Dependent children require additional document to enter and exit
25 Jul 19
IMPACT – MEDIUM
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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