You must send to Agence Portuaire, Maritime et Fluviale (APMF) these informations beforehand your arrival and to have a cruising permit :
- Ship characteristics (lenght, breadth, …)
- Photos ( two sides of the ship )
- Crew and passengers lists
- First port of call in Madagascar and expected date of arrival,
- Projected circuit
- Estimated date of departure from last port of call in Madagascar
On arrival, you must call at first in one of these following ports : Antsiranana, Mahajanga, Toamasina, Toliara, Nosy Be, Taolagnaro to execute boarding formalities and receive circulation permit.