Carte de Séjour

An Independent Means/Golden Visa hybrid “program”, Monaco’s Carte de Séjour is essentially available to anyone the local government deems a “good fit” for the Principality.

Beyond being of demonstrably good character, having an education, and generally having good intentions in Monaco, being a good fit means being able to afford life in the exclusive city-state. Monegasque authorities ask that applicants deposit half a million euros in a local financial institution to demonstrate sufficient means to reside in Monte Carlo. 

Though Monaco does offer a path to citizenship, dual citizenship is not permitted.


Program at a glance

Program TypeGolden Visa Program
Time to citizenshipAt least 10 years
Time to permanent residency10 years
Minimum investmentEUR 500,000
Physical presence requirementNone at temporary residency stage
Application processing time2-3 months
Citizenship grants visa-free travel to174 destinations, including Schengen countries and the US
Contribution types availableProperty Investment, Bank Deposit

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