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Administrative Police Division

Role

The Administrative Police Division has the remit of covering the following areas: 

  • Residency
  • Administrative investigations
  • Protection of minors
  • Social service protection
  • Naturalisation

Organisation and operation

The Residents Section

Its duties are to:

  • Initiate procedures for residence permits (applications, renewals, naturalisations) and issue temporary identification documents for foreign minors
  • Establish statistics on the resident population
  • Certify signatures, issued certified true copies of documents, and deliver tourist accommodation certificates
  • Issue declarations relating to lost documents, miscellaneous certificates for administrative purposes, authorisations to leave the territory for minors, and residency certificates 

The Residents Section holds and checks lost and found items brought to the Police Department.

Residency Bureau

Checks whether persons applying for the issue of certain documents actually reside in the Principality, and records offences against residency legislation.
Carries out checks before issuing the following documents:

  • Residency certificates (Sovereign Ordinance no.8566 of 26th March 1986)
  • Residency certificates for tax purposes (Article 3 of the Agreement of 7th December 2004 between the European Community the Principality of Monaco)

Carries out various investigations concerning residency conditions in respect of:

  • Requests for duplicate documents and the renewal of residence permit
  • Applications for Monegasque naturalization
  • Offences against residency legislation
  • Requests for the issue of applicant's copy of criminal record upon request from the Public Prosecutor's Office 
  • Applications for certificates of domicile, attestations of habitual residence in the Principality and their renewal each three years, and certificates of domicile following death when instructed by the Ministry of State

Administrative Investigations Section

It carries out administrative investigations and its powers also extend to certain judicial investigations.

Administrative investigations relate to:

  • Requests for information from the Administration, in particular before employing staff, before issuing specific authorisations or when processing various requests
  • Investigations relating to the administrative authorisation required to carry out certain professions (those employed in gaming houses, security guards for condominiums; commission agents or insurance brokers, etc.)
  • Investigations relating to the issue of administrative authorisations (authorisation to purchase or keep a weapon, authorization for private security provision, late closing authorisations, declarations concerning the keeping of dangerous dogs, etc.)

Judicial investigations relate to:

  • Offences against labour legislation, apart from offences against safety at work
  • Offences relating to the provision of private security for persons and/or property
  • Offences relating to the operation of public establishments
  • Offences relating to the carrying out of certain business activities, and legal or other professions

Minors and Social Protection Section

Attached to the Administrative Police Division, this unit is composed of five officials: three investigating officers and two police social workers. 

It carries out two types of tasks:

  • Traditional police assignments: social services investigations, reports of persons in serious difficulty, assistance to persons that are the victims of marital violence, offences committed by or against minors (apart from Highway Code offences and those under drugs legislation)
  • Prevention and information: prevention campaigns hand in hand with all social and educational partners working with children or in the area of social protection, and a physical presence on the ground (near schools, meeting points, and at cultural or sports events) 

The Naturalisations Bureau

It deals only with processing applications, called "requests", from persons seeking Monegasque nationality through naturalisation.

Official Directory

Legal References

Ordinance no. 3.153 of 19 March 1964 pertaining to conditions for entry and residence of foreign nationals in the Principality

Ordinance no. 8.566 of 28 March 1986 pertaining to certificates of residence

Act no. 1155 of 18 December 1992 pertaining to nationality

Ordinance no. 100 of 20 June 2005 implementing the Agreement, between the Principality of Monaco and the European Community and that was signed in Brussels on 7 December 2004, which provides equivalent measures to those of the Council Directive 2003/48/CE concerning the taxation of savings income in the form of interest payments

Contact details

Division de Police Administrative

Opening hours : from 9.00am to 5.00pm from Monday to Friday

Phone Number : (+377) 93 15 31 60

Fax Number : (+377) 93 15 31 67

Section des Résidents

Opening hours : from 9.00am to 5.00pm from Monday to Friday

Phone Number : (+377) 93 15 30 17

Phone Number 2 : (+377) 93 15 30 60

Bureau de Contrôle des Résidents

Opening hours : from 9.00am to 5.00pm from Monday to Friday

Phone Number : (+377) 93 15 31 51

Section des Enquêtes Administratives

Phone Number : (+ 377) 93 15 31 26

Section des Mineurs et de Protection Sociale

Phone Number : (+377) 93 15 31 58

Bureau des Naturalisations

Opening hours : from 9.00am to 5.00pm from Monday to Friday

Phone Number : (+377) 93 15 31 23

Division de Police Administrative

4, rue Louis Notari
MC 98000 MONACO 

Opening hours : from 9.00am to 5.00pm from Monday to Friday

Phone Number : (+377) 93 15 31 60

Fax Number : (+377) 93 15 31 67

Section des Résidents

4, rue Louis Notari
MC 98000 MONACO

Opening hours : from 9.00am to 5.00pm from Monday to Friday

Phone Number : (+377) 93 15 30 17

Phone Number 2 : (+377) 93 15 30 60

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