When thinking of visiting Morocco to discover the hustling and bustling of the red city of Marrakech, take Instagramable pictures in the blue city of Chefchaouen, get close to nature in the high atlas mountains or just relax by the beaches of Essaouira, the first question that comes to mind is : do I need visa for Morocco? Is the visa is required to visit Morocco or not?
This article will give you all the information you need to know about moroccan visa : starting from the requirements for Morocco’s visa, fees of the visa to Morocco, application to Morocco’s visa and will answer the most common questions about this topic.
- Is a visa required to visit Morocco?
- Is a travel authorization required to visit Morocco ?
- Is it possible to get an e-visa or online visa to visit Morocco?
- Is it possible to get an online travel authorization ETA to visit Morocco?
WHEN IS THE VISA NOT REQUIRED :
The requirements of entry to Morocco change from nationality to another. Nationalities all over the world need a visa or a travel authorization to visit Morocco except the following 65 countries that are allowed to enter Morocco without any visa or travel authorization needed:
|VISA-Exempt countries to visit|
|Poland||Portugal||Qatar||Republic of Cyprus||Romania|
|Russian Federation||San Marino||Saudi Arabia||Senegal||Singapore|
|Tunisia||Turkey||United Arab Emirates||United Kingdom||United States|
*For Hong Kong and Singapore, the citizens are only allowed to stay up to 30 days.
WHEN IS THE VISA REQUIRED :
Your country doesn’t figure on the list ?
Do I need visa, e-visa or ETA ?
If your nationality is not exempted from the visa to enter Morocco, you will either need a visa or a travel authorization. Two options are available, travelers can get their visa/travel authorization online or they can simply get their visa at their nearest Moroccan embassy or consulate.
Below you will find more details on how to get a visa to visit Morocco
1- Morocco e-visa (or online ETA)
Since July 2022, Morocco has given to tourists the possibility to apply for their visa online without the need to present any paperwork in person. The procedure is 100% digital, quick and easy to get done.
- What do I need to apply for an E-visa for Morocco?
– A passeport from an eligible country
– An email address
– Debit or credit card for the payment. The fee of e-visa for Morocco is around $23.
– You will need to fill some of your personal information
- Where can I apply for an e-visa for Morocco ?
You can use the following link to apply for an e-visa for Morocco: https://www.acces-maroc.ma/#/
The validity of the Moroccan visa for tourists is up to 180 days from the date of issue or the date of expiration of your passport, make sure to which one expires first. Also, note that you can use the online visa to stay up to 30 days in Morocco.
- Is my country eligible to apply for an e-visa to Morocco ?
The countries that can apply for an online visa to get to Morocco are of a number of 100 and are listed as follows:
|Countries Eligible to Apply for online E-visa|
|Albania||Angola||Antigua and Barbuda||Armenia||Azerbaijan||Bangladesh||Barbados|
|Belarus||Belize||Benin||Bermuda||Bhutan||Bolivia||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Botswana||Brunei Darussalam||Burundi||Cambodia||Cameroon||Cape Verde||Central African Republic|
|Dominican Republic||Ecuador||Egypt||El Salvador||Equatorial Guinea||Eritrea||Ethiopia|
|Federated States of Micronesia||Fiji||Gambia||Georgia||Ghana||Grenada||Guatemala|
|Pakistan||Panama||Papua New Guinea||Paraguay||Rwanda||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||Sao Tome and Principe|
|Serbia||Seychelles||Sierra Leone||Somalia||South Africa||South Korea||Sri Lanka|
|Togo||Trinidad and Tobago||Turkmenistan||Uganda||Ukraine||Uruguay||Uzbekistan|
- Should I apply for an e-visa or an online ETA for Morocco ?
First of all, we should point out the difference between an e-visa and an ETA. An e-visa is not an ETA. The difference resides in the duration of validity of each one. E-visa lasts generally shorter than ETA. The E-visa lasts for 30 days for only one single entry whereas the ETA lasts longer and offers the possibility of multiple entries to the country. However, to be able to apply to ETA, your nationality should be eligible to apply for this electronic travel authorization.
Only 5 nationalities can apply for ETA for Morocco and they are as follows:
- Republic of the Congo
2- Morocco Embassy or Consular Visa
Your country doesn’t figure on the list of e-visa ?
The Moroccan visa policy affirms that around 75 countries should apply for the visa at a Moroccan government office in person, not the digital way.
- How do I apply for a consular visa for Morocco?
To apply for a consular visa, the procedure to follow is as below:
– First you start by making an appointment at the nearest Moroccan government office to you.
– You will then have to complete your application form by providing some documentation requested for the application process.
– It is advisable to check the types of visa existent before taking the appointment so that you end up choosing the form that suits your needs the best.
– It can take up to several weeks for you to get the visa. That’s why you should start your visa procedure way ahead of the date of your departure.
- Is my country eligible to apply for a Morocco consular visa ?
To know if your nationality has the possibility to apply for a consular visa at a government Moroccan office, take a look on the following table that lists the countries that are eligible for this visa option:
|Countries eligible for Consular Visa|
|Afghanistan||Aland Islands||American Samoa||Anguilla||Antarctica||Aruba||Bahamas|
|Bonaire||British Indian Ocean Territory||British Virgin Islands||Burkina Faso||Cayman Islands||Christmas Island||Cocos Islands|
|Colombia||Cook Islands||Curacao||Democratic Republic of the Congo||Falkland Islands||Faroe Islands||French Guiana|
|Iran||Iraq||Isle of Man||Jersey||Lebanon||Lesotho||Libya|
|New Caledonia||Nigeria||Niue||Norfolk Island||North Korea||Northern Mariana Islands||Palau|
|Palestinian Territory||Pitcairn Islands||Puerto Rico||Reunion||Saint Barthelemy||Saint Helena||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|Saint Lucia||Saint Martin||Saint Pierre and Miquelon||Samoa||Sint Maarten||Solomon Islands||South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands|
|South Sudan||Svalbard and Jan Mayen||Syrian Arab Republic||Timor Leste||Tokelau||Tonga||Turks and Caicos Islands|
|Tuvalu||United States Virgin Islands||Vatican City||Wallis and Futuna||Yemen|
We hope that this article helped you answer your question: Do I Need Visa for Morocco
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