Visas for Monaco
As the application process includes taking a photo and the ten fingerprints of each applicant, it is not possible to send in a visa application via the post. This also applies to residents of Samoa and the Cook Islands.
Each applicant aged 12 years and over must travel to Wellington to apply for their visa in person.
The only exception applies to applicants of visas for African countries. Applicants for these visas are not required to apply in person at the Consulate of France.
Make an appointment
One appointment must be made for each passport holder. Applicants will need to make an appointment during the opening hours of the Consulate of France : 9.15 am to 1.15 pm, Monday to Friday.
Applicants will not be admitted to the Consulate if they do not have an appointment.
If applicants are unable to attend an appointment they should amend or cancel it.
Who requires this visa?
If you wish to spend less than 90 days in Monaco, you will need to apply for the Schengen visa.
If you wish to spend more than 90 days in Monaco, you will need to apply for a visa for Monaco.
List of documents required to apply:
- Four completed and signed long stay visa application forms.
Four recent passport photographs need to be glued to the indicated sections of these forms.
- Passport (valid for at least three montsh after your return date);
- Police clearance forms from the country or countries in which you have resided for more than one year over the last ten years. Click here to request a copy of your criminal record history on New Zealand,
- Proof of ownership of property in Monaco, or copy of lease if renting, or Certificate of Board and Lodging Attestation d’Accueil issued by the Sécurité Publique;
- Travel itinerary;
- A pre-paid courier envelope with the applicant’s address provided for return of passport;
- Long stay visa fees. Please click here for the latest visa fees. Please note that visa fees must be paid in cash.
If you intend to join your spouse in Monaco, you will also need to include:
- Marriage certificate granted by a registrar;
- Spouse’s passport (if your spouse is not a citizen of Monaco, their passport must hold the Monégasque visa.) Documents issued by religious authorities will not be accepted.
If travelling with dependants, you will also need to include:
- Their birth certificates;
- Proof of enrolment in a school in Monaco (for children under 16).
If you intend to move to Monaco as a resident, you will also need to include:
- A letter from your bank manager certifying that you possess sufficient financial means to live without working in Monaco.
If you intend to work in Monaco, you will also need to include:
- Work contract authorised by the Employment Department of the Principality where you will be living or official authorisation to create and run a business.
How long will the application take to process?
The consulate of France simply transfers the visa applications to the authorities in Monaco and therefore cannot specify how long they will take to process. It can take up to a two to three months. Once the Visa Officers are informed that your visa has been granted, you will be contacted immediately.
For further information, please click here: www.gouv.mc