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  17.01.2006 Formalities: Morocco
Date of Border Crossing January 2006
Point of Entry Ceuta
Passport and Visa Passport has to be valid for at least another 6 months but no visa was required. You do however need a white Entry form. Ask for those when you buy your tickets for the ferry and have them filled out by the time you get to the border.
Insurance Our Green Insurance Card from Europe covers Morocco and this got checked at the border. If you don't have insurance you can buy it at the border.
Drivers Licence Did not get checked, but I am sure that officially you are required to have one.
Motorcycle papers You only need your vehicles registration papers from home. At the border at the 'Vehicle Customs Office' you then have to pick up a green form which you have to fill out. They basically want to know your licence plate number, type and model of vehicle and chassis number.
Licence plates -
How it went

On driving up to the border we passed a lot of guys trying to flag us down, waving the white customs forms. We ignored these guys and drove all the way to the border. Don't worry about going to far, they will stop you. Once you stop there will be other guys offering to help you with the paperwork. If you do accept somebody's help, you should tip them one or two Euros not more. But the procedure is fairly straightforward so you will manage on your own.
First take the passports and the white entry form to the immigrations booth. There your passport and the entry form will get stamped.
Next go to the booth marked 'Vehicle douane ' to pick up a green form for each vehicle. Once you have this form filled out, return the the same booth and bring proof of insurance (green card) and the vehicle registration paper. They will stamp the form and hand it back to you.
Next look around for an guy in uniform standing around not doing much of anything. He will be the one checking all your papers and then let you pass to the gate.
At the gate passport and green vehicle card get checked and then you are free to go.

Point of Exit Tangier
How it went What ever you do, show up early and bring a lot of patience, you will have to queue a lot. First you have to queue at the ticket booth for the ferry, so exchange your ticket for a boarding card. Unfortunately you need the boarding card to do the rest of the paperwork so there is not much hope in speeding the process up by splitting up.
Next you have to go to the Customs Office to get an exit stamp in your passport. Then you can drive out of the waiting area towards the ferry. At some point you will get stopped and somebody will want the green vehicle form which also has to get stamped. That's it you are free to board.
Additional Information

No fees of any kind were charged at the border. Not for entering and not for exiting.

These are the details of the border crossing into this particular country. The information is correct as of the date on which the border was crossed. But, due to the stability and vagaries of the regimes involved, it is prudent that you get additional data directly from the embassy involved, preferably in your own country. Also you should keep in mind that the procedure can vary depending on exactly who is on duty. So never assume anything is a particular way, and regardless of what anyone says, the impossible is often possible if you are in the right place at the right time. Good Luck.


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