Long-stay visa and resident card
Assistance service for applications for long-stay visas and residence permits for foreigners wishing to settle in Madagascar
Are you looking to invest in Madagascar? Have you recently become the CEO of a company based in Madagascar? Are you planning to continue your studies at universities and colleges in Madagascar?
Or do you want to settle in Madagascar as an expatriate or retired worker? Do you want to be closer to your family in Madagascar as a permanent resident?
Do you need to carry out a scientific mission or research for a period of more than 03 months in Madagascar?
If these different situations concern you, it is because you need both a long-stay visa and/or a biometric resident card on Malagasy soil.
Agent In Mada is one of the best consultants in the field of assistance in obtaining long-stay visas and residence permits. We offer you a quality service with a 100% transparency approach.
With a team of consultants, experts in the field of the constitution of residence files for foreigners, Agent In Mada offers you an assistance service at an affordable price and within a short time, we will process long-term visa applications from expatriates wishing to settle in Madagascar in a sustainable manner.
Why are the long-stay visa and the residence permit essential to live in complete peace of mind on Malagasy soil?
SWithout a long-stay visa or residence permit, a foreigner may neither settle in Madagascar for a period of more than 3 months for any reason, nor engage in any pecuniary activity, nor invest or start a business.
Only the long-stay visa and the residence permit open the door to all these activities on the Big Island.
Foreigners holding a residence permit on Malagasy territory may also enter or leave Madagascar without a visa. They can move freely throughout Madagascar.
However, the procedure for obtaining work permits, long-stay visas and residence permits on Malagasy territory is often long and quite complicated. The help of a professional who is familiar with all the procedures involved in applying for a long-stay visa will be useful to you.
Not only does Agent In Mada’s assistance save you time and money, it will also save you the frustration of endless queues and back and forth between offices. Even better, by entrusting us with your application for a long-stay visa or residence permit, you ensure that you have every chance of success, thanks to the expertise of our consultants.
The different stages of the procedure for applying for a long-stay visa and card for residents of Madagascar
Whatever the reason for your immigration project in Madagascar, before leaving your current country of residence, you must obtain a convertible visa from a Malagasy diplomatic representation near you: Madagascar’s embassy or consulate.
What is the Transformable Visa for Madagascar?
The convertible visa is the key element of all your subsequent steps, in particular for obtaining your long-stay visa or your residence permit on the Big Island.
The convertible visa is a one-month visa only. You can obtain it from a Malagasy diplomatic representation located in your current country of residence.
One month to transform your convertible visa into a long-stay visa and a resident card
As soon as you arrive in Madagascar, you have one month to transform your short-term visa into a long-term visa. To do this, you must join the EDBM, the one-stop shop in charge of long-stay visas in Madagascar, as soon as possible in order to submit your application.
Once the formalities with the EDBM have been completed, you will be asked to go to the Ministry of the Interior to finalize your request.
The time required to issue your visa will depend on the regularity of your situation, the documents required, whether or not they are complete.
You may have to make several round trips between the offices: commune, EDBM, Ministry of the Interior, during the period of constitution of your long-stay visa.
However, you may not have enough time for these trips. This is why Agent In Mada is at your disposal to assist you in your project.
Entrust us with your long-stay visa and residence permit application file and devote your time to more important things such as: meeting your future partners or recruiting your future employees, etc.
Long-stay visa and resident card… For whom? What documents are required? How much do they amount to?
Whether you are an investor, an expatriate worker, an intern or student, a missionary, a retired person or a candidate for family reunification, you must pay a certain amount and provide certain documents to prepare your application for a long-stay visa and a residence permit on Malagasy soil.
The common documents to be attached to your long-stay visa application, regardless of your status
Whatever your status (investor, missionary, etc.), you should provide the following documents:
|Titles of documents||Exemplary number|
|Recent passport photos||6 pieces|
|Request to the Ministry of the Interior||1 ex|
|Notification information with e-mail address and mobile phone number (downloadable from EDBM website)||2 ex|
|Declaration on honour with legalized signature||2 ex|
|Copy of the first 3 pages of the passport + pages where the convertible visa is located||1 ex|
|Criminal record of less than 3 months from the country of origin, but to be translated into French (if 1st request)||1 ex|
|Certificate of residence in Madagascar||1 ex|
|Copy of the round-trip flight ticket (if 1st request)||1 ex|
|Certificate of registration in the criminal record of foreigners from the local police office||1 ex|
In addition to this list of documents to be provided, other documents depending on your status.
Additional documents to be provided with your long-stay visa application if you wish to settle on the Big Island as an investor
If you are an investor, applicant for permanent residence in Madagascar, here are some additional documents you should provide:
|Titles of documents||Exemplary number|
|Status of your company||1 ex|
|Statistical sheet of the company||1 ex|
|RCS extract or Trade and Companies Register||1 ex|
|Company tax card||1 ex|
|Bank certificate of the company||1 ex|
|Opening balance sheet of the company||1 ex|
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