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Settling in Monaco

Fulfilling the requirements

Anyone who is more than 16 years of age and wishes to reside in Monaco for more than three months in a year, must apply for a residence permit issued by the Monégasque authorities, according to the Convention Franco-Monégasque de Voisinage of 18 May 1963 and the  Ordinance no. 3.153 of 19 March 1964 pertaining to conditions for entry and residence of foreign nationals in the Principality .

European Economic Area Nationals   (EEA Nationals):
An identity card or valid passport is sufficient. No visa is required.

Non-European Economic Area Nationals   (Non-EEA Nationals):
Before making any application to the Principality, you must apply for a long-term visa for Monaco, issued by the French authorities. Please note that minors also require a visa.
Contact the French Consulate  in your country of residence. The procedures to follow are different depending on your nationality and the country you live in.

In all cases, you must:

  • Prove that you have accommodation in Monaco that is of sufficient size for the household
  • Guarantee that you have sufficient financial resources:
    • Have an employment contract
    • Or be the manager or director of a company, or self-employed, or in the process of starting up a business
    • Or be supported by a third party
    • Or have sufficient savings
  • Prove that you are of good character (criminal records information or equivalent) 

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Obtaining a residence permit

Applications for residence permits are dealt with by the Residency, Certifications and Lost-and-Found Section  of the Police Department. The application process varies depending on the plans and the background of the applicant.

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Monaco Embassy to United Kingdom

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United Kingdom

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