Namaste to all my globe-trotting friends! It’s your ever-enthusiastic guide, Mani Karthik, back with another scoop on the world of visas.
This time, our compass points towards the enigmatic eastern European country of Moldova.
It’s time to fill our glass with some of the world’s finest wines, savour the traditional Moldovan Sarmale, and stroll around the medieval fortresses, but before we get lost in the intoxicating beauty of Moldova, let’s get our paperwork right.
In this article…
Step 1: Do Indians Need a Visa for Moldova?
Yes, my friends, Indians do need a visa to enter Moldova. Don’t worry though, I’ve got all the details sorted for you!
Step 2: Type of Visa
If you’re planning for a short-stay, like tourism, visiting family or friends, or even for business negotiations, you need a Type C visa. Y
ou can stay for a maximum of 90 days within a six-month period with this visa.
Step 3: Where to Apply?
Step 4: Documents Checklist
Let’s get that paperwork in order! Here’s what you’ll need:
- Visa Application Form: Fill in the online application form, print it, and sign it.
- Passport: Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond your planned stay in Moldova.
- Photographs: Two recent passport-size photographs are needed.
- Flight Itinerary: Show them your travel plans in and out of Moldova.
- Proof of Accommodation: This can be a hotel reservation or a letter from your host in Moldova.
- Proof of Financial Means: You need to show you can sustain yourself during your stay. Bank statements are typically used for this.
- Travel Insurance: Your insurance should cover at least €30,000 for any medical emergency.
Step 5: Submitting Your Application
FAQ 1: Can I extend my Moldova short-stay visa?
If the wine and the culture have gotten you hooked and you want to stay a bit longer, you can apply for an extension at the Bureau for Migration and Asylum in Moldova.
FAQ 2: Can I bring my pet along?
Of course, you can bring along your furry friends! But they’ll need a veterinary certificate and an up-to-date rabies vaccination.
FAQ 3: I want to work while I’m in Moldova. Can I do that?
With a Type C visa, I’m afraid not. If you wish to work, you’ll have to apply for a long-stay visa and a work permit.
FAQ 4: Can I study in Moldova with this visa?
Again, a Type C visa won’t allow you to study. For that, you’ll need a long-stay visa and a letter of acceptance from the educational institution.
Now that you’re armed with all the info you need, nothing stands between you and the rich heritage of Moldova! Get your visa, pack your bags, and set out to make beautiful memories.
Safe travels, my friends! Remember, the world is an open book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
Let’s keep turning those pages, shall we?