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To obtain a residence permit in the Republic of Moldova, foreign citizen or stateless person must apply to the migration Department with the application for obtaining an immigration certificate. On the basis of this certificate can then be issued a residence permit in the Republic of Moldova. Immigration certificate must be received one month prior to the end of the permitted period of stay in the Republic of Moldova (90 days).
Immigration certificate can be temporary and permanent.

Grounds for obtaining a residence permit in Moldova:

Labour migration - it is necessary to the alien or the employer to make an application to the migration Department and get a permit.

The permit can be of two types: permanent or temporary.



Temporary immigration certificate of employment issued:

• migrant foreigners and persons without citizenship for a period of one year with possibility of renewal or registration of a residence permit in Moldova;

• the founders and officials of enterprises with foreign capital in the amount of not less than 100 000 USD to the specified period, but not more than 5 years with possibility of further extension or a residence permit in Moldova;

• in the framework of cross-border immigration for up to 1 year with possibility of extension, to those employees who reside abroad. This item is regulated on the basis of bilateral agreements concluded with neighbouring States;

• persons in furtherance of a religious or humanitarian activities;

• persons undergoing long-term treatment in a medical facility, sanatorium or rehabilitative treatment;

• for other purposes, provided that the activities of a foreign citizen does not contradict the legislation of the Republic of Moldova or its presence on the territory of the Republic of Moldova is required in the national interest, or for reasons of national security.

To be eligible for a temporary stay in the Republic of Moldova, foreign citizen or stateless person shall within 30 calendar days prior to the expiration of the permission to stay on the territory of the Republic of Moldova to address the state of registration and documentation of population with a corresponding statement.

If the foreigner is a citizen of a country with which Moldova is at the visa regime, it must have a Visa for long-term stay.

The decision on granting the right to temporary stay, or the denial of this right, the competent authorities of the decision within a period not exceeding 30 calendar days from the date of application.

Depending on the purpose of the foreigner the right to temporary residence is granted for a period of 5 years. In some cases, the duration of the temporary residence permit may be issued for another term in cases stipulated by law. As a rule, foreign citizens have the right to live in for one year, with subsequent annual renewals.

The temporary residence permit prolong on the basis of an application submitted by the foreigner in the bodies of registration and documentation of population no later than 30 calendar days prior to the expiration of the previous permit for temporary stay.



Permanent immigration certificate of employment issued:

• Highly qualified specialists invited by the Moldovan Government on the recommendation of the public authorities.

• Professionals with in-demand in the Republic of Moldova specialties.

• Immigrants under the family immigration.

• Immigrants with the goal of family reunification. This category includes spouses, parents, children and persons over which it has custody or guardianship. Members must abide with the people living in the country for at least three years (with the exception of spouses and minor children).

• Foreign citizens and persons without citizenship shall be issued an immigration certificate for the entire period of study, enrolled in educational institutions of the Republic of Moldova at the invitation of the institution, and also on the basis of agreements between educational institutions.

• On the basis of repatriation, is available to individuals and their descendants, regardless of where they live, who were born in Moldova.

• Persons who lawfully lived in the territory of the Republic of Moldova 10 years or more and left for work, study or treatment.

• The persons released from places of deprivation freedom on the territory of other countries, who permanently resided until his imprisonment in the Republic of Moldova. For these persons, the Ministry of interior issues a confirmation on the status of repatriate.

Mandatory conditions for obtaining a permanent residence permit in the Republic of Moldova:

• For foreigners who are married to a citizen of the Republic of Moldova and permanently reside in the Republic of Moldova for at least 3 years with a temporary residence permit on the territory of the Republic of Moldova during the whole period of stay.

• If a foreign citizen for 5 years lawfully and continuously resides in the territory of the Republic of Moldova.

• If the foreigner confirmed income sufficient to support themselves and their family members. This paragraph does not apply to persons married to citizens of the Republic of Moldova.

• The foreigner has a living space for their stay on the territory of the Republic of Moldova.

• To know the state language at a satisfactory level.

• Not have a criminal record, for the last 3 years.

• If during the stay in the Republic of Moldova is not identified circumstances, prohibiting the entry into the territory of a given state.



Documents required for registration of a residence permit:

• Passport;

• The certificate with the result of the medical examination for the presence of HIV;

• Information about blood group;

• Petition organizations, educational institutions;

• Documents confirming the existence of living space;

• Family immigration documents from the Registrar's office.

Upon receipt of an immigration certificate for foreign citizen or a stateless person shall, within three days (not including holidays and weekends) to appear for a residence permit in the Republic of Moldova body of evidence and documentation of population.
Residence permit in Moldova should not exceed its duration of action of the passport.

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