When an individual wishes to stay within the territory of San Marino for more than 10 days, said individual must obtain a permit. Although there are several different types of permits, we usually recommend the following type: The ordinary permit, which is issued by the State Congress, allows you to stay within San Marino for a maximum of 90 days and can be renewed every 90 days. It is important to note that this permit may allow you to work in San Marino.

How to obtain a residence permit in San Marino

In order to obtain a residence permit, an individual must have gone through this process of renewal for at least five years; following this the individual may apply for the residence permit. Please take not that this five year period must be uninterrupted. Only the following authorities have the authorization to issue residence permits: the Permanent Commission for Foreign Affairs, Emigration and Immigration, Information, Transport and Tele-communication, Police and Public Order.

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Citizenship in San Marino is obtained by birth when the father and mother are both San Marino citizens. When only a single parent is a citizen of San Marino, within 12 months after child reaches the age of 18, both parents must declare that they wish to choose the citizenship of the parent that is a citizen of San Marino.

Citizenship in San Marino is also obtained by birth in the Republic, in case both parents are unknown or stateless.

The children of all San Marino citizens of 18 years of age, who continue to reside in in the territory of San Marino for a minimum of 10 years, can obtain citizenship.

One of the requirements to obtain this citizenship is good conduct; the applicant must not have been convicted of a criminal offence domestically or abroad, moreover, the applicant must not have been charged with a prison penalty or interdiction for over 1 year.

In cases of naturalization, citizenship is awarded to a foreign person by the Grand and General Council with legal provisions to be passed with a qualified two-thirds majority.

At the approval time of the legal provision, it is necessary that the applicant appear in the Registry Office for resident inhabitants and must not have been convicted of a criminal offence (unpremeditated) in the Republic or abroad, the applicant must not have been charged with a prison penalty or interdiction for over 1 year.

To obtain citizenship it is necessary to renounce any other citizenship and to have effectively continued to reside in the Republic for at least 30 years.

Foreigners residing in the Republic from birth can request naturalization when one of the parents or relatives up to the 2nd degree has maintained continuous residence in the Republic for 30 years. Citizenship obtained by naturalization may also be passed on to children of minor age.

In case of residence abroad, the applicant must appear before the appropriate authorities accompanied with all relevant documents and the authorities will then forward the documentation to the Registrar.

The following is a list of documentation that is required in order to apply successfully for a Passport of San-Marino.

  1. Certificate of nationality (or of statelessness)
  2. Birth Certificate
  3. Certificate of residence
  4. Certificate of enjoyment of civil capacity
  5. Police Certificate of good conduct
  6. Certificate of pending charges (or equivalent document)
  7. 2 passport photos, including 1 certified.



The amount of capital should not be less than EUR 25,500 for limited liability companies and 77,000 euros for corporations. San Marino laws indicate that at least half of the initial capital contribution must be made within sixty days off after the registration date and if you pay in cash, to be deposited in a credit institution in San Marino. If society is unilateral, all contributions must be in cash and paid within sixty days after the registration date. In all cases, payment of all contributions must be requested by the directors within three years from the date of registration of the company.


IGR is the general income tax that, for employed persons is called I.G.R.L. (tax for physical persons and withholding tax system) and for companies, IGRP (tax for legal entities). General Taxes in San Marino is 17% of net income and applied to the profits of legal persons. Only income made ​​in San Marino is taxable and those that are or are not residents are taxed on the basis of tax brackets and progressive tax calculations.

This tax is to trade and is a form of indirect taxation, is applicable only when the goods are imported in San Marino. The standard rate in this type of import is 17% of the tax base as this is considered an import, is recognized as equivalent to the VAT (value added tax).

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