Long-Term Housing

Minimum Rental Periods

The minimum rental agreement period is typically 1 year.

Required Documents for Signing a Lease

Typical requirements to sign a lease are:

• Valid passport
• Proof of funds
• Work permit

Standard Security Deposit

The security deposit is equivalent to 1 months’ rent.

Local Norm for Returning the Security Deposit

The security deposit is returned when the following conditions are met:

• Damages to be repaired
• Professional cleaning to be done
• All utility accounts settled in full

The landlord is entitled to deduct from the deposit for damages and outstanding utility payments.

Rental Commission

Should you utilize the services of a real estate agent to help you in your search, agencies usually collect rental commission equal to 1 months’ rent.

Payment of Rental Commission

Payment of the agent’s rental commission is typically split between the tenant and landlord.

Accepted Method of Payment

Wire transfers and cash are accepted methods of payment.


Local Requirements

Residency Requirements

When moving to Morocco you may want or need to establish residency.  Requirements may include obtaining a work and residency permit.

It is advisable to connect with a local expert to identify any additional requirements and advise on support available to assist in meeting the local requirements.


Obtaining a Driver’s License


The application for a driver’s license depends on many factors such as gender, job role, level of qualification, origin country, and length of period that current license has been held for; therefore required documents vary case by case.

Additional Notes

There is no guarantee for an application to be accepted and the process can be lengthy with resubmission often being required.


Opening a Bank Account

Required Documents

In order to open a bank account, you may be asked for:

• Valid passport
• Residency visa
• Salary Certificate

Time Required

It may take 1-3 days for your account opening to be complete.