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In 2017, The Republic of Madagascar launched a system to obtain electronic visas on arrival for tourist purposes. The Tourist e-Visa on Arrival (Landing Authorization) application process is simple and registration is completed 100% online.
Once your application is submitted and accepted, you will receive a Landing Authorization that must be shown to the immigration officers upon arrival in Madagascar, where you will have to pay a fee in person according to the visa validity you chose.
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This is a method for applying to e-Visas from anywhere in the world. Some advantages of this system to the traveler are that visas can be applied for quickly over the internet at any time, from any location and that payment is made online at the time of the application.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The Madagascar Tourist e-Visa on Arrival is a Landing Authorization that must be issued to all those who wish to visit Madagascar for tourism purposes before entering the country.
Once the application is submitted and accepted, you will receive a Landing Authorization that must be shown to the immigration officers upon arrival in Madagascar. There, you will have to pay a fee in person according to the visa validity you chose.
We require the following to submit your application:
- A current passport that is valid for at least six months upon arrival
- Arrival into and Departure from Madagascar dates
- A debit/credit card or PayPal account for payment
NOTE: Payment of visa fees will be made in person upon arrival at the Priority e-Visa desk.
The cost of this e-Visa on Arrival (Landing Authorization) varies according to the number of days you choose to stay in Madagascar:
- 30-days tourism visa: 37 $ or 35 €.
- 60-days tourism visa: 45 $ or 40 €.
Additionally, iVisa charges a service fee with costs that vary according to the processing time selected:
- Standard Processing Time - USD 20.00 : 7 days
- Rush Processing - USD 30.00 : 5 days
- Super Rush Processing - USD 50.00 : 72 hours
It depends on the method of processing time you chose. We offer three options:
- Standard Processing Time: 7 days
- Rush Processing: 5 days
- Super Rush Processing: 72 hours
The Madagascar tourist e-Visa on Arrival (Landing Authorization) has a validity of either 30 days Per Entry or 60 days Per Entry
All visitors are required to have a visa in order to enter Madagascar. However, Palestine passport holders are not allowed to apply for the Madagascar Tourist e-Visa on Arrival (Landing Authorization).
The traveler must apply for this visa at least 7 days before the trip to Madagascar.
NO. The validity period of your e-Visa begins from the date specified in your application. You can enter Madagascar on any date within this period.
Yes, but only for holders of 30 days Per Entry and 60 days Per Entry validity visas. You can always apply for an extension of your visa as long as you don’t extend it for more than 60 days Per Entry
The Madagascar tourist e-Visa allows holders just one entry.
NO. Possession of a Landing Authorization for Madagascar does not provide automatic right of entry for the holder into the Country. The Immigration Officer at the port of entry may refuse entry to any person, if he is satisfied that such a person is unable to fulfil the immigration requirements or that such person's presence in Madagascar would be contrary to national interests or security.
Upon arrival in Madagascar, you need to present your passport along with your Landing Authorization, which can be printed or shown from a smartphone. You will also have to pay a fee in person according to the visa validity you chose.
Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world, and it is not just a place where you can go to ‘move it! Move it!’ It is true that it has the largest population of lemurs, but ecologists have considered calling the island the eighth continent. The reason is simple. 90% of the island’s fauna and flora cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Unfortunately, most of it is destroyed by the human population, and most species of lemurs are considered endangered. Hopefully, people will be more careful in the future. Before getting into what makes Madagascar worthy of a visit, we should probably talk about visas. Fortunately, the country’s visa policy is nothing but lenient. Apart from the citizens of Palestine, all nationalities can enter Madagascar on an electronic visa on a visa on arrival. iVisa can help you get the former. All you have to do is fill in an application and pay a service fee. Once you arrive in Madagascar, you need to pay a fee depending on the validity of the visa. You can choose for a 30-day stay, a 60-day, or a 90-day stay. The price goes higher with the period of validity. The climate in Madagascar is tropical but only along the coastline. The further you go inland, the more temperate the weather gets. The best time to visit the island is may through October. That is when the season is dry. You do not want to be there when a cyclone hits in the rainy season. One of the most fascinating things you will definitely want to see when you travel to Madagascar is the Tsingy de Bemaraha. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and it is the largest reserve in Madagascar. The location is also known as the Labyrinth of Stone, and the plateau consists of raised limestone. However, the stones are covered with razor-sharp pinnacles. The forest around houses the brown lemur, and the bird life is astonishing. Bird watchers will have the time of their life there. The flora is nothing but breathtaking with orchids, aloes, and baobabs growing everywhere. Taking a walk or even a drive among the enormous baobabs will give you an unbelievable feeling. Tsingy de Ankarana is similar to Tsingy of Bemaraha, only smaller. It is easier to access, and you can spot three different species of lemurs there. Plus, you get the chance to see some lovely chameleons. Going back to baobabs, the Avenue of Baobabs can be found on Madagascar’s west coast, 45 minutes from Morondava. It is up for consideration as the 7th wonder of Africa. There are more than a dozen trees there. They are over 30 meters high, and some of them are more than 800 years old. At sunset, you can capture the best photos. You cannot leave Madagascar without catching that sight. As to what you can do in Madagascar, you can take your pick. Kite and windsurfing are available in multiple locations, so you can have some fun doing that. You can go kayaking as well, but we recommend that you take a tour guide in case you are a beginner. The Ile Saint Marie offers the best experience for novices since the water is calm and clear. Even if you have no experience at all, you will still have a lovely time. The wildlife tour is one of the most popular activities in Madagascar. As mentioned throughout the article, you can spot many species of lemurs, but you can also see tortoises, the lovely, tiny geckos, chameleons, and some unusual flora. It can be a bit challenging because Madagascar does not have a proper infrastructure, but you will manage. If you are interested, you can go deep sea fishing as well. It is true that the experience is a bit luxurious because you get away from the overfished waters and head to Radamas or Mitsio islands, where the fish thrive in peace. You can catch Kingfish, Saltfish, Wahoos, and even King Mackerel. Some people choose to go to Madagascar to volunteer. There are many worthy causes like preserving the lemurs. As mentioned above, they are incredibly endangered. There are even special visas for volunteers. It is incredibly nice because you can give back to nature while enjoying yourself. The official language in Madagascar is Malagasy and French. The island has different dialects, and it will be highly appreciated if you learn a few phrases. Your best shot is to speak French, but English can be useful in touristy locations and government institutions. Even so, we recommend that you learn some basic French before you leave for Madagascar. It will prove to be most useful. When it comes to food, you should not expect anything special. The local cuisine is tasty, but nothing out of the ordinary. The meals often contain rice and meat, and the best part is that they do not cost much at all. Especially when you eat at market places. You should know that street food is safe to eat. You will most likely enjoy rice cakes, which are incredibly tasty and available everywhere. They are basically bread. The coffee, on the other hand, is delicious. It is ordinarily hand-made and served with condensed milk. Keep in mind that it is very sweet. It is advised to stay away from tap water. You can find cheap bottled water almost everywhere. You can also find the popular sodas (Cola, Fanta, etc.) However, you will notice that restaurants serve rice water. One thing you should probably know is that when you visit remote villages, you need to take some chlorine tablets. They will make the local water drinkable. As far as safety is concerned, Madagascar is a relatively safe country to be in. However, you need to follow a few simple rules. Do not give money to beggars, do not show signs of wealth, and keep your pockets well taken care of. It is best if you do not carry large bills, and you should mind stray dogs. If you provoke them, you can be severely hurt. And the medical system in Madagascar is not the best. Other than that, use common sense, and you should have a pleasant experience. All in all, Madagascar is definitely worth a visit. Flora and fauna alone make for compelling reasons for a trip. The people are nice as long as you respect their customs, and you will be made to feel welcome. You can take a lot of tours, see a lot of breathtaking sights, and capture some of the most amazing photos. You will have a lot of fun too if you know where to look. Needless to say, Madagascar should be on your bucket list. Below are some useful links to learn more about Madagascar:
An e-Visa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within a certain country. The e-Visa is an alternative to visas issued at the ports of entry or visiting an embassy/consulate to obtain traditional paper visas. e-Visas are linked electronically to the traveler's passport.
Our service starts with information. You can use our up-to-date visa requirements tool to search if you need a travel visa. It's as simple as telling us where you are from and where you are going. Based on this information we will tell you how much the visa costs, the number of entries, the start date and give you an action step such as applying directly on our site!
It depends on the country issuing the visa. For many countries such as Australia ETA and Turkey e-Visa, the process can be done in 15 minutes through our rush service. For other countries such as the India tourist Visa, the process usually takes 24 hours. The exact time can be found on each application form. What we guarantee is that your application with iVisa will be the fastest way to apply anywhere.
The documents must be printed on a sheet of blank A4 white paper. Double-side or reduced printing will not be accepted.
We help you get your travel visa in the simplest and fastest way possible. Through easy-to-use online application forms and world-class 24/7 customer service, we make the whole visa process quick and simple! We also use best practices when it comes to protecting your data and credit card.
iVisa offers two types of Visa: Electronic visas (e-Visas) and traditional paper visas, based on your destination. In addition, we also offer the following services/documents that are required by certain countries: ETA (electronic travel authorization), Tourist Cards, Visa on Arrival pre-registration/approval form, Tourist Invitation Letters, and Embassy Registration service.
- Select the country to which you are requesting the visa
- Select the type of visa and read the instructions carefully.
- Select Apply Now
- Fill in the application form
- Pay using a Visa Card, Mastercard or other debit card.
- Await approval via email, then download and print the e-Visa from your account.
- Present your printed e-Visa to the immigration officer at the port of entry.
Please note most countries offer the ability to process a travel visa without a service fee. The main reason we process thousands of travel visas per month is we save you time and frustration. Our service includes an easy to use website and application form. It is much easier to process your application with us especially for mobile users and large groups. We send all of our clients the visa days before travel. This is especially helpful for those passengers who purchase the visa months in advance. We also have a 24-hour customer service with professionals that are based in the United States and speak English. We accept multi-currencies and our website can be translated into over 20 languages. We believe our fee is worth your time and sanity but please note all governments do have their own "free" service.
If you have already applied on our site, please log in to your account and look for your order/application. An account is generated for you automatically after payment is received. Click the link in your confirmation email to set up a password or visit the log in page to set up the password and enter the account. Please note in most cases your visa will be delivered to you via email and can be found in your account after logging in.
If your visa application is not approved by the government agency, we will provide a full refund of all service fees under our approval guarantee. We cannot refund the visa fee (if applicable) since this is a third party fee that is paid directly to the government agency. If a mistake is made on your application, we will process your visa again at no cost. Please note refunds are credited back to the same credit card used.
If we have not processed your visa, we can make changes without a problem. We do check your information for mistakes as well. If you have already processed your visa, If we have submitted your application to the appropriate government agencies, some will allow to make changes, while others do not. Please contact us immediately (preferably through chat) if you notice an error on your application.
Some countries may require proof of yellow fever vaccination if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. You can see more info here: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list It's the passenger´s own responsibility to verify these regulations before traveling to the chosen country.
In order to download your invoice, please log in to your account and download it directly from there.
You may reprint the e-Visa in your email account. Alternatively, you may retrieve and reprint the e-Visa by using your iVisa account.
Yes. The iVisa system does not retain your credit card information after the transaction is processed.
All visas grant travelers the permission to travel to a country's port of entry. Whether you are granted entry or not will be at the discretion of the Immigration Officer at the entry point.
If your visa application has not been submitted for processing you will receive a full refund. However, if your application has been submitted, then we will not be able to provide a refund.
When the visa has to be shipped to you, the processing times do not include this shipping time. It is from when we receive your application to obtaining the approval. Most visas (e-Visas) are sent via email upon approval so shipping times will not apply.
No, we are not affiliated with any government agencies. We are a private company that specializes in processing travel visas for travelers worldwide.
Unfortunately, we are not able to, since the government agencies do not inform us of the reason(s) behind the decisions.
If your visa is not approved, we advise that you contact the nearest embassy/consulate for more information on what your options are.
We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, and PayPal.
All citizens from these territories applying through our website will have their application processed with the nationality/citizenship specified in their passport. As an example, a traveler from Puerto Rico will have their request processed as USA nationality. This does not apply to the travelers under the BOTC (British Overseas Territories Citizen) category according to the British Overseas Territories Act of 2002.