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Republic of Moldova

Republic of Moldova

In 2020, 86 asylum-seekers were registered by the authorities in Moldova, a moderate decrease compared to the previous year. Most people of concern were coming from Turkey, Uzbekistan and Ukraine. Moldova also hosts 3,405 stateless persons.  

UNHCR's operations in Moldova are part of the Multi-Country Office in Budapest. We follow and comment on developments in policy, legislation, and the daily practice of refugee protection. We are working with the Moldovan government and partner organizations. We are committed to creating public support for asylum-seekers, refugees and stateless persons.

Additional information

For information about our work in the Republic of Moldova:


Are you a refugee or asylum-seeker in Moldova? Find information about your rights and available services on our HELP site.

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Republic of Moldova website

Visit the UNHCR Republic of Moldova website for more information on our work in the area and the latest local news and stories.

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Legislation and guidance

For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.

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Office contact details

The UNHCR Representation in the Republic of Moldova

Street and mailing address:
Le Roi Business Centre, str. Sfatul Tarii 29, MD-2012 Chisinau, Moldova, Republic of

[email protected]

Time zone:
GMT +3

Working hours

  • Monday: 08:30 - 17:30
  • Tuesday: 08:30 - 17:30
  • Wednesday: 08:30 - 17:30
  • Thursday: 08:30 - 17:30
  • Friday: 08:30 - 17:30
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed

Public holidays

  • 2 January 2023, New Year’s Day
  • 9 January 2023, Christmas Day (Orthodox/old style)
  • 8 March 2023, International Women’s Day
  • 17 April 2023, Easter Sunday (Orthodox)
  • 21 April 2023, Eid al-Fitr
  • 24 April 2023, Pastele Blajinilor
  • 29 June 2023, Eid al-Adha
  • 28 August 2023, Independence Day
  • 25 December 2023, Christmas Day (Catholic/Orthodox/new style)