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Monaco Residency

The prerequisites, advantages, and how to apply

Become a Monaco Citizen and take advantage of the tax benefits, the local climate, the security and safety, the way of living and the terrific location in the heart of Europe with Nice airport terminal only 30 minutes away having connections to key metropolitan areas around the world.

The prerequisites for Monaco Residency
You will certainly need to rent or purchase a property in Monaco.

If leasing, this should be practiced for a minimum of a year and you have to be able to produce a registered lease for the Monaco property.

If buying, you will certainly need to provide proof of ownership.

WWW Relocation Monaco can assist with finding the rental home or one to buy and will certainly produce a list of homes for you to view which fit the guidelines you will give us. There are lots of property firms in Monaco which offer the exact same homes. This is because the market is very small with a limited availability of Monaco homes for lease or for sale. We deal with a carefully chosen number of firms who we feel offer the level of service we want our clients to enjoy. You will need 2-3 days to check out Monaco to see the homes once you have made your decision as to when you want to go forward with the Monaco residency application.

Due to the lack of Monaco rental properties we recommend that you visit Monaco 1-2 months before you wish to start the procedure, when we will certainly select a short list of rental homes for you to see, which match your criteria, including number of bed rooms, location, budget plan. You will find lots of home agents In Monaco offering mainly the exact same homes so we supply a one stop service, we perform the footwork with chosen agents to produce the short list of Monaco homes for you to view, therefore saving your time and efforts.

Financing a property in Monaco
We can also aid with organizing finance IF you want to purchase a property. Chosen banks will provide approximately 60-70 % of the home value, however they will require a deposit or financial investment portfolio as collateral to protect the loan. We pick the bank/s which offer the most reliable and competitive funding alternatives.

You will need to develop a regional banking partnership with one of Monaco's many banks. You will certainly need to open an account in the name of the person(s) who wish to obtain Monaco Residency and fund the bank account with the minimum initial deposit as required by the bank. This amount varies extensively from bank to bank. Our Monaco network of local banks have initial bank deposit requirements from EUR 200,000- EUR 1million. As a part of the main Monaco residency application, your Monaco bank will need to release a bank "attestation" (letter) to validate that you're an established customer of the bank and have sufficient funds to support yourself whilst resident in Monaco.

If you have a Monaco work agreement from a local company or you have your very own company in Monaco, you will not require this letter. You will be required to keep the required amount in the bank as you are utilizing their bank attestation for your residency, both the initial application and renewal (see below). We can help in bank choice in line with your individual or company profile.

Once you have chosen your leasing or purchase home in Monaco and have either the authorized lease or purchase agreement, the appointment for the official Monaco Residency application meeting may be made. This job interview takes place in the Residents area of the Monaco Police. It will take approximately 45 minutes and you are going to be required to produce these files for each applicant over 16 years of age.

Documents required for the Monaco Residency Application
Valid passport
Marriage certificate/divorce certificate if applicable.
Certification from the Authorities in the country (or countries) where you have lived for the previous five years. In case you have resided in several countries, then you will need to have a certificate from each. These certificates may be obtained in various ways, depending on each country. They must not be made in excess of three months before the residency interview.
The registered rental for the Monaco rented property (minimum of 12 months) or evidence of purchase (legal documents relating to the transaction).
A brand-new electricity contract for the Monaco home in your name.
The Monaco bank attestation/letter.
The completed official Monaco residency application (we help with these).
Monaco residency approval procedure
When the residency interview is complete, the approval procedure is going to take around 2 months for holders of EU passports. For non EU passport holders, you should first get a French Long-term stay visa type D, which provides you the right to apply for Monaco residency in Monaco. This French long term stay visa has to be applied for in the French Embassy/Consul in your country of residence. It is going to take somewhere between 1-4 months to receive, subject to the embassy guidelines in your country of residence. Only when this visa has been authorized and stamped in your passport can the next stage, the Monaco residency interview transpire. As soon as you've got this visa and also have the interview in Monaco, the approval procedure for your Monaco Residency will take around 2-3 weeks.

In both cases, you could remain in Monaco throughout the approval process, and for non EU passport holders, once the French Long Term visa type D has been given. (This is a really specific visa, it is not the Schengen/multiple entry/long term visit visa, it's specifically for making an application for residency).

We keep track of the residency approval procedure and will notify you of as soon as your residency card has been approved and issued for collection.

Tax status for Monaco citizens
Overview of tax status for Monaco Citizens for possessions located in Monaco. (Property outside of Monaco could be subject to taxes in the country where they are located in accordance with each country's tax laws).

Monaco Residency application assistance
WWW Relocation Monaco can help with the complete Monaco Residency application procedure, together with the real estate search for either rental or purchase, banking and the official residency application form and paperwork/translation requirements.

If you wish to discuss this further, please contact us and we will be pleased to assist. [nbsp] The Fees for this one stop service are subject to unique requirements and we will be happy to provide an estimate based upon your situation and requirements.


WWW Relocation Monaco will help you with each and every step of the relocation process to Monaco: from your first enquiry, through assisting with the official forms and organizing the practicalities of the move - and finally giving you a warm welcome to Monaco itself when you arrive to take up your residency. You can see further information in regards to monaco night life on their site which is always continuously upated with all the freshest Monaco news and events.