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New to Casablanca....

Post Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:18 pm

Hi everyone,

My name's Amy and i'll be moving to Casablanca in July. I've got an interview to be an English teacher at the Business School in Casa (does anyone know it?). Seems all good, so I hope that i'll get a job there.

I was just wondering if someone could tell me what to do with regards to paperwork etc before I come over. What do I need to do? Also with regards to health insurance be honest, i'd just appreciate it if someone could tell me what formalities I need to go through, and what to do before I move over there? Very Happy Will it be hard to get a visa to stay there for longer? Will I need to go to Casa, secure my job and come back to London for any paperwork? I want to have any paperwork done beforehand to avoid having to come back to London.

Also, I was wondering if there are any gyms in Casablanca (random question I know!). Do they have swimming pools there like in England or do they have aerobic classes etc.

I will actually be moving over there with my boyfriend, and he wants to take his car to Morocco. Will this be a problem?

Well I think that is all for the moment hehe. I'll probably have more questions later..... thanks in advance for any replies! Maybe we could possibly meet up once i'm in Morocco...who knows!



Re: New to Casablanca....

Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:12 pm

Hello Amy,
Welcome to Expat Focus, I do hope you enjoy your time with us, we are a friendly bunch, I can not help with your questions but can offer you some advice. Have you tried visiting the Moroccon Embasy site to sort out visa's? they are useful and would welcome your enquiries.

Good Luck
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Re: New to Casablanca....

Post Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 4:40 pm

Hello Amy,

My name is Sherif and I live in Casablanca. To answer your questions.
1. I don't know how it is to be working for the Business School but generally there are many language schools and competition is high, so I won't worry. I'll try to get informed for next time.
2. You don't need to do anything for the paperwork until you are physically in Morocco. You will need generally your passeport, your degrees and your experience validated if you have any, and of course your employer will get you a contract validated by the labour ministry that you will present to the authorities to get your working permit.
3. You do not need any visa if you are from the European Union, USA and Canada. You are allowed to stay up to 3 months, after that you need the work permit (Carte de sejour).
4. There are many high stand gyms, for instance Moving (French Franchise)... You can be pretty sure to have a mulitude of choice. Of course, swimming pool and Aerobics are offered and lot more.
5. Your boyfriend can bring his car of course, since you will be staying together and working in Morocco. You will get more information on this matter from the Moroccan Embassy in London.
Glad to help you.
If you need any other info, feel free to let me know.


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