Wondering if somebody here is able to help in regard to visas for Moldova.
A friend and myself are planning to travel there in May for 4 days, with one of the long weekends here in Denmark. Don't ask me why we settled on Moldova, but it is something completely different and everybody we talk to, tell us it is too dangerous ... but oh well, should be exciting :)
But my question is that after speaking to the consulate in Berlin, I am still unsure what is required.
Firstly, I have an Australian passport and my friend has an Indian passport, but he is a permanent resident of Canada.
One thing I learnt, is that we should both be able to buy the visa at the airport on arrival. But, while I think I do not need to present an invitation, my friend does I think. But when trying to find out what this invitation is and how to get it, I couldn't get an understandable answer.
So I'm wondering if when we book the flight and accommodation this will be enough, or should the hotel / apartment provide us with some form of invitation?
Oh, and finally ... do you have to register the visa once you are there, or is that done if you buy it at the airport?
Thanks, and hope somebody is able to help in this situation.
PS. And can somebody tell me why it costs so much to fly to Chisinau? The flights are enormous!
No you both need an invitation. I've always got a private invitation (which take normally 4 weeks to issue or 2 weeks if made quickly). I'm not sure of the process for getting an invitation from a hotel. As far as i know its not as easy as Russia ie you can't get one via the internet. And last time i was there the guy issuing the visa said i should bring the orginal invitation with me.
Once you enter Moldova you must register with the police within 3 days. If your staying at a hotel they do this automatically when you arrive. I won't say its danagerous.
Cost is about 300-350 pounds return from london (if you book early or for late night/early morning flights).
Thanks for the advice ... so we will both need an invitation :(
I have been looking at apartments, so if someone can recommend anything, that would be great.
As far as the invitation, it seems confusing to me in terms of how to acquire it! But I think that if we present the invitation with everything else at the airport, then we shouldn't have to worry about it beforehand! Not as easy as if we were both EU, but I hope the invitation will not be too much of a hassle to organise.
You won't need an invitation because the visa can be purchased at the airport. You will need to register at an OVIR office or a police station within three days if you are planning on staying longer than that. I went last year and the airport charged 60 dollars for a visa.
Dale they do need the invitation as they have a Australian and Indian passport.
Let us know how you get on getting the invitations from a hotel/apartment owner. I'm not sure how easy this is. Also you need a passport type photo when you obtain the visa at the airport.
As for hotels/apartments, you can try a very reliable agency and they have been around for a while. Cater to business people. Most of their apartments are in the same building and located in the center of town....you can walk to all you need there. "Adresa" located in street Negrussi 1. www.adresa.com
You may be able to find something cheaper somewhere else but you get what you pay for, besides if there is two of you you can share.:) I paid 60 Euros for a nice apartment, sattelite TV, independent water heater etc.... Make sure to ask for the 2 bedroom in your case. No deposit required, just pay (cash only) when you get there. Some of the girls in the office speak English. Their office is open 24 hrs. They register your visa right then when you arrive. Good luck.
Everything I've looked at tells me that we definetely need invitations. Australia and India are not mentioned on any sites I've checked :(
But seems like a friend of mine, knows somebody from Moldova. So hopefully I can contact her and see if she can help, apparently she's helped her Uni friends from London get in, so we'll see! I really don't feel like having to hand out another $100+ just to get an invitation, let alone the visa.
hey guys, i just have a small question if anyone can help me..
I have a Jordanian passport and an Israeli travel document (lasses passe), so is it possible if i enter moldova on my israeli travel document or no..
And i need to get on my jordanian passport how can i get an invitation and i don't know anyone there...And last thing how can a hotel send me an invitation or voucher...thnx for helping guys
Has anyone received a visa in Moldova recently? My girl said the customs officers in the airport gave her friend's boyfriend a hard time (wanting more money) and I should see about getting my visa though the D.C. consulate. Is this a better idea? Is it even doable? Would I still run into problems with customs?
I have in June. No problems at the airport. They can get grumpy if you don't have the original copy of the invitation (if you need one) or sometimes if you live in a country that has a Moldavian Embassy/Consulate and therefore can get the visa in advance. I was told by the Moldavian Embassy in London I should get a visa from them as they were told the rule of obtaining visas in your own country first would be enforced. I didn't since Iím not British anyway and I have heard others report here that it wasnít needed. Also make sure you have a passport photo for them as well as thereís no photo machine there.
I understand there will be no need for visa next Jan for US and EU passport holder. It maybe the staff at the airport are going to be out of work and aren't happy. I've been to Moldova 8 times and never had a problem. Iíd be surprised if this story was true as Moldova wants to be part of the EU one day.
Sari, no you have a Jordanian passport, so you need a invitation. A hotel could help but you'd have to contact them and ask.