What is the change? Morocco’s Border Police are more strictly scrutinizing foreign nationals, specifically minor dependents, exiting and entering Morocco.

What does the change mean? Foreign nationals should apply for a document de circulation for their minor children.

  • Implementation time frame: Immediate and ongoing.
  • Visas/permits affected: Residence permits.
  • Who is affected: Dependent children of residence permit holders.

Background: While dependent spouses and children above the age of 15 receive both a residence permit and a temporary residence permit, minor children below the age of 15 do not receive separate residence cards. To prevent issues when entering and exiting Morocco, dependent minor children, not holding a residence card, should carry a document de circulation pour étranger mineur. The document de circulation acts as an identification card/exit document.

Analysis & Comments: Foreign nationals residing in Morocco and traveling with minor children should obtain a document de circulation for their minor dependent(s) prior to traveling to avoid any trouble when re-entering the country.

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