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Morocco boasts a diverse and vibrant culture that pulls many Indians for long holidays and even day trips from Southern Spain. It lies on the northernmost tip of Africa and is a gateway between Europe and Northern Africa. It has also long been a popular destination for Indians as it is incredibly affordable.
It hosts several iconic sites like the Atlas Mountains, the Moroccan and Sahara desert, its azure beaches, and unique architecture that can be seen across cities like Fez and Meknes. Moreover, it is also home to its best-known city, Casablanca.
If you are planning a trip to Morocco, you will need a Morocco visa and travel insurance to cover you. For Morocco visas for Indians, you can apply in person at the nearest Embassy of Morocco or online through their website.
So before you board that plane, read on to find out Morocco's visa requirements and how you can get a Morocco E-Visa for Indian citizens. We have listed everything you need to know about the Morocco Visa and provided a step-by-step guide to completing your visa applications.
Entry Requirements and Morocco Visa for Indians
All Indian nationals need a valid visa and passport to enter Morroco. This is mandatory for all applicants residing in India - both Indian citizens and foreign nationals. Hence, here are some entry requirements for a Morocco visa for Indians:
You are travelling for tourism or business purposes.
You have a return ticket.
You have a hotel reservation or an invitation.
You have enough funds for your trip (EUR 70 or ₹6,183 per day).
You have a valid passport when entering and leaving Morocco (for at least 90 days from the date you leave for Morocco).
Proof of legal stay in India is required for visa applications submitted by foreign nationals.
A valid work permit if you intend to work in Morroco.
Moreover, all applicants must submit their applications to their nearest Morocco Visa Application Center (MVAC). These centres are located in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata.
Candidates can submit their visa applications with their passports, required documents, and relevant fees by walking in and submitting them at these centres.
Alternatively, you can also apply for a Morocco visa online. E-Visas have a duration of stay for 30 days and can be extended up to six months with multiple-entry in Morocco.
The online application process was implemented on January 10, 2023, to further strengthen and facilitate travel between the two countries and to promote Morocco as a privileged destination for tourism and business to Indian nationals.
Is There A Morocco Visa On Arrival For An Indian Passport?
No. There is no Morocco visa on arrival for Indian passport holders. This option only applies to extreme situations and is not provided for regular visits for Indian nationals. Hence, if you are an Indian national, you must apply for a standard Morocco visa or e-visa.
You must also remember that having a visa in your passport does not automatically guarantee entry into Morocco. The permission to enter Morocco and the length of your stay lies solely with the Moroccan Immigration Authorities.
Types Of Morocco Visa For Indians
Morocco visas for Indians can be divided into three main categories based on the duration of your visit:
|Visa Type||Validity||Duration of Stay|
|Short-Term visa or Tourist visa||180 days||Up to 30 days|
|Long-term visa||180 days||Dependent on visa sub-type and purpose of visit|
|Transit visa||Up to 1 - 2 transits||Each transit can not exceed 72 hours|
Here is a closer look at them and the reasons under which they are issued, along with their sub-types.
Morocco Tourist Visa for Indians
This short-term visa allows Indian nationals to visit and reside in Morroco for purposes other than immigration. This can be for reasons such as:
Attending a cultural or academic event, such as a conference (seminars/conferences visa).
A Morocco tourist visa for Indians can be issued for single or multiple entries. Its validity lasts up to 180 days, and the maximum duration of stay is 30 days.
Long-Term Morocco Visas for Indians
Like the Morocco tourist visa for Indians, the long-term visa is valid for 180 days. However, long-term visa holders can apply for a Residency Card (Carte de Séjour) from the Moroccan General Directorate of National Security under Morocco's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
This visa is divided into sub-types such as:
Morocco Work Visa: Issued to Indian nationals who find a job in Morocco (a work permit is also needed).
Morocco Student Visa: Issued to Indian nationals who want to pursue their studies in Morocco.
Morocco Visa for Family Reunification: Issued to Indians wanting to join a family member living in Morocco.
You can not apply for a residency card if you enter Morroco under a tourist visa.
Morocco Transit Visa for Indians
A transit visa is issued to Indians travelling to another country who must pass through the Kingdom of Morocco. It can be issued for 1 or 2 transits, with the duration of each transit not exceeding 72 hours.
You only need to apply for this visa if you have to go through immigration to stay in a hotel to catch a flight the next day. In this instance, you must follow standard visa and entry procedures.
In other cases, transit through Morocco is permitted if you meet the entry requirements of your destination, and you do not need to apply for an e-visa.
Visa on Arrival
For exceptional circumstances, the Security Services of Morocco may issue a short stay and transit visa simultaneously at the Moroccan Border Post.
For this visa category, you must address applications directly to the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation - specifically to the Directorate of Consular and Social Affairs in Rabat rather than the Moroccan Embassy in India.
Morocco Visa Requirements For Indians: Documents Required For Application
Documents Required for a Tourist Visa:
Your original passport with at least 3 months validity with 1 blank page. Plus, a clear copy of its first and last page.
The visa Application form duly type-written.
Can be downloaded from the BLS website for offline applications or filled in and submitted online for E-Visas.
Photos (passport size, white background (4 x 3 cm)). It must meet ICAO standards.
Documents Required for Business and Work Trips:
Photos (same requirements as above).
A scanned copy of your valid passport.
A document proving your trip's purpose is for business. In most cases, you can submit an invitation letter from the company where you will conduct your business or work.
Bank statement for the last three months, signed and stamped by the bank.
Not required if you are being sponsored by someone. The sponsor's letter stating that they will bear your expenses and their occupation proof (as described above) is required.
Other Documents You May Require:
For family visits, confirmed hotel booking, or an invitation letter duly stamped by the Apostile or Ministry of foreign affairs with a warranty of support/documentation for costs of medical care and possible repatriation (if applicable).
Proof of residence for foreign residents. If you are a foreign resident in India, you must provide documentation that validates your status as a legal resident of India.
Foreign residents may also need to present their travel policy at the border, depending on their nationality.
Online Visa Application Process for Morocco E-Visa for Indians
Step 1: Check your Eligibility
Visit the official Morocco E-Visa portal and enter your details on the field present on the homepage.
Click Check, and the website will inform you if you must apply for an E-Visa.
If you are eligible for an E-Visa, you will get a pop-up that states, "According to the information entered, please submit your E-Visa application to travel to Morocco."
Click Apply for E-Visa to be redirected to the E-Visa application form page.
Step 2: Email Verification
On the application form page, enter a valid email address that is currently in use.
Check the re-CAPTCHA and click Enter.
You will get a verification email with a link that you must click to verify your account.
Click the verification link to log in to the portal and continue your Morroco visa application process.
Step 3: Agree to the Travel Conditions
Next, you must agree to specific travel conditions to proceed with your visa application. As previously mentioned, the entry requirements are as follows:
I am travelling for tourism purposes.
I have a return ticket.
I have a hotel reservation or an invitation.
I have sufficient financial means (minimum 70 EUR per day).
I have a valid passport when leaving for Morocco (minimum 3 months validity).
I certify the accuracy of the information provided. In case of an error, my request will be refused.
Any refused request is non-refundable.
Check all of these boxes and click Next.
Step 4: Enter your Personal Information
In this step, you must start filling out your Morocco visa application form. You must include your name, passport details, phone number, name and more. Ensure all the details you enter are accurate and up-to-date.
Once you have filled out this form and checked of the information provided matches your passport details, click Next.
Step 5: Enter Additional Information
Here, you must add additional information. The purpose of your trip will determine the additional information you need to add.
For tourism purposes, you must state your expected date of arrival and departure to and from Morocco.
For work or business, you must add a cover or invitation letter.
Once you are done including the necessary details or forms, click Next.
Step 6: Attach your Supporting Documents
Next, you must upload a passport-sized photo of yourself alongside a scanned copy of your passport (first and last page).
Your scanned documents must meet the following requirements:
A digital copy of the passport photo in JPEG or JPG.
Scanned copies must be in JPEG, JPG, or PDF.
The file size must be a maximum of 1 MB.
After uploading your documents, you can submit your visa request.
Once you submit your Morocco visa for Indians application form, you cannot change any of the details you have entered. Always double-check before clicking Submit.
Step 7: Pay the Morocco Visa Fees
Choose a payment method and pay your Morocco visa fees.
You will be redirected to a payment site of the General Treasury of the Kingdom of Morocco. The E-Visa fees are ₹4,325 for a single entry visa and ₹6,122 for multiple entry.
You will receive a confirmation email once your E-Visa fee is paid.
Step 8: Track your Visa Application
Here, you will get the necessary updates for your visa status. Once the authorities approve your visa, you can download it from the visa status portal. To track your visa status:
Click on Track Application Status on the top tab.
Enter your file reference number and click Submit.
The portal will show you the status of your Morocco E-Visa for Indians file, which will show any one of the following statuses:
In Process: The visa authentication is in process, and the authorities are currently processing your visa.
Waiting to be completed: Your application must include more information, or authorities may need additional documents (the reason will be provided).
Application Refused: Your visa for Morocco has been rejected because it does not meet the Morocco visa requirements.
Offline Application Process for Morocco E-Visa for Indians
For offline or in-person Morocco visa applications, Indian citizens and foreign nationals residing in India can submit their visa applications along with the required documents to their nearest Morocco Visa Application Center (MVAC).
As stated, the application form can be downloaded from the BLS website for offline applications and Indian nationals only need to present their passport and duly filled and signed visa application form to apply.
Morocco Visa Processing Time In India
The processing time for Morroco visa applications is about 24 - 72 hours.
In some cases, it can take up to 7 - 10 business days (Monday - Friday). This processing time is counted from the time the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco receives your visa application for assessment.
As you can see, the time frame can vary from case to case, so it is recommended that you apply for your Morocco visa online well in advance.
Morocco Visa Fees For Indians
|Visa Type||Morocco Visa Fees for Indians|
|Single-Entry Visa Fee||₹4,325|
|Multiple-Entry Visa Fee||₹6,122|
|Transit Visa Fee||Aproxx ₹1,744|
Disclaimer: These fee amounts were taken on 23/08/2023 at 10:47 am from the official BLS website and the Indian Embassy Portal for Rabat, Morocco.
These fees are in accordance with current conversion rates. However, please note that the fee amounts are subject to change. Always check current visa fee rates from the official embassy websites before proceeding.
Embassy of Morocco in India
|Address||Morocco Visa Application Centre, Delhi 61, Panchkuian Marg, Paharganj, New Delhi – 110055 Near R.K. Ashram Marg Metro station, Next to Metro Pole No. 5|
|Timings||Passport Collection Time: 3 pm to 5 pm (Monday to Friday) Submission Time: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm (Monday to Friday) Processing time: 6 to 7 working days.|
|Delivery||4:00 PM - 5.00 PM|
|Official Hours||9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Monday to Friday).|
Consulate of Morocco in India
*In Mumbai *
|Address||BLS International Services Ltd Unit 242, DBS Business Center, Bldg. No. 213, Raheja Chambers, 2nd Floor, Free Press Journal Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400021|
|Timings||Submission Time: 8:00 to 2:00 pm (Monday - Friday) Processing Time: 8 to 10 working days.|
*In Chennai *
|Address||BLS International Services Ltd Dbs house, Office Suite- 214, 31-A cathedral garden road, Nungambakkam, Chennai – 600034|
|Timings||Submission Time: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm (Monday - Friday) Processing Time: 8 to 10 working days.|
|Address||BLS International Services Ltd S201 South Block Second Floor 11/1 Ideal Plaza, Sarat Bose Road Kolkata - 700020 (India)|
|Timings||Submission Time: 9:00 to 3:00 pm (Monday - Friday) Processing Time: 8 to 10 working days.|
Embassy of India in Morocco
|Address||#88, Rue Ouled Tidrarine (corner of Rue Laroussaine), Souissi, Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco.|
|Fax||00212 - 0537 63 47 33 00212 - 0537 63 47 34|
|Phone (Reception)||00212 - 0537 63 58 01 00212 - 0537 63 58 02 Consular Section (For Visa Queries): 00212 - 0537 63 58 03|
|Ambassador's Office: email@example.com Consular firstname.lastname@example.org Commercial email@example.com RTI Applications firstname.lastname@example.org Press, Culture, Education and ITEC Courses email@example.com|
|Contact Numbers for Emergency Consular Assistance (For genuine emergencies only, not for visa/passport related queries)||Mr. Ajay Krishna Prasad, Second Secretary (Consular) Mobile No: +212 66 12 97 491 (After Office Hours) Landline Numbers: +212 537 63 58 01 +212 537 63 58 02 (During Office Hours)|
|Official Hours||08:30 A.M. To 5:00 P.M. (Monday to Friday)|
Do I Need Travel Insurance to Visit Morocco from India?
Is Travel Insurance Mandatory When Visiting Morocco?
There is no legal requirement stating that Indians must purchase travel insurance to visit Morocco. However, it is always best to get travel insurance if you are travelling anywhere in the world, simply as a means to secure yourself financially.
You never know what can happen during your trip, and in case of medical emergencies, a good travel insurance plan can save you from paying high medical costs.
Benefits of Getting Morocco Travel Insurance from Tata AIG
Like many popular travel destinations, Morocco is not devoid of crime. So if your belongings get stolen, lost or damaged – you may be able to claim them on your Tata AIG travel insurance policy.
Moreover, having in-built medical coverage is another key component as it can help you deal with any financial implications that come with facing an accident or falling ill during your trip.
You also get your pick of international travel insurance policies with us at Tata AIG. Our online facilities allow you to compare travel insurance plans with each other so you can pick the best travel policy for you.
Hence regardless of your visa requirements, it is always a smart idea to buy a travel policy.
Morocco: Quick Facts
|Time Zone||During Summer: Western European Summer Time (WEST) (UTC +1) During Winter: Western European Time (WET) (UTC +0)|
|Official Language||Standard Arabic and Standard Moroccan Berber|
|Major International Airports||Mohammed V International Airport, Menara Airport, Al Massira Airport, Nador International Airport, Ibn Batouta Airport|
|Climate||Mediterranean Climate on Northern Coast. Mild and Semi-Arid on the Atlantic Coast. Desert in the Inland Areas.|
|Average Round-Year Temperature||Summer Temperature: Atlantic Coast (Tangier, Casablanca, Agadir, Essaouira): 17°C - 29.7°C Mediterranean Coast (Al Hoceima): 17°C - 28.8°C Inland Areas (Marrakesh): 18°C - 37.4°C Mountain Areas (Ifrane): 9.4°C - 28.9°C Winter Temperature: Atlantic Coast (Tangier, Casablanca, Agadir, Essaouira): 9.6°C - 17.3°C Mediterranean Coast (Al Hoceima): 9.1°C - 17.7 °C Inland Areas (Marrakesh): 7.4°C - 20.8°C Mountain Areas (Ifrane): 0°C - 9.9°C|
|Best Time to Visit||Autumn: September to November Early Spring: March to April|
|Best Known For||Rich culture, beaches, mountains, ranges, and the Sahara desert, unique cities, Souks, and Medinas.|
|Popular places to See||High Atlas, Dades Valley, Paradise Beach, the Sahara Desert, Jardin Majorelle, Hassan II Mosque, and Bahia Palace.|
|Top Cities in Serbia||Chefchaouen, Casablanca, Marrakech, Tinghir, Fez, Rabat.|
Disclaimer / TnC
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Is Morroco a visa-free destination for Indians?
Is Morroco a visa-free destination for Indians?
No, it is not. All Indian nationals must have a Morocco visa for Indians and must hold a valid passport with a minimum validity of 3 months to be granted entry into Morroco. If you wish to visit Morocco, you can refer to our visa application section to learn about the application process and the documents you will require for a Moroccan visa.
Is Morroco an expensive travel destination for Indians?
Morocco is quite cheap to travel to and reside in for Indians. It is a great travel destination for hiking, culture, and history lovers and for as low as ₹20,810, you can take a 4-day, 5-night solo trip to Morocco.
Is a Schengen Visa valid for Morocco?
To visit Morroco, you must have a valid Morocco visa for Indians if you hold an Indian passport. Hence, if you hold a Moroccan or Indian passport and wish to travel to any of the Schengen countries, then you must get a Schengen Visa and have a travel policy.
What are the best months to visit Morocco?
The best seasons to visit Morocco are autumn and spring. From Mid-March to May and during September to November, Morocco's weather is pleasantly warm across the high grounds of the Atlas Mountains. These months for also perfect for Morocco tours in the south in southern cities like Marrakech and Essaouira, where it is warm and sunny. The temperatures around this time also become tolerable enough to visit the Sahara Desert.
Which passport can enter Morocco without a visa?
Foreign nationals holding passports from Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the US or any country belonging to the European Union do not need a visa to travel to Morocco if their stay does not exceed 90 days.
Do Indian nationals living overseas need a Morocco visa?
If they are still Indian citizens and hold an Indian passport, then they will require a Morocco visa for Indians. This rule still applies even if you hold a visa to a country whose nationals do not require a visa to visit Morocco.
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