Madagascar is a huge island nation off the southeast coast of Africa, It is the fourth largest island in the world. It is home to thousands of animal species, such as lemurs, found nowhere else, plus rainforests, beaches and reefs. Its capital in Antananarivo, and near the busy capital is Ambohimanga, a hillside complex of royal palaces and burial grounds.
The currency in use is the Malagasy ariary, and the official languages are Madagascar and French.
Types of Visa to Madagascar
There are a couple of visa types available to intending travels into Madagascar.
- Business visa
- Tourist visa
- Work visa
Where to Go
There is no Madagascan embassy or consulate here in Nigeria, nationals of any country can obtain a visa valid for 30 days upon arrival in Madagascar.
For stays over one month, application for a visa from the nearest Madagascan Embassy would be required. There is a Madagascan consulate in Nairobi, Kenya, you would want to establish correspondence with them.
Madagascan Honorary Consulate in Nairobi, Kenya
AACC Building, Westlands, P.O. Box 14205 00800, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: (+254) 20 445 2410
Fax: (+254) 20 444 3241
The following are required documents that should be provided when applying for a Madagascan business visa.
Visa application form completely filled (in block letters) and signed.
Recent passport sized photographs which captures the full face with a light background is required.
International passport with validity exceeding the expected return date, with at least two blank pages.
Copy of the passports data sheet (page on which the photo is located).
Copies of your previous visas (if any).
A cover letter stating the purpose of visit to Madagascar and itinerary.
Flight Itinerary with dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Madagascar.
Health Insurance. Proof of health insurance covering international travel.
Hotel reservation for the duration of the intended stay in Madagascar.
A proof of your civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse if applicable).
Proof of legal stay (if the application is not presented in the country of origin).
Proof of sufficient financial means for the period of stay in Madagascar.
If you will be receiving financial support from a host or other sponsor in Madagascar, their bank statement would be required. Please provide a copy of that individual's bank statement. Please note that the invitation letter from your host should specifically state the types of support they will be providing (financial, accommodations, etc.).
Original Business letter, signed by the inviting company on the company letter paper, providing information about the travel purpose.
Proof of previous trade relations between the two companies, if any exists.
Certificate of employment (if employed).
If you are retired please submit proof of your retirement fund.
A certificate from your employer stating/allowing your business travel (if employed).
Trade register excerpt or the like (for self-employed).
Bank statement for the last 3 months.
Proof of group travel (if the travel is going to done in a group).
Trade License (first issued and present renewal).
According to each individual case the competent embassy may request for additional documentation.
For further information, and all types of visas, please call or visit the appropriate embassy or consulate.