A business permit in Morocco affords the businessperson with investments in different countries to travel abroad for certain business errands with no hassles. In Morocco, you will need a business visa in order to do business-related activities in the country. This allows you to be able to attend business meetings, client meetings, and conferences for a sister company, or a branch of your organisation. The validity will depend on if the permit is single-entry or multiple-entry. For single-entry, the validity and the stay permitted is 30 days, as in the case of a multiple-entry permit, the stay permitted per visit is 30 days and the validity will different.
Obtaining a work permit in Morocco is dependent on your qualifications, whether your employer has an entity in Morocco, and the nature of your work. The most common type of Moroccan work authorizations is the:
- Work/Residence Permit (direct hire work permit)
- Work Permit for Expatriate Assignees (local hire work permit)
- Work Permit for Seconded Assignees (intra-company transfer work permit)
To settle and work in Morocco, individuals must apply for a work visa/work permit within the first three months of one’s residency at the Department of Labour in Rabat. Subsequently, one must also apply for a residency card at the at the Bureau des Etrangers at the head police precinct. An employment contract is the only requirement for a work permit. Nationals of Algeria, Senegal and Tunisia do not require a work authorization for Morocco.
If you plan to stay in Morocco for more than 90 days, you will need to register with the police and apply for a residence permit, known locally as a Certificat d’Immatriculation. In cities, applications should be submitted to the Bureau des Etrangers of the Préfecture de Police or Commissariat Central, while those applying to reside in rural areas or villages should apply to the Gendarmerie.