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Bursting with numinous contrasts ranging from soaring mountains touching the skies to rambling deserts disappearing into the horizon, from ancient Medina cities and mystical souks exuding exoticness to mysterious alleyways resonating with untold stories, and from lyrical landscapes to tantalizing cuisines, Morocco’s captivating charm beckons all intrepid travellers to come and unleash their wanderlust. Inspired enough to travel to this beautiful land? Read on to know more about obtaining a Morocco Visa!
How to get a Morocco Visa?
Morocco visa requirements for UAE residentsCitizens from the UAE, along with citizens of other 70 countries, do not need a visa to enter the Kingdom of Morocco, for a stay of up to 3 months (90 days). If you wish to extend your stay in Morocco longer than 3 months, it is recommended that you apply at the local police station within at least fifteen days of arrival. Also read: 5 reasons to stay in the “Riads” of Morocco instead of hotels
Countries that can enter Morocco visa-free for a stay of up to 90 daysCountries that don’t need to a visa to enter Morocco for a stay of up to 90 days include Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Iceland, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Macau, Mali, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Hong Kong (30 days), Singapore (30 days), South Korea, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States, Venezuela, and all EU Citizens. If your country is not listed in the visa-exempt countries, you will need to apply to the Moroccan Embassy or the nearest Consulate to you.
Morocco Visa Policy requirements: Documents required to issue a Morocco Tourist Visa
- Fully completed and signed Visa Application form
- Two passport-size colour photos with a white background
- Original passport valid for more than 6 months during the date of entry
- A copy of the original passport (Pages 1-3)
- Copy of confirmed hotel reservation and copy of flight return tickets
Morocco Visa Policy for Members of the European UnionMembers belong to the European Union, including countries like Finland, Iceland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Denmark, do not need a visa to enter Morocco for a period of up to 90 days. Visitors who wish to extend their stay beyond 90 days, may contact the consulate in their country to obtain a visa.
Essential Morocco Facts:
- Capital City – Rabat
- Key cities – Marrakesh, Casablanca, Rabat
- Government type – constitutional monarchy
- Currency – Moroccan Dirham (MAD)
- Language Spoken – Arabic, French and Berber dialects
- Best time to go – March to May
- Food to try – Pastilla, Tanija, Makouda, Couscous, Kefta tagine
- Places to visit – Essaouira, Ouarzazate, Atlas Mountain, Jemaa el-Fnaa