How Nigerians Can Get a Visa to Monaco

In this post, we learn how Nigerians can get a visa to Monaco. All the requirements needed to procure a visa are explained in this article.

About Monaco

To understand how Nigerians can get a visa to Monaco,  we must first know the country. Monaco is a tiny independent city-state on Frances’s Mediterranean coastline. The currency used is the euro; French is the official language, but Monaco, Italian, and English are majorly spoken and understood, and Monaco is the capital. The prestigious Grand Prix motor race goes through Monaco’s streets once a year.

Monaco has a Heated-summer Mediterranean climate affected by the oceanic weather and the humid subtropical climate. Based on that context, it has warm, dry summers and mild, rainy winters.

Monaco has the global second-highest GDP nominal per capita; the rate of unemployment borders about 2%. Based on the CIA World Factbook, Monaco also has the world’s lowest poverty rate.

Types of Visa to Monaco

Several visa types can be granted to travelers who wish to get into Monaco, which depends on the purpose of travel.
  1. Tourist visa
  2. Business visa
  3. Student visa
  4. Work Visa
  5. Transit visa


Below is a list of necessary documents needed when applying for a business visa.

  1. A visa application form filled (in block letters) and signed.
  2. Recent passport-sized photographs which capture the entire face with a bright background are needed.
  3. International passport with a validity goes beyond the expected return date, with at least two blank pages.
  4. Copy of the passport data sheet (page on which the photo is located).
  5. Copies of your previous visas (if any); will prove that you’ve had past travel experience.
  6. A cover letter must be provided which states the reason for the visit and schedules.
  7. Flight schedules with dates and flight numbers specifying arrival and departure.
  8. Evidence of health insurance covering foreign travel.
  9. Hotel reservation/ accommodation information for the duration of the intended stay.
  10. Proof of your civil status (birth certificate of children, marriage certificate, and death certificate of spouse if necessary).
  11. Proof of legitimate stay (if the application is not presented in the applicant’s home country).
  12. Evidence of enough financial means for the duration of the visit.
  13. If you are getting financial support from a host or other sponsor in the country, their bank statement will have to be provided. Please note that your host’s invitation letter should expressly state the types of assistance they will be providing (financial, accommodations, feeding, transportation, etc.).
  14. An original business letter, signed by the inviting company on the organization’s letter headed paper. The letter must provide information about the reason for traveling, specifying the type of Visa and the needed sustainability of the Visa.
  15. Evidence of past trade relations between the two companies, if such document is available.
  16. Certificate of employment if the candidate is employed because it is necessary.
  17. Please submit evidence of your retirement fund if you are retired.
  18. A certificate from your employer granting your business permission to travel if you are employed.
  19. Trade register extract or something like that (for self-employed).
  20. Bank statement for the past three months to prove the client has a steady flow of income.
  21. Proof of group travel (if you are traveling in a group).
  22. Trade License (first issued and present renewal).
  23. Visa fees because Visa is not free

According to each case, the competent embassy may request additional documents.

For more information and all types of visas, please contact or visit the appropriate embassy in Nigeria.

Where to Go

Monaco has no embassy or government office located in Nigeria. However, Monaco is not counted as part of either the European Union or the European Economic Area. Monaco preserves an open border and customs union with France. It is treated as part of the Schengen Area. Hence a valid visa from France can get you access to Monaco.

Embassy of France, Abuja.

No 37 Udi Hills Street Off Aso Drive, Maitama.

Tel: +234 9 5231055, 5235510, 5235506;

Fax: +234 9 5235482, 5235284

Email Address:[email protected]

The General Consulate of France, Lagos.

1, Oyinkan Abayomi Drive, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Tel: +234 1 2693427-9; Fax: +234 9 2693430

Email Address: [email protected]


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