THE CONSULATE GENERAL ABOUT MOROCCO



   


Welcome to the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Morocco


Please read the requirements carefully

What is the visa processing time?


The processing time is a maximum of two weeks. Some applications may take longer as they are processed on case by case basis. If you have an emergency you may walk in and ask the visa officer about the arrangements available. This does not mean a visa will be issued right away. You may apply one month in advance.

Very important notice:
Travel documents holders are advised to apply 3 months in advance as the process may take much longer than 2 weeks.

 

Can I get my visa at airport on arrival to Morocco?


 All visas have to be issued by our Consulate. No visas are issued at the airports or ports of the Kingdom of Morocco.


What is the validity of passports?


All passports, including British passports, should be 3 months valid at the time of your entry to the Kingdom of Morocco and in all the cases, higher than the duration of the stay.

If you are submitting for a visa your resident permit should be 3 months valid and in all the cases, higher than the duration of the stay.


Do UK citizens need a visa?


Citizens of the UK and Northern Ireland travelling on a British passport do not require a visa to enter Morocco.


Do UK travel document holders need a visa?


Yes holders of UK travel documents do need a visa to enter the Kingdom of Morocco. 
Applicants on any kind of UK travel document need a visa to enter Morocco even if married to a British citizen travelling with them.


Do I need a visa if I have leave to remain in the UK?


Citizens from countries not listed below need a visa need a visa to Morocco even if they have leave to remain in the UK and are married to UK citizens.


Can I apply if I am on a tourist visa to the UK?


Applicants on a tourist visa to the UK cannot apply to this Consulate. They need to apply at the Moroccan Embassy based on their country of residence or nearest country.


How do I submit my application?


All visa applicants are required to submit their application in person if they live in Greater London. If you live outside Greater London you may apply by post as explained bellow.


Can I apply by post?


Only applicants who live outside the greater London area can apply by post. Any application submitted from inside greater London will be resent back without a visa.


What should I do if applying by post?


If you qualify for applying by post please enclose the following:


*  The original of your passport and all required documents mentioned below (copies only),
*  The amounts of £20 (one entry) £27 (multiple) in Cash enclosed in a separate envelope to be enclosed in the package with the other documents.
*  Make sure you include a PREPAID (500G STAMP) self-addressed envelope special
delivery with your name and address on it for return. If you do not include a prepaid special delivery envelope your passport will not be sent back to you.


How do I know my application is being processed?


When submitting by post, keep your special delivery for tracking. If you see that your mail has been received by the Consulate it means we are processing it and you do not need to call us as we will contact you if something is missing.


Where should I send my application if applying by post?


Do not submit any original documents (except the passport) as none of them will be returned to you.


All the documents should be sent to the following address:


THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE KINGDOM OF MOROCCO
DIAMOND HOUSE
97 / 99 PRAED STREET, PADDINGTON
LONDON W2 1NT

Please add your name and your address at the back of the envelope.


Who needs a visa?


Citizens holding passports  of the following countries do not need a visa to enter the Kingdom of Morocco  (If your stay is longer than 90 days, a resident permit is required and can be issued by the Police Department of your place of residence in Morocco):


   
Administrative area of Macao - Algeria - Andorra - Argentina - Australia - Austria - Bahrain - Belgium - Benign - Brazil - Bulgaria - Canada - Chile - Congo (Brazzaville) - Croatia - Cyprus - Czech Republic - Denmark - Divided into volumes Sao and Principale - Estonia - Finland - France - Gabon - Germany - Greece - Guinea (Conakry) - Hong-Kong (a stay limited to 30 days) - Hungary (a stay limited to 30 days)- Iceland - Indonesia - Ireland - Italy - Ivory Coast - Japan - Kuwait - Latvia - Liechtenstein - Lithuania - Luxemburg -Mali - Malta - Mexico - Monaco - Netherlands - New Zealand - Niger - Norway - Oman - Peru - Philippines - Poland - Portugal - Puerto Rico - Qatar - China - Romania - Russian Federation - San Marino -Saudi Arabia - Senegal - Singapore - Slovakia - Slovenia - South Korea - Spain - Sweden - Switzerland - Tunisia - Turkey - United Arab Emirates - United Kingdom - United States of America .


Citizens from countries not listed above do need a visa and must submit all the following documents:


Are there different applications for each kind of visa?


The application below is good for all kinds of visas (tourist, study, business....). You just need to specify the type of visa on the application.


 Please make an appointment before coming with the following documents:

  • Entry visa application form into the Kingdom of Morocco;
  • Two identity photographs in colour on white background (4 X 3 cm) showing the features of the face clearly;
  • Identity card or residence permit or any document that proves the address;
  • Valid passport: The validity of the passport or the travel document must be longer than 90 days and in all cases, longer than the duration of stay;
  • A photocopy of the passport (pages indicating the identity &  the validity);
  • A return ticket with confirmed reservation;
  • Travel Insurance;
  • Bank statement;
  • A hotel booking, or Introduction of a "Voucher";
  • Or attestation of invitation duly legalized, in case of family visit, including guarantee of covering medical and possible repatriation expenses
  • Or request from an authorized travel agency or recommendation of the Ministry of Tourism or the representation of the Moroccan National Tourist Office
  • Entry application visa form to the Kingdom of Morocco;
  • Two identity photographs in colour on white background (4 X 3 cm) showing the features of the face clearly;
  • Identity card or residence permit or any document showing the proper address;
  • Valid passport: The validity of the passport or the travel document must be longer than 90 days and in all cases, longer than the duration of stay;
  • A photocopy of the passport (pages indicating personal details and the validity); 
  • A contract of employment duly validated by the Ministry of Employment.
  • Entry visa application form into the Kingdom of Morocco;
  • 2 identity photos  in colour on a white background (4x3cm) showing the features of the face clearly;
  • Identity card or residence permit or any document showing current  address;
  • Valid passport: The validity of the passport or the travel document must be longer than 90 days and in all the cases, longer than the duration of the stay;
  • A photocopy of the passport (pages indicating the identity and the validity);
  • A recommendation of the appropriate Ministry in the case of public business;
  • A written recommendation from the professional chambers in the case of private markets; 
  • An invitation on behalf of the visa applicant in the case of participation in fairs and exhibitions from the organizing body of these events;  
  • A written invitation from an industrial, commercial or service operator.
  • Entry visa application form into the Kingdom of Morocco;
  • 2 identity photos in colour on a white background (4x3cm) showing the features of the face clearly;
  • Identity card or residence permit or any document with address;
  • Passport validity: The validity of the passport or the travel document must be higher than 90 days and in all the cases, higher than the duration of the stay;
  • A photocopy of the passport (pages indicating the identity and the validity);
  • A recommendation of the Management of the External Investments or a professional federation;
  • Or of a proper authority for supervision or Regional Centers of Investment (C.R.I);
  • Or of a Moroccan partner or foreign investor branch in Morocco.
  • Entry visa application form into the Kingdom of Morocco;
  • 2 identity photos in colour on a white background (4x3cm) showing the features of the face clearly;
  • Identity card or residence permit or any document with the address;
  • Passport validity: The validity of the passport or the travel document must be higher than 90 days and in all the cases, higher than the duration of the stay;
  • A photocopy of the passport (pages indicating the identity and the validity);
  • A mission order for  governmental applicants;
  • An invitation from the entity that invites and organizes the event. (Instructions are usually issued by the Ministry in such cases, otherwise refer to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for possible verification)
  • Entry visa application form to  the Kingdom of Morocco;
  • 2 identity photos in colour on a white background (4x3cm) showing the features of the face clearly;
  • Identity card or residence permit or any document with address;
  • Passport validity: The validity of the passport or the travel document must be longer than 90 days and in all the cases, longer than the duration of the stay;
  • A photocopy of the passport (pages indicating the personal identity and the validity);

For student:

  • A certificate of enrollment and/or scholarship granted by the Moroccan Agency for International Co-operation (AMCI) or any other official organisation financing the training schemes in Morocco;
  • Making sure that the name of the applicant is on the list, communicated, beforehand, by the Moroccan Agency for International Co-operation to the appropriate diplomatic or consular mission , listing the names of the foreign students selected by the above-mentioned Agency to follow studies in a Moroccan public university and/or the foreign trainees willing to carry out Internship in the Kingdom;
  • A certificate of enrollment in a Moroccan public university or  higher  education Institute;
  • A certificate of enrollment in a Moroccan private higher education Institute. In this case, the request for visa must be subjected to the preliminary approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, except for the students enrolled at Major Moroccan schools, approved by the proper Moroccan authority.
  • The applicant must justify sufficient means of subsistence during the period of his/her university course (vigilance is recommended for fictitious support documents) ;
  • A care provided by a close relative or a guarantor who resides in Morocco, duly signed and legalized, mentioning the following elements:

      - The guarantor should regularly reside in Morocco and must guarantee student's accommodation            and financial expenses.

      - There must be a commitment to adjust their residency status, as a foreign student, with the                      competent authority at the General Directorate of National Security;

     - There should be a commitment to cover the repatriation costs in case the student is expelled from           the Moroccan territory.

      - Commitment to leave the territory of Morocco as soon as the validity of the residence permit                    expires.

For trainee: An original copy of the internship agreement signed by the host organisation. 

For researcher: The hosting agreement signed with an approved Moroccan research organisation.

  • Entry visa application form into the Kingdom of Morocco;
  • Two photographs of identity in colour on white Background (4 X 3 cm) showing the features of the face clearly;
  • Identity card or residence permit or any document with address;
  • Valid passport: The validity of the passport or the travel document must be longer than 90 days and in all the cases, longer than the duration of the stay;
  • A photocopy of the passport (pages indicating the identity and the validity);
  • The document establishing the authenticity and the legality of the marriage certificate;
  • The document establishing the family relationship as a complete copy of the birth certificate establishing the family relationship with the Moroccan mother (in the case of children born to a foreign father whose nationality is subject to a visa) pending a regularization of his situation with regard to the new provisions of the nationality code,
  • The document establishing Kafala or inter-country adoption, in this case 
  • The document establishing the assumption of responsibility for the ascendant in this case
  • Entry visa application form into the Kingdom of Morocco;
  • 2 recent identity photos in colour on a white background (4x3cm) showing the features of the face clearly;
  • Identity card or residence permit or any document with address;
  • Passport validity: The validity of the passport or the travel document must be longer than 90 days and in all the cases, longer than the duration of the stay;
  • Photocopy of the passport (pages indicating the personal details and the validity);
  • Preliminary approval of the governmental authority in charge of Communication;
  • A request for shooting authorization addressed to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation clarifying the following points:
    • The purpose  of the visit;
    • Place and period of turning and a detailed report;
    • Exact date and Airport/ Port border of arrival to Morocco;
    • Filming Equipment List.
    • Shooting equipment is subjected to a particular procedure, within the framework of the temporary admission (Consult with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation -Directorate of Communication-)
  • Entry visa application form intor the Kingdom of Morocco;
  • 2 recent identity photos in colour on a white background showing the features of the face clearly;
  • Identity card or residence permit or any document with address;
  • Valid passport: The validity of the passport or the travel document must be longer than 90 days and in all the cases, longer than the duration of the stay;
  • A photocopy of the passport (pages indicating the identity & the validity);
  • An application for immigration to the Kingdom of Morocco or for establishment for a long stay (greater than one year), mentioning the place of residence, resort or contemplated retirement; 
  • A bank statement justifying sufficient means of subsistence covering the period of residence in the Kingdom of Morocco;
  • A written declaration stating no professional activity throughout residence in the Kingdom of Morocco;
  • Adjustment of situation of stay in the capacity of "visitor" by the qualified services of the Directorate-General of National Safety;
  • A medical cover and/or certificate of insurance covering period of residence in the Kingdom of Morocco.
  • Entry visa application form into the Kingdom of Morocco;
  • 2 recent identity photos in colour on a white background showing the features of the face clearly;
  • Identity card or residence permit or any document with address.
  • Valid passport: The validity of the passport or the travel document must be longer than 90 days and in all the cases, longer than the duration of the stay;
  • A photocopy of the passport (pages indicating the identity and the validity);
  • A medical certificate;
  • A certificate of coverage for hospitalization costs and possible repatriation by a health insurance organization or a bank guarantee;  
  • Admission agreement to a hospital structure on the basis of the assumption of responsibility or the bank guarantee.
  • Entry visa application form into the Kingdom of Morocco;
  • 2 recent photos in colour on a white background showing the features of the face clearly;
  • Identity card or residence permit or any document with address;
  • Valid passport: The validity of the passport or the travel document must be more than 90 days and in all the cases, longer than the duration of the stay;
  • A photocopy of the passport (pages indicating the identity & the validity);
  • Document proving financial resources.
  • he members of aircraft crew or sailing personnel, working for commercial airline companies departing and arriving into airports of the Kingdom of Morocco  which must remain for short periods on the territory of Morocco, within the framework of their occupation, will be granted transit visa, if they are subjected to this formality, by the qualified services of the Directorate-General of National Safety.
  • Entry visa application form into the Kingdom of Morocco;
  • Two recent photos in colour on white background (4 x 3 cm) clearly showing the features of the face
  • Passport validity: The validity of the passport or travel document must be longer than 90 days and in any case, longer than the duration of the stay
  • The Crew Member Certificate (CMC).
  •  A photocopy of the passport (pages indicating identity and validity); 
  • Entry visa application form for the Kingdom of Morocco;
  • 2 photos in colour on a white background clearly showing the features of the face;
  • Passport validity: The validity of the passport or travel document must be longer than 90 days and in all cases, longer than the length of stay;
  • A photocopy of the passport (pages indicating identity and validity);
  • Booklet of sailors.
  • With regard to the maritime fishing sector: Maritime employment or technical assistance contract, issued by a Moroccan ship-owner or company, endorsed by the Moroccan Ministry of Employment and the territorially competent head of the maritime fishery representation.
  • With regard to the merchant marine sector: Contract of engagement or registration on the crew role, endorsed by the Moroccan Ministry of Employment and the head of the competent maritime representation.
  • Entry visa application form into the Kingdom of Morocco;
  • 2 recent photos in colour on a white background showing the features of the face clearly;
  • Identity card or residence permit or any document with present address;
  • Valid passport: The validity of the passport or the travel document must be longer than 90 days and in all the cases, longer than the duration of the stay;
  • A photocopy of the passport (pages indicating the identity and the validity);
  • A mission order from the body providing technical assistance; 
  • Or a recommendation from the State body benefiting from cooperation and technical assistance with, where appropriate, a copy of the contract;
  • In the case of after-sales service, a copy of the contract and documents of passage through customs or the bank credit card, as well as a certificate of quality of technician.
  • Entry visa application form into the Kingdom of Morocco;
  • 2 recent photos in colour on a white background recent showing the features of the face clearly;
  • Identity card or residence permit or any document with present address;
  • Passport Validity: The validity of the passport or the travel document must be longer than 90 days and in all the cases, longer than the duration of the stay;
  • A photocopy of the passport (pages indicating the identity &  the validity;
  • Invitation from the department organizing the event. In the case of a private organization, the document must be endorsed by the supervising Ministry.
  • Entry visa application form into the Kingdom of Morocco;
  • 2 recent photos in colour on a white background showing the features of the face clearly;
  • Identity card or residence permit or any document with present address;
  • Passport validity: The validity of the passport or the travel document must be longer than 90 days and in all the cases, longer than the duration of the stay;
  • A photocopy of the passport (pages indicating the identity and the validity);
  • Copy of the contract of service;
  • The issuance of visa is subject to the preliminary approval of the Directorate of Consular and Social Affairs (MFAIC).


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visa2   - Application form in three pages (downloading)

Please place all documents, in the order above, in a plastic folder to avoid loss
and delay.


What if I am not working?


A spouse who is not working may submit husband/wife bank statement and work verification and enclose a letter for explanation.


Method of payment:

The amounts of £20 (one entry) £26 (multiple) in Cash enclosed in a separate envelope to be enclosed in the package with the other documents.


Processing your application:


Your application will be processed only if you provide all the items listed by the above guidelines. The processing time is within two weeks. But it may take longer depending on the application.


The visa section is open Monday to Thursday: from 10 am to 11:30 am.
Please book your online appointment before attending.
Collection of passports: at 1:00 pm on the day specified by the visa officer.


Can I take a pet to Morocco?


Yes you may take a pet to Morocco provided you do the following:
Get a vaccination history from your Vet which should be legalized by the British Agricultural Department and then by the British Foreign Office.


NOTE:


The visa officer reserves the right to ask for more documents if necessary.
The satisfaction of these requirements does not necessarily entitle the applicant to a visa to enter Morocco.


The Decision to issue or decline a visa is made once the applicant documents are checked at the Consulate by the officer in charge.


 Disclaimer:


 The General Consulate of the Kingdom of Morocco shall have no liability to any visa applicant, or any other person relying on or benefiting from any visa application, for any commitment, cost or expenditure incurred in reliance on or anticipation of receiving a Moroccan visa, whether within a particular timescale or at all, including but not limited to air travel, hotel, and other travel and accommodation arrangements, and any other arrangements made.


What is the best way to contact the Consulate?


Due to a great number of calls we urge you to send your questions by email. We make sure to answer your emails as soon as possible. However you may call us at:


Tel   : 02077240624    
Fax  : 02077067407
Email: cg.london@maec.gov.ma.


Residents of countries other than the UK must contact the nearest Moroccan Consulate or Embassy of country of residence. If you need assistance, you are kindly requested to contact the Visa Department.


Important notice:


Visa Issuance will be carried out at the sole discretion of the Consulate General.


Thank you for your interest in visiting our country. We wish you a pleasant and enjoyable trip.

 

 
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