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Monaco’s residency by investment program represents the top echelon of personal sovereignty solutions and the ultimate route for high net worth entrepreneurs, investors, and families to personally capitalize on the only zero-tax jurisdiction in Europe.

A Golden Visa that may actually be made of gold, the country’s name is synonymous with the best the world has to offer. Many may be able to visit Monaco, but only the select few can call it home. And beginning in 2025, far fewer will be able to simply visit.

One of only five micro-states that remain in Europe, the famous city-state is an extremely attractive jurisdiction for high-income individuals and businesses, as residency in Monaco is regarded as an immensely powerful tool for international tax and wealth optimization, as well as an unparalleled symbol of status.

Monaco represents the only genuine European tax haven – there is no income tax, no wealth tax, no local tax, no property tax, and no capital gains tax for individuals. Meanwhile, corporation tax and inheritance tax are minimal.

The most prestigious address along the French Riviera redefines luxury and access for any entrepreneur, investor, and family with the resources to make the pinnacle of power moves. Applications for the Monaco Golden Visa can be approved in as little as 2-6 months, but each application is handled independently and require an initial consultation before beginning.

  • How do I apply for the Monaco Golden Visa?
  • What is the actual total cost for the Monaco Golden Visa?
  • What are the entry requirements for Monaco?

For the Monaco Golden Visa, it is best to begin with our Free Confidential and Comprehensive Consultation, and Astons’ experts will analyze how your specific wants, needs, goals, and demands align with the program and provide you with the best solutions.

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Program Benefits

Alternative Residency in 2-6 months

Fast-track processing with applications reviewed by the Monaco government within approx 2-6 months from the date of filing

Very stable real estate market

Opportunity to invest in secure real estate with no property tax and high potential ROI

No associated donations required

Monaco Residency does not require any donations, or non-refundable contributions

Secure your capitals with no restrictions

No restrictions on foreigners opening bank accounts or owning real estate in the principality

Tax efficient jurisdiction

No income or capital gains tax for non-French residents. No double taxation agreements

Schengen Visa-free travel

Monaco residence permit holders can travel visa free within the Schengen zone for 90 days within any six-month period

Entire family is eligible

Residency can be granted to the spouse /partner, children, and parents, provided the conditions are being met

Eligibility for Citizenship

Eligibility to apply for citizenship after 10 years living with permanent residency. Dual nationality is prohibited under nationality law

Attractive lifestyle

High quality of life, education standards, culture, entertainment, and sports facilities

Tax Residency

Optimise your tax burdens. To be a tax resident, you may have to stay at least half a year in the country

High confidentiality

Applicants data is highly confidential and not disclosed with any 3rd parties

Ease of access

Strategic location and close proximity to the French and Italian Rivieras and EU major capitals
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    Visa-free travel to 27 European states

    Monaco Residency by Investment offers visa-free access within Schengen Zone — get visa-free access to 27 EU states, including Switzerland, Luxemburg, Italy and Germany. Go on a last-minute business trip or take your family on a spontaneous holiday in Europe — open up Europe with Astons.

    Which is right for me?
    Residency Requirements

    3-base requirements must be demonstrated by applicants when applying for residency:

    • firstly – Proof of accommodation,
    • Secondly – Proof of self-sufficiency,
    • Thirdly – Proof of good character.

    The minimum investments for applying for Monaco Residency are not, however, set in stone. This is because the costs lie in the expenses of whether an applicant decides to rent or purchase a property, proceeds with a bank deposit or has alternative proof of sufficient financial resources.

    Minimum investments tend to be €1,000,000 out of which €500,000 is for bank deposits, and a minimum of €500,000 for property investment.

    Regarding proof of good character, applicants should present a clean, criminal record from the last 2 countries they have resided in, over a period of the past 5 years.

    This should also be for more than 90 days a year, before arriving in Monaco. Presented clearly in the table below, are alternative options for how applicants can meet the accommodation and financial requirements:

    Option 1 / Proof of accommodation:

    • Real Estate Purchase. The deed to a house or apartment in Monaco under the applicant’s name. Minimum investments in property start from €500,000 and are tax exclusive. Property purchase that not only justifies a proof of accommodation as well as investment with potential high ROI.
    • Corporate Real Estate ownership. Proof that the applicant is the director or unit holder of a company owning a property in Monaco.
    • Real Estate Rental. A rent for a minimum of 1 year is required.
    • Living with a Close Relative. Proof that the applicant has been living in Monaco with a close relative, such as a spouse or partner.

    Option 2 / Proof of Financial Resources:

    • Bank Account Deposit. Proof of sufficient bank balance accompanied by a Monaco bank reference written inFrench to approve the applicant can afford living in the Principality. To establish a relationship, an average deposit requested by banks may vary from €500,000 – €1,000,000.
    • Employment Contract. Proof of salary listed in your employment contract.
    • Company Formation. Needs to show proof of a professional income from a company or from independent commercial activity
    • Support from a Close Relative. Proof that you are being supported by a spouse or partner.

    Monaco Residency Acquisition Process

    Astons’ focus is to provide a hassle-free and seamless service, assisting you every step of the way with your residency application. We will guide you through the Monaco residency acquisition process with due diligence and care, ensuring that your application is submitted correctly and following up the application approval. We deal with all procedures efficiently on your behalf, based on professional expertise and years of experience.


    Free Consultation with Astons' Experts

    Astons immigration advisers will evaluate your personal circumstances and help you to select the most suitable investment option. Residency can be granted to the entire family, including spouses/partners, children, and parents, provided that the property has sufficient bedrooms to accommodate the number of family members applying.


    Document Preparation

    A detailed checklist will be provided, and you will be guided through the documents collection stage. Experienced immigration advisers will be checking all documents for compliance to ensure all requirements are met, including proof of accommodation and financial self-sufficiency documentation. The bank letter confirming your deposit has to be written in French.


    Application Submission

    The complete application for a residence permit along with all supporting documents confirming the proof of accommodation, applicant’s financial resources and proof of good character will be submitted to the Monegasque authorities.


    Residency Interview in Monaco.

    Once the application has been submitted, the official residency interview will be scheduled with the Residents Section of the Directorate of Public Security.

    Processing time

    Compliance Checks and Approval

    Each application is vetted by the Government through a thorough due diligence background check, during which time submitted information is examined and verified.


    Application Approval

    Once the application is reviewed and approval is granted, you will be issued with a residence permit the government will issue a letter advising you of their decision.


    Residency Card

    EU passport holders can expect their card to be authorized within 8 weeks after the approval; the processing time for Non-EU citizens varies from sixteen to twenty weeks. To be a tax resident applicant may have to stay at least half year in the country.

    Frequently Asked Questions
    What is life like in Monaco?

    Simply stated, a lifestyle that everyone dreams about but only the select can enjoy. Along the Côte d’Azur – better known as the French Riviera – Monaco is only 2 hours from Saint Tropez with stops in Nice and Cannes along the way and 40 minutes from the Italian border. Monaco is luxury in every dimension, enjoying an exceptional year-round climate, picturesque scenery, and upscale lifestyle. Known for the Formula 1 Grand Prix , Monaco caters to its wealthy population attending to their needs, dreams, goals, and desires with luxury hotels, designer shops, the highest-end properties, yachting and marina facilities, and beautiful beaches.

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    Why Our Clients Choose Us

    Trust Astons

    33 years of industry leadership and dominance - ASTONS is one of the original firms that molded the investment immigration industry. Founded in London in 1989, Astons has evolved into a family of global companies now headquartered in Dubai.

    Communicate on your terms

    Astons personally serves clients via our global footprint with offices in Istanbul (Turkey), Limassol (Cyprus), Dubai (UAE),Athens (Greece), Fort Lauderdale (USA) and Saint Julians (Malta). As well as, via text message, WhatsApp, Telegram, or email.

    Globally licensed firm

    ASTONS maintains licensed partnerships with the official govermental agencies operating the CBI and RBI programs. ASTONS operates in strict accordance with the laws and regulations of every country where we do business - cooperating with local regulators and government officials. Ensuring no risks for you, your reputation or brand, and your investment.

    Earned reputation

    ASTONS, on average, helps nearly 300 clients a year. With historical totals of:
    More than 9,000 clients
    A clientele from over 50%+ of the world’s nationalities
    $2.6 Billion+ USD in immigration and real estate investments

    100% success rate

    100% of clients who pass the Astons’ due diligence review have their applications approved. The Astons due diligence team of seasoned UK lawyers and industry experts advance our clients’ interests by maintaining direct and constant contact with government officials - leveraging our experience, expertise and methodology of the British law school to conclude the immigration process in our client’s benefit.

    Client focused Service

    ASTONS offers only the best the world of investment immigration and luxury real estate has to offer. We expertly select citizenship and residence programs that can deliver solutions to virtually any client. As well as premium real estate in 11 countries to appease the most discerning buyer or investor. Our experts find the most advantageous solutions to address every client’s wants, needs, and demands.

    Internationally relied upon experts

    ASTONS experts are regularly relied upon by global media outlets and publications to provide expert insights and comments for investment immigration; including: Bloomberg, The Times, CNN, The Telegraph, El Tiempo, El Pais, El Economista, MSN UK, SchengenVisainfo and many others.

    World leader in immigration services

    ASTONS didn’t create the world of immigration investment, we perfected it for the benefit of investors. Astons consistently ranks as a TOP-25 firm in the international immigration industry by Uglobal Immigration Magazine, Best European Citizenship Advisor 2018, and Best Full-Service Investment Immigration Firm 2019.


    Schedule A Free Consultation

    Connect with Astons via our website, email, WhatsApp, or Telegram, to schedule a consultation. Together we’ll find the perfect residency by investment program for you and your family. In the consultation, we will:

    • Define and understand your wants, needs, goals, and demands
    • Create a list of the best strategies and solutions for you
    • Discuss and explain the various investment options available

    Susanna Uzakova

    Citizenship, residence permit and real estate investment expert
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