Morocco Visa

Morocco Visa

Traveling to Morocco

Morocco has become a popular destination for tourists, investors and businesspeople alike, evidenced by its 3 million visitors in 2020.

Foreign nationals from more than 70+ countries can enter Morocco visa-free. Three categories of foreign nationals are now eligible to apply for the Morocco e-Visa: (1) foreign countries approved by the Moroccan authorities, such as Thailand and Israel; (2) foreign nationals who hold a residence/stay permit in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Japan, Norway, New Zealand, or Norway that is valid for 180 days from the visa application date; and (3) foreign nationals with a valid sticker visa to the US, UK, Schengen zone, Australia, Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand that is valid for at least 90 days from the e-Visa application date. The Morocco e-Visa is issued as a single-entry visa that allows a 30-day stay within a 180-day validity period.

Foreign nationals not eligible to enter Morocco visa-free or apply for a Morocco e-Visa must apply for a Moroccan sticker visa at their nearest Moroccan embassy or representation office abroad. Depending on the applicant’s nationality and purpose for visiting Morocco, Morocco visas can be issued as single, double or multiple entry with a permitted stay of 1 day, 3 months, or up to 1 year.

Morocco visa types

The 4 types of Morocco visas are as follows:

Short validity visa

Also known as the Morocco tourist visa, this visa is a non-immigration visa for short-term visit purposes and is issued as single or multiple entry, allowing for stays ranging between 1 to 90 days.

Long validity visa

This visa is for long-term activities and is normally issued as a multiple entry, allowing a stay of 1 to 90 days within a validity period of up to 1 year. Visitors wishing to stay longer than 90 days must apply for a Morocco long-term residency from the Morocco General Directorate of National Security.

Transit visa

This visa is for travelers transiting through Morocco on their way to another destination, and allows for 1 or 2 transits with a maximum 72-hours stay duration each visit.

Visa issued at the border

This visa is issued by the Morocco Security Services at the borders for special cases.

The type of visa granted depends on the following travel purposes:

  • Morocco tourist visa
  • Morocco working visa 
  • Morocco business visa 
  • Morocco investment visa 
  • Morocco seminars, conferences, etc. visa 
  • Morocco student visa
  • Morocco intern visa 
  • Morocco researcher visa
  • Morocco family reunification visa (mixed marriage or family relationship)
  • Morocco journalist visa
  • Morocco visitor visa 
  • Medical stay
  • Refugees and Stateless Persons
  • Aircraft Crew Members
  • Sailors
  • Technical Assistance
  • Cultural or Sporting Events
  • Artistic Animations

Morocco visa requirements

Morocco visa requirements for e-Visas and sticker visas include:

Morocco Sticker Visa:

Passport

Passport validity must be longer than the duration of stay in Morocco

Passport copy

Photocopy of the passport biometric pages indicating personal details and passport validity

Application form 

A completed Morocco visa application form, filled in Latin capital characters.

Personal photos

Two recent color photos, with clear facial features, on a white background, 4 x 3 cm in size

Ticket

A return or onward ticket

Accommodation

Hotel reservation or an invitation from a local host

Address proof

An identity card or document that proves applicant’s address

Financial means

Adequate financial means during stay - 70 EUR minimum

Please note that additional documents may be requested depending on the purpose of your visit. 

Morocco eVisa:

Passport

Passport validity must be longer than the duration of stay in Morocco

Application form

A completed online Morocco visa application form

Ticket

A return or onward ticket

Accommodation

Hotel reservation or an invitation from a local host

Financial means

Adequate financial means during stay - 70 EUR minimum

Additional documents may be required according to your nationality, residency status, and the type of visa you hold (Schengen countries, the US, Australia, Canada, the UK, Ireland, and New Zealand).

Morocco visa application

Morocco Sticker visa

Nationals required to apply for a Morocco sticker visa must follow these steps: 

  1. Complete Morocco visa application form

    • Print out the Morocco visa application form.
    • Fill out the form using Latin capital letters and sign the application form
    • Note that you can fill the form in Arabic, except for the surname, first name, and birthplace must be in Latin characters

  2. Schedule your Moroccan visa appointment

    Contact your nearest Moroccan embassy or representation office to schedule an appointment.

  3. Attend your Morocco visa appointment 

    • Submit your application and all required documents
    • Pay Morocco visa application fee

  4. Wait for the Morocco visa to be processed. 

Morocco e-Visa

Nationals required to apply for a Morocco e-Visa must follow these steps:

  1. Fill out the Morocco visa application form via the electronic visa platform

    Upload the required documents

  2. Pay the visa fees

  3. Submit the Morocco visa application.

Where to apply for Morocco visa

Foreign nationals eligible for the Moroccan e-Visa need to apply for it on the electronic visa platform

Foreign nationals not eligible to apply for a Moroccan e-Visa should apply for one of the Moroccan visa types at the nearest Moroccan embassy, consulate, diplomatic missions or to honorary consuls in their countries.  In their absence, visa requests should be addressed directly to the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Directorate of Consular and Social Affairs - Rabat ([email protected] ) for a visa to be issued at the airport.

Morocco visa processing time

The Morocco Express e-Visa is finalized within 24 hours while the Standard e-Visa requires 72 hours. The Morocco sticker visas are usually issued within 10 business days but there are cases when it can take as long as 30 days 

Morocco visa FAQ

How long does it take the Morocco visa to be approved?

The time required for the approval of the Morocco Express e-Visa is 24 hours while the Standard e-Visa requires 72 hours. The Morocco sticker visa application processing time is 10-30 days and sometimes more.  

How much is Morocco visa fee?

Morocco visa fee varies depending on the type of visa.  A Moroccan transit visa, valid to up to 72 hours, costs a total of 170 DH, while a single-entry visa for less than 3 months costs 220 DH and a double entry visa for less than 3 months costs 330 DH. 

What currency is best to take to Morocco?

For everyday use in Morocco, you will need to have the local Moroccan Dirham. However, in some tourist areas, the Euro, the US Dollar and, to a lesser extent the Sterling are accepted. Moroccan Dirham can be purchased at the exchange rate is set by the Central Bank of Morocco, upon arrival to Morocco from the airport exchange shop or from banks and hotels. You can also withdraw cash in Dirhams from ATM machines in major cities and towns and you can also pay for your purchases using your credit/debit cards. 

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