The Government of Madagascar announced two years ago that it would introduce an electronic visa system to simplify the process of obtaining a visa to enter the country. The electronic visa for Madagascar is now available to foreign visitors from all countries with the exception of Palestine.
Nationals of any country are now able to apply online for the single entry visa which is available for stays of up to 30, 60 or 90 days. The online application for the Madagascar eVisa should be submitted at least 3 days before departure.
How to apply for the eVisa to Madagascar
The process of applying for the Madagascar eVisa is a simple one. Each applicant will need to complete a short application form with their personal details, which include:
- Full name
- Date and country of birth
- Contact details: phone number and email
Furthermore, the applicant needs to provide their passport data, including the passport number, country of citizenship, issuing date, and expiration date. While filling out the questionnaire, the traveler will need to select the visa type that they desire, the intended date of entry, and the port of entry such as Ivato International Airport.
Travelers are able to submit their application for the Madagascar eVisa up to six months before their expected arrival date in the country.
Those who wish to travel to this beautiful country will need to meet the Madagascar eVisa requirements which are:
- A passport with a minimum validity of 6 months and two blank pages
- An email address to receive the approved eVisa
- A debit or credit card to pay the eVisa fee
What are the Madagascar eVisa types?
At this time, the Madagascar online visa is for tourism purposes only. However, tourists who wish to visit Madagascar and will apply for the eVisa to Madagascar need to select the eVisa based on the time they wish to stay in the country. Applicants can choose between a stay of 30, 60 or 90 days.
When applying for the Madagascar electronic visa, each applicant needs to select one of the following entry points:
- Tananarive International Airport (Antananarivo-Ivato)
- Toamasina Ambalamasy Airport
- Tulear Airport
- Sainte Marie Airport
- Nosy Be Fascene International Airport
- Majunga Airport (Mahajanga)
- Fort Dauphin Airport
- Antsiranana Airport (Arrachart)
After an applicant has submitted their application, the system will take between 48 to 72 hours to process it. Once the Madagascar eVisa has been approved, the applicant will receive the electronic visa on the email address provided on the application form. The eVisa holder can either print a copy of their eVisa or can save it on their smartphone. The online visa for Madagascar must be presented upon arrival, along with the passport used on the application.
The Malagasy authorities have said that the new system allows “to check in each passenger on a centralized database, a traceability of any payment of visa fees as well as a control of travel documents and mobility on the territory and then a secure electronic sticker issue.” The goal of the electronic visa system is to make the points of entry more fluid, secure the territory and visitors, while also providing reliable and consistent data and statistic about foreign arrivals.