MONACO: CITIZENSHIP

MONACO: OUR MISSION

Our team of professional immigration lawyers, local correspondents, and sworn translators work tirelessly to ensure your best odds of success to join the small yet exclusive principality.

There are three major ways to acquire Monegasque nationality:

    1. Descent: A child born to a Monegasque father or mother (there are some additional requirements) may obtain Monegasque nationality.
    2. Marriage: If the spouse is married to a Monegasque national for at least ten (10) years and has resided in the Principality for the same period of time, he or she may obtain Monegasque nationality.
    3. Naturalization: Reside legally in Monaco for at least ten (10) years, be well integrated within the Monegasque society.

All minor children of the applicant may obtain Monaco citizenship if the application is successful. The Department of Justice as well as the Minister of State and other ministries are responsible for examining applications for naturalisation and presenting a report H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince, who decides to grant a citizenship of Principally of Monaco. The acquisition of Monegasque nationality is ruled by the provisions of Law n° 1.155 of 18th December 1992, amended by Laws n° 1.276 of 22nd December 2003 and n° 1.387 of 19th December 2011 (published in the Official Journal of 30th December 2011).

The requirements for different methods are detailed in each section, but regardless of the type of citizenship acquisition, the immigration laws can be difficult to a non-professional. Should you require any consultation regarding any of these methods, Inimex’s Monaco office can help you via telephone, WhatsApp, Telegram and Viber +377 6 07 93 38 59 (Monaco) or via Skype (Linimex).

MONACO: CITIZENSHIP BY DESCENT

There are certain ways to obtain Monaco citizenship based on the parentage of the child:

    1. If the child’s father is Monaco citizen:
      i. The child automatically obtains Monaco citizenship from birth;
    2. If the child’s mother is Monaco citizen, the child my obtain Monaco citizenship if:
      i. The mother is born a Monaco citizen and preserved it on the date of birth of her child;
      ii. The mother is a Monaco citizen and has Monaco ancestors;
      iii. The mother acquired the Monaco citizenship through naturalization.

MONACO: CITIZENSHIP BY MARRIAGE

A foreigner who married to a Monaco citizen does not automatically obtain Monaco citizenship. An application may only be made if:

    1. The couple has been married for at least ten (10) years and reside together without interruption in Principality of Monaco (except in the case of a the applicant is widowed, he or she has not remarried);
    2. The Monegasque spouse has retained his or her citizenship at the time of application.

MONACO: CITIZENSHIP BY NATURALIZATION

All submissions of Monegasque citizenship demands by naturalisation should be presented to the name of H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince. Department of Justice and the Minister of State, as well as other government ministries, are the government institutions that examine the preliminary application file and  present their recommendations to H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince.

Naturalization in Monaco takes place after ten (10) years of legal residency in the country, regardless of the initial acquisition type of residency. All applications have to be approved by the H.S.H the Sovereign Prince. However, the following conditions also have to be satisfied:

    1. Applicant can prove ties to the Monegasque community;
    2. Applicant is well integrated into the economic, social and cultural life of the Principality;
    3. The Sovereign Prince deems the candidate a worthy part of the nation;
    4. His or her original nationality should be renounced once granted Monegasque citizenship;
    5. Applicant has no outstanding military duty in country of origin.

MONACO: OUR MISSION

Our team of professional immigration lawyers, local correspondents, and sworn translators work tirelessly to ensure your best odds of success to join the small yet exclusive principality.

There are three major ways to acquire Monegasque nationality:

    1. Descent: A child born to a Monegasque father or mother (there are some additional requirements) may obtain Monegasque nationality.
    2. Marriage: If the spouse is married to a Monegasque national for at least ten (10) years and has resided in the Principality for the same period of time, he or she may obtain Monegasque nationality.
    3. Naturalization: Reside legally in Monaco for at least ten (10) years, be well integrated within the Monegasque society.

All minor children of the applicant may obtain Monaco citizenship if the application is successful. The Department of Justice as well as the Minister of State and other ministries are responsible for examining applications for naturalisation and presenting a report H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince, who decides to grant a citizenship of Principally of Monaco. The acquisition of Monegasque nationality is ruled by the provisions of Law n° 1.155 of 18th December 1992, amended by Laws n° 1.276 of 22nd December 2003 and n° 1.387 of 19th December 2011 (published in the Official Journal of 30th December 2011).

The requirements for different methods are detailed in each section, but regardless of the type of citizenship acquisition, the immigration laws can be difficult to a non-professional. Should you require any consultation regarding any of these methods, Inimex’s Monaco office can help you via telephone, WhatsApp, Telegram and Viber +377 6 07 93 38 59 (Monaco) or via Skype (Linimex).

MONACO: CITIZENSHIP BY DESCENT

There are certain ways to obtain Monaco citizenship based on the parentage of the child:

    1. If the child’s father is Monaco citizen:
      i. The child automatically obtains Monaco citizenship from birth;
    2. If the child’s mother is Monaco citizen, the child my obtain Monaco citizenship if:
      i. The mother is born a Monaco citizen and preserved it on the date of birth of her child;
      ii. The mother is a Monaco citizen and has Monaco ancestors;
      iii. The mother acquired the Monaco citizenship through naturalization.

MONACO: CITIZENSHIP BY MARRIAGE

A foreigner who married to a Monaco citizen does not automatically obtain Monaco citizenship. An application may only be made if:

    1. The couple has been married for at least ten (10) years and reside together without interruption in Principality of Monaco (except in the case of a the applicant is widowed, he or she has not remarried);
    2. The Monegasque spouse has retained his or her citizenship at the time of application.

MONACO: CITIZENSHIP BY NATURALIZATION

All submissions of Monegasque citizenship demands by naturalisation should be presented to the name of H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince. Department of Justice and the Minister of State, as well as other government ministries, are the government institutions that examine the preliminary application file and  present their recommendations to H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince.

Naturalization in Monaco takes place after ten (10) years of legal residency in the country, regardless of the initial acquisition type of residency. All applications have to be approved by the H.S.H the Sovereign Prince. However, the following conditions also have to be satisfied:

    1. Applicant can prove ties to the Monegasque community;
    2. Applicant is well integrated into the economic, social and cultural life of the Principality;
    3. The Sovereign Prince deems the candidate a worthy part of the nation;
    4. His or her original nationality should be renounced once granted Monegasque citizenship;
    5. Applicant has no outstanding military duty in country of origin.