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Morocco to lunch a new electronic visa “eVisa”

Morocco has lunched an electronic via : details and procedures

The Kingdom of Morocco has launched, as of July 10, 2022, the procedure for granting the “eVisa” electronic visa via the platform, to facilitate the granting of visas to foreign nationals subject to this formality.

This new measure has been put in place in accordance with the Very High Guidelines of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, aimed at improving, simplifying and modernizing consular services, said a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday.

It is part of the continuity of the efforts made by Morocco, both at national and international level, for the digitization of the services provided by the public administration, specifies the same source, adding that it devotes the modernization of consular work at the level of the Diplomatic Missions and Consular Posts of the Kingdom, as recommended by the strategy of the Ministry concerning the reform of this area.

The electronic visa is a one-person authorization, valid for a maximum of 180 days from the date of issue. It will allow access to Moroccan territory for a maximum stay of 30 days.

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Three categories of foreign nationals will benefit from the “eVisa”, namely nationals of certain countries, the list of which is defined by the competent Moroccan authorities (Thailand and Israel as a first step), foreign nationals with a residence or residence permit valid for at least 180 days on the date of submission of the electronic visa application and residing in one of the countries of the European Union, the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, from Norway, New Zealand and Switzerland as well as foreign nationals holding one of the non-electronic visas from Schengen countries, the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and from New Zealand, multiple entries and valid for at least 90 days from the date of submission of the electronic visa application, the statement said.

Applications submitted online by the nationals concerned, via, and relating to “Tourism” or “Business” visas, will be processed within 24 hours (Visa Express) and 72 hours (Visa Standard) , says the same source.

For the launch of the “eVisa”, the ministry established, in coordination with the departments concerned, a legal framework establishing the electronic visa and the means of data exchange in this area.

The processing of “eVisa” requests, within the set deadlines, will be carried out by managers, trained for this purpose, via the platform, developed by the engineers and technicians of this Department, the press release concludes.

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