Citizens of Russia to visit the Principality of Monaco will need a Schengen visa with a French “accent”: since there is no diplomatic representation of Monaco in Russia, documents for a visa of this country are submitted to the French visa centers located in many cities of our vast country. Document requirements are standard, of the features – the presence of three blank pages in the passport and convincing evidence of financial solvency. The visa fee is “general Schengen” and is equal to 35 EUR, plus the inevitable service fee for the services of the visa center. According to populationmonster, Monte-Carlo is one of the largest cities in Monaco.
Remember that from September 14, 2015, fingerprinting is required to obtain a Schengen visa. Biometric data is valid for 5 years, after which the procedure will need to be repeated.
Documents for a visa to Monaco
Required documents for obtaining a tourist visa:
- international passport
With three blank pages (valid for at least 3 months after the requested visa expires);
- Copy of international passport
Need a copy of the first page;
Completed in French or English and signed personally by the applicant;
- Certificate of employment on company letterhead
With an indication of the position and salary (at least 700 USD) and the signature of the director of the enterprise and the chief accountant, certified by a seal;
Two color photos 3.5×4.5 cm (for children entered in the parents’ passport, you must also provide two photos);
- Internal passport
Copy of all pages of the internal passport;
- Hotel reservation
Hotel booking confirmation for the entire duration of the trip;
- Booking tickets
Confirmation of booking of air tickets in both directions.
- Copy of second passport
If a tourist has several passports, all of them, even canceled ones, must be provided in the original, and with copies of all pages with Schengen visas and visas to the USA, Canada, Australia and Israel;
- Financial support
2NDFL certificate, statement from the main bank account, statement from the savings account, statement from the account of an international credit card (hide card number), confirmation of the scholarship and student ID or sponsorship letter from parents, certificate of employment with company details and indication of salary and signature of the person in charge persons (not less than 15,000 RUB).
- Medical insurance
Medical insurance valid throughout the Schengen area and for the entire duration of the trip (the amount of insurance coverage is not less than 30,000 EUR);
- Sponsorship letter for unemployed
Retirees may submit a sponsorship letter from one of their children along with proof of his/her ability to pay. Also, for students, pensioners or housewives, instead of a certificate of employment, you will need: a photocopy of a pension certificate or a photocopy of a student card and a certificate from the dean’s office.
Cash, copies of credit cards, ATM checks, foreign exchange certificates and travelers checks are not accepted as proof of financial security.
Persons under 18 years of age will also need a birth certificate (original) or a notarized copy and consent (original) to leave from their parents with a notarized translation into French. Consent must be signed no earlier than 1 month before the date of submission. If it is impossible to provide consent from one of the parents, it is necessary to provide either a death certificate (original or a notarized copy, without translation), or a book of a single mother (original or a notarized copy, without translation), or a certificate from the police about the impossibility of establishing the location father (mother), or a court decision on deprivation of parental rights (notarized copy). In case of travel of a minor child from an accompanying person, a notarized document with a translation into French is required confirming the consent to accept parental authority. Plus a photocopy of one sheet of the internal passport or passport of the parents (the main thing is that this sheet should have a signature).
Exactly the same package of documents must be provided to citizens of Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
In accordance with the information posted on the website of the French Visa Center, all applicants applying for a visa (in person, through the next of kin or a third party) must personally complete and sign the Consent to the processing of personal data. Consent for children under 18 must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. This requirement is introduced in accordance with the law “On Personal Data”.
Sample Consent to data processing:
- for Moscow applicants
- for applicants from St. Petersburg
- for applicants from Yekaterinburg
Consular fee – 35 EUR. The cost of services of visa centers is 1124 RUB.