Traveling to Morocco as a tourist is a pretty easy affair from most countries in the world. Their entry requirements are straight forward and in many cases do not require you have a Morocco tourist visa, also known as a Morocco travel visa. You will need a passport, however, as well as a return ticket in hand.
Morocco Tourist Visa Table
This table gives you a few of the most common locations that tourists visiting Morocco are from. As you can see only South Africa citizens are required to obtain a Morocco tourist visa.
|Nationality / Country||Passport Needed?||Tourist Visa Needed?||Return Ticket Required?|
The following nationals likewise do not need a Morocco tourist visa if staying less than three months:
Algeria – Andorra – Argentina – Australia – Bahrain – Brazil – Chile – Republic of Congo – Guinea (Conakry) – Hong Kong – Iceland – Indonesia – Ivory Coast – Kuwait – Liechtenstein – Mali – Mexico – Monaco – Niger – Norway – Oman – Peru – Philippines – Puerto Rico – Qatar – Saudi Arabia – Senegal – Singapore (Singaporean nationals may stay up to one month without visa) – South Korea – Switzerland – Tunisia – Turkey – United Arab Emirates – Venezuela.
The Morocco travel visa exception pertains to those travelers that will only be visiting for 90 days. You also do not need a Morocco tourist visa if you are a transit passenger taking a connecting flight within 24 hours with proper documentation and you are not leaving the airport.
If you do not need a Morocco tourist visa, you will still need to produce your passport as well as your return ticket for entry into Morocco. You should make sure to have an empty page in your passport for the stamp and be sure that it is acquired upon arrival.
It is vitally important that not only do you have your passport with you that it also be valid for at least six months after the date of arrival to Morocco. Children 16 years of age and younger do not need their own passport but their photographs must be included in their parent’s passports.
How to Obtain a Tourist Visa
In order to gain entry to Morocco if you are not one of the countries that is exempt from needing a Morocco tourist visa, you will need to apply to the Moroccan Embassy or a Consulate near you.
You can obtain the application online. Some of the documentation you will need includes your original passport, a copy of the passport, two passport size color photos, copy of legal status, copy of round trip plane tickets, and a hotel reservation or notarized letter of invitation from your host in Morocco. You will also have to submit the applicable fees for a Morocco tourist visa.
Tourist Visa Fees
The current Morocco tourist visa fee for a three to 90 day stay with one entry is $22.10 (USD); for two entries it is $33.20 (USD).
Morocco Consulate Contact Information
You will need to contact the Morocco Consulate closest to you for processing an application for a Morocco tourist visa. Two of the most common places are in the United States and Canada. The current contact information for each of these follows:
Consulate General of Morocco
10 East 40th Street
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 758-2625
Fax: (212) 779-7441
Morocco Embassy, Canada
38, Range Road
KIN 8J4 Ottawa – Ontario
If you need to obtain a Morocco tourist visa, you should start the process early. It can be sent by mail or submitted in person or via a messenger. The least amount of time you can expect for processing is one week, however Morocco tourist visa applications by refugees and from some countries go through a longer process which can take up to six weeks.
The Consulate General of the Kingdom of Morocco has the sole discretion in granting a visa, so understand that it is not a sure thing. For this reason, it is advisable to purchase travel insurance when planning international travel.