Our San Marino Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about San Marino’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to San Marino.
Visitors staying in San Marino for more than 10 days are required to obtain a permit under the current law. Nonetheless, the policy permits a number of exceptions to this rule. Stay permits in San Marino allow visitors to remain in the country for a minimum of three months and a maximum of twelve months.
Entry into San Marino
To enter San Marino, you will need to travel through Italy. Before you travel to San Marino, please review the Travel Advice for Italy. It is advised for you to keep checking the relevant websites until you travel for any updates.
The documents you will require are:
Possess a passport valid for at least six months beyond the intended period of stay, with at least two blank pages and issued within the past ten years.
Maintain evidence of sufficient funds.
Hold documentation of your onward and return flights.
Maintain documentation proving the reason of your travel.
Hold all necessary travel paperwork for your future destination.
Processing times can vary depending on your individual circumstances. The average waiting time is around 4 weeks.
Appointment waiting times can change. It is recommended you check the Embassy page to see if you require a visa first.
Who can visit San Marino without a visa?
The visa policy of San Marino allows many nationals to enter without a visa. These visa-exempt tourists may enter the country without a visa, but a valid passport is required.
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
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If your nationality does not exempt you from the visa requirement for travel within the Schengen zone, you will need a Schengen visa to enter San Marino. Since San Marino is only accessible via Italy, a Schengen zone member, you may require a Schengen visa to enter San Marino.
What to do if your San Marino visa is refused
You have the right to contest this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that opted to deny the visa distributes a standard form to notify the applicant of the decision to deny a Schengen visa and the reasons for the denial. Individuals routinely ask us how we can “guarantee” the issuance of a visa. Because all final decisions are made by embassies, there is no way to obtain a 100 percent guarantee. All you can do is ensure that your application is as strong as possible. Please contact with us if your visa application has been denied.
To enter San Marino, you are not need to pass through border control, but you must be in possession of a valid passport.
If you intend to stay longer than six months in San Marino, you must apply for a residency permit, not an admission permit (visa). Residence permits are issued by the San Marino government. They are only granted for stays longer than six months.
However, you should be aware that your stay in the Schengen area is limited to 90 days anyway. In this instance, holders of long-term, multiple-entry Schengen visas may stay in the Schengen area for no more than 90 days every 180 days.