Frequently Asked Questions


What is the procedure to enter the territory of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic for foreign citizens and stateless persons? What documents are required? Do I need a visa?


Under the current legislation of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic a foreign citizen enters and leaves the territory of the Pridnestrovie through the checkpoints on the PMR’s state border by showing a valid identity document of a foreign citizen.

At the same time we draw your attention to the fact that the rules of entry and stay for foreign citizens in the PMR’s neighboring states (Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova) are set by the legislation of Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova, respectively. Information on entry and stay of foreign citizens on the territory of Moldova and Ukraine can be obtained in the competent authorities of these states.

In addition we inform that at the present time no visa or another permissive document is required for foreign citizens to enter the territory of Pridnestrovie.

All foreign citizens arrived in Pridnestrovie should be registered at checkpoints while crossing the state border of the PMR. Along with that the period of temporary stay in Pridnestrovie for foreign citizens (except for citizens of the Russian Federation, Moldova, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus) and stateless persons must not exceed 45 days and should not be more than 90 days in total in six months. Individuals wishing to stay in Pridnestrovie over this period must execute a temporary residence permit.

In addition citizens of the PMR, legal entities registered in Pridnestrovie, as well as foreign citizens permanently living in the PMR can provide an invitation for entry to foreign citizens arriving in Pridnestrovie. Validity of the invitation is 6 months from the date of its registration in the competent authorities of Pridnestrovie.

More information on the entry into Pridnestrovie and stay on its territory you can get in the Department of the Migration Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the PMR at Tiraspol, str. Kotovskogo “2a”, contact tel.: + 373 533 80554, duty tel.: 373 533 55047, e-mail: