done personally at the Embassy or submitting a notary declaration. If the declaration is made at a foreign notary, then it should be apostilled, translated into Romanian (translations made abroad should be apostilled as well).

 

Consular fees

 

All consular services are to be paid through a Money Order payable for/to (Embassy of Moldova). No cash or personal are accepted. All consular fees an be found here: https://sua.mfa.gov.md/en/content/consular-fees-and-additional-fees

 

Processing time 

Due the fact that the passport 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 3,5 months (depending on the consular fee paid, - the passport is issued in 5 business days or 30 days * - term assigned for the authority in Moldova issuing the travel document).

 

Passport pick-up/shipment 

Passports and National IDs are personally picked-up at the Embassy. However, docs may be shipped with a prepaid USPS envelope - priority mail (with tracking number) if the applicant brings it on the date of application . In this case, the applicant will send back to Embassy the receipt(s) for passport shipment.

 

Specifications of vital records certificates which should be submitted on passport renewal applications 

NOTICE: Only vital records certificates and court decisions issued by the Moldovan authorities will be accepted. All civil status acts issued by foreign authorities 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, translated into Romanian (translations made abroad should be apostilled as well).

Emergency travels to Moldova 

You can apply for an Emergency travel document if you’re abroad, and need to travel back home to the Republic of Moldova and can’t get a passport in time. More details can be found at: https://sua.mfa.gov.md/en/content/travel-title

Consular Support 

For situations which weren't found in the above-mentioned cases, we recommend you contact the Consular Section at: consulat.washington@mfa.gov.md, in order to obtain clarifications or necessary assistance.