Last update 13/01/2016

Visas are required for South African and all other foreign passport holders to travel to Madagascar.

In line with the Malagasy government strategy to turn Madagascar into a World-class tourism and business destination, our process of issuing a visa is quite simple and fast. We indeed process and issue a visa in only 24 hours, provided that the applicant produces all the required documents.

Non Immigrant visas can be obtained at all Malagasy international airports or harbours upon arrival.

 

NON IMMIGRANT VISA (Maximum Stay: 90 days)

These visas with 1 to 3 entries maximum are delivered :

-        by Malagasy diplomatic or Consular representations

-         by the Police Commissioner in charge of Immigration-Emigration at the airport or harbour of disembarkation upon payment of the applicable fee

 

Required Documents

-         a completed application form. Delays may occur if all questions are not answered (download the form at the end of this page)

-         two (02) recent passeport photos

-         Return air ticket

-         Passeport valid for at least six (6) months from intended return date, with at least three (3) blank pages

-         Yellow fever vaccination Certificate for visitors who stayed the last six (06) days in infected countries

In addition to above, additional documents may be required depending on reason for the visit (See specific requirements below).

 

1/- Tourism, Conference, Seminar, Family Events, Sport, Cultural and Religious Events, etc…

No additional documents required

 2/- Medical Treatment

3/- Business

Letter from the applicant company outside Madagascar, on the company letter head

 

TRANSFORMABLE VISA (Immigrants Visa: 30 days)

A transformable visa is a thirty (30) days visa, issued exclusively by a Malagasy Embassy or Consulate, that allows the holder, once in Madagascar, to apply for a long term visa.

Required Documents

-         A completed application form. Delays may occur if all questions are not answered.

(domn-load the form at the end of this page)

-         Two (02) recent passeport photos

-         Return air ticket

-         Passeport valid for at least six (6) months from intended return date, with at least three (3) blank pages

-         Yellow fever vaccination Certificate for visitors who stayed the last six (06) days in infected countries

-         Letter of motivation

-         Criminal Record (Police Clearence) issued by the country of origin of less than six (6) months (translated in French or English by the issuing country or a sworn translator). The validity duration assigned to the document by the issuing authority if the said duration exceeds the six (6) months

-         Passeport photocopy

-         Legalized Proof of accommodation and financial support as attested and signed by your host or Lease Agreement

-         Photocopy of Host ID (CIN) or Resident Card (CR)

-         Certificate of Residence of the Host

Additional documents depending on the category in which the immigrant falls, as follows:

* 1. Investors:
- Registered articles of the Company
- Certificat of Existence
- Company’s Statistics Card
- Proof of registation from the Registrar of Companies (RCS)
- Tax identification card (CNIF) or Professional card
- Banking certificate of the company
- Tax certificate

* 2. Executive Officers or Managers of companies established in Madagascar (Art 16 of the Act No. 2007-036)
- Registered articles of the Company
- Certificat of Existence
- Company’s Statistics Card
- Proof of registation from the Registrar of Companies (RCS)
- Tax identification card (CNIF) or Professional card
- Banking certificate of the company
- Tax certificate
- Proof of Appointment as Executive Officer or Manager

* 3. Employees

- Work permit delivered and signed by the Ministry of Work
- Employment contract stamped by the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Legislation (MFPTLS)
- Employment authorization or work permit for foreigners delivered by the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Laws
- Certificate of employment issued by the employer
- Company’s Certificate of Registration issued by the Registrar of Companies (RCS)
- Company’s Tax Identification Card (CIF)
- Company’s Statistics Cards
- Photocopy of the Identity Card (CIN) or the Resident Card of the Manager

 

* 4. Family Reunification
- Birth or Adoption Certificate (child < 21 years) – Parent (+ 60 years)
- Marriage Certificate (only marriages officially celebrated between a man and a woman are recognized by Malagasy laws)
- In case of divorced parents, legalized parental authorization for child custody or divorce judgment specifying to whom custody is attributed
- Copy of the spouse visa or Resident Card

* 5. Religious Missionaries
- Certificate of Membership
- Hosting and support certificate issued by the applicant congregation legally established in Madagascar
- Certificate of existence of the cultural Association, issued by the Interior Ministry (MININTER)

* 6. Retired People
- Bank certificate confirming Regular Payments into the bank account
- Notification of retirement or Retirement or Pension Certificate

* 7. Students
- Diploma
- Certificate of Registration
- Scholarship Certificate or Proof of resources

* 8. Volunteer workers
- Proof of application for authorization to do voluntary work (for secular missionaries)

* 9. Natives
Birth certificate issued by a Malagasy appropriate Authority

* 10. Scientists
Research authorization issued by the Ministry of Scientific Research, the Ministry of Higher Education or the Ministry of Environment

Processing time
One (1) to three (3) working days.

 

VISAS COST

-         If the stay is forless than (or =) 30 days………………………………………R 403.11

-         If the stay is for more than 30 days and less than (or =) 60 days….. .R 503.88

-         If the stay is for more than 60 days and less than (or =) 90 days….. .R 705.44

-         Transformable visa…………………………………………………………………… R 705.44

IMPORTANT: Please make sure of the correct amount before making payment.

NO REFUND FOR ANY PAYMENT MADE INTO OUR ACCOUNT

 

Mode of payment
ONLY CASH DEPOSIT ACCEPTED
Account Holder :  General Consulate of Madagascar
Bank:  FNB
Account Number:  62006024616
Branch:  Claremont
Branch Code:  200109

Visa service hours (to be strictly observed):
- 9:00am to 12:00pm : Visa application
- 14:00pm to 16:00pm : Passport and Visa Collection

Download Application form

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