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Residency in Monaco brings a number of benefits:

  • Favourable tax system for Monaco Locals
  • Live in Protected environment
  • Exceptional location with Nice International airport 30 minutes by car/10 minutes by helicopter
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • International environment
  • Company friendly
  • English widely spoken
  • The Cote d'Azur and Italy on the doorstep

How to apply for Monaco Residency

To acquire Monaco Residency there are certain requirements for each applicant to fulfil. The requirements for applying for residency in Monaco are as follows:

  1. Establish a bank account in Monaco
  2. Each applicant (or couple) will certainly have to deposit enough funds for the bank to then issue the needed bank attestation (letter) to validate that the account holder(s) has enough funds to support themselves whilst residing in Monaco.( unless the applicant for residency has a legitimate work agreement released by a regional Monaco company). The banks have differing requirements for this ranging from EUR 100,000-EUR 1 million per applicant ( grownup).

www.relocation-monaco can assist you with you with a residency application, and your property and banking needs in Monaco. Their website has lot of general information regarding Monaco as wll as more specific information on subjects such as 'Monaco Residency Rules'. You will not to have worry if you do not speak French, all Relocation Monaco consultants are bi-lingual with English as the Mother tongue, with fluent French speaking capabilities to work on your behalf where required. This will give you confidence to move forward with a move to Monaco.

Rent or buy a property in Monaco

If leasing the lease has to be for a minimum of 12 months and have sufficient bed rooms to accommodate the number of persons using. For instance, in order for this to qualify for Monaco residency, a couple should rent a one bedroom home a minimum of and for a household of four a minimum if 2 bedrooms. This lease is normally automatically at the end of each lease period.

Security check

Each candidate must offer a police certificate stating that each adult applicant does not hold a criminal record in the origin country where they have actually lived throughout the previous 5 years. In Monaco an adult is any one over the age of sixteen years of age for this purpose. This certificate should not be more than 3 months old at the time of application for the residency.

In addition, the following documents have to be submitted for each applicant when applying for Monaco residency.

  1. Valid passport
  2. Birth certificate
  3. Marriage certificate(s)
  4. Any previous divorce certificate (or death certificate if the applicant has a spouse who is deceased.)
  5. The Police certificate as above
  6. The registered lease for the Monaco apartment
  7. The new electrical energy contract for the Monaco apartment or condo
  8. The official Monaco residency application completed and appropriately signed
  9. Health report for candidates of 70 years and over

To complete the Monaco residency process, an main residency interview will certainly be arranged during which all the needed documents are sent. Following this the Monaco residency application will be processed and authorized. This will certainly take roughly eight weeks for EU passport holders and sixteen - twenty weeks for non EU passport holders as they have to initially make an application for a special Visa from the French Embassy in their country of residence which once approved and provided ( as much as sixteen weeks) will then permit the candidate to finish the Monaco formalities within three-four weeks, when the residency card will certainly be provided also called the Carte de Sejour).

The requirements for making an application for Monaco residency are reasonably straightforward and as long as the applicant can supply all the required documents, then there is no general reason that the applicant must not be provided Monaco Residency and get theirs Monaco local's card.

The very first Monaco residency card will certainly be released for a period of twelve months after which this card have to be restored. The card is called a Monaco carte de resident temporaire and is renewed each year for the first 3 years. In then 4th year of constant Monaco residency the holder then will be provided with a three year card, known as the Monaco Carte de resident ordinaire. These cards are valid for three years and should be renewed at expiry. In year 10, the holder of a Monaco residency might obtain a carte Privilege which is given at the discretion of the Monaco authorities. This is not instantly provided and if not granted the applicant will certainly continue to get the three year Monaco local's card.

The expense of obtaining residency in Monaco actually lies in the expenditure of leasing an apartment or condo added to the general expense of living in Monaco. Unlike other nations providing residency programs, obtaining residency in Monaco does not need the applicant to "invest" a defined amount of money in Monaco nor is it mandatory to buy a building as a rental is sufficient.

It is a extremely favourable location to become a local and enjoy the many benefits which becoming a citizen of Monaco affords.