Attribution of a Moroccan nationality by way of the Moroccan Mother

Article 6 : « est Marocain, l'enfant né d'un père marocain ou d'une mère marocaine »

Any individual whose mother holds a Moroccan nationality and who desires obtain such a nationality will have to first ensure the entry of his birth certificate in the civil registry (Registresd’Etat Civil Marocain) in accordance with the new provisions in the « Code de la Nationalité marocaine ».

Children born in Canada after April 2nd 2007 can be registered directly with the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Morocco in Montreal, those born prior to the aforementioned date will have to request a certificate of Moroccan Nationality (Certificat de Nationalité Marocaine).

The nationality certificate may be obtained through either of the following procedures :

  • Directly from the applicant :
    - To the Public Prosecutor of the court of first instances (Procureur du Roi près le Tribunal de Première Instance) in the place of residence in Morocco,
or,
- To the Public Prosecutor of the court of first instances in Rabat, for individuals who do not have a place of residence in Morocco;
  • Indirectly (solely for the individuals residing in Canada) :
    by sending a request through the Consulate General in Montreal, which will in turn forward the request to the Public prosecutor through the Minister of Justice.

The nationality certificate request must include the following documents:
  1. « Moroccan Nationality Certificate form » par la naissance d'une mère marocaine (please fill and print) - (Any form submitted to the Consulate must necessarily be signed in front of a Consulate Officier or a Comissionner for Oaths);
  2. One (1) integral copy of the civil registry of the mother, issued within the last three (3) months by the civil registry of her birthplace ;
  3. One (1) photocopy of the national identity card of the mother (CIN/CNIE) certified by the Consulate General ;
  4. One (1) integral copy of the birth certificate of the applicant, issued by the Civil Registry of his birthplace and stamped by the consulate (must include mother and father’s full names) ;
  5. Two (2) recent color photos of the applicant (passport format 35mmx45mm) ;
  6. One (1) photocopy of an ID, permanent resident card or passport of the applicant (only if applicant is over 18 years) ;
  7. One (1) photocopy of the Marriage Certificate of the mother (optional);
  8. « Fees » must be paid in cash or by bank order made payable to the « Consulate of Morocco ». Money orders from Canada Post, Western Union or Money Transfer as well as personalized cheques are not accepted.
After the obtainment of the ‘’Moroccan nationality certificate’’, the applicant may register his birth on the civil registry in the following ways depending on their circumstances :
  1. Only individuals born in Canada may register on the civil registry of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Morocco in Montreal;
  2. Individuals born outside Canada have to register at the Moroccan Civil Registry of their birthplace.
  3. Individuals born in Canada but permanently residing in Morocco may send a request for a Judgement Declaring birth (Jugement Déclaratif de Naissance) to the court of first instances of their place of residence in Morocco.
The registration of a birth on the Civil Registry of the Consulate General requires the following documents:
  1. « Birth recording request form » (please fill and print) - (Any form submitted to the Consulate must necessarily be signed in front of a Consulate Officier or a Comissionner for Oaths);
  2. Moroccan Nationality Certificate ;
  3. One (1) integral copy of the Civil Registry of the applicant issued by Canadian civil registry services (birth certificate with mother and father’s full names) ;
  4. One (1) integral copy of the civil registry entry of the Moroccan mother issued by the Civil Registry of her birthplace;
  5. One (1) copy of the marriage contract.
  6. « Fees » must be paid in cash or by bank order made payable to the « Consulate of Morocco ». Money orders from Canada Post, Western Union or Money Transfer as well as personalized cheques are not accepted.