The front cover of a contemporary Moroccan biometric passport.
|Date first issued||December 2009 (biometric passport booklet)|
|Type of document||Passport|
|Eligibility requirements||Moroccan citizenship|
Moroccan passports are issued to nationals and citizens of Morocco for the purpose of international travel. Besides serving as a proof of Moroccan citizenship, they facilitate the process of securing assistance from Moroccan consular officials abroad if needed. Since 15 December 2009, a biometric passport was available for all new applicants. Moroccan citizens can now apply for a passport anytime, anywhere. Launched in tandem with the new enrollment program, a web portal outlining issuance requirements takes applicants through the procedure step by step, from the comfort of their keyboard. once proof of identity has been gathered, the applicant can fill in an online form to print and submit in person at the prefecture. Downloadable forms for passports and temporary passports can also print for handwritten completion. A PDF file describes accepted photo formats, while a convenient tracking function enables applicants to trace the various stages of processing. Passeport.ma
- The passport for normal citizens is GREEN
- The passport for diplomats is RED
The Moroccan passport has the following wording on its cover :
Top: "المملكة المغربية" "ROYAUME DU MAROC" "KINGDOM OF MOROCCO"
Middle: The Coat of Arms of Morocco
Bottom: "جواز سفر " "PASSEPORT" "PASSPORT"
In 2016, Moroccan citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 59 countries and territories, ranking the Moroccan passport 78th in the world according to the Visa Restrictions Index.
- Visa requirements for Moroccan citizens
- Visa policy of Morocco
- SansVisa.ma : Moroccan travelers portal of countries without a VISA requirement
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