San Marino

Residency for Economic Reasons

Residency for economic reasons is granted to a foreigner who opens a company in San Marino or takes over an existing one.

The applicant must be a majority shareholder, employ local workers, and make secured bank deposits. 

The permit requires 270 days of physical presence per year and may lead to permanent residency after 10 years.

Citizenship is only possible after 30 years of continued residence and requires the renunciation of original nationality.

Program at a glance

Program typeActive Investor Visa
Time to citizenship3-6 months
Time to citizenshipMinimum 30 years
Time to permanent residencyMinimum 10 years
Minimum investmentEUR 150,000 on top of business investment
Physical presence requirement270 days per year
Application processing time2 months
Possibility of citizenshipAfter x years of physical residency
Grants visa-free travel toSan Marino + Schengen countries
Grants settlement rights inSan Marino

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