Originally Posted by Tim Cullis
For Tanger Med see post #5 here
. The insurance office is on the left immediately after the police/customs controls.
Immediately as in 20m! You won't get fleeced, their rates are printed for all to see for each category and each time period up to 6 months. I should have taken a pic of that piece of paper, if you happen to remember would you mind taking one, or just writing them down and posting when you pass!?
Our ferry from Barcelona was delayed and arrived about 6 hours late, customs took us 5 hours for some weird reason, so around midnight reaching the office by which time it was shut. There doesn't seem to be any reason why you can't just walk through the customs vehicle check area to purchase insurance while your vehicle is still queueing, you don't actually leave the "secure" area till maybe 50m further up. Ask a Douane official first and he may wave you up there (on foot!)?
I may be wrong, but the insurance periods may be something like 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and although the step from 3 to 6 is nothing like the same proportionally as the rest, 4 months isn't available?
Having a camper we waited in the Gare Maritime carpark till the office opened. It took us 36 hours to find the man, who was apparently there but had just popped out for xyz. Noone had seen him though, we had just about every official in the Gare on the look out, and when he did turn up he came running
I think theres an office in Assilah near the Maroc Telecom shop, and theres one in the old port I'm sure, but finding it, and if its as "not quite open" like the one we were within 100 yards of, we had loads of time so stayed put.
When the OP says 3/4 months you know they only give you 90 days initially? Leaving Morocco into Ceuta and back just for a further 90 day stamp is supposed to be simple, but I'm not keen if that turns into a further 5 hour wait.
Chris Scott in Morocco Overland says you can get a new 90 day stamp at a police station, has anyone done that? Any info welcomed?!