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Morocco Work Visas & Work Permits

Learn about the types of Morocco work visas and how to apply for them for your workers when expanding to Morocco

If your business is preparing to expand into Morocco, you may need to relocate foreign employees to work on the expansion operation. To do this, they will need Morocco work visas. 

However, obtaining your Morocco work visas can be complicated, with different types of documents, a different language, complex regulations, and more all contributing to the complexity.

At Horizons, our expansion experts offer a wide range of services for Morocco work visas, immigration support, and outsourcing, to help your business hire foreign employees in Morocco and expand more effectively.

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Standard requirements for Moroccan work visas

To work in Morocco, your employees will need both a work permit and a work visa. To get these, you and your employees will meet various basic requirements, including:
  • Application forms
  • Application fees
  • Valid passport
  • Proof of finances
  • Health insurance
  • Job offer
  • Criminal record check
  • Health check
  • Adequate accommodation
  • Passport photos

Types of Morocco work visas

People from many countries (though not all) can come into Morocco without pre-arranging a visa for stays of less than three months. However, to work in Morocco long-term, they will need long-term work visas. These are valid for three months but enable the individual to apply for their residency permit. 

In addition to work visas, there are also student visas and other categories, but foreign employees will generally need a work visa.

How to get a work visa for Morocco

Your prospective employees will need to lodge their Morocco visa applications in their home countries via the nearest Moroccan embassy/consulate or authorized government office. In general, this will entail scheduling and attending an appointment, completing the application paperwork and submitting all relevant documents, then paying all necessary fees. The visa application will be processed over a period of days or weeks before being approved. 

If it is not possible to contact a Moroccan embassy, then you should directly contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for assistance.

Additional considerations

To apply for a residency card, which is necessary for any foreigners working in Morocco long-term, your employees will need to register and file an application at their local Moroccan police station. If any of your employees wish to bring family members with them, the family members may need to obtain a family reunification visa if they intend on staying long-term.

How can Horizons help?

At Horizons, our specialists in global expansion help organizations become established and grow in Morocco and can obtain all the necessary visas for employees. Our team can provide expert advice and tailored outsourcing solutions to support you through the country’s difficult visa application process. We can ensure that you and your workers are in full compliance with Morocco’s immigration and employment laws, save you time, and provide answers to any questions you may have. 

Beyond this, we offer extensive outsourcing services spanning recruitment, payroll, HR, administration, and more to help your business start trading and expanding in Morocco as quickly and efficiently as possible, even if you don’t have a registered entity in the country.