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All About the Monaco Visa

Travelling to Monaco for a taste of the high life?

Famous for the Grand Prix and its yachts and casinos, this Western European country exudes glamour.

If you’re planning to visit the world’s second-smallest nation, you’ll need to look up its travel authorisation requirements beforehand.

Some people looking for information on this destination are uncertain as to where exactly Monaco is and if it is a country in its own right.

Well, this sovereign city-state is located on the mediterranean sea and surrounded on land by neighbouring France. Italy’s borders are located just 10 miles away (about 16 kilometres) so you can easily visit these delightful destinations too.

The country doesn’t have its own visa policy but uses the Schengen Visa policy. Monaco’s geographical location means that ETIAS travel authorisation will soon be necessary to travel here. We will go on to explain more about this later on in the article.

Read on for more information about travelling to the home of world-class events like the Monaco Yacht Show!

Monaco Visa Application Process

The process for applying for a visa to Monaco resembles that of applying for one to France

Because this microstate does not have an international airport, visitors coming from abroad will need to pass through Schengen Area country France on their way there. 

ETIAS authorisation is required for citizens of certain countries to access France and, consequently, to get to Monaco. More detailed information on this can be found in the next section. 

If you require an ETIAS you can reply for it right here with Byevisa. This can be done from any internet-connected device and just takes a few minutes of your time.  

These are the steps to follow:

  • First select your nationality and confirm that you’re eligible for the ETIAS.
  • Click ‘Apply Now’ to navigate to our application form where you enter some basic personal and travel details. Make sure that you have your passport handy to fill out the online form!
  • Choose how quickly you want to receive your travel pass. We offer Standard, Rapid and Highly Rapid service options to cater to all types of traveller.
  • Pay for your application using a debit or credit card, or via your PayPal account, if you prefer.
    Wait to receive your travel authorisation in your email inbox during the selected time frame.

Remember, if you aren’t visa-exempt, or eligible for the ETIAS, you will need to apply for a Schengen visa if appropriate or for an alternative travel visa.

Wording from below: If you are not eligible for the ETIAS and require a Schengen visa or other type of travel pass you should apply for this via the French embassy or consulate in your country of residence.

Monaco Visa Requirements and Eligibility

Do I need a visa to visit Monaco?

Due to Monaco-France agreements, if you need a visa to France, then you need one to visit here too.

On the other side of the coin, if you do not require a visa to enter the Schengen Member states, you do not need one to visit Monaco either. You will just need to show your valid passport to officials when you land at Nice Airport or wherever else you’re arriving from.

There are many countries that are exempt from visa requirements for their stay in the Principality. However, any foreigners that wish to stay in the country of Monaco for more than 3 months shall require an approved resident permit issued by the embassy.

Consult our convenient eligibility checker tool here if you’re unsure:

If you are from one of the nations that will soon require ETIAS travel authorisation to visit Europe, this will apply to your visit to Monaco. Travellers holding travel authorisation for France are entitled to enter Monaco and remain there for the specified period.

Countries Whose Citizens Need the ETIAS

There are the countries whose citizens need this authorisation to enter:

Albania
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Australia
Bahamas
Barbados
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Dominica
El Salvador
Federated States of Micronesia
Georgia
Grenada
Guatemala
Honduras

Hong Kong
Israel
Japan
Kiribati
Macau
Malaysia
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova
Montenegro
Nauru
New Zealand
Nicaragua
North Macedonia
Palau
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
Serbia
Seychelles
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Korea
Taiwan
Timor Leste
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tuvalu
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Vanuatu
Venezuela

Citizens of the following countries require a Schengen visa in order to enter Monaco as well as any member country of the Schengen Area:

Afghanistan
Algeria
Angola
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Botswana
Burkina
Burma/Myanmar
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
China
Comoros
Congo
Cote D’ivoire
Cuba
Dem. Rep. Of Congo
Djibouti
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon

Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Maldives
Mali
Mauritania
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Nepal
Niger
Nigeria
North Korea
Northern Marianas

Oman
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Palestinian Authority
Philippines
Qatar
Russia
Rwanda
Sao Tome And Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Syria
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Monaco Visa Forms and Documents

Below you can find the full list of personal and passport details you enter into Byevisa’s form to apply for ETIAS authorisation. 

If you are not eligible for this travel pass and require a Schengen visa or other type of travel authorisation instead you should apply for this via the French embassy or consulate in your country of residence.

ETIAS forms and documents:

  1. Enter the information below into Byevisa’s form:
  • Your first name and last name (plus your middle name if you have one). 
  • Your gender.
  • Your nationality as it appears on your passport.
  • Your date of birth.
  • Your country of birth .
  • Your passport number and its issue and expiry dates. 
  • Your home address and the country where you currently reside.
  • Your contact number.
  • Your email address so we can send you your authorisation once it has been approved.

We also require some more specifics about your travel plans including:

  • Your planned arrival date.
  • Which pass you’re applying for.
  • The first Schengen zone Member State that you’re visiting – in this case, France, as you will pass through here on your way to Monaco.

You will also need to input some basic medical and security information. This includes answering standard questions like ‘Do you have a criminal record?’. This information will be checked against security databases, such as Europol and Interpol to confirm that everything is in order.

2. Next, select how quickly you require your ETIAS to be sent to your email inbox from these 3 options:

  • Standard: Pay just X USD for processing and you’ll have your pass in X days.
  • Rapid: Get it for an X USD processing fee in X days.
  • Highly Rapid: Get it in just X days for a X USD processing fee. This is ideal for last-minute travellers who’ve booked a spontaneous sojourn to Monaco.

3. Pay for your application by PayPal or via credit/debit card. For card payments you need to enter the following information:

  • The full name of the cardholder exactly as it appears on the card.
  • The credit/debit card number.
  • The card’s expiry date.
  • The 3-digit security code, located on the back of the card.

Once you’ve entered the payment information, press ‘Submit’ and away you go! Just keep an eye on your inbox to receive the validated travel authorisation in the time frame specified. You will then be ready to take your flight and begin your holiday.

Monaco Visa Status Check

As we mentioned above, your authorisation is sent to you via email once it is ready. In the unlikely event that you do not receive a mail containing your travel pass in the time frame selected, feel free to get in touch.

To contact us about this issue please head over to the Status section in the menu. Enter your full name, email address, topic of query and a quick explanation of the issue into the form. 

Similarly, if you realise that you’ve made a mistake on your application, please get in touch as soon as possible. If we’ve not started processing your application, we will amend it free of charge. If your application is already being processed, you will have to apply again and pay the associated charge.

How Much Is a Visa for Monaco?

ETIAS travel authorisation costs 7 EUR for the pass, plus Byevisa’s processing fee. Our charge for managing your application for you depends on how soon you require your authorisation. With 3 services available (Standard, Rapid, and Highly Rapid), you’re certain to find an option that suits your timeline. 

Children under 18 and seniors over 70 do not have to pay the EU charge for the ETIAS. If you are applying for travellers that fit under either of these categories, you’ll just have to pay the associated processing fees.  

What Is the Difference Between a Monaco Tourist Visa and a Schengen Visa?

To reiterate, there is not a Monaco visa as such. Travel authorisation for Monaco is regulated by the Franco-Monegasque Neighborhood agreement. 

This means if you do not need a visa to enter the Schengen Member states, you do not need one for visiting Monaco either.  Bear in mind that some nationalities who were previously exempt from needing a visa to travel to Europe are now obliged to apply online for an electronic travel authorisation. This applies to citizens of the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and Japan.

More Monaco Visa Questions and Information

Want to know more about visiting the home of the famous Monte Carlo casino? Read on for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. For any questions we’ve not covered here, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

ETIAS authorisation lasts for up to 3 years or when your passport expires, depending on which comes first. Your passport should have at least 6 months’ validity remaining from your entry date into Europe.
No, this isn’t necessary as the ETIAS is electronically linked to your passport. When you pass through border control you’ll just need to show your valid passport to officials. However, just in case, we recommend that you print your authorisation.
In the unlikely event that your application is denied, we’ll email you to tell you why (if we know). In the majority of cases, you’ll need to reapply and pay the associated fee. To reduce the likelihood of this happening, please take care when filling out the application form.
Indians require a Schengen visa to visit France (and thereby Monaco) and they must apply for this via the French embassy or consulate.
The official language here is French, however, Monegasque, Italian, and English are widely spoken and understood.
Not technically, however, it has close ties with the EU. Monaco is a part of the EU customs territory through an agreement with France, and a de facto member of the Schengen area.
Monaco uses the Euro (EUR) as its currency despite not being part of the EU.
Aside from exploring neighbouring France, you can also visit the 25 other European countries that currently make up the Schengen Area. This includes nearby Italy which is just 10 miles away.
Yes, this pass allows for multiple entries so you won’t need to reapply every time you travel to Europe!
If your passport expires, your travel authorisation will no longer be valid. So when you get a new passport, you must apply for a new ETIAS as well. When travelling on this pass, it is recommended that your passport have at least 6 months’ validity remaining after your entry date.
US Citizens will soon require the ETIAS pass. The great news is that you can apply for this right here with Byevisa and once you have obtained it it will allow you access to Europe’s Schengen Zone countries for 3 whole years
Below you can find a sample of this electronic travel pass:
Yes, this country is generally very safe and the locals are known for being hospitable and friendly. Nevertheless, it’s always wise to keep an eye on your belongings and keep your distance from large protests or demonstrations if they occur.
Below you can find some travel articles with additional information for visitors to this picturesque coastal nation.
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