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Biometric Passport Guidelines

Guidelines for the issuance of Biometric passports:

All Moroccan nationals, regardless of their age, are entitled to a biometric passport, unless prohibited by a Moroccan court decision.

The biometric passport is issued upon the request of either:
  1. An adult applicant
  2. A legal guardian of a minor
  3. A legal representative of an adult placed under guardianship
Adult applicants must provide a copy of the CNIE (carte nationale d'identité éléctronique).

Since minor applicants between the ages of 12 and 18 are not entitled to a CNIE (carte nationale d'identité éléctronique), their presence at this Consulate General is mandatory. They must also provide an original birth certificate (can only be obtained from the birth place) issued within the last three months by the Bureau of Vital Records in the birth place.

Requirements for adults, in possession of a valid CNIE, applying for a Biometric Passport:

  1. A duly filled out, dated & signed application forms ( Click Here to Download Passport Application & Download Fiche de Renseignement Individuelle. )
  2. A copy of the applicant's valid CNIE (carte nationale d'identité éléctronique).
  3. Two identical recent passport photos, on blue or light gray background, 35mm by 45mm, clearly showing the applicant's face and all of its features ( Click Here for Photo specifications)
  4. A money order in the amount of 66.80US dollars/ cash and personal checks are not accepted.
  5. The original passport.
  6. A duly signed affidavit, in case it is a lost or stolen passport ( Click Here to Download Affidavit)
  7. A prepaid stamped Express Mail or Priority Mail Envelope for the return of the passport.

    The processing time of a biometric passport is two to four weeks.




Requirements for minors between the ages of 12 and 18, applying for a Biometric Passport:

The presence of Minors between the ages of 12 and 18 at this Consulate General is mandatory, in order to get the first set of fingerprints.
  1. An application form duly filled out, dated & signed by the applicant's legal guardian (Click Here to Download Passport Application)
  2. An original birth certificate (can only be obtained from the birth place) issued within the last three months by the Bureau of Vital Records in the birth place
  3. Written proof of the capacity and the relationship of the legal guardian in case the applicant is a minor and the legal representative in case the applicant is an adult placed under guardianship.
  4. A copy of the CNIE (carte nationale d'identité éléctronique) application receipt issued by a consular officer
  5. Two identical recent passport photos, on blue or light gray background, 35mm by 45mm, clearly showing the applicant's face and all of its features (Click Here for Photo specifications)
  6. No stamp fees for minors.
    1. The expired passport, in case it is a renewal application
    2. A duly signed affidavit, in case it is a lost or stolen passport (Click Here to Download Affidavit)
    3. A prepaid stamped Express Mail or Priority Mail Envelope for the return of the passport
    4. Either an authorization (download hereduly signed by each parent or legal guardian then notarized before a notary public or the presence of the minor applicant's parents or legal guardian, in case he or she is  applying in person.


    Requirements for Minors under 12 applying for a Biometric passport:

    1. An application form duly filled out, dated & signed by the applicant's legal guardian (download form)
    2. An original birth certificate (can only be obtained from the birth place) or a copie intégrale du registre de l'Etat Civil issued within the last three months by the Bureau of Vital Records in the birth place
    3. A copy of the applicant's registration card
    4. Written proof of the capacity and the relationship of the legal guardian in case the applicant is a minor and the legal representative in case the applicant is an adult placed under guardianship
    5. Two identical recent passport photos, on blue or light gray background, 35mm by 45mm, clearly showing the applicant's face and all of its features (Click Here for Photo specifications)
    6. No stamp fees for minors.
      1. The expired passport, in case it is a renewal application
      2. A duly signed affidavit, in case it is a lost or stolen passport (Click Here to Download Affidavit)
      3. A prepaid stamped Express Mail or Priority Mail Envelope for the return of the passport
      4. Either an authorization (download hereduly signed by each parent or legal guardian then notarized before a notary public or the presence of the minor applicant's parents or legal guardian, in case he or she is  applying in person.



To follow up on your passport application, you may either e-mail the passport section: biometricpass@gmail.com, or call 212 758 2625 ext 305 or 313.

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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