Do I need Visa for Morocco : A Complete Guide

Visa Requirements for Morocco: Do I Need Visa for Morocco

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 
AlgeriaAndorraArgentinaAustraliaAustria
BahrainBelgiumBrazilBulgariaCanada
ChileChinaCroatiaCzech RepublicDenmark
EstoniaFinlandFranceGabonGermany
GreeceHong Kong*HungaryIcelandIndonesia
IrelandItalyIvory CoastJapanKuwait
LatviaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacau
MaltaMexicoMonacoNetherlandsNew Zealand
NigerNorwayOmanPeruPhilippines
PolandPortugalQatarRepublic of CyprusRomania
Russian FederationSan MarinoSaudi ArabiaSenegalSingapore
SlovakiaSloveniaSpainSwedenSwitzerland
TunisiaTurkeyUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited 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 
AlbaniaAngolaAntigua and BarbudaArmeniaAzerbaijanBangladeshBarbados
BelarusBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBoliviaBosnia and Herzegovina
BotswanaBrunei DarussalamBurundiCambodiaCameroonCape VerdeCentral African Republic
ChadComorosCongoCosta RicaCubaDjiboutiDominica
Dominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEthiopia
Federated States of MicronesiaFijiGambiaGeorgiaGhanaGrenadaGuatemala
Guinea BissauGuyanaHaitiHondurasIndiaIsraelJamaica
JordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKyrgyzstanLaosLiberia
MacedoniaMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMauritaniaMauritius
MongoliaMontenegroMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNepalNicaragua
PakistanPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayRwandaSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSao Tome and Principe
SerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth KoreaSri Lanka
SudanSurinameSwazilandTaiwanTajikistanTanzaniaThailand
TogoTrinidad and TobagoTurkmenistanUgandaUkraineUruguayUzbekistan
VanuatuVenezuelaVietnamZambiaZimbabwe
  • 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:

  • Guinea
  • Israël
  • Thailand
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Mali

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
AfghanistanAland IslandsAmerican SamoaAnguillaAntarcticaArubaBahamas
BonaireBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBritish Virgin IslandsBurkina FasoCayman IslandsChristmas IslandCocos Islands
ColombiaCook IslandsCuracaoDemocratic Republic of the CongoFalkland IslandsFaroe IslandsFrench Guiana
French PolynesiaGibraltarGreenlandGuadeloupeGuamGuernseyGuinea
IranIraqIsle of ManJerseyLebanonLesothoLibya
MaliMarshall IslandsMartiniqueMayotteMoldovaMontserratNauru
New CaledoniaNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorth KoreaNorthern Mariana IslandsPalau
Palestinian TerritoryPitcairn IslandsPuerto RicoReunionSaint BarthelemySaint HelenaSaint Kitts and Nevis
Saint LuciaSaint MartinSaint Pierre and MiquelonSamoaSint MaartenSolomon IslandsSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
South SudanSvalbard and Jan MayenSyrian Arab RepublicTimor LesteTokelauTongaTurks and Caicos Islands
TuvaluUnited States Virgin IslandsVatican CityWallis and FutunaYemen

We hope that this article helped you answer your question: Do I Need Visa for Morocco

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