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ETIAS Monaco permit for U.S. citizens

The United States will be one of the countries whose citizens have to present an approved ETIAS permit before entering Monaco. It will be possible to apply for and obtain the ETIAS visa online, by filling out the ETIAS application form online and receiving your visa via e-mail when the application is approved. This ETIAS permit will allow U.S. citizens to enter Monaco for tourism, work, transit, or medical purposes, provided that the duration of the trip is no more than 90 days, and it will be valid for multiple entries made by air, sea, or land. Furthermore, people between 18 and 70 years of age will be able to apply for ETIAS free of charge.

What is ETIAS Monaco for Americans?

ETIAS visa will come into force in 2023, as part of a program of the European Commission aimed at strengthening European borders and keeping a digital track on all people travelling to the territories of the European Schengen Area. Following some terrorist attacks that affected some European countries, this program was already approved in 2016.

How does ETIAS Monaco visa work for Americans

From November 2023 U.S. citizens must present an ETIAS visa before travelling to Monaco. However, if the trip has other reasons than those provided for the ETIAS permit, or it will be longer than 90 days, they will have to obtain a full visitor Schengen visa, at the embassy or consulate of Monaco, respecting requirements and timing for the visa they are applying for. 

Once issued, the ETIAS visa is valid for 3 years, and can be used for multiple entries in Monaco and other Member countries of Schengen Area, as long as each visit has a duration of less than 90 days. To make sure you get your approved ETIAS visa in time for the trip, it is recommended to apply for ETIAS at least 4 days before the departure date. If ETIAS visa is denied, you can still apply for a full visitor Schengen permit at the embassy or consulate of Monaco or present an appeal to the country that denied ETIAS.

ETIAS destination countries for U.S. citizens

From 2023 ETIAS visa will come into force for Americans to travel to the following countries:

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

At the time being, American citizens will not have to obtain an ETIAS permit to enter Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, and Romania, since these countries are not Schengen Area members yet. However, this may change in the future, so please keep updated with the permit requirements.

ETIAS requirements for Americans and how to apply

To apply for the ETIAS permit, you will need to be a U.S. citizen and hold a valid electronic passport issued by the United States of America. If you do not have an U.S. passport, you will require a Schengen permit. The ETIAS permit application can be completed online, entering all required information by following the required steps, and making sure all the data is entered correctly. Once the application form is completed, you will also be required to pay a fee of 7 euros, applicable to all citizens between 18 and 70 years old, using a credit or debit card. Usually, most ETIAS are issued within few minutes, or at most in a few hours, and the approved visa will be sent via e-mail as a PDF file. 

Moreover, you are not required to print the visa, because your data will already be in the possession of the European Schengen authorities, and it will be linked to the passport data provided during the application. Anyway, in order to avoid delays, it is recommended to apply for the ETIAS permit at least 4 days in advance, to make sure that the permit is approved and to have the necessary time to provide any additional documents should they be required. If an ETIAS permit is denied, you can apply for a Schengen permit at the embassy or consulate of Monaco. It is highly recommended to read and carefully check all the requirements for the ETIAS permit before applying, in order to avoid any mistakes in the application procedure that could lead to delays in the visa approval.

How much does ETIAS Monaco visa cost for Americans

After completing the application form, all U.S. citizens between 18 and 70 years old must pay a 7 euros fee, using a credit or debit card. Americans under 18 and over 70 years of age can apply for ETIAS permit free of charge.

About Monaco

Monaco, officially the Principality of Monaco, is a sovereign city-state, country, and microstate, located on the French Riviera in Western Europe.

Monaco is bordered on three sides by France, the remaining side borders the Mediterranean Sea. The city-state forms an enclave within France.
Monaco is also located close to Italy, but they share no border.

Monaco has an area of 2.020 sq. km and a population of 38,400 people.
It is the smallest sovereign state in the world after the Vatican and the most densely populated sovereign state in the world.

The major language in Monaco is French. Monégasque, Italian, and English are also frequently used. Citizens of Monaco whether born in the country or naturalized, are called Monégasque. Monaco enjoys the world’s highest life expectancy at nearly 90 years.

The major religion is Christianity. The official currency is the euro.
Monaco is not formally a member of the European Union, but it does participate in certain E.U. policies. Through Monaco’s relationship with France, it uses the euro as its only currency.

On the Mediterranean coast, only a few miles from the Italian border, Monaco is a narrow strip of coastline backed by the Alpes-Maritimes foothills. This creates a magnificent natural amphitheater overlooking the sea.

Monaco at a glance

Capital: Monaco

Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour

Languages: French, English, Italian, Monegasque

Area: 2 KM2

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Population: 32,965

Calling Code: +377

Travel in Monaco

Monaco enjoys a mild climate year round. The hottest months are July and August; the coolest are January and February. There are many things for the visitor to enjoy in Monaco.

Larvotto Beach is a free public access beach and is a perfect location for some sun, sand, and sea. The beach is clean and safe with cafes and kiosks nearby. At Princess Grace Rose Garden you can enjoy more than 180 varieties of roses, or you may prefer the serene sea facing Saint-Martin Gardens or the Japanese Gardens adjacent to the sea.

Cars are popular in Monaco. There is a permanent exhibition of Prince Rainier III’s private collection of over 100 Classic cars. The Monaco Grand Prix is held annually in the streets of Monaco, widely considered the most prestigious car race in the world. The Monte Carlo rally is also held in the principality. Considered one of the most difficult and prestigious events in rallying, the majority of the race is held on French territory, but the ending is in Monaco.

Monaco hosts annual festivals and events.

  • Tennis Master Series
  • Formula 1 Grand Prix
  • Monaco International Non-Violent Film Festival
  • Monte Carlo Opera
  • Spring Arts Festival

The Grand Casino in Monte Carlo is located in Monaco’s most exclusive quarter. Here you will also find the most luxurious hotels, restaurants, and boutiques.

The US and Monaco

The U.S and Monaco enjoy excellent relations which they both seek to maintain and strengthen. Monaco and the U.S. have worked together as partners and friends and have established full diplomatic relations.

The two countries have a modest amount of bilateral trade in goods. Monaco has signed a tax information exchange agreement with the U.S.

The U.S. and Monaco both belong to the following organizations

  • The United Nations
  • Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

Monaco is an observer to the Organization of American States.

Service industries account for the majority of Monaco’s economy, most especially the property and financial services sector. Tourism is also an important source of revenue.

There are extensive custom built conference venues.

  • The Forum Grimaldi Cultural and Exhibition Center – one of Europe’s largest venues for conferences.
  • The Convention Center and Auditorium – 1,100 capacity
  • The International Conference Center – 450 capacity
  • Meridien Beach Plaza Club – 1,624 capacity

The nearest airport is the Nice Côte-d’Azur International, which is approximately 40 kilometers from the city center, in neighboring France. There are daily flights to and from many of Europe’s main cities.

FAQ about ETIAS Monaco visa

List of US diplomatic offices in Monaco

The Embassy of USA in Paris, France

Address: 2 avenue Gabriel 75008 Paris France
Phone: (33) 1 43 12 22 22

The U.S. has no representative office in the Principality of Monaco. The nearest Embassy in located in Paris, France.

The Embassy of Monaco in Washington, USA

Address: 888 17th Street, NW Suite 500 Washington DC 20006
Phone: 1 (202) 234-1530
Fax: 1 (202) 244-7656
Facts: Maguy Maccario Doyle – Ambassador

Consulate of Monaco in New York, USA

Address: 565 Fifth Avenue – 23rd Floor New York, New York 10017
Phone: 1 (212) 286-0500
Fax: 1 (212) 286-9890

Consulate of Monaco in Los Angeles, USA

Address: Wolf Films Company 100 Universal City Plaza – Building 2252 Universal City, California 91608
Phone: 1 (310) 490-4355

Consulate of Monaco in Miami, USA

Address: 1600 Ponce de Leon Boulevard Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Phone: 1 (305) 421-6360

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