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Old 31 May 2005
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Morocco: entry and exit procedures at Ceuta/Fnediq

UK citizens don't need a VISA or Carnet for Morocco, but must have the original motor registration document (V5) plus your passport. If you don't have green card cover for Morocco you can purchase it per below.

When purchasing your ferry tickets at Algeciras, ask for white Moroccan immigration forms. You need two varients of these, one for entry, one for exit. Use the time on the ferry to complete them.

As you leave Spanish Morocco at Fnediq, you will be directed into a holding area for processing your entry into Morocco. You can safely ignore anyone not wearing either a gun or a pale blue customs uniform. There are lots of touts who are there to relieve you of money in exchange for smoothing your entry, but it's much more of an achievement to get through without 'help'. Also it's often quicker as the touts make everything seem very complex to show you how you need their help.

As of May 2005 the holding area consisted of admin buildings on the left and parking on the right, per plan below (you are entering from the bottom of the plan).

| Assurance
| Frontiere
| B.M.C.E.
| (bank)
| Passport
| windows
| Portacabin
| offices

1. Go to the portacabin and get a temporary import form for the bike (Declaration d’Importation Temporaire de Moyens de Transport). This is green and in triplicate. Write down your name (first, family), your nationality, passport number, and number of nights you are staying. Then the bike registration and country (GB), the manufacturer and model, and the chassis number from your V5.

2. Go to the passport window and hand in your passport and white immigration form. You will get a stamp and a number in the passport. Add the number onto the green import form after your nationality (second line).

3. Go to the BMCE bank and change some money. If you don't already have green card cover go to the Assurance Frontiere office to arrange. This will cost 59€ or 558MAD for 10 days and about 80€ for a month.

4. Now go back to the portacabin and hand in the passport, green import form, your V5 and either the green card or the border insurance. The forms will be stamped.

5. Now find the head honcho in the pale blue uniform (probably sitting down somewhere in the shade) to let him see and initial everything.

6. You can now ride forward to the actual customs post, but don't put anything away as you'll need to show everything again.

The return trip is much easier. You need to queue with your passport and white exit form. Then queue again to hand in the two remaining sheets of the temporary import form, one of which will be returned to you.

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Cheers for the great tips Tim - nice one
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Great Info - Any Update.....


Thanks for the great info - looking in to this for about a weeks time.... ooppss...

Any one offer an update for this year please?

Many thanks, Tony.
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You can no longer change money or purchase third-party insurance at the border. The first town you reach (Fnediq) there's an ATM/cashpoint on the right by the big roundabout. There's also an insurance office if you don't already have a green card.

Have a look at this thread, saves time by completing the D16TER vehicle import forms before you leave: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...y-import-33567

So with no insurance to organise, and the pre-prepared D16TER in your hand, the only things you need to do are get your passport stamped and get a stamp on the D16TER, then you're off.

Also... the motorway to Tanger is now open, follow the signs and you will travel on a wide four-lane highway for half the distance, then from Port Tanger onwards it's motorway.

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