Types of granted visas
Moroccan legislation on the entry and stay of foreigners in Morocco provides that any foreigner wishing to travel to Morocco must be in possession of a passport or other valid document issued by the State of which he is a member. It should be recognized by the Moroccan State as a travel document (Law No. 02-03 of 11 November 2003).
The visa is an entry and residence permit for a limited period of time in Moroccan territory issued by the competent Moroccan authority. It is materialized by the affixing of a specific and secure "visa" sticker.
The visa indicates a period of validity, from one day to three months, or exceptionally for a year and, depending on the case, with one, two or multiple entries.
However, being in possession of a visa does not confer an irrevocable right of entry. The check carried out during the verification of a passport or travel document may also include the verification of the means of stay and reasons for the arrival in Morocco of the person concerned and the guarantees of his repatriation, in accordance with the of the law on the entry and stay of foreigners in Morocco.
It is the responsibility of the issuing competent authority to determine the length of stay and duration of the visa according to the profile of the applicant, the type and category of visa applied for and the number of entries.
The competent authorities issue four types of entry visas to Morocco:
Short validity visa
The short-term visa allows a foreigner to enter the territory of the Kingdom of Morocco for reasons other than immigration, for a short stay uninterrupted or several short stays in the case of multiple entries.
The duration of each stay is from one to ninety days.
Long validity visa
The visa of long validity, over three months, is a visa of multiple entries issued by the Moroccan diplomatic or consular services, after consultation with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation.
The period of validity of this visa cannot exceed one year and the duration of each stay is from one to ninety days.
A foreigner, holder of a long-term visa and wishes to stay in Morocco for more than three months, should request a registration card form the competent services of the General Directorate of National Security.
The transit visa authorizes a foreigner, travelling to a third State, to cross the territory of Morocco. This visa may be issued for one or two transits with duration of stay of each transit not exceeding 72 hours.
Visa issued at the border
In some exceptional cases, the Security Services may issue short-stay and transit visas at the Border Posts.
For countries where Morocco is not represented, requests must be made to the diplomatic mission accredited in that country or to the Honorary Consuls. In the absence of these representations, requests will be addressed directly to the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Directorate of Consular and Social Affairs - Rabat (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a visa to be issued at the airport.
In accordance with the regulations in force, the change of type of visa already obtained is not allowed once its holder enters the Moroccan territory. A new visa must be requested from the country of residence of the person concerned.
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