Procedure Studying and working in Monaco through Youth Mobility Scheme

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Ambassade de Monaco Au Royaume Uni

7, Upper Grosvenor Street
W1K 2LX Londres

Ms Evelyne GENTA :
(+44) 207 318 10 81

Fax : (+44) 207 493 45 63

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7, Upper Grosvenor Street
W1K 2LX Londres

Phone : (+44) 207 318 10 81

Fax : (+44) 207 493 45 63

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Principle and conditions

Monaco’s Youth Mobility Scheme (YMS) has the objective of providing young British citizens with the opportunity to experience life in Monaco. The scheme is quota-based and operates on a reciprocal basis.

Eligibility requirements

You can apply for a Youth Mobility Scheme certificate if you:

  • Are aged 18 to 30
  • Are a British citizen, habitually resident in the United Kingdom or who can produce a valid Monegasque residence permit 
  • Have at least 2000 € in savings
  • Want to live and work in Monaco for up to 12 months

 

You can’t apply if you have:

  • children who live with you
  • children you’re financially responsible for
  • already been in Monaco under the scheme

 

The YMS status is only granted on an individual basis: spouses or partners of YMS participants wishing to live in the Principality have to qualify independently to participate in the scheme or otherwise meet the regulations in force relating to the residency of foreigners.  

Works you can do

You are free to do whatever work you like in the Principality during the period of validity of the YMS certificate, except for:

  • self-employment
  • working as a professional sportsperson (including a sports coach)
  • working for the Monegasque civil service or for the town council
  • working as a doctor in training

 

However, no individual job or work experience placement may exceed six months in duration. Employers need to submit copies of YMS certificates to the Employment Office to notify them when they accept YMS participants.

YMS certificate holders may also engage in privately-funded studies, voluntary work (in compliance with Monaco’s laws, directives and regulations) and au pair placements as they wish. 

The YMS candidate must make his/her own research for finding work experience placements and/or individual jobs in the Principality. Participants are not required to work and work is not guaranteed for them.

YMS Quota

Up to 1000 YMS certificates are granted for each calendar year. Once the quota has been filled no further applications are accepted or granted until the next year of the Scheme.

1

Obtaining and completing the form

To get the form you can :

  • Download it here  Download file Application form Application form
  • Collect it from Monaco Embassy to United Kingdom

2

Collating the documents

You must submit:

  • The completed YMS certificate application form
  • A valid British passport (the period granted for of YMS participation will not be permitted to extend beyond a date six months prior to the expiry date of the participant’s valid national passport)
  • A valid Monegasque residence permit (if applicable)
  • One photograph approx. 35mm x 45mm in size (taken within 6 months) 
  • Evidence for funds under the last 3 months bank statements 

3

Submitting the application

  • If you are currently in the UK, the application should be submitted to:

Embassy of Monaco
7, Upper Grosvenor Street
W1K 2LX Londres
United Kingdom

Phone: (+44) 207 318 10 81
Fax: (+44) 207 493 45 63

 

  • If you are already in Monaco, the application should be submitted to:

Département des Relations Extérieures et de la Coopération
Ministère d’État
Place de la Visitation
MC 98000 MONACO

Phone: (+377) 98 98 89 04
Fax: (+377) 98 98 85 54

4

Paying the fees

The application fee is 150 €.

You should pay it in Euro by bank transfer, free of charge for Monaco, to the specific YMS bank account:

Bank: CAMEFI MONACO
Beneficiary: TRESORERIE GENERALE DES FINANCES - MONACO
IBAN: MC58 1589 9079 9000 0214 5774 509
BIC: CMCIMCM1

5

Receiving the answer

Applications should be considered quickly. However, as they must meet YMS eligibility requirements, checks may be made in respect of the supporting documents an applicant submits with his/her application.

YMS certificates will be sent by post or electronic mail to successful applicants.

In case of refusal, you will be advised by post and electronic mail, with notice of rejection, between 4 weeks from reception of the application.

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Entering and working in Monaco

British citizens do not need a visa to enter Monaco. A valid British passports, is all that is required for them to enter Monaco.

However, non-Monegasques who want to work in Monaco normally need to obtain approval from the Employment Office.

In the case of British citizens participating in the YMS, employers need not seek permission to employ them, but must notify the Employment Office when they accept YMS participants for jobs or work experience placements submitting the following documents:

  • A copy of the employment contract which needs to include:
    • Details of both the YMS participant and the employer concerned
    • Details of the financial remuneration involved
    • Confirmation of the duration of the employment, which must not exceed six months
  • The YMS participant’s certificate of agreement for social security cover or for a private insurance
  • A copy of the YMS certificate
  • A copy of the work experience agreement. which needs to include:
    • Details of both the YMS participant and the company concerned
    • Details of the main purpose of the placement
    • Details of any agreed financial compensation (if applicable)
    • Confirmation of the duration of the placement, which must not exceed six months
  • The YMS participant’s certificate of agreement for social security cover or for a private insurance
  • A copy of the YMS certificate
Last update: 15/09/2016

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