Stricter Borders Controls in Morocco

We have noted a tightening in border controls by the Moroccan Border Police over the last few days. They are especially reviewing the documents required for minor children travelling with their parents.

Who will be affected?

This will affect all foreign nationals travelling to and from Morocco.


As the stricter border controls are primarily focussed on minors we recommend to all foreigners in Morocco to apply for a “Document de Circulation” for their minor children. This document allows the holder to enter and depart from Morocco and may be issued for a period of up to one year on initial application. The application for a “Document de Circulation” is done at the police station or the gendarmerie in the applicants’ area of residence. The process is similar to that of “Titre de Séjour” for dependants.
Any traveller trying to enter or depart from Morocco and who is not in possession of the required documents risks not being allowed entry or being fined upon departure.

How Santa Fe can assist?

Santa Fe can support all foreign nationals in Morocco by assessing their eligibility to qualify for the required permits to ensure ongoing compliance with the immigration rules. We can also keep businesses updated on further developments in Moroccan immigration matters and will advise on any changes requiring their attention.

Should you have any questions, please contact:

Terence Rover
Immigration Manager – Africa
Santa Fe Relocation
Johannesburg, South Africa
D: +27 (0) 10 442 8933
M: +27 (0) 72 279 9606

Paolo Longo
Regional Immigration Manager – Africa
Santa Fe Relocation
Johannesburg, South Africa
D: +27 (0) 10 595 2337
M: +27 (0) 83 677 7949

Soumeya Messadi
Head of Immigration – Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa
Santa Fe Relocation
D: +65 6398 3520
M: +65 9169 6061

To read more immigration updates, click here.

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