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Capital: Rabat
Population: 35,740,000
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy

Country overview:
Morocco ‘place the sun sets; the west’; officially the Kingdom of Morocco ‘The Western Kingdom’, is a country located in the Maghreb region of North West Africa with an area of 710,850 km2. Its capital is Rabat and the largest city is Casablanca. It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Morocco claims the areas of Ceuta, Melilla and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera, all of them under Spanish jurisdiction. Immigrate to Morocco today.

Your journey to Residence in Morocco starts here:

Experience the vibrant culture and fascinating history of Morocco by embarking on a journey to residency in this beautiful country. Discover the bustling markets of Marrakech, wander through the beautiful blue-painted town of Chefchaouen, or explore the Sahara Desert. Enjoy traditional activities such as Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr, and the Fantasia equestrian performance, as well as the delicious Moroccan cuisine, which is renowned for its flavorful spices and herbs.

Morocco was made famous by the movie ‘Casablanca’, but there’s much more to the country than one city. The Kingdom of Morocco is known as the “place the sun sets” or “the Western Kingdom”. It’s located in the Maghreb region of North West Africa. Its capital is Rabat, and Casablanca is the largest city. It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west and provides perfect coastal living for people who want to retire to Morocco or enjoy the sunshine and ocean air while they work remotely from the country.

With our assistance, applying for a visa or work permit to Morocco has never been easier!

Types of Morocco Visas

There are five types of Morocco visas. 

Morocco Tourist Visa

This Moroccan visa is for people who want to tour the country or enjoy vibrant city life without any plans to immigrate permanently. 

Visa Exemption for Morocco

Morocco has agreements with certain countries that allow their citizens to enter Morocco without a visa. These are known as visa-exempt countries. There are currently around 65 visa-exempt countries.

If you are a citizen of a visa-exempt country, you can enter Morocco without a visa for up to 90 days. However, you must have a valid passport that is valid for at least six months beyond your planned departure date. Additionally, you must have a return ticket or onward travel ticket, sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay, and not be on a list of people who are banned from entering Morocco.

If you want to stay in Morocco for longer than 90 days, you will need to obtain a Moroccan visa. There are different types of visas disponibles, depending on your reason for travel. You can apply for a visa at a Moroccan embassy or consulate in your home country, or online.

Morocco Work Visa

This visa is issued to people who already have a work contract with a specific Moroccan company. Morocco’s Ministry of Employment must validate the company.

Morocco Business Visa

The business visa is issued to employees invited to work in Morocco by a company established in the country. It enables them to stay in Morocco for a limited period. 

Morocco Family Reunification Visa

The family reunification visa applies to family members (spouses, children, and parents) who want to stay with their family that lives in Morocco and has residence permits. The visa allows them to apply for a residence permit by proxy.

Morocco Visitors Visa

This Moroccan visa is for people who want to stay in Morocco for less than a year and have no plans to work while in the country. 

Morocco Immigration and Visa Requirements, Forms & Documentation

The types of Moroccan visas have different requirements, forms, and documentation. Some applications are fairly straightforward, but others can be quite complex. 

Contact IBN Immigration Solutions, and we’ll assign a specialist in Morocco visas to oversee your case. It doesn’t matter how simple or complicated the process is, your immigration specialist will make submitting applications stress-free.

Morocco Tourist and Visitors Visas

Documents required to apply for the visa:

  • Application forms for an entry visa to Morocco
  • A passport that is valid for six months after the date of return

  • Most foreign nationals are entitled to a visa upon arrival. Including those from:

  • The EU and US
  • The UAE 
  • Algeria, Congo (Brazzaville), Ivory Coast, Niger, Senegal, and Tunisia

  • Non-exempt nationals must obtain a visa from the Moroccan mission in their country of origin or permanent residence.

    These Moroccan visas are valid for up to 90 days and are renewable. There are two options for renewal.

    1. Applicants can renew their visas in Morocco for up to three months
    2. Applicants can renew their visas by exiting and re-entering the country

    Morocco Work and Business Visas: International Assignment

    Employers and employees must submit specific forms and documents.

    The assignee (employee):

  • Passport 
  • Diplomas
  • CV 
  • Reference letters
  • The employer: 

  • Work attestation
  • Company’s creation status
  • Explanation letter of short-term mission
  • Associated details, including duration of the stay, start date, and net monthly salary
  • It’s an intra-company transfer, so the employee remains employed by company headquarters while completing their assignment at the Moroccan branch.
    The employee must have been employed for no less than one year at the transfer time.
    The Moroccan branch must submit the work visa application to the Ministry of Employment.
    There are no minimum salary requirements. The employees may receive a portion of their salary from the home office and the Moroccan branch.
    The work visa is valid for up to three years or the duration of the international assignment.
    The work permit can be renewed after the initial duration for another three years via ANAPEC (National Agency for Stimulating Employment).

    Morocco Local Hires Guidelines

    The documents required for local hires include an ANAPEC certificate and the following:
    The assignee (employee):

  • Passport
  • Diplomas
  • CV
  • Reference letters
  • The employer:

  • Work attestation
  • Job description
  • Organigramme (organisational chart)
  • Company’s creation status
  • Explanation letter of short-term mission
  • Associated details, including duration of the stay, start date, and net monthly salary.
  • The employee must have a diploma or degree in accordance with the occupied job. They are hired directly by the company operating in Morocco.

    An ANAPEC certificate proving that no local talents can occupy the job is required.

    The initial work visa may be issued for one year.

    Note: French citizens don’t need the ANAPEC certificate after five years of renewal.

    Morocco Family Reunification Visa

    Different forms and documents are required from the assignee (employee) and employer.

    The assignee:

  • Passport
  • Certificate of support
  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate
  • Police clearance certificate or criminal record
  • ID photos
  • The employer:

  • Work certificate
  • This registration card is granted to all foreigners’ family members, including spouses, children, and parents. The principal visa holder must have a valid residence permit to guarantee the spouse, children, and parents.
  • There are no minimum salary requirements. However, employees must prove they can afford to support their families while living in Morocco.
  • The initial card is valid for one year. The only exception is for Tunisian citizens to whom a two-year card will be granted.
  • The residence permit is renewed for three years, according to agreements between Morocco and other states; for example, 10 years for Algerian citizens and five years for Indian citizens.
  • Study Visa Costs:

    Costs for the different visa types vary. Contact your Moroccan immigration specialist to confirm processing fees and indirect expenses to get an accurate cost estimate.

    How to Apply for a Morocco Study Visa:

    Your Moroccan immigration specialist has already gone through the requirements for the different visas. Now, you’ll work together to compile an application pack to enable us to pre-complete the application.

    Applications are submitted at the Moroccan Embassy or Consulate.

    Finally, you must wait for your visa application to be processed. Your Moroccan immigration consultant will provide you with an estimated turnaround time based on the current trends.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    A Residence Permit application must be submitted to the police station with jurisdiction over the area where the applicant resides. Submission must be done in person in Morocco and not by an external company or entity.

    We provide a full range of Moroccan immigration services. With our professional and trusted network of partners, we remain up-to-date on policy issues and the practical realities which govern immigration rules and regulations.

    We consult to determine which Moroccan visa or permit is the correct one for you. We provide information on the required documentation and compile the complete application on your behalf. We help you save time by gathering the required documents to finalise your application on your behalf.

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