Everything You Need To Know About Madagascar
foreign nationals including citizens of the United Kingdom should obtain a visa
to enter Madagascar. Except citizens of Burundi and Palestine, all foreign nationals
can also obtain a visa on arrival after reaching the Madagascar entry port.
These visas offer single entry privilege to foreign nationals, and they will be
valid for 30, 60, and 90 days.
from these visas on arrival, foreign nationals intending to visit Madagascar can
also apply for visas prior to their departure from homeland.
Depending on the
purpose of the foreign national’s visit, authorities in Madagascar have
classified their visas into several types. Please find below the different
types of Madagascar visas.
tourist visas are issued to foreign nationals who want to enter Madagascar
exclusively for tourism-related activities.
It should be noted that these visas
are exclusively issued to tourism-related activities, and foreign nationals are
not supposed to do any kind of other activities using these travel documents.
It should be noted that there is no embassy destination of Madagascar in the
United Kingdom, and all tourist visa applications should be processed overseas
with affiliated partners of any travel agencies.
find below the documents that should be submitted to obtain a Madagascar tourist
- The applicant’s original,
signed passport should be submitted. This passport should have a minimum
validity of six months, and it should have two blank facing visa pages. If
your passport’s validity is less than six months, it is highly recommended
to renew it before submitting the application.
- Two color photographs taken in
the last three months against a white background should be submitted.
These photographs should provide the full-frontal view of the applicant’s
head with the face centered in the middle. In the photograph, the
applicant should make sure that he or she is maintaining a neutral
non-smiling facial expression.
- A copy of the utility bill should
be submitted as the applicant’s address proof in the United Kingdom. The
applicant can also submit his or her non-online current account bank
statement issued within the last three months.
- The traveler should submit
copies of onward/return flight tickets or the complete version of the itinerary.
- Apart from submitting all
these documents mentioned above, the applicant should also submit a
photocopy of these documents that includes the passport’s information
- The visa application form
should be completed without any errors.
visas offer single entry privilege to foreign nationals, and the validity of
these travel documents range from 30, 60 and 90 days.
visas are issued to foreign nationals who plan to enter Madagascar exclusively
for business-related activities.
Please find below the documents that should be
submitted to obtain a Madagascar business visa.
- The passport of the applicant
which has a minimum validity of six months and two blank pages should be submitted.
- Two recently taken color
photographs of the applicant should be submitted. These photographs should
be taken in a white background, and it should provide the full-frontal
view of the applicant’s head with the face centered in the middle.
- A business introduction letter
from the applicant’s company in the United Kingdom should be submitted.
This business introduction letter should introduce the applicant, and it
should also explain the nature and purpose of the traveler’s visit to
- A letter of invitation issued
by the company in Madagascar should be submitted. This letter should be addressed
to the Consulate of Madagascar, and it should brief the nature of the
foreign national’s visit. Please ensure that this inviting letter bear the
signature and stamp of the inviting company.
- As a proof of travel
arrangements, the applicant can either submit copies of onward/return
tickets or the complete version of the itinerary.
- As a proof of address, the
applicant should submit utility bills issued within the last three months.
- The applicant should complete
the visa application form without any mistakes. There are several previous
cases where foreign nationals were denied Madagascar business visas due to
errors in the application form. So always make sure that you are completing
it without any errors.
of the United Kingdom can stay visa-free in Madagascar for 24 hours, if they are
transiting to a different destination via Madagascar.
However, the foreign
national should meet the conditions mentioned below to stay visa-free.
- The traveler should make sure
that he is not leaving the International transit area of the airport.
- The passport possessed by the
traveler should be valid for at least six months. It should also have at
least one blank visa page.
- It is necessary to hold proof
of sufficient funds while entering Madagascar.
- The traveler should hold proof
of flight tickets.
- It is mandatory to hold all
documents required for the next destination.
- The traveler should hold visa
for the next destination, as applicable.
- Before the journey, the
applicant should confirm with the airline company that boarding is
permitted without a visa, as these rules are subject to change.
the traveler fails to meet the above-mentioned conditions, a visa may be
required to enter Madagascar.