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Do I Need a Visa to Travel to Morocco?
Morocco has many bilateral or multilateral agreements with many countries around the world that eliminate visa processes and it is possible for those nationals to enter Morocco without a visa. We listed countries that are eligible for a visa-free access to Morocco for 90 days in a 180 days period below.
- Congo (Brazzaville)**
- Czech Republic
- Guinea (Conakry)**
- Hong Kong*
- Ivory Coast
- New Zealand
- Porto Rico
- Russian Federation
- San Marino
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
*Stays are limited to 30 days.
**Requiring an electronic travel authorization in advance.
Countries that are not listed above have to apply for a visa beforehand to visit Morocco through its embassies or consular post.
Morocco Visa Types
We covered Morocco visa types that vary depending on the duration and purpose of the stay.
C Type (Short-Term) Visas
Depending on your purpose of the visit that is limited to 90 days or less in a 180 days period to Morocco; it is possible for you to obtain one of the following visa types.
Morocco Touristic Visa
A Morocco touristic visa issued for individuals or groups who wish to visit Morocco for sightseeing purposes. It is possible to enter the country without a visa for many nationalities around the world with a duration of up to 90 days. If your nationality is not eligible for a visa-free entry to Morocco, it is expected from you to provide additional documents regarding sufficient financial means, proof of accommodation and travel insurance which are valid through the duration of the stay and a return flight ticket.
Morocco Business or Fair Participation Visa
A Morocco business or fair participation visa is granted for individuals who are planning to visit the country for business-related purposes such as meetings, events, business fairs, or unpaid trainings without labor or gainful employment. Invitation documents from professional chambers and organizations are must be included to the application.
Morocco Family, Relative or Friend Visit Visa
A Morocco family, relative, or friend visit visa is issued for individuals who wish to visit a family member or a friend residing in Morocco. In order to get one, it is vital to include an invitation letter from the person whom you are visiting as well as a written declaration from the applicant that pledges no professional activities.
Morocco Cultural, Sports or Conference Visit Visa
Morocco cultural, sports, or conference visit visa is granted for individuals or groups that are going to attend a cultural event or activity held in Morocco. An invitation from the receiving association and confirmation documents from the supervising ministry must be included in the application.
Morocco Short-Term Education or Internship Visa
A Morocco short-term education or internship visa is issued for international students who wish to study in Morocco for university projects or special occasions for less than three months. The applicant has to include documents of sufficient means of subsistence, proof of accommodation, and admission letter from the receiving institution.
D Type (Long-Term) Visa
Morocco category D visas are required for stays that exceed a three month period with varying purposes in Morocco even if the applicant’s nationality is on the visa-free list. It is possible for you to apply for a long-term visa to Morocco if you are one of the following:
- A student planning to study at a higher education institution, have a language course, or long-term internship
- An employee going to work for a Morocco-located business
- An academic, researcher or scientist to work in a certified Morocco research center
- An individual whose family member is a Morocco citizen
- A patient going to receive medical treatment in a Morocco-located medical institution
Morocco Transit Visa
A Morocco transit visa is asked from individuals whose nationality is not eligible to transit another destination from Morocco. A Morocco transit visa authorizes the individual to travel a third country from the territory of Morocco for up to two days stay period.
General Requirements to Apply for Morocco Visa
In order to successfully obtain a Morocco visa it is important to be prepared and gather all the necessary information regarding your nationality and purpose of the visit beforehand. There are certain stages to obtain a Morocco visa:
Make an Appointment
It is important to have scheduled meeting at the responsible consulate or outsourced visa service via the internet or phone.
Complete Visa Application Form
It is possible to get the application from the internet or at the responsible embassy. It is essential the complete the form in detail.
Submit the Application
In most cases, it is required to bring the application form in person to the responsible consulate and pay the required fee.
Receive Your Visa
After processing time, your visa should be affixed to your passport. If you applied in person, it is required for you to retrieve your passport from the consulate.
Morocco Visa Applications
You are required to present the following documents if your nationality is not eligible for a visa-free entry or an online visa to Morocco:
- Completed visa application form
- Original and two photocopies of the passport
- Two passport-sized pictures
- A return flight ticket
- Proof of accommodation and sufficient financial means covers your duration of the stay
- Travel insurance
- Morocco visa fee receipt
There are additionally required or supporting documents from certain applicants:
- A copy of a recent letter confirming the enrollment of the applicant in the country of citizenship.
- Sponsorship documents if the applicant cannot support himself/herself financially during the period of the stay
- An employment certificate from the employer
- Payroll receipts of last three months
- A copy of the last income tax or relevant bank statements or documents
- Proof of business such as bank statements, invoices or receipts
- Prior approval from the communication ministry
- Approval to film from the foreign ministry and international cooperation
- List of filming equipment
What is Visa Sponsorship for Morocco?
A visa sponsorship is required in Morocco if the applicant cannot cover his/her expenses for educational or touristic purposes by own in the duration of the stay. A sponsor could be a parent, sibling, other relatives, or a friend. However, it would increase chances to obtain a visa if the sponsor is a first-degree relative and has a permanent residence permit or citizenship in Morocco. The required documents from the sponsor are:
- A confirmation letter clearly states the relationship with the applicant, how and what expenses are going to be covered by the sponsor, and contact details of both the applicant and sponsor
- A notarized invitation letter with accommodation details if the sponsor is a resident or citizen of Morocco
- A scanned copy of ID or passport
- Proof of sufficient funds such as bank statements or paychecks
- Proof of estate or business ownership if applicable
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Morocco Visa Rules
There are many countries across the globe can enter Morocco without a visa. If your country is not eligible for visa-free entry to Morocco, you need to obtain a Morocco visa and take consideration of the following visa rules:
- Your passport should be valid for more than six months from the expected day of arrival to Morocco with at least one blank page available for stamping.
- The passport should not be older than ten years.
Morocco Visa Requirements
Morocco Visa Requirements for Schengen Countries
Citizens of Schengen countries should not have any problems while entering Morocco since they are eligible for a visa-free entry to the country.
Morocco Visa Requirements for US, UK, and Canada
Citizens of the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada can enter Morocco without a visa if their passport is valid for more than six months from the expected time of arrival to Morocco.
Morocco Visa Requirements for Congo, Guinea, and Mali Citizens
Citizens of Congo, Guinea, and Mali do not required to apply for a visa to Morocco but asked to obtain an electronic travel authorization before visiting Morocco from here. An electronic travel authorization is needed to specify the point of entry and purpose to the country.
Morocco Visa Fees
Morocco transit or touristic visa types listed below exclusively sums the visa and service fee. Keep in mind that there might be additional payments expected from the applicant such as consular fees, or application form fees.
The current Morocco visa fees valid as of March 2020 are as follows:
|Transit Visa up to 72 hours
|Single Entry Tourism Visa
|Multiple Entry Tourism Visa
NOTE: This article was prepared in March 2020. Please check up-to-date information published by official sources.
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