Morocco Entry Requirements

Morocco Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Turkey Yes no Yes
Other EU countries Yes no Yes
Switzerland Yes no Yes
Austria Yes no Yes
Germany Yes no Yes

Passport information

Generally required, must be valid beyond the stay. Austrian passports must be valid throughout the stay. However, some airlines require a minimum validity of 3 or 6 months.

Note on the passport

If you enter the country by car, you must also leave the country by car, otherwise there are high customs penalties (also for accident vehicles). Appropriate insurance is recommended.

Visa information

A visa is generally required except for nationals of the following countries listed in the table above for a tourist or business stay of up to 3 months (unless otherwise stated): (a) EU countries, (b) Switzerland and ( c) Turkey.

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Different depending on nationality. Further information can be obtained from the consular representations (see contact addresses).

Visa types and costs

Entry visa (long or short term) and transit visa.


Entry visas are valid for a maximum of 3 months. Extensions must be requested from the police within 21 days of entry. Further information can be obtained from the consular representations (see contact addresses).


Transit travelers who fly on the same day with the next connection, have valid onward travel documents and do not leave the transit area do not need a transit visa. Personally at the responsible consular representation (see contact addresses).

Application required

a) 1 completed application form. (b) 2 recent biometric passport photos (4 x 3 cm) with white background. (c) Passport (must be valid beyond departure) and copy of passport. (d) Fee (ask the consulate for payment method). (e) Proof of sufficient funds (bank statements from the last 3 months). (f) If applicable, a copy of the residence permit from the host country, which must be valid for at least 3 months. (g) Hotel Reservation. (h) Round-trip travel ticket. (i) Travel Protection Insurance. (j) Notarized confirmation of coverage in the case of a family visit. Business visa additionally: (k) Letter of assignment from your own company with the name of the traveler and the purpose and duration of the trip. Further documents for business trips can be requested from the consulate. (l) In the case of public tenders: a recommendation from the supervising ministry; (m) In the case of private contracts: a written recommendation from the professional bodies; (n) In the case of participation in fairs and exhibitions: an invitation issued by the organizer of the event in the name of the visa applicant; (o) A written invitation from an industrial, commercial or service company. If the application is submitted by post, a stamped, registered return envelope must be enclosed. Note: Visa fees, original passport, proof of valid round-trip air tickets and proof of accommodation must be submitted after visa approval.

Temporary Residence

Apply to the local police station. More information from the Ministère du Travail, Rabat.

Processing time

Varies depending on the nationality of the applicant. Citizens of some countries must first obtain approval from the authorities in Rabat in order to apply for a visa, with an expected processing time of 6-8 weeks. If no approval is required, the processing time is approximately 20 days. More information is available from the Moroccan embassies.

Proof of sufficient funds

Foreigners must have sufficient funds.

Documents required upon entry

Sufficient Funds.

Extension of stay

An extension of the stay is only possible if a complete application with proof of financial means, an employment contract in Morocco and a reason why a longer stay is necessary is submitted to the immigration police. In addition, all foreigners wishing to extend their stay must register with the police within 21 days of their arrival. If the 3-month period is exceeded, a presentation to the public prosecutor and subsequent deportation must be expected.

Entry with children

German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Entry restrictions

Persons who are dressed too casually or appear unkempt may be refused entry.

Entry with pets

Dogs and cats require a health certificate from the country of origin, no more than 3 days old upon arrival, and a rabies vaccination certificate stating that the vaccination was given at least 30 days but no more than 6 months before arrival. Health certificate and vaccination certificate must be in French. Furthermore, the animal must be identified by a tattoo or an implanted microchip. Birds can be brought to Morocco without formalities.

Morocco Entry Requirements