Residency Permits and Visas in Monaco

If you stay in Monaco for over three months you will you need a carte de sejour residency permit. Non-EEA citizens will need a long-stay visa before making an application for residency...

Any foreign national who wishes to stay in Monaco for a period in excess of three months or take up residency must apply for a residency permit, a Carte de Séjour.

The process is different for nationals of the European Economic Area/EEA (European Union countries plus Norway and Iceland) than for non-EEA countries.

Note: the process differs for non-EU nationals who have a French residency permit.

  • Full details of entry requirements can be found on the Monaco Service Public website: Click here (in French)

Any change in address, employment or marital status must be reported to the Residents Section of the Directorate of Public Security (Direction de la Sûreté Publique).

EU/EEA Nationals

Nationals from EU/EEA member states are exempt from all visa procedures to enter Monaco. If they plan to set up residence or stay longer than three months, a residence permit must be obtained at the Residents Section of the Directorate of Public Security.

Non-EEA Nationals

Nationals moving to Monaco from outside the EEA must apply to the local French consulate in their place of residence for a visa in order to enter Monaco with the intention of residing there. Once the visa has been obtained, foreigners over the age of 16 must apply for a Monegasque residence permit at the Residents Section of the Directorate of Public Security (Direction de la Sûreté Publique).

  • Direction de la Sûreté Publique
    At
    : 3-4 rue Louis Notari, 98000 Monaco
    Tel: (+377) 93 15 30 17
    Fax: (+377) 93 15 30 60
  • For full details on documentation and forms required in order to apply for residency: Click here
  • To find a local French consulate: Click here (in French)

US Citizens

The French Embassy to the United States provides comprehensive information for US citizens moving to Monaco to take up residence.

  • For details from the Consulate General of France in the United States on obtaining a visa for Monaco: Click here
  • For a list of Monegasque Consular Offices in the US: Click here

Australian Citizens

The French Embassy to Australia provides comprehensive information for Australians moving to France or Monaco to take up residence.

Non-EU/EEA Nationals Resident in France

Non-EU/EEA nationals who have been living in France for over a year may submit an application to transfer their residence to Monaco at the French Consulate General in Monaco.

  • French Consulate-General
    At
    : Le Roc Fleuri, 1 rue du Tenao, BP 345, 98000 Monaco
    Tel: (+377) 92 16 54 60
    Fax: (+377) 92 16 54 78

Those who have been living in France for less than a year must apply for a visa at the French Consulate in the country of which they were resident immediately prior to their settlement in France.

  • For full details on documentation and forms required in order to apply for residency: Click here