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Travel Document Type
Landing Authorisation (30 days)
USD 37.00 (to Pay on Arrival)
Byevisa Processing Fee
4 business days
Travel Document Type
Landing Authorisation (60 days)
USD 45.00 (to Pay on Arrival)
Byevisa Processing Fee
4 business days
All About the Madagascar Visa
Madagascar requires tourists to have a visa to enter the country. In 2017 the government launched its Electronic Visa (eVisa) system to grant what is called a Landing Authorisation to visitors who want to explore this island off the east coast of Africa.
Fortunately, the process of obtaining your authorisation online is quick and easy because tourists from all countries, with the exception of Palestine, have the option of applying electronically. The Madagascar Landing Authorisation is valid for up to either 30 or 60 days, depending on the length of time you select when you apply, and is valid for Single Entry only.
Applying for your Landing Authorisation with Byevisa gets you on your way to the land that’s home to a quarter of the planet’s primates. You can complete your application from any electronic device, anywhere in the world. So no longer do you have to get up early in the morning to wait in long queues at the embassy.
Everything you need to know about applying for your Madagascar eVisa is here. The application process is straightforward and, once it’s approved, Byevisa will send your authorisation by email for you to print and take with you.
Madagascar eVisa versus Visa on Arrival
Applying for an eVisa is done online before you go and is sent to your email once it’s approved. The eVisa approval gives you the Landing Authorisation you need to enter the country. With this authorisation, you’ll pay a fee of either 37.00 USD or 45.00 USD in person when you arrive in the country, the cost depending on the length of time you select to visit, either 30 or 60 days.
Byevisa’s application process saves you time, so you can have your document ready when you land to get you started on your adventure sooner. All you need to do is show your authorisation at the airport, either printed or on your smartphone.
In contrast, a Visa on Arrival (VoA) is generally obtained at the port where you arrive and is valid for 30 days. However, this process may involve long queues and you need to fill out complex forms by hand. The online Landing Authorisation lets you bypass the queues and save time.
Madagascar Visa Requirements and Eligibility
Electronic applications are accepted for visitors from all countries except Palestine, as long as you’re travelling for tourist purposes.
There are two types of Landing Authorisation:
- The 30-day visa is valid for stays up to 1 month after you arrive, enough to explore some of the island’s stunning national parks, baobob forests and Tsingy de Bemahara badlands.
- The 60-day visa allows tourists to stay up to 2 months, giving you more time to get to know the unique Malagasy culture.
Both types are Single Entry only. So if you plan to hop over to the neighbouring island of Mauritius to the east or Mozambique to the west, then return to Madagascar, you’ll need to apply for authorisations for the number of times you intend to come back. Make sure your intended travel dates match your eVisas.
Byevisa charges a fee to process your application on your behalf. In addition, when you arrive, you’ll pay the Madagascar government’s visa fee to immigration officials, depending on the length of your visa, either 37.00 USD for 30 days or 45.00 USD for 60 days.
You’ll need to provide confirmation of your return or onward travel confirmation when you arrive at Madagascar’s immigration control.
When you arrive at Madagascar, you’ll also need to present your passport, making sure it is valid for at least 6 months from your arrival date, and that all the information on your authorisation matches your passport data.
You’ll be required to present a certificate of yellow fever vaccination upon arrival if you’re coming from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. This also applies if you spend more than 12 hours transiting through an airport in a high-risk country. You can check if you’ll need this certificate on the World Health Organisation’s website.
Madagascar Visa Application Process
As you apply for your eVisa, Byevisa guides you through every step. To make your application, you need to pay Byevisa’s fees either using your credit or debit card, or via PayPal.
If you’re wondering how long it takes, Byevisa can process your application in 4 to 6 business days. Madagascar’s government requires applications to be submitted at least 4 business days before your trip, so give yourself ample time to complete the application.
Your authorisation is valid up to 30 or 60 days, so if your plans change, you need to apply again by entering your new travel dates and paying the processing fee.
You receive your travel document in electronic format from Byevisa, so make sure we can get it to you by entering the correct email address.
Madagascar eVisa Application Form
Applying for your eVisa with Byevisa gets you on your way faster. You provide some personal information along with your trip details, and then you enter your bank card number to pay the fee. We also offer the option of paying with PayPal.
The government’s fee is 37.00 USD or 45.00 USD, depending on whether you choose a 30-day or 60-day authorisation. At Byevisa, our prices depend on the processing time you select. We offer 2 convenient options: Standard and Rapid services.
- Standard service costs 20.00 USD and gets you your eVisa in 6 business days.
- Rapid service, for 30.00 USD, processes your authorisation in 4 business days.
How to complete your eVisa application for Madagascar using Byevisa:
1. Choose your nationality and where you’re going, in this case Madagascar.
After selecting your country, you see Byevisa’s processing fee and timeframe, plus the Madagascar government’s fee. You can select from either the 30-day or 60-day eVisa, depending on your travel plans.
2. The ‘Apply Now’ button takes you to the next page, where you start your application and enter your personal data:
- An email address where we send your approved authorisation and communicate with you.
- Your travel dates.
- Your name and surname as they appear in your passport.
- Your gender.
- The country of your citizenship.
- Your birth date.
- The country where you were born.
- The country where you currently reside.
- Your passport number, and the date it was issued as well as the date it expires.
3. To finish, you pay the Madagascar visa processing fee by entering your bank card number or using PayPal. To finalise and send your information, click ‘Submit Payment.’
4. Upon approval of your application, we email the official document to you. This is the document you show upon arrival, and you can either print it out or show it on your smartphone.
We process your application in the timeframe you selected. In general, your eVisa will be ready in either 4 or 6 business days.
Madagascar eVisa Status Check
Have you applied for your Madagascar visa and want to see if it’s been approved? You can check the status or get in touch with us for any other reason as follows:
To get in touch with us regarding your application, click the ‘Status’ button in the website menu. This will take you to our support request page, where you fill in:
- The name and surname you used to apply.
- Your email address.
- Choose the reason for your inquiry from the drop-down menu.
- Write a message detailing the support you need.
- Click ‘Submit’ to send the message.
Once we’ve received your message, someone from our customer service team responds as fast as possible. Among other things, you can find out information including:
- Whether your application has been approved.
- If it’s still pending approval, which is likely if you’re still within the processing timeframe.
- The start date and expiration date of your authorisation.
- If your application was rejected and the reason.
Before reaching out, remember that your eVisa timeframe for processing will be either 4 or 6 business days. Please only send a message if you haven’t heard from us by the end of this processing time, since before then we’re likely still working on your application.
How Much Does a Madagascar Visa Cost?
The Madagascar government charges 37.00 USD for a 30-day eVisa or 45.00 USD for a 60-day eVisa. However, these fees are paid upon your arrival to the country.
The only amount you pay online is the fee Byevisa charges to process your application. Letting Byevisa handle the paperwork means you have more time to map out your visit to the Tsingy nature reserve.
Byevisa’s fees depend on how quickly you need your travel pass. Standard service costs 20.00, and Rapid service costs 30.00 USD
More Madagascar Visa Questions and Information
In case you’ve still got questions about the process, we’ve provided some helpful additional information below.