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.

Our services

Travel advice

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.


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.

Legalisation Service

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.

Our people

Phil  Batson

Phil Batson

British Ambassador to Moldova

    Contact us

    British Embassy Chisinau

    18/1 Nicolae Iorga Str.

    Access and opening times

    Visas section

    British Embassy Chisinau, Visa section.
    18, Nicolae Iorga Str.

    - Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5.30pm
    - Friday, 9am to 2pm

    Access and opening times

    Help us improve GOV.UK

    Please don't include any personal or financial information, for example your National Insurance or credit card numbers.