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Top 6 tips if you are relocating to Morocco

Relocation can be one of the most stressful experiences in life, so it's important to have a clear plan and the right team in place to make the process as smooth as possible. When relocating to Morocco it's helpful to keep the following in mind:

  1. Consult a professional or someone who can help you understand the process and Visa options for you based on your specific situation. For example, if you are a retiree and simply want to enjoy your time in the country, then applying for the right kind of Visa will allow you to enjoy restful days all while saving money and time in the process.

  2. Do what you can when you can. Many of the tasks of relocation require waiting on certain administrative paperwork to be completed until you can move to the next task.

  3. Understand your timeline. Much of the administrative paperwork expires after a period of time, and so ensuring that you are executing the tasks in a timely manner as well as not getting frustrated when one part of the process takes longer than expected will be critical to a smooth and successful relocation.

  4. Set clear goals. If you are planning to invest in Morocco (ie business, real estate, NGO work) then you will need to understand how to set yourself up for success from the very beginning, ensuring that your dream of investing doesn't turn into a nightmare.

  5. Be prepared to deal with lengthy and seemingly pointless administration processes. While Morocco has made some steps into the digital age, Visa application and administration has yet to embrace it, making each step of the process more cumbersome than you may be used to. Having a professional to help guide you through the moments of, "is this normal?" will save a lot of headache.

  6. Do not just assume that using a tourist Visa will be a workable solution, especially in the COVID era. International travel has a lot of friction compared to just a few short years ago due to the effects of COVID, but also political issues have also combined to making traveling in and out of the country more costly and complex.

Written by Robert Cotten, Founder of BIG rentals

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