VISA FREE COUNTRIES FOR MADAGASCAN PASSPORT HOLDERS
According to the VisaGuide Passport Index, the Madagascan passport is ranked 157th worldwide as of 2022. This indicates that the people of Madagascar can visit 56 nations without a visa or with an eVisa, or a visa on arrival. A valid visitor visa is necessary for Madagascan passport holders to enter other nations, though.
COUNTRIES MADAGASCAN PASSPORT HOLDERS CAN TRAVEL WITHOUT A PASSPORT
Visa-free travel is available for Madagascan citizens to the following 25 nations:
Benin, Bermuda, Islands of Cook, Dominica, Ecuador, South America, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Micronesia, Nicaragua, Niue, Panama, Philippines, Senegal, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago and the Grenadines, Tanzania, Gambia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Eswatini.
You still require a valid passport that is fairly positive for six months from the date of your departure to travel without a visa. Additionally, your destination country may demand that you acquire travel health insurance.
COUNTRIES THAT ISSUES eVISA TO MADAGASCAN CITIZENS
The process for obtaining an eVisa is nearly comparable to that of a traditional visa. However, one avoids going to a visa application center in this case by submitting their application—along with the required payment—online.
Following the approval of your application, you will receive a confirmation email on the status of your visa together with a document that you must print off and carry with you while entering the country.
Although your visa will be issued electronically, some officials may still want a hard copy of the permit, so it’s crucial to carry one with you at all times.
This system is applicable to Madagascan nationals in the following countries;
Antigua and Barbuda, Angola. Australia, Azerbaijan, Djibouti, Gabon, Georgia, India, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Montserrat, Moldova, Pakistan, Qatar, So Tomé and Principe, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Tajikistan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Uzbekistan.
COUNTRIES THAT ISSUS VISA TO MADAGASCAN PASSPORT HOLDERS ON ARRIVAL
For the following nations, citizens of Madagascar can obtain visas on arrival:
Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burundi, Cambodia, Cabo Verde, Comoros, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Laos, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Palau, Rwanda, Samoa, Seychelles, Somalia, Saint Lucia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Zambia
Once you arrive in any of these nations, you are given a visa on arrival (VOA). Your application for a visa on arrival can typically be submitted in a separate area at the airport.
WHICH COUNTRIES REQUIRE A VISA FOR ENTRY OF MADAGASCAN NATIONALS?
A valid visa is required for entry into all other countries with a Madagascan passport, excluding those already stated.
MADAGASCAR VISA APPLICATION PROCESS
The procedure for requesting a Madagascan visa is as follows:
1 . Make a reservation at the Madagascar visa center.
To submit your application, you must schedule an appointment with a nearby bureau of immigration in your country of residence. The process of setting up a meeting with the consulate or embassy may take several months.
2 . Prepare your documents.
To file a successful application, get all of the supporting documents together, including your passport, the application form, your health insurance, etc. Some documents may need to be certified or have an apostille stamp from a foreign government.
3 . Submit your application.
You can submit your application after you have translated your documents as instructed by the embassy or consulate and, if feasible, authenticated them with an apostille stamp.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR MADAGASCAN VISA APPLICATION
A few documents must be submitted by Madagascan citizens who want to travel to countries that require visa applications in advance. The majority of nations will undoubtedly demand the following:
- Your current passport from Madagascar
- A completed visa application.
- Recent passport photos, no more than six months.
- Travel medical coverage that is valid throughout your entire stay.
- A receipt for the visa fee.
- A thorough trip schedule that includes all the destinations you desire to see.
- Confirmation of a purchased roundtrip ticket for the trip home.
- Proof of reserved lodging.
- Evidence showing you have the money to pay for your visit
- Civil status records (marriage papers, certificates of birth, etc.)
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