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General Guidelines


The basic principle of the visa policy is non-discrimination, subject to underlying considerations of reciprocity, security and national interests. While large majority of foreigners are covered under general visa rules, specific visa rules and procedures apply to certain categories of nationals. Visa is not a matter of right and it is entirely up to the competent authority of Government of India to decide on the issue of a visa to any foreigner.

General Provisions

All foreigners entering India must have a passport or any other internationally recognized travel document and visa.

Nepalese or Bhutanese nationals entering by land must have some Photo Identity Papers as proof of their nationality. A citizen of Nepal or Bhutan must be in posession of a valid Passport while entering / exiting India from / to a place other than Nepal or Bhutan respectively. However, they must have a visa for India if a citizen of Nepal / Bhutan is entering India from China, Macau, Hong Kong, Pakistan and Maldives.

The visa applicant should ordinarily be a resident within the jurisdiction of this Embassy. Else, visa formality may include the process of making a reference to the Indian Mission/Post in the country to which the applicant belongs.

Gratis Visa

Gratis visa is granted to Diplomats and Officials, UN Officials, traveling on duty or those traveling to India on invitation of Government of India as its guest. Those granted scholarship under Cultural Exchange Programs are also granted a visa on Gratis basis. However, the grant of Visa on Gratis basis is subject to the guidelines issued by the competent authorities of the Government of India and cannot be claimed as a matter of right.

Guidelines for Applying for Visa

There is no outsourced agency or service provider authorized by Embassy of India, Rabat.

The Visa Application is to be filled online through .

After submitting the application online, take a print out of the application, sign on the first and second page and submit it to this Embassy along with two photographs (2 inches x 2 inches; background may be white / off-while) and all other relevant documents.

Passport should have a minimum validity of six months at the time of making application for grant of visa, and three blank pages for visa/immigration stamping. The passport should be in good condition. Damaged passports will not be accepted for issue of a visa.

Photograph should not be stapled under any circumstances but pasted neatly in the given box.

Suppression of facts and information will not only result in delay or denial of visa applied for but will also debar the applicant from applying under this system in future. Incomplete forms are liable to be summarily rejected

The applicant should submit a copy of air ticket for forward journey only in respect of transit and long term visas and copies of to and fro air tickets in respect of short duration visas for a period less than one year. Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until visa has been issued by this Embassy.

The applicant is required to submit proof of their sound financial standing such as a bank statement for the past months for some categories of visas.

The Embassy reserves the right to interview the visa applicants before grant of visa. Decision of the Embassy of India, Rabat in the matter shall be final.

Visa fee once tendered is not refundable.

Visa for a Moroccan passport will be issued normally within 3 working days. However, in some cases it may take more time. It is in the interest of the applicants to submit their application at least 10 working days in advance of their journey.

Please indicate if you have dual citizenship and bring both passports if applicable.

Journalists traveling to India will need to apply for a Journalist visa regardless of the nature of the trip.

Prior permission of the Government of India is mandatory for shooting of a documentary film / advertisement film in India by a foreigner.

In case the purpose of visit is not covered in the specific categories of visa, applicants may apply for Entry visa.

Validity of Indian Visa starts from the date of issue and not from the date of travel.

Please verify your particulars on the Visa sticker after collection of your passport.

For any query on Indian visa process, kindly contact the Consular Section of this Embassy on email: or on telephone number: +212-537635803 (between 1400-1700 hrs on any working day).

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