British Ambassador to Moldova
We deal with a wide range of political, commercial, security and economic questions of interest to the UK and Moldova. We also provide consular assistance to British nationals in Moldova.
The United Kingdom, together with EU partners, recognised Moldova on 31 December 1991. A resident British embassy opened in Chisinau in 2002. The British Embassy Chisinau develops and maintains relations between the UK and the Republic of Moldova.
The ambassador and his team travel throughout the country, in order to obtain first-hand information and views from all communities, including in the Transnistrian region and the autonomous territorial unit of Gagauzia.
Emergency Consular Assistance (24 hours)
For emergency assistance, such as in the event of the death, assault, arrest or hospitalisation of a British national, call the embassy on (+373) (22) 225 902 and follow the instructions to be connected with consular officers. If you are calling from the UK about a British national in Moldova, call our Consular Assistance Team in London on +44 (0)207 008 1500.
Information, news and updates, listed country by country, to ensure you stay safe, avoid problems, and make informed decisions when living or travelling abroad.
Passports and emergency travel documents
How to renew or replace your British passport if you live outside the UK and information on getting replacement travel documents if your passport is lost or stolen.
Details of how to get a passport extension or emergency child travel document can be found here. If you want to make an appointment, contact our Consular section using the details at the foot of this page.
For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply go to the UK Border Agency website.
Births, deaths and marriages
Information on how you can register a birth or death which occurred overseas, and legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.
List of lawyers and interpreters
A list of English speaking lawyers and interpreters who may be able to help you with official transactions in Moldova. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British Embassy or the UK government.
How to get official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine so it can be accepted by foreign authorities. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.
How else we can help
In addition to the services listed above, for British nationals needing emergency consular assistance, we can:
- provide information about transferring funds
- help people with mental illness
- offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child protection and abductions, kidnappings or someone who is missing abroad and how to make a missing persons report
- provide consular assistance to British nationals who are victims of rape or serious sexual assault or any other serious crime
- help in contacting your family or friends when you are not able to do yourself because you are ill, in hospital, have been arrested etc
- provide advice following the death of a British national abroad. Where possible we will try to notify the next of kin
- make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters
- offer support and information when a British national is detained or arrested outside the UK
What consulates cannot do for you
Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:
- get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings
- help you enter a country, for example, if you do not have a visa or your passport is not valid, as we cannot interfere in another country’s immigration policy or procedures
- give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases
- get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people
- pay any bills or give you money
- make travel arrangements for you, find you work, accommodation, or make business arrangements on your behalf
- get involved in private disputes over property, employment, commercial or other matters
- renew or replace a full British passport