24 April 2012, Chişinău – the modernization and re-launching of the www.migratie.md website allows citizens of the Republic of Moldova who have decided to go abroad, to easily access extensive and comprehensive information about the possibilities and opportunities to migrate to over 20 countries around the world. Furthermore, foreign citizens who would like to visit or settle in our country can find information about legal stay requirements, job and business opportunities on the same site.
This information portal was created in 2004 as a reaction to the growing phenomenon of migration of Moldovan citizens abroad. The portal was updated and modernized in 2012 by the International Organization for Migration, Mission to Moldova within the “Supporting the implementation of the migration and development component of the EU-Moldova Mobility Partnership” project, implemented by the International Organization for Migration and funded by the European Union with a total amount of 1,999,734.77 EUR (30,822,578.58 MDL).
Migrating abroad is never easy, considering the significant financial costs, change in lifestyle and leaving the loved ones behind. For the journey to be successful and to avoid wasting money, potential migrants should know more about the country they intend to move to and the laws pertaining to foreigners in that country.
The www.migratie.md website, updated to a new format, is meant to provide concrete facts and comprehensive information to potential migrants so that their decision to leave is a well-informed one legally, socially and economically.
IOM believes that any citizen of the Republic of Moldova, choosing to go abroad, should have the most up-to-date information regarding legal migration. This information should be exact and accurate and should inform citizens about legal employment possibilities, study abroad programs, aspects of social protection, pension schemes, healthcare system, children’s education, visas and other relevant documents. In addition, potential migrants need to be aware of the risks and perils of illegal migration, such as trafficking in human beings. read more...
The updated www.migratie.md website presents accurate and well-structured information regarding emigration from and immigration to the Republic of Moldova, including pertinent laws/regulations/procedures/formalities, opportunities and risks. Furthermore, it offers a platform for an open discussion via a web-forum.
The “Going Abroad” section provides detailed information to the citizens of the Republic of Moldova about the legal procedures pertaining to leaving the country. It also contains information on the entry and legal residence requirements for 20 countries, including such aspects as permanent immigration, becoming a citizen of a foreign country and other.
The “Welcome to the Republic of Moldova” section provides comprehensive and up-to-date information to foreign citizens who want to visit the Republic of Moldova, offering details regarding the issuing of visas, work permits, residence permits, lodging options, employment opportunities, starting-up a business, the healthcare system, etc.
The www.migratie.md website also provides the latest news in the field of migration, contact information of embassies and consulates, gives access to useful publications, thus being a unique source of comprehensive information related to migration both for the population and guests of the Republic of Moldova.
For more information, contact: Ion Bulgac, Migration and Development Program Assistant, IOM, e-mail:
or Nelly Motriuc, Communications Assistant, IOM, e-mail:
, tel: (+373 22) 232940/41, Fax: (+373 22) 232862, Web: www.iom.md