Madagascar Visa Types

The idea of traveling to Madagascar can be very exciting, but as a foreign citizen, you may be wondering about visa requirements and available types of visas.

Generally, you are required to have a visa when you explore Madagascar, so keep that in mind. In order to do that you must have a valid passport for at least 6 months. The rest of the requirements may be different as they depend on the visa types and period of stay.

What is more, it is possible to get a visa in advance, online, or on arrival. In this article, you will learn more about your visa options. Choose the best type for you and don't worry about your trip.

Electronic visa for Madagascar

An e-Visa is a very convenient option for people who want to travel to Madagascar as tourists. This visa is valid for 30 or 60 days and all formalities regarding it can be done via online methods so you can apply from any part of the world.

To obtain an online visa you just need to:

  • Have a valid passport for at least 6 months
  • Complete the online application form
  • Pay the required fee.

The process is extremely simple and time-saving, so you don't need to worry.

Tourist Visa

This visa type can be used only for tourism, sightseeing, and leisure activities. For different purposes, you need to get a different type of visa.

So what are the requirements for a tourist visa for Madagascar? Let's see:

  • Completed application form
  • Valid passport (minimum 6 months) with 3 blank pages
  • Two, recent passport photos
  • Proof of return or next travel (ticket with the name of applicant)
  • Proof of Yellow Fever vaccination.

Business Visa

Business visas are needed if you want to deal with some business in Madagascar. In order to obtain it, you need to prepare:

  • Valid passport (at least 6 months) with three blank pages
  • Copy of the passport
  • Two, recent passport photos on the white background
  • Ticket for onward travel or return
  • Proof of Yellow Fever vaccination
  • Letter from Sponsoring company
  • Criminal background check
  • Company manager's identification (ID card or a copy of the residence permit).

Immigrant Madagascar Visa

An Immigrant visa can be used as a business or tourist visa and is valid for 30 days. If you want to apply for this visa type, you need to contact the Madagascar consulate.

Also, with an Immigrant visa, you are allowed to apply for a long-term visa. It is possible to extend it as well.

Non-Immigrant Madagascar Visa

A non-Immigrant visa is valid for 90 days. Thanks to it its holder can enjoy up to three entries to the country. It is not possible to extend this visa type, so it is advisable to put that in mind.

Work Visa

This Madagascar visa type enables one to enter Madagascar for job purposes. It is designed for foreign nationals who want to stay in the country and work in a company in Madagascar.

In order to obtain a Work visa you are obliged to have a work permit. Thanks to it you can stay in the country longer than in case of a business visa.

Investor Visa

Investor Madagascar visa, as the name suggests, is for individuals who would like to invest in companies in Madagascar. It can be used only for one purpose: investing. In a different case, you need to obtain another visa option.

Family Visa

Family visas are ideal for people who would like to visit family in Madagascar. Note that family members need to be residents of Madagascar or be settled in the country.

This type of visa is available for visitors who can provide the necessary proof for the agency or embassy. Also, you are allowed to extend the visa period in this case.

Religious Visa

Religious visas are the perfect choice for missionaries who would like to visit Madagascar for religious purposes. Also, they need to have proof that they belong to the missionary group to obtain this visa.

Visa for Retired People

Retired people who want to go to Madagascar can apply for this visa. To get it, they need to show a certificate of retirement or pension, otherwise, it won't be possible.

Student Visa

Student visas are intended for educational purposes. Thanks to them, students can get education in Madagascar, however, proof of admission to a school located in Madagascar is required.

Volunteer Visa

Volunteer visas, as the name suggests, can be used by volunteers who would like to work in Madagascar. Applicants can also apply for an extension of this visa providing volunteering work is possible in the country.

Scientist Visa

Scientist visas are designed for people who wish to go to Madagascar for scientific reasons or research. Remember, that this visa can't be used for different purposes, such as business, travel, or education.

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