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Visa & e-visa tourism to Madagascar

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In Madagascar like any other country, rules are essential to fly. Points that we think we know and yet sometimes forget. We will see here how to come to tourism in Madagascar, and the global rules and specific to Madagascar.

For the tourist visa ("Non immigrant") whatever the country, your passport must be valid for still 6 months after the expected return date otherwise you will be denied boarding the plane

The tourist visa in Madagascar has a maximum duration of 2 months (future worker / investor, see the visa transformable, indeed the tourist visa does not allow to work nor to spend investor later).

3 ways to enter Madagascar

  1. Make a request beforehand to the embassy of Madagascar of your country
  2. Set your visa upon arrival at the airport.
  3. Apply online to obtain an e-visa (eVisa)

For Madagascar in particular, to obtain your visa on arrival, you will be asked on the spot:

  • a copy of the GO / RETURN air ticket (IMPORTANT : you can not come with a plane ticket go simple, some countries accept it but not all)
  • The visa fee:
    • Stay from 0 to 30 days: 35 € 
    • Stay of 31 to 60 days: 40 € 
    • Stay from 61 to 90 days: 50 € 

PDF source from the Air Madagascar website

In principle (I can not find the source), the tourist visa can be renewed once, that is to say that you can spend 4 months of vacation in Madagascar at most, it is not legal to do more so do not be surprised to be amended for this kind of extension.

An online Visa for all tourists

No more long queues at the airport after 12 hours of flying, even more for those coming from other continents! Step by step, we guide you on how to get it down

Who can claim to get eVisa?

To date, eVisa is a short-stay single-entry type that can not exceed 90 days. It is therefore valid only for non-immigrants: tourists or business passing through Madagascar.

It is intended for all countries, although the site is currently only available in French.

When to start the application?

You can send your application online 6 months to rather and at the latest, 72 hours before your arrival on the island.

Is it binding?

At all. You still need to spend about 10 minutes filling out the information and questionnaires requested, otherwise the site automatically disconnects you. Prepare the information of your trip beforehand and you will only have to fill.

On which portal to make the request?

The only official site for the Malagasy electronic visa application is the government website: http://www.evisamada.gov.mg/fr/ . You should normally have this page displayed:

How to submit an application?

Step 1: Create an account

You must first create an account on the site by clicking on the "Visa Application" tab, one of the two red boxes below:

E-visa online for madagascar

Normally, a new window appears and tells you where to create your account, click on "here", below indicated:

E-visa online for madagascar

The window below appears, which you must fill to register in the database of the site and by that, to create your account:

E-visa online for madagascar

That being done, the site sends you a validation number directly to the email address you provided. Do not forget to check in your spam if the email does not come because you will be asked later to insert these numbers in the square below:

E-visa online for madagascar

That's it, your account has been created.

Then you will automatically be redirected to the site's authentication page. Sign back in using the email address and password you entered earlier when creating your account. Your authentication page presents as follows:

E-visa online for madagascar

Step 2: Provide your personal information

When you have logged in, the following page is displayed. If this is your first request, you must click "new request" as shown below:

E-visa online for madagascar

You have noticed that another box is indicated for those who want to resume an application. But let's assume that if you're reading this, it's your first time.

Subsequently, build your file, by completing the following form, information about you, consistent with those indicated on your passport:

E-visa online for madagascar

Step 3: Fill in your dates

After completing your form, click on next and fill in your probable dates of arrival and departure from Madagascar, the type of visa requested and your airport of entry on the territory as requested on the following window:

E-visa online for madagascar
  •  The eligible airports to date are:
  • Tananarive International Airport (Antananarivo-Ivato)
  • Ambalamasy Airport of Toamasina
  • Tulear airport
  • Sainte Marie Airport
  • Nosy Be Fascene International Airport
  • Majunga Airport (Mahajanga)
  • Fort Dauphin Airport
  • Antsiranana Airport (Arrachart)

Step 4: Validate your request

The dates of your trip validated, a summary of the information you have inserted is given to you. Check it carefully, enter the requested code, then click for a final validation of the submission of your request.

E-visa online for madagascar

Once done, the site will confirm if your request has been sent. It provides you with a number so that you can follow your file. The following page should appear:

E-visa online for madagascar

That's it, your request is now submitted. You will receive a confirmation email in your personal box.  

What time to have a return?

Normally, the online service sends you a response no later than 72 hours after the validation of your online file. If your file is validated, you will receive your landing authorization.

And after receiving the Visa?

You can print or gade on your phone the landing authorization. To present when you arrive in Madagascar.

What are the fees?

Registration and online application are free. Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be redirected to the eVisa priority ticket offices to pay your visa fee. In return, you will receive your secured vignette.

The rates in effect to date are unique, regardless of how you made your Visa application: 35 Euro for 30 days, 40 Euro for 60 days and 50 Euro for 90 days.

Mauritian citizens who visit Madagascar for less than 30 days are exempt from Visa fees.

Other useful information?

Indeed, the following points will be taken into account:

  • EVisa does not exempt you from police checks at the airport.
  • The short stay visa is not convertible into a long stay in Madagascar.
  • You must have a passport with at least 2 blank pages and valid at least 6 months after the end of your stay in Madagascar.
  • You can extend your visa with the immigration office for up to 90 days.

Who to contact for further information?

If it turns out that you made a mistake while registering, or if you need additional information, you can fill in the contact page of the eVisa website or write an e-mail directly to evisamdg.contact@gmail. com.

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