FAQs Monaco Residency

  • I need to renew my residency card. What should I do?

    Your residence card should be renewed on or before the expiry date. You need to complete a Resident Card Renewal Form and submit it to Residents’ Section together with:

    a) The two most recent electricity bills relating to your accommodation.

    b) Proof of income (such as your latest salary slip, authorisation for a particular work activity or a bank reference from a bank in Monaco).

    c) A valid passport or ID card.

  • My card is lost / stolen. What do I need to do?

    If your residence permit has been lost or stolen, you can request a duplicate. You should provide a statement of loss / theft and submit this declaration together with a Resident Card Duplicate Form completed to the Residents' Section.

  • Can I wait until the renewal of my residency card to notify the Residents’ Section of any changes of address or family/professional situation?

    No. All changes of address or situation must be reported within eight days at the Residents' Section, even if your residence card is still valid.

  • When will my children need to apply for a residency card?

    Parents should ensure that any child celebrating his or her 16th birthday applies for their own residency card.

  • I need a Certificate of Residency. What do I need to do?

    The Residents’ Section delivers a Certificate of Residency only if you have lived in the Principality for more than six months, unless you provide documents justifying an exemption. Residence certificates are valid six months.

  • How much deposit does the bank require to provide a “certificate of sufficient funds” to live in Monaco?

    The minimum requirement is Euros 500,000 or equivalent per person/couple deposited with a Monaco bank.

  • Could I live in a property owned by my company?

    You could live in a property owned by your company as long as you provide the following documents:

    - The company’s Articles of Association.

    - Proof of shares held or a certificate confirming your shareholding in the company.

  • Do I need a “certificate of sufficient funds” from the bank if I’m self-employed/ manager or director of a company in Monaco?

    You will not require a certificate from the bank as long as you provide:

    - A copy of the relevant Trade and Industry Register entry.

  • Do I need a “certificate of sufficient funds” from the bank if I start a business?

    You will not need a certificate from the bank if you provide:

    -A receipt from the Business Development Agency confirming the admissibility of your application to start a business.

  • Do the necessary documents to be provided at interview need to be originals, translated into French and recently dated?

    You must provide original copies of the documents requested. These will be returned to you at the end of the interview. Where documents are not in French, English or Italian, a translation must be supplied.

    The following documents that need to be dated less than 3 months before your interview include:

    -Certificate of Sufficient Funds from the bank.

    -Electricity bill.

    -Criminal record.

  • Do I need to provide a police record from my previous country of residency?

    You will need to provide a copy of your criminal record from the country or last countries in which you have resided in the five years prior to your arrival in Monaco.

  • I am a non EU national and a French resident for more than a year. Do I need a visa for a Monaco residence permit?

    You should apply for a transfer of your French residency from the French Consulate in Monaco.

  • I am a non EU national .Which embassy do I need to apply for a long stay visa?

    You must apply for a long-stay visa (type D) for Monaco through the French Consulate closest to your most recent place of residence.

  • I am an EU national. How long does it take to get the residency card after the Police interview?

    Once your case is approved, your residence card should be available for you to collect from the Residents Section after 6 to 8 weeks.

  • I am a non EU national. How long does it take to get the residency card after the Police interview?

    Once your case is approved, your residence card should be available for collection from the Residents Section after 20 days from the Police interview.