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.


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. If you are submitting for a visa your resident permit should be 3 months valid also.


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),
*  A postal order of £22 (one entry) £28 (multiple) made payable to the Moroccan consulate (no cash accepted).
*  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):


   
Algeria - Andorra - Argentina - Australia - Austria - Bahrain - Belgium - Brazil - Bulgaria - Canada - Chile - Congo (Brazzaville) - Croatia - Cyprus - Czech Republic - Denmark - Estonia - Finland - France - Gabon - Germany - Great Britain - Greece - Guinea (Conakry) - Hong Kong - Hungary - Iceland - Indonesia - Ireland - Italy - Ivory Coast - Japan - Kuwait - Latvia - Liechtenstein - Lithuania - Luxemburg - Macao (up to 30 days) - Mali - Malta - Mexico - Monaco - Netherlands - New Zealand - Niger - Norway - Oman - Peru - Philippines - Poland - Portugal - Puerto Rico - Qatar - People's Republic of China - Romania - Russian Federation - Saudi Arabia - Senegal - Singapore (They can stay one month without visa) - Slovakia - Slovenia - South Korea - Spain - Sweden - Switzerland - Tunisia - Turkey - United Arab Emirates - United States of America - Venezuela.


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:


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visa2   - Application form in three pages (downloading)

Please fill in the three pages (Front page only)

  • Your original valid passport + copy of the first page with photo + Copy of your legal status in the UK.
  • 2 recent passport size colour photos.  Please glue them next to each other on first page.
  • Copy of your detailed provisional flight itinerary. You do not have to confirm and pay just print the intended dates of travel.
  • Employment certificate issued by your employer in the UK. Your employer needs to sign a letter confirming you are working with them and specify the job.
  • For students: copy of a recent letter confirming that the applicant is attending a school. For business owners, copy of the last Income Tax as a substitute of the employment letter, and a recommendation letter issued by your business partner in Morocco.
  • Hotel provisional reservation (You do not have to confirm and pay just print the intended dates of travel), or notarized Letter of Invitation from your sponsor in Morocco.
  •  For applicants married to Moroccan citizens, a copy of the marriage certificate plus a copy of the Moroccan passport or national ID of the Moroccan spouse may be a substitute for the invitation letter or for the hotel reservation.
  • Proof of travel insurance covering at least the period of trip to Morocco. You have to buy one before applying for visa MANDATORY.
  • Last three months’ pay slips or salary attestation (COPIES)
  • Last three months bank statements (COPIES )
  • Minors need both parents authorisation to get a visa.

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:


Fees: £22 (one entry) £28 (Multiple)- (The price shown above may vary depending on the fluctuation of the pound).
All the payments should be made to the order of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Morocco in postal order or in cash at the consulate, NO CHEQUES WILL BE ACCEPTED.


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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