April 27, 2017
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Consulate General of The Kingdom of Morocco in New York: Main Activities
MAIN SERVICES OF THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE KINGDOM OF MOROCCO IN NEW YORK


A-Consular Affairs Section
Consular services offered in New York include assistance to Moroccan citizens in the following:
  • Issuance of passports
  • Issuance of Moroccan Identity Cards
  • Issuance of Family Record Books
  • Notarization of official documents used in Morocco,
  • Procedures towards divorce
  • Validation of non-Moroccan Marriages
  • Translation of Birth Certificates, Driver's Licenses, and High School & BA Diplomas.


  • B- Social Affairs section
    The Consulate General provides assistance concerning arrangements for shipment of human remains of Moroccans who die overseas, in coordination with both Moroccan and American authorities. It also intervenes with Immigration and Naturalization Services in deportation cases involving Moroccan nationals. It equally interacts with the authorities in Civil law cases involving various circumstantial incidents.

    C- Service to American and Foreign Nationals

    Visas
    This includes information about visa form and requirements for nationals of countries requiring entry visas to Morocco.

    Residence permit
    Americans and other foreign nationals interested in residing in Morocco for more than three months have to report their intention to stay in Morocco to the nearest police station of their place of residence within two weeks of their entrance. To apply for a resident card, non-Moroccan nationals have to provide supporting documents of their place as well as reason of residence (e.g.: job contract, employment verification, proof of investment, proof of registration for students, marriage certificate for people married to Moroccan nationals). When first issued, residency cards are valid for one year, renewable every year. Processing time takes approximately 3 to 6 months.

    Marriage requirements
    Americans or other foreign nationals interested in marrying Moroccan nationals are required to consult the marriage requirement list.

    Tourist information
    For any tourist information please contact the Moroccan Tourist Office at:
    Address:
    Moroccan National Tourist Office
    104 W 40 Street Suite 1820
    NY, NY 10018
    Tel.: (212) 221 1583
    Fax: (646) 395-8077

    Bringing a pet to Morocco
    To bring your pet to Morocco, make sure they have the necessary shots done during the last three months prior to their entry to Morocco. Make sure to certify the shots and the veterinary paper work at the Department of Agriculture before sending them for certification at the Consulate of Morocco. Please include a $28.60 money order per document and a prepaid self-addressed return envelope.

    Legalization procedures
    Signature holders have to come in person to the Consulate General for their signature to be certified. In case they fail to come in person, they have to have their signature notarized by a Notary Public prior to sending it for certification. (Please note that the Notary Public has to state that the person was present in his/her office at the time of signature).
    Divorce Power of Attorney
    Commercial Power of Attorney
    General Power of Attorney
    Certified Signature
    Certified copy
    Pet Shots certification
    Foreign documents used in Morocco

    Divorce procedures
    To start divorce procedures, couples are advised to make an appointment with a social adviser by calling 212-758-2625. This procedure takes place only on Thursdays morning between 10:00am and 1:00pm. This will allow the couple to obtain a non-reconciliation report if they persist in getting their divorce. Please note that the issuance of this document "non-reconciliation report" does not mean that the couple is already divorced according to the Moroccan law but it is a mandatory document for the Judge to divorce them in Morocco and will save them the trip to Morocco as long as they give power of attorney to somebody to represent them before the Judge in Morocco. The following are required for the issuance of "non-reconciliation report":
    1. A copy of the marriage certificate
    2. Moroccan Passports
    3. Moroccan Identity Cards
    4. Two pictures of each
    5. Names and Identity Card Numbers of people they are giving the Power of Attorney to represent them in Divorce procedures in Morocco.
    In case one of the partners fails to come to the Consulate to start the above procedure, a summons is sent to him/her in an attempt to give them a chance to present themselves in person.


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    Consulate General of The Kingdom of Morocco
    10 East 40th Street
    New York, NY 10016
    Business hours: M-th.: 9.00 AM to 3.00 PM/ Friday: 9.00 AM to 1.00 PM and 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Tel: (212) 758-2625.
    Fax: (646) 395-8077.
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