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Morocco - Obtain National Identity Card (CIN or CNIE)

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  1. Submit your application forms to any registration centre throughout Morocco which is often near local police offices or near the regional and provincial authorities office. For those living abroad, you may file your applications at the Moroccan diplomatic missions and embassies in the country you are currently staying.
  2. You must also submit a residence certificate and passport sized photos.
  3. For those who are unable to go to a registration centre due to a serious impediment, disability or being hospitalized, fill up the form. You must also present a document to prove your disability.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Residence certificate, this can be obtained from the following:
    • Local Police
    • Local Gendarmerie or administrative authority
    • Moroccan consular offices
  • Four recent passport size photographs of the applicant, colored, size 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm on plain background and a light color (light gray and light blue recommended)The applicant must not wear any dark glasses, or anything that will cover the face. Sample Photo
  • A copy of the page of the booklet family concerned with the presentation of this booklet or a full copy of the register of civil status or an extract of the birth certificate . The last two documents should have a period of validity not exceeding three months (the name and surname of the applicant and his parents' names must be written in Arabic and Latin characters on the birth certificate)
  • Stamp Duty 75 Dhs (established by the legislation)

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

National Electronic Identity Card Website

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
7 rue F. Roosevelt Rabat
Tel: 05 37 76 11 25/23 24
Fax: 05 37 76 55 08
Search for Moroccan Embassies and Consulates abroad (left side of the page)

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All Moroccans aged 18 years old and above.

Individuals who haven't reached the age of 18 may still apply to obtain the National Identity Card, for academic reasons or needed the identification to apply for marriage.


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


A Moroccan national identity card is valid for a period of 10 years.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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Once a citizen reach the age of 18, he/she must submit an application to secure a Moroccan identity card.

Those who will fail to file an application can be asked to pay a fine of 300DH.

Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

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Need for the Document[edit]

Possession of a national identity card is mandatory in Morocco. Possession of an ID card may come in handy if the police or the gendamerie would request you to identify yourself.

A Moroccan electronic ID card is equipped with a chip where information about the holder is stored.

Following are procedures on how you can obtain a national identity card.

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

  • Frequently asked question about the national identity card:
  • National Electronic Identity Card Website (Morocco):

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