Citizens of all countries except for Palestine are allowed to travel to Madagascar. If you wish to travel to Madagascar on a cruise ship, there are a few things you should know. The Republic of Madagascar introduced the electronic visa (eVisa) service in 2017 to ease the visa process and tourists planning to travel to Madagascar do not have to visit an embassy or consular office to obtain a visa. Some cruise ships handle the visa on behalf of travelers, but that is not always the case. If you are required to obtain the eVisa (the Landing Authorization) yourself, you may apply for it online at iVisa or request it upon arrival at the port. The easiest and most recommended way of applying the visa to Madagascar is through their online eVisa site. To learn more about the online application process, read the answers to the most frequently asked questions listed below.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Who can apply for a Madagascar visa online?
Nationals of any country, except Palestine, can apply online for a Madagascar visa.
What do I need to apply for a Madagascar visa online?
You will be pleased to learn that you do not need much to apply for a Madagascar visa online. Here is that you must have at hand during the application process:
- Passport – all applicants must be passport holders. Plus, the travel document needs to remain valid for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in Madagascar. At least two blank pages are also necessary.
- Photo – you must ensure that the picture is taken as recently as possible. The background needs to be white.
- E-mail address – the Madagascar visa arrives via e-mail, which is why you need to provide iVisa with a valid address to which you have access.
- Means of payment – an online application process requires a method of payment that allows you to pay online. iVisa accepts credit and debit cards, but you can use PayPal, Alipay, and WeChat as well.
How long does it take for my application to be processed?
It depends. iVisa gives you two options when it comes to processing time so that you can choose the one that best works for you. Here is what you can opt for:
- Standard processing for 30 days visa – your Madagascar visa arrives in 6 business days.
- Rush processing for 30 days visa – your application is processed within just 4 business days.
- Standard processing for 60 days visa – your Madagascar visa arrives in 6 business days.
- Rush processing for 60 days visa – your application is processed within just 4 business days.
Does the Madagascar Visa have special requirements?
Madagascar does not recognize passports issues by Palestinian government and therefore Palestine passport holders are not able to obtain visa for Madagascar. Applicants are required to carry a copy of their visa at all times during their stay. Please note that iVisa or your government cannot intervene in case you are refused a visa or entry to Madagascar.
What are the Madagascar Visa processing time and fees?
Just like with the Madagascar eVisa, the cost of a Madagascar Visa depends on the processing timeframe you select during the application process. Here is what you can choose from.
Standard processing for 30 days – it takes 6 business days for your application to be processed, and you must pay USD 20.00.
Rush processing for 30 days – your visa arrives within 4 business days, and you are charged USD 30.00.
Standard processing for 60 days – it takes 6 business days, for your application to be processed, and you must pay USD 20.00.
Rush processing for 60 days – your visa arrives within 4 business days, and you are charged USD 30.00.
How long is the Madagascar Visa valid for?
The 30 days Madagascar Visa is valid for 30 days after arrival after arrival. This is a Single Entry visa, and the maximum stay is of 30 days Per Entry.
The 60 days Madagascar Visa is valid for 60 days after arrival after arrival. This is a Single Entry visa, and the maximum stay is of 60 days Per Entry.