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Visa Requirements for Malagasy Citizens

Visa requirements for Malagasy citizens are pre-established rules and regulations by foreign governments that apply to Malagasy citizens when traveling abroad.
Entry requirements vary between foreign countries and may include various supporting documents for submission. Currently, Malagasy citizens can travel abroad using electronic visas, embassy visas, visas issued on arrival and visa-free. Electronic visas are the easiest type of travel permit to obtain and are currently offered to Malagasy passport holders by 23 countries.
In this case, the application process takes place entirely online and the approved eVisa is sent to each traveler via email.
Embassy visas or traditional visas are visas that can only be obtained by visiting an official institution, such as an embassy or consulate.
Obtaining these documents can even take several weeks and often requires multiple documents confirming your trip. Malagasy citizens can also apply for a visa upon arrival at their chosen destination.
This option is licensed by 30 countries and often involves long lines at border crossings. The final major form of entry abroad is visa-free, which is currently offered by 20 countries.
This means that Malagasy citizens can travel and stay for short periods of time in these destinations without using any type of visa. Malagasy passport holders can continue reading to find out more information about each type of entry available to them, the specific visa requirements for each visa type, and see the list of countries for each entry option.

Electronic visa

An electronic visa or e-visa is a travel authorization document issued for short-term stays abroad, usually within 72 hours of online application.
Malagasy citizens can now apply for a visa online from home or from any other location.

List of countries offering eVisas for Malagasy citizens

  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Cambodia
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • India
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kenya
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lesotho
  • Pakistan
  • Qatar
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
  • Zambia
23 countries offer an eVisa option for Malagasy passport holders, who can use it for short visits to their territory.
Maximum stay with eVisa in hand ranges from 30 to 90 days. Each country sets its own regulations regarding the duration of the visit. Typically, all you need to complete the eVisa application process is a working email address, a valid passport, and access to any online payment methods.
The application takes just a few minutes and the approved e-visa will be sent directly to the applicant’s email address in PDF format.
eVisa holders can enjoy all activities related to travel, business and transit, such as:
  • Going on a relaxing getaway
  • Exploring foreign destinations
  • Visiting one’s friends and family
  • Going on a business trip
  • Attending a meeting, conference, or seminar
  • Taking a layover while transiting

Visa on Arrival

A visa on arrival is a type of travel permit that can be issued upon arrival at the chosen destination.
Travelers must process their visas at the nearest border checkpoint after queuing for their turn.

List of countries that offer a Visa on Arrival for Malagasy citizens

  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Bolivia
  • Cambodia
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Iran
  • Laos
  • Malawi
  • The Maldives
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Lucia
  • Senegal
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tuvalu
  • Zambia
30 countries allow Malagasy citizens to apply for a visa after arriving in their territory.
This means that visiting the destinations listed above can take place without the need for visa processing before the planned trip. Instead, Malagasy passport holders should check whether supporting documents need to be attached to the visa-on-arrival application.
Then, prepare documents (if any) and move to the selected location. The actual application process takes place upon arrival at the nearest border checkpoint.
Travelers should request a visa application form upon arrival and fill it out carefully to avoid errors in the data provided. Next, travelers must submit completed forms to the border gate and pay document issuance fees (if necessary).
An approved entry visa allows its holder to stay abroad for a short period of time, usually 30 or 90 days.
Additionally, all recreational, professional and public transport-related activities are delegated to the VoA holder.
Allows you to easily go on vacation, international business travel or simply in transit.
It’s worth noting that many countries that offer a VoA option for foreign visitors also have an eVisa option.
Using eVisas can help Malagasy citizens avoid long lines upon arrival and allow them to prepare for their trip.

Embassy visa

An embassy visa is a traditional visa that is typically stamped on a traveler's passport and processed once the application process is complete at the embassy or consulate of the chosen foreign destination.

List of countries that require Malagasy citizens to present a valid Embassy visa upon arrival

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bhutan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • The Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • The Republic of the Congo
  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • The Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • The Dominican Republic
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gambia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guinea
  • Guyana
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • The Marshall Islands
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • The Solomon Islands
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sudan
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Tonga
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • The United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
126 countries still cite embassy visas among the entry rules applicable to Malagasy passport holders when they visit their territories. This means that if a person is planning a trip from Madagascar to any of the destinations listed above, he or she must apply for a regular visa at the country’s embassy or consulate.
selected foreign country.
Applying for an embassy visa can be a complicated process, depending on the specific destination.
However, this often requires travelers to prepare various supporting documents to confirm the planned trip.
Supporting documents vary depending on the visa type of the chosen embassy and the purpose of the visitor abroad. Once the necessary documents have been collected, the traveler must fill out the embassy’s visa application form by visiting the official website of the relevant official organization.
The application form must not contain any errors, misspellings or misleading information and must be approved by the competent authority of that country.
The next step will be to submit the complete application (visa application form and supporting documents) to the embassy. The traveler may then have to pay a visa fee and sometimes even have to go through a visa interview. Embassy-approved visas can be used for short-term and long-term trips, depending on the type chosen.
Additionally, some countries offer regular visas not only for leisure, business or transit but also for working, studying and even living abroad.

Visa-free countries

Currently, 20 destinations grant Malagasy citizens visa-free entry, allowing them to visit their territory for a short period of time without needing any type of visa.

  • Benin
  • Dominica
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Eswatini
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Micronesia
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • The Philippines
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zimbabwe
Since traveling without a visa does not require Malagasy citizens to apply for any type of visa, visiting any of these destinations is quite simple and does not require much preparation.
Malagasy citizens will need a valid passport or ID. Which one is necessary depends on the chosen destination. Additionally, some countries may require some additional documents to further confirm the purpose of their visit. Supporting documents may include proof of hotel reservations for your stay, return tickets, or proof of sufficient funds for the planned trip. Once arriving at the chosen visa-free destination, Malagasy citizens can enjoy all travel related to tourism, business or transit, such as:
  • Going on a relaxing getaway
  • Making friends and family visits
  • Exploring new destinations
  • Looking for new business opportunities
  • Educating oneself at a business seminar
  • Creating new business connections at a conference
  • Taking a stopover on one’s way to reach another foreign country

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