Morocco - Apply for a Drivers license
- 1 Procedure
- 2 Required Documents
- 3 Office Locations & Contacts
- 4 Eligibility
- 5 Fees
- 6 Validity
- 7 Documents to Use
- 8 Sample Documents
- 9 Processing Time
- 10 Related Videos
- 11 Instructions
- 12 Required Information
- 13 Need for the Document
- 14 Information which might help
- 15 Other uses of the Document/Certificate
- 16 External Links
- 17 Others
The Moroccan Ministry of Transport introduced new driving regulations with effect from 1st October 2010. As part of this, long term residents (this does not apply to short-term tourists in Morocco) who are required to get a Moroccan driving licence by taking a test locally. if you are a tourist who is planning to stay in Morocco for a shorter period of time you will need an International Driving Permit.
If you are applying for a permit you will need to take a test, and the test is conducted in French and Arabic. Speakers of other languages are permitted to have a sworn translator with them when taking the test. Foreign nationals resident in Morocco cannot legally drive on a Moroccan Roads.
Foreign local Driving permit or an International Driving Licence in Morocco. You MUST obtain a Moroccan Driving permit in additional to an international Driving permit in Morocco. if you want to drive a motorbike, and are applying for a provisional licence, you should indicate this on the application form. A provisional licence has certain restrictions on its use. If you have a provisional licence to drive a motorbike:-
- i) you must not drive a motorbike that is above 125cc, in Morocco, in addition, you must not drive a motorbike that is above 14.6bhp
- ii) you must not drive a motorbike on a public road unless you have taken or are in the process of taking a compulsory basic training course
- iii) you must not carry a passenger on the motorbike
- iv) you must display L plates on the front and back of the vehicle
- v) you must not drive on a motorway.
- If you have a provisional licence to drive a car or other vehicle (except a motorbike)
- i) you must display L plates on the front and back of the vehicle.
- ii) you must not drive on a motorway.
- iii) if the vehicle has more than one seat, you must have someone with you whenever you are driving. The person supervising you must sit in the front passenger seat and be fit to drive the vehicle, for example, they must not be drunk. They must also be aged 21 or over and have had a full driving licence for at least three years.
- Procedure to Apply for a Driving Permit in Morocco.
Step 1 : After completing a drivers test pick an application form for a new drivers license.
Step 2 : Pick a Medical Examination form from the Ministry of Equipment and transport and take a medical Exam fill up to the end.
Step 3 : Take a written Exams and two practical Exams at the Transport Authority Office
Step 4 : On passing the exams you are issued with a learners permit after paying a fee.
Step 5 : The applicant then proceeds for the test of competence by practicing driving.
Step 6 : Apply to the traffic police for testing
Step7 : On successful completion of the test you are issued with a drivers permit after paying a certain fee at a designated bank
- With that being said, make sure you keep your car registration documents as well as your passport, insurance documents, and other important papers with you at all times.
Note 1 Vehicles must have at least 3rd party insurance to be driven in Morocco, and you must have proof of such insurance in the form of a green card. If you are unable to get insurance for Morocco abroad, you will need to take out temporary insurance on arrival.
This can be done in Tangier port (in an office on the right of the exit from customs) or at the Ceuta/Moroccan border. If your insurance policy expires during your stay in Morocco, you can obtain temporary insurance cover from local insurance companies.
Note 2' If your vehicle is normally registered outside Morocco, you are allowed to keep a vehicle in Morocco for a maximum period of 6 months in any one year.
Note 3 If you are not sure whether to go or not at a traffic light then the sound of horns will let you know.
- i). original vehicle registration documents,
- ii). insurance certificate
- iii). passport to the customs officer (if you are a foreigner)
- iv). Birth certificate
- v). Passport or residence identification
- vi). Medical examination certificate
- vii). vehicle admission form.
- viii). temporary admission vignette
- ix). Training Certificate
- x). entry documents (if a foreigner)
Office Locations & Contacts
- Ministry of Equipment and Transport
Avenue Mohamed V,
Place Abdellah Chefchaouni, Rabat
Tel : 537-760-102
Fax : 537-776-411
The minimum age for driving is 18 years old, although there are rental companies that impose a minimum age of 25 years old in addition to one year of driving experience To be Eligible to drive in Morocco Youll need both your local drivers license and an international driving license to be able to drive within Moroccan jurisdiction.
Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.
Period of four years
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The process can take 3 weeks
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a). If you bring your own car into Morocco, on arrival you need to present the original vehicle registration documents,
b). You need a licence to drive most vehicles on a public road.
c). A valid resident card,insurance certificate and your passport to the customs officer, /permit or a Visa is required Before you apply for a Moroccan drivers license,
d). You must have entry documents for all vehicles, whether being driven or not, so motor bikes in trailers/camper vans require their own entry certificates too.
e). The process of applying for a driving licence involves attending a class for two weeks followed by an exam for the theoretical part.
f). Once you pass this part u will get a learners permit and go for practical training on your own.
g). Driving in Morocco is on the right hand side of the road overtaking on the left.
h). Seat belts when driving a car in Morocco are mandatory.
i). The use of a mobile phone while driving is prohibited, with the exception of a hands-free system.
j). Drivers are to carry at all times while driving, a valid driver?s licence, registration documents and insurance documents.
k). Petrol stations in Morocco are available in all but the smallest of villages and costs about the same as in the UK.
f). It is illegal to talk on mobile phones while driving in Morocco.
i). Road signs are written in Arabic and French. Motorway signs can be red with white writing.
j). You need to have an international driving licence along with your domestic licence.
- i). Name of the Applicant
- ii). Contact Address
- iii). Contact Email and phone
- vi). Date of Birth
- vii). Age on date of application
- viii). Medical examination results
- ix). car registration documents
Need for the Document
The Moroccan Ministry of Transport introduced new driving regulations with effect 1st October 2010. As part of this, long term residents (this does not apply to short-term tourists) in Morocco.
Moroccan are required to get a Moroccan driving licence by taking a test locally. It is not possible to exchange a British licence. A Moroccan driving licence must be obtained in order to drive legally in Morocco.
To drive legally in Morocco, you must have a valid Moroccan drivers license in additional to the following.
- i). Before you can apply for a Moroccan drivers license, you must first have a valid residence permit or visa.
- ii). You can also get a Moroccan drivers license if you have an international drivers license.
The test is conducted in French and Arabic. Speakers of other languages are permitted to have a sworn translator with them when taking the test. British nationals resident in Morocco cannot legally drive on a UK or an International Driving Licence in Morocco.
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If you bring your own car into Morocco, on arrival you need to present the original vehicle registration documents, insurance certificate and your passport to the customs officer, and complete the vehicle admission form.
Photocopies and faxes are not acceptable. Each vehicle owner is then given a temporary admission vignette to put on the car windscreen, and a green and a white document with the vehicle details, entry date, and length of stay permitted (admission temporaire). If your vehicle is normally registered outside Morocco, you are allowed to keep a vehicle in Morocco for a maximum period of 6 months in any one year.
It is important that you keep the entry documents safely. If you have lost them, you may encounter problems when you try to leave. Each imported vehicle is entered in the immigration computer records, and the Moroccan authorities should be able to check your details in that way.
You must have entry documents for all vehicles, whether being driven or not, so motor bikes in trailers/camper vans require their own entry
Other uses of the Document/Certificate
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