We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Moldova. The British Embassy in Chisinau provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Moldova.

Our work covers a range of issues including politics, international security and the economy.

The United Kingdom, together with EU partners, recognised Moldova on 31 December 1991. A resident British embassy opened in Chisinau in 2002.

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.

You can access UK government services while in Moldova.

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Moldova and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call (+373) 22 225 902. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Moldova, call 020 7008 1500.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you’re due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

Apply online for an emergency travel document if you:

  • are over 16 years old and
  • are a British citizen and
  • have previously owned a British passport

Contact us to apply for an emergency travel document if you are:

  • over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
  • not a British citizen or
  • applying for a child under 16 years old

Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British Embassy Chisinau.

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

The British embassy provides a range of notarial and documentary services for British nationals in Moldova, including witnessing a signature, administering an oath/affirmation, and certifying copy of certain UK-issued documents. Our notarial and documentary guide provides more information.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Moldova.

Our people

Lucy Joyce OBE

Lucy Joyce OBE

British Ambassador to Moldova

Contact us

British Embassy Chisinau

18 Nicolae Iorga Str.

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