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.


Entry Authorisation

Most foreign nationals are entitled to a visa upon arrival at the airport and such visas are valid for up to 90 days. As an example, foreign nationals from the following countries are entitled to a visa upon arrival:

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

Non-exempt nationals will of course have to obtain a visa from the Moroccan mission in their country of origin or ordinary residence.
Renewability: may be renewed in-country for up to 3 months, or by means of exiting and re-entering Morocco.

Work Authorisation:

Categories (Long-Term only):

  • CFC
  • Assignment; and
  • Via ANAPEC.

– A Moroccan entity’s company stamp must also contain its physical address, contact number, as well as fax number.

– Some documents require the employer and/or employees’ signature to be authenticated and this can also be done at a commune in Morocco.

– All documents should be translated into French or Arabic.

Processing time:

  • CFC – approximately 24 – 72 hours
  • Assignment – approximately 3 to 10 working days
  • Via ANAPEC – approximately 3 to 4 weeks

Commencement of work activities: upon issuance of Work Permit Validity:

  • CFC & Assignment – up to 3 years
  • Via ANAPEC – up to 5 years


Yes, although it should be within the abovementioned period

Residence Authorisation:

  • A Residence Permit application has to be submitted to the police station which has jurisdiction over the area in which the foreign national resides.
  • Submission: in Morocco
  • Personal Appearance: required

Processing time:

  • Temporary – approximately 1 to 2 weeks
  • Final – 2 to 6 months


  • Temporary – 3 months
  • Final – 1 to 5 years


  • Yes, however, this is dependent on the validity/renewal of the Work Permit

A number of documents have to be certified as a true copy of the original and this can be done at a commune in Morocco.

All documents should be translated into French or Arabic.

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We will first do a consultation, on which visa or permit would be the correct one for you. We advise on the required documentation and compile the complete application on your behalf. We will help you save time gathering the required documents to finalize your application.

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