Work Resident Permit

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


Foreigners willing to work and reside in Morocco must obtain a Work Resident Permit.

The process will be guided by your employer in Morocco and you might need to enter Morocco with an entry visa to continue with the application process of your resident permit. Please check with your employer and embassy for more details.



12 months



60 Month(s)





Processing time

4-8 weeks




What are eligibility requirements for the Work Resident Permit?

6 Eligibility Requirements

  • You must have a valid passport, at least for 6 months.
  • You must have a valid employment contract from Moroccan Employer.
  • Certificate must be issued by the employer that there is no Moroccan available to fill this job post.
  • You must have the required qualification or work experience for the job offered.
  • You must have a valid entry visa while applying for your residence permit in Morocco.
  • Additional requirements might be present on case basis, please check with your employer for more details.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Work Resident Permit?

9 Document Required

  • Valid passport and copy.
  • Passport size photographs.
  • Application form filled and signed (as applicable).
  • Qualifications and work certificates accrediting the employee’s experience.
  • Employment contract copies.
  • Certificate issued by the National Agency for the Development of Employment and Skills (ANAPEC), confirming the non-availability of any Moroccan candidates to fill the position offered to the foreign applicant.
  • Copy of the company’s articles of association (if applicable).
  • Applicant covering letter with details on the purpose of entry and stay in Morocco.
  • Additional documents may be required. Please check with your employer for more details.

Talent Migration data for Morocco

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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