Visa for Monaco

If you intend to go to Monaco, you have to apply with a French consulate to get a visa.

You have to apply with the French Consulate in Washington DC, only if you reside in one of the following states :

Deleware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia.

If you do not reside in one of those states, you have to apply with another French Consulate, depending on where you live in the United states. To know where to apply, click here.

1- Short stay visa for Monaco.

The procedure is identical to the one for the Schengen States (see "Schengen Visa"). You can, with a Schengen Visa, visite Monaco if it is not the main destination of your trip. If, however, Monaco is your main destination, an application for a visa must be presented to the French Consulate.

 

You have to apply with all the required documents in original and one copy. The visa section does not make any copies.

 

PERSONAL APPEARANCE IS MANDATORY : you cannot apply by mail.

 

- Passport valid for at least three months beyond the applicant’s last day of stay in the Schengen states (+ 1 copy of the identification page). Please make sure your passport has a blank page to affix the visa.

- 1 or 2 short stay application forms completely and clearly filled out. Please print in black. Indicate also your phone numbers and e-mail. Verify the number of forms by clicking here.

- 2 photographs (more information about the photograph). All photos must be recent, identical, passport size - 1,4" x 1,7" (3,5cm x 4,5cm) and showing face front the forehead hairline and ears on a white background, the face must take up 70-80% of the photograph.

- A proof of residency status in the USA and its copy. (green card, valid US visa and copy of valid I-20 or valid I-AP66, visas...) if you are not a US citizen. Applications for a short stay visa from holders of B1/B2 visas in the United States are subject to a heavier and longer procedures, and the personal appearance is required.

- the visa issued by the country of final destination, if needed.

- Reservation with detailed itinerary. The roundtrip airline tickets will be required only at the time the visa is issued (+ 1 copy).

- A letter from your insurance company stating that you will be covered for at least $ 40.000 during your stay in Europe for any medical and repatriation expenses (+ 1 copy) (more information).

- Proof of employment (for example, letter from the company stating continuing employment after the period of leave, and last payslip).

- Depending on the purpose of the trip , one of the documents listed below :

  • For tourism : Hotel reservation, proof of registration with an organized tour, attestation of accommodation , etc.(+ 1 copy) for the duration of your stay within the Schengen space.
  • For business : official business invitation letter from a company in France (+ 1 copy).
  • For private visit (family or friends) : Attestation of accommodation (+ 1 copy). Your host in France can obtain this document at the City Hall, by showing a proof of identity and 2 proofs of lodging (rental contract, and phone bill or power bill...)

- Proof of sufficient funds to cover the cost of your stay : 3 last bank statements (+ 1 copy), travelers checks if visiting the United States, 100 dollars per day are suggested. For business: letter from the employer indicating the name and address of the companies in France, and guaranteeing the travel expenses (+1 copy)

- For a minor, if traveling alone, a notarized parental authorization signed by both parents or guardian. If the minor travels with 1 parent, an authorization signed by the 2nd parent is required (+ 1 copy).

- Processing fees : payment by credit card (Visa, Mastercard) ONLY. No cash, no personal checks.

 

REMARKS: The Consular services have full authority to appreciate and request more documents than those submitted by the applicant. Note that the visa does not in itself grant you the right to enter a French territory. It is necessary that you carry the original documents used to obtain the visa with you at all times. Border authorities may request that you show them upon entry to France.

2- long stay visa for Monaco.

 

Requirements :

 

You have to apply with all the required documents in original and four copies. The visa section does not make any copies.

 

PERSONAL APPEARANCE IS MANDATORY : you cannot apply by mail.

 

- Passport valid for at least three months beyond the applicant’s last day of stay in the Schengen states (+ 4 copies of the identification page). Please make sure your passport has a blank page to affix the visa.

- 5 long stay application forms completely and clearly filled out. Please print in black. Indicate also your phone numbers and e-mail.

  Translation in English of the long stay visa application form. Don’t glue or staple the photograph.

- 5 photographs (more information about the photograph). All photos must be recent, identical, passport size - 1,4" x 1,7" (3,5cm x 4,5cm) and showing face front the forehead hairline and ears on a white background, the face must take up 70-80% of the photograph.

- A proof of resident status in the USA and its copy.( green card, valid US visa and copy of valid I-20 or valid I-AP66, visas...) if you are not a US citizen. Applications for a short stay visa from holders of B1/B2 visas in the United States are subject to a heavier and longer procedure, and the personal appearance is required.

- Financial guarantee such as :

  • Letter from your bank stating that you have sufficient means of support to live in France;
  • Justification of retirement pensions;
  • A notarized declaration of your sponsor stating that he/she will be responsible for all your expenses and a proof of his/her assets.

- A note, dated and signed by the applicant, stating that he/she does not intend to have in France a paid professional activity which requires a work permit.

- Proof of medical insurance with coverage valid in France. Letter from the insurance company only

- A non criminal record certificate to be obtained from the police’s office of your city of residence.

- A lease or lease agreement, a certificate of lodging, a deed or a written commitment to show such a document to the public authorities within three month from the arrival in Monaco.

- A notarized letter stating that you have never been bankrupt in the US or in any other country;

- Depending on what you intend to do in Monaco :

  • An employment contract signed by the Labor Department in Monaco ;
  • An authorization to manage a company or set up a company in Monaco ;

- Processing fees: payment by credit card (Visa, Mastercard) ONLY. No cash, no personal checks.

Dernière modification : 06/03/2013

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