Temporary long stay visa and long stay visa for Monaco

1- Should I apply for a temporary long stay visa or a long stay visa?

A temporary long stay visa is delivered to holders of a 3 to 6 months work contract. The visa is issued for the same duration as the contract.
In any other cases, you should apply for a long stay visa.

2- Do I need a long stay visa ?

Yes except if you are a citizen of the European Economic Area, of Switzerland or if you have been living in France for more than a year; in these cases, you can directly apply for a residence permit in Monaco.

3- How to make an appointment ?

For security reasons, all applicants, except children under the age of 6, have to appear personally at the Consulate General of France in Chicago.

Please bear in mind that applications cannot be processed more than 3 months before your departure date.

The visa section is open to the public on an appointment basis, with no walk-ins allowed.

Minors must apply with their parents at the French Consulate. (or a person with the authority if the parents are out of the country).

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IF YOU CANNOT PRINT YOUR CONFIRMATION RECEIPT IT IS NOT A PROBLEM. Simply show up on the date and time of your appointment .

No appointment can be made by phone or by e-mailing us. If you are not able to attend, please free a slot by canceling your appointment.


Make sure you bring all the required documents when coming to the Consulate General.

4- Processing time

Processing time may take several months. The consulate general of France is not able to expedite this process as the French authorities are not involved in the decision-making. If you need further information, you should contact the immigration authorities in Monaco : http://www.police.gouv.mc.

5- Requirements for temporary long stay visa

You must provide the originals plus 2 photocopies of each document submitted with the application.


  1. Two application forms->doc1270] (click here for the English version) filled out completely and signed by the applicant.

  2. One US passport size photo on a white background with no glasses and no hat and please do not smile

  3. Original passport or travel document (+ TWO COPIES of the identity pages).Your passport must have been issued less than 10 years ago, be valid for at least three months after your return to the US and have at least 2 blank visas pages left.<

  4. Status in the US - If you are not a US citizen, copy of your green card or visa.

  5. Your work contract stamped by the Labor Department in Monaco.
  6. A self-addressed prepaid EXPRESS MAIL envelope from the US POST OFFICE ONLY - NO FEDEX / UPS / AIRBORNE EXPRESS accepted.

    Please do NOT stick the mailing label on the envelope and fill out as follows :

FROM:
CONSULATE GENERAL OF FRANCE
205N. Michigan Ave, Suite 3700
CHICAGO, IL 60601
TO:
Your full name
Your address

6- Requirements for long stay visa

You must provide the originals plus 2 photocopies of each document submitted with the application.


  1. Two application forms (click here for the English version) filled out completely and signed by the applicant.

  2. One ID picture glued/stapled onto each of the application form.

  3. Original passport or travel document (+ TWO COPIES of the identity pages) valid for at least three months after your return to the US. Make sure your passport has blank pages left to affix the visa.

  4. Status in the US - If you are not a US citizen, copy of your green card or visa.

  5. Recent Police Record to be obtained from the F.B.I. (even if blank record) : FBI Identification Record. Allow 8-10 weeks for processing, upon receipt to the FBI

  6. Letter stating that you have never been convicted in any country, that you have never been bankrupt and that you are not currently dealing with police or judiciary issues.

  7. According to the purpose of your stay in Monaco :
    • a work contract stamped by the Labour Department in Monaco,
    • or an application for a permit to start a business or a company in Monaco,
    • or a marriage certificate for spouses of French citizens, of Monaco citizens or of foreigners residing in Monaco,
    • or an official letter from your bank stating that you have sufficient means of support to live in Monaco without working.

  8. Proof of accommodation in Monaco :
    • a copy of your title deeds,
    • or a copy of your lease or rental agreement,
    • or a certificate of free accomodation issued by the public security of Monaco,
    • or an affidavit stating that you will provide such documents to the Monaco authorities in the 3 months following your arrival.

  9. A self-addressed prepaid EXPRESS MAIL envelope from the US POST OFFICE ONLY - NO FEDEX / UPS / AIRBORNE EXPRESS accepted.

    Please do NOT stick the mailing label on the envelope and fill out as follows :

FROM:
CONSULATE GENERAL OF FRANCE
205N. Michigan Ave, Suite 3700
CHICAGO, IL 60601
TO:
Your full name
Your address

7- Important information

  • The consular administration has full authority to evaluate and request more documents than those submitted by the applicant.

  • Please be aware that submitting the aforementioned documents does not guarantee the approval of the visa.

  • Please note that holders of visas are still subject to immigration control upon first entry into France and Monaco. The visa itself does not grant the right to enter France and Monaco.

Last update: 04/17/2012

Dernière modification : 20/11/2015

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