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Republic of Moldova

 

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Chisinau
Address: "Bucharest" № 92, Chisinau, Moldova
Telephone: +373 22 23 79 83, +373 22 23 89 10
Fax: +373 22 23 79 78
Out-of-hours  hotlines: + 373 22 23 79 83; + 373 22 23 89 10
Office hours: 09.00 - 17.30 h
Consulate
Address: 4 „M. Eminesku” Str, Chisinau, Moldova
Telephone:
+373 22 240262 (Appointments for submission of documents for Bulgarian origin, citizenship and Bulgarian personal documents – weekdays 11.00 -12.00 pm. Appointments for visa applications - weekdays 11.00- 12.00 pm; 02.00 - 04.00 pm )
+373 22 240362 (Consultations - weekdays 11.00 - 12.00 pm)
Fax: +373 22 23 0361
Office hours: weekdays 09.00-11.00 am
Visa pick up: 09.00 -11.00 am; 02.00 - 03.00 pm
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/moldova


Embassy of the Republic of Moldova in Sofia
Address: 1142 Sofia, 152 “Georgi Rakovski” Blvd.
Telephone: +359 2 935 60 11
Fax: +359 2 980 64 75
E-mail: [email protected]

Honorary Consul of Moldova in Bulgaria

Veselin TCHIPEV

Plovdiv, 49, rue Hristo Botev, Captal City Center

Tel.: +359 32 306 401

Fax:+359 32 306 120

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.consulmoldova-bg.com

General information

general information

Local currency

Moldovan leu (MDL)

1 EUR ≈ 16 MDL

Crime and security

In Moldova, the crime rate is relatively low.

There are instances of so-called petty crime, pickpockets and others.

Relatively small number of stolen vehicles and burglaries.

Isolated cases of violent “settling of scores” between criminal groups and individuals have been recorded. There is no evidence that any their actions were directed against or concerns Bulgarian citizens.

Customs requirements

Pursuant to the Law on Currency Regulation of the Republic of Moldova № 62-XVI from 03.21.2008 (Chapter III), the rights and duties of import and export of currency, including national and foreign currency in cash for individuals (residents and non-residents) are, as follows:

  • Voluntary written declaration for the import of amounts of up to 10,000 euros in national or foreign currency;
  • Voluntary written declaration for the import of amounts of up to 10,000 euros in national or foreign currency;
  • Mandatory written declaration for the import of amounts over 10,000 euros in national or foreign currency;
  • Mandatory written declaration for the export of amounts from 10,000 to 50,000 euros in national or foreign currency.
  • Detailed rules on the carriage of goods and articles by individuals on the territory of the Republic of Moldova are laid down in the following acts:
  • Law of the Republic of Moldova on the order of import and export for natural people № 1569-XV of 20.12.2002
  • Government Decree № 1185 of 30.09.2003 on the procedures for import and export of property of natural people.
  • Regulation on the customs registration of property transported across the border of the Republic of Moldova by individuals and sample forms approved by order of the Customs Service № 56-O of 21.02.2008
  • On March 26, 2011, the Customs Code of the Republic of Moldova was amended, on the basis on which foreign nationals (residents and non-residents) may bring into the territory of the Republic of Moldova license for up to 90 days within a calendar year.
     

In case a non-resident foreign citizen receives another type of authorisation for residence on territory of the Republic of Moldova, relevant documents are to be submitted to the customs authorities for the extension of stay of the vehicle.

For this purpose, customs declaration DV-6 needs to be filled-in, based on which permission is granted to the vehicle to stay during the period of residence of its owner in the Republic of Moldova. Based on this permit, the foreign national must apply before the territorial body of the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications, in order to obtain temporary registration plates.

Road traffic

There are no specifics in road traffic. The condition of the road network is poor – there is no road marking in the cities, the majority of intercity routes are in bad condition. Vignettes for travel along the interurban road network are not required.

 Introduction of Vignette Stickers

From November 1, 2012 in the Republic of Moldova functions a vignette system for vehicles with foreign registration.

The following fees are charged:

Vignette for 7 days costs 2 euro; for 15 days – 4 euro; for 30 days – 7 euro; for 90 days – 15 euro; for 180 days – 25 euro.

The fine for driving without a vignette amounts from 100 to 200 euro.

Vignette toll stickers can be purchased at border crossing checkpoints.

Vehicles with foreign registration, which have vignette sticker may stay on the grounds thereof in the Republic of Moldova for up to 180 days within a calendar year.

Travel papers and visas

 

Citizens of EU member states (including Bulgaria) are entitled to a 90-day stay in Moldova within 6 months without a visa.

To obtain a Moldovan visa, the passport of the person applying for a visa needs to be valid for not less than 3 (three) months after the date of entry.

The passports of foreign nationals from countries that do not need a visa (e.g., citizens of EU member states) also need to be valid for not less than three months after the date of entry.

Entry/exit from the Republic of Moldova is regulated by Law № 269 of 09.11.1994.

Birth certificates cannot be used as travel documents.

Travel for Children

Underage children are allowed to enter and leave the territory of the Republic of Moldova with only one parent or without any of them but accompanied by legal representatives carrying a notarised power of attorney.

People who are married before the age of 18 can travel without a power of attorney.

Practical advice

When in Moldova, you should follow local laws and customs. During your stay there you fall under their jurisdiction. Penalties for breaking the law can be more stringent than those in Bulgaria for the same offenses.

Competitive service

 

Consular staff at the Embassy provides practically any kind of assistance to Bulgarian nationals.

Consular staff cannot provide legal protection to Bulgarian citizens - they can recommend local attorneys, but only the person can hire and pay to the lawyer.

Consular officers do not provide interpretation or translation to or from Bulgarian - translation services are performed by authorised translators hired by the person concerned.

The Consulate Service at the Embassy of Bulgaria in Chisinau is receiving and processing requests for visas for Montenegro.

Visas for Montenegro are authorised (or refused) by the competent Montenegrin authorities (MFA, MI) and not by the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry.

Processing of applications for Bulgarian citizenship.

Certification and Legalisation

To be recognised in Bulgaria, a document issued by Moldovan institutions and vice versa – for documents/instruments issued in Bulgaria to be recognized in Moldova, they should be provided with an “Apostille”, translated and duly certified.

The Consulate at the Embassy of Bulgaria in Chisinau only legalises documents with Apostille affixed by the Moldovan Ministry of Justice. Only translations from Moldovan to Bulgarian (no Bulgarian-Moldovan) made by embassy authorised translators are certified.

There are no readymade templates for powers of attorney that are to be certified in the consular service. The relevant power of attorney should contain the personal data (names, birth date, PIN, number and validity period of an identity document) of the authorising and the authorised person.

Issuance of Bulgarian identity documents

The Consulate of the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria there is equipped to collect biometric data and is accepting applications for issuance of Bulgarian identity documents - passports, identity cards, driving licenses and temporary passports.

When applying for an identity document to a person under 12 years, the no fingerprints and no signature are taken from minor. From individuals between 12 and 14 years, only fingerprints are taken.

Civil status

Issuance of a birth certificate (to be issued in Bulgaria) - required documents:

  • Copy of Moldovan birth certificate with an “Apostille”;
  • Recent photo;
  • Application;
  • Copy of identification documents of parents.
     

Issuance of a marriage certificate (to be issued in Bulgaria) - required documents:

  • Copy of Moldovan marriage certificate with an “Apostille”;
  • Copy of the identification documents of spouses;
  • Copy of a duplicate of a birth certificate with an “Apostille” (for a citizen of Moldova).
     

Issuance of a death certificate (to be issued in Bulgaria) - required documents:

  • Copy of Moldovan death certificate with an “Apostille”
  • Bulgarian identity documents of the deceased person.

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