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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA

of November 9, 1994 No. 269-XIII

About departure from the Republic of Moldova and entry into the Republic of Moldova

(as amended on 12-05-2022)

The parliament adopts this law.

This law guarantees to citizens of the Republic of Moldova, foreigners with the right to permanent or temporary stay in the Republic of Moldova and to the beneficiaries using the international protection provided by competent authorities of the Republic of Moldova, the right to departure from the Republic of Moldova and entry into the Republic of Moldova regulates procedure for issue of exit - the entry documents, and also procedure for the dispute resolution connected with issue of these documents. Temporary restrictions on issue of identification documents are regulated by the Law on identification documents of national passport system No. 273/1994.

Chapter I General provisions

Article 1. Right to departure from the Republic of Moldova and entry into the Republic of Moldova

(1) Citizens of the Republic of Moldova have the right to leave the Republic of Moldova and to drive to the Republic of Moldova based on passports, and stateless persons, refugees and beneficiaries of humanitarian protection - based on the travel documents issued by competent authorities.

(1-1) Citizens of the Republic of Moldova irrespective of the residence or the place of temporary stay, the foreigners with the right to permanent or temporary stay in the Republic of Moldova and the beneficiary using the international protection provided by competent authorities of the Republic of Moldova which are located abroad also do not own the valid passport or the travel document for return to the Republic of Moldova, have the right to drive to the Republic of Moldova based on the certificate on return granted by diplomatic representations or consular establishments of the Republic of Moldova. The procedure for request and issue of the certificate on return, and also its form, content and effective period are established by the Government.

(2) Minors have the right to leave the Republic of Moldova and to drive to the Republic of Moldova only accompanied by the legal representative or the accompanying person designated by means of the declaration by the legal representative whose signature is certified by the notary or other persons having on that warrants of law. In the declaration the purpose of visit, its duration and the country of destination shall be specified.

(3) Minors (pupils and students) who reached age of 14 years, enlisted for study in educational institutions of other states in case of departure from the Republic of Moldova and entry into the Republic of Moldova show the act of transfer in the relevant educational institution and the certified notary or other persons having on that warrants of law, the statement of one of parents containing it consent on departure of the minor from the Republic of Moldova and its entry into the Republic of Moldova with indication of the country of destination, purposes of visit, the period of its stay in the country of destination, and in case of other legal representatives - their consent expressed by the decision of territorial authority of guardianship. The statement is valid within one academic year.

(4) If the minor goes abroad on the permanent residence, the consent of both parents expressed by means of the declaration with assured by the notary or other persons having on that warrants of law, signatures of parents, and in case of other legal representatives - their consent expressed by the decision of territorial authority of guardianship is necessary.

(5) Voided according to the Law RM of 15.07.2011 No. 151

(6) the Procedure for entrance on the territory of foreign state is regulated by regulations of this state.

Chapter II of the Statement for departure from the Republic of Moldova and entry into the Republic of Moldova

Article 2. Bases for issue of the passport and travel document

(1) the Basis for issue of the passport to citizens of the Republic of Moldova, the travel document to the persons without citizenship who are constantly living in the territory of the Republic of Moldova is their application in person or the petition of their legal representatives submitted in accordance with the established procedure the Government.

(1-1) Citizens of the Republic of Moldova with the residence and/or temporary stay in the territory of the Republic of Moldova, persons interested to go abroad on the permanent residence, and also persons who do not live in the Republic of Moldova and show the documents confirming the place of residence abroad, having the right to receive the passport with mark about permission to emigration in the procedure established by the Government.

(2) the Basis for issue of the travel document to refugees and beneficiaries of humanitarian protection is their application in person or the application of their legal representatives submitted in accordance with the established procedure with submission of the copy of the solution of Management concerning shelter and integration, Bureau on migration and refugees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs given authority on provision of the status of the refugee or humanitarian protection.

Article 3. Procedure for filing of applications

(1) the Statement for issue of the passport or the travel document moves in competent authorities in the procedure established by the Government.

(2) to Children and persons protected by measure of judicial protection in the form of guardianship, the passport or the travel document is issued based on the petition of one of their legal representatives.

(3) the Child is aged more senior than 14 years, going abroad on the permanent residence with one of parents, expresses the consent in writing which is certified by the notary or other persons having on that warrants of law.

(4) Provisions of parts (2) and (3) do not extend to persons who entered legal marriage before achievement of age of 18 years.

(5) If one of parents of the child does not agree to its departure on the permanent residence abroad, disagreement can be challenged in degree of jurisdiction.

Article 4. Consideration of the application

(1) the Statement for issue of the passport or the travel document, and also the statement for issue of permission to emigration are considered in a month, and in case of strong reasons for additional consideration term is prolonged by competent authority at most for one month. Along with issue of permission to emigration issue of the passport or travel document can be requested. At the request of person the passport and the travel document, and also permission to emigration can be received in shorter terms. Terms and rates, and also categories of persons to which privileges on rendering these services are provided are established by the Government.

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