How to apply for a residence permit
Direction de la Sûreté Publique - Division de Police Administrative
Stade louis II, entrée B, étage 1
MC 98000 MONACO
Residency, Certifications and Lost-and-Found Section :
Residency Section (+377) 93 15 30 17
Lost-and-Found Section (+377) 93 15 30 18
Opening Hours : from 9h00 to 17h00 from monday to friday
Principle and conditions
Anyone who is at least 16 years of age and wishes to reside in Monaco for more than three months in a year, or set up home in the Principality, must apply for a residence permit from the Monégasque authorities. Residence permits are not issued to minors under the age of 16; a Travel document for a foreign minor may be issued to enable overseas travel.
Once an application for a residence permit has been submitted, a ‘temporary’ card valid for one year may be issued, for which there are no particular length of residency requirements. The fee for issuing a first permit is €80.
The requirements for foreigners settling in Monaco vary depending on the nationality of the applicant.
In all cases, you must be able to prove that you have:
Accommodation in Monaco which is large enough to accommodate those living there, through:
- Being the owner of a house or apartment; or
- Being the director or unit holder of a company which owns a house or apartment; or
- Renting a house or apartment; or
- Staying with a close relative, your spouse, or partner with whom you are living as a couple
Sufficient financial resources, by means of:
- A salary; or
- Professional income (independent commercial activity or through a company); or
- Sufficient savings (the sum which is judged sufficient depends on the banking establishment in Monaco providing the reference); or
- Being supported by a relative, spouse or partner with whom you are living as a couple
Good character, by supplying a copy of your criminal records information or equivalent (Certificato penale + Certificato dei carichi pendenti in Italy, Führungszeugnis in Germany, Copy of Police Records in the United Kingdom, FBI Background Check in the United States, etc.), issued by the authorities of the last country or two countries in which you have resided in the five years prior to your arrival in Monaco.
If your circumstances do not match those described above or if there is a good reason why you are unable to supply one of the documents required, please contact the Residency, Certifications and Lost-and-Found Section, which will review your situation.
If you leave Monaco, you must surrender your residence permit.