Refugees are persons who have been forced to flee their country of origin due to war, violence, and persecution, and have crossed an international border to find safety.
In Moldova, the authority responsible for receiving and processing refugee status applications is the Asylum and Integration Directorate of the Bureau of Migration and Asylum.
Ukrainian citizens and family members may stay in Moldova until February 6th, 2023. According to Decision no. 21 of the Commission for Exceptional Situations of the Republic of Moldova, the limit of 90 calendar days of stay does not apply now.
Foreign citizens with residence in Ukraine, who had to take refuge in the Republic of Moldova, and do not have an entry visa, shall submit an asylum application to be allowed to stay legally on the territory of the country.
Foreign citizen for which a visa is not required can stay in the Republic of Moldova for up to 90 days during the period of every 6 months.