Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Products of Moldova Airmoldova E-services Registru Chamber


New regulations regarding the extension of validity of Moldovan passports for travels abroad.

On December 1, 2005 the Parliament has adopted the law nr. 309-XVI. According to the legislative act the law nr. 269-XIII from November 09, 1994 regarding the entry and exit from the Republic of Moldova, Law nr.273-XIII from November 9, 1994 regarding the identification documents from the national passport system and Law nr.1518-XV from December 06, 2002 regarding the migration were amended. The law will take effect on December 30, 2005.

The new provisions changed the modality of issuance of Moldovan passports. Therefore, the passports will be issued for a period of 10 years, and for the children until 16 years old for 5 years.

As a result, the validity of passports for travels abroad previously issued for 5 years can not be extended any more.