Every person wanting to enter Morocco with a vehicle that’s not registered in his/her own personal name, must carry a “procuration”. This is a document (blank version provided by us) filled in by the real owner (as mentioned on the car or bike papers) in which he/she clearly allows the other person to temporarily bring the vehicle into Morocco.
This document is not valid unless it has been validated by an official: this official can be the people at the local town hall, a notary or a lawyer. Make sure they put an “official” stamp on the document. In fact the validation is a “verification of signature” i.e. somebody has to check and approve that the person filling in the procuration is in fact the owner of the vehicle and not just anybody. Therefore the owner needs to present himself with the filled in document, his ID-card and the car papers.
In case the owner is not a real person but for instance a company, the procuration needs to be signed by one of the statutory owners and he/she has to go to the townhall/notary/lawyer with not only the above mentioned documents, but also with the company statutes showing his/her name.
Please find an example of a filled out procuration here. You can find a blank version of the procuration document here.
3.4.Temporary import of all vehicles that are not trucks
If you enter Morocco with 1 vehicle which is NOT a truck (anything else goes: cars, bikes, quads, campers, vans), you can do so with a “temporary import of small vehicles in the context of tourism”. Nowadays you no longer have to fill in customs forms in advance. The temporary import is done on the ferry or at the border.
3.5.the ATA Carnet:
If you enter Morocco with a truck, an ATA Carnet is obligatory. It’s also crucial that the truck itself is put on the carnet, next to the list of all transported goods and vehicles: motorbikes, quads, spare gear boxes, extra engine, compressor, power generator, etc. When all transported vehicles are mentioned on the Carnet ATA, 1 truck driver can enter an unlimited number of vehicles into Morocco. You can order a Carnet ATA at your local Chamber of Commerce. Before leaving your own country, you should pay a visit to a local customs office where the mentioned goods are counted and the carnet stamped for a first time.
More information about customs formalities can be found here. In the course of February, all participants will receive an email about this with all the necessary information.