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Visa is not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180-days period

Visa is not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180-days period

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    A visa is not required for this destination.

    A visa is not required for this destination.

    Sounds good! What else do I need to know while planning a trip to San Marino?
    • First, check the current validity of your passport.

    • Second, make sure your passport has blank Visa pages.

    • Confirm if transit visa is required for any connections.

      Check with your airline in case you have connecting flights overseas as part of your journey to San Marino. It may be the case that countries you pass through en route to your destination may require a separate transit visa. Please refer to visa requirements of the specific country
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      San Marino Visa Policy

      San Marino is a small landlocked enclave sandwiched inside Italy. Although it is not a member of the European Economic Area or the European Union, it practices the same immigration policy as the EU. The only accessible route to San Marino is through Italy, as its larger neighbor surrounds it. The decision to subscribe to Schengen immigration policies is only logical as visitors must pass through Italy to reach its borders, and Italy is a Schengen nation.

      Schengen visa rules are observed, so any visitor looking to study for more than 30 days per visit must apply for a permit from the San Marino government. This is a far cry from Schengen visa rules which allows citizens of visa-free countries to stay in the region for up to 90 days in six months.

      San Marino Bi-lateral Agreement

      San Marino has signed independent visa waiver agreements with foreign countries, which are largely symbolic. These agreements don’t have much of an effect on passport holders of San Marino ancestry. The nation-state has signed agreements with several countries for ordinary, diplomatic, and service passport holders.

      Visitors should not expect to have their passports stamped at the port of entry because San Marino doesn’t have passport control. However, they will be issued a souvenir stamp at the tourism office, considered an official government stamp.

      San Marino ETIAS

      Despite not being a Schengen country, the enclave will still subscribe to the European Travel Information Authorization System once it becomes operational in 2024. Travelers from Italy to San Marino will be subjected to the same Schengen policies and requirements, just like visitors from other Schengen countries.

      ETIAS has been launched and is currently in the testing phase, but from the start of 2024, citizens from visa-exempt countries will only be allowed to enter Schengen countries for short visits with one.

      ETIAS is a visa waiver document open to citizens of more than 60 countries who don’t need visas to enter the region. Passport holders include the US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, and others. If you don’t need a visa for a short-term visit to Europe, you must apply for ETIAS to visit San Marino in 2024.

      This visa waiver permit is available online, so applicants don’t have to visit any embassy or consulate to get it. It takes only a few minutes to complete the application, which will be approved or disapproved on the same day. The process involves screening the applicant’s information across multiple online security databases for crime records, health risks, etc. The screening process may take up to 30 minutes, but only those whose information doesn’t trigger security alerts will get their ETIAS.

      If you need a visa to enter the Schengen Area, you should visit the Italian embassy to apply for a Schengen or long-stay visa: with this document, you can visit San Marino.

      Key Information About San Marino ETIAS And Travel Tips

      Here are some things to bear in mind as you prepare for your application and trip to San Marino.

      Eligibility: The first thing to remember is that ETIAS is not for everyone but only for visitors from visa-exempt countries. Consult the current list of visa waiver countries, and if your country is absent, know that you are not eligible for ETIAS but must apply for a Schengen visa.

      Not A Visa: This online authorization is not a visa and should not be treated as one. Before the European Commission visa unveiled the program, exempt visitors didn’t bed visas to enter Schengen Europe, including San Marino. This permit is a security clearance for short-term visits.

      Passport Validity: All applications must come with passports with a minimum of 6 months of validity; otherwise, they will be rejected. The same passport requirements are mandatory for subsequent visits to San Marino and other nations and territories in the region.

      180 Days Cycle: Visitors may find the 180-day rule confusing, but it shouldn’t be. This rule is simply to regulate the inflow of visitors from visa-exempt countries. If you are from visa-exempt countries with ETIAS, you are not allowed to stay in the Schengen zone for more than 90 days in 180 days. If you wish to stay longer, you must leave the Zone and wait for the six months bracket to elapse before returning. Your time will start counting from the next day after you arrive in the Schengen zone.

      Separate Policy: Please bear in mind that San Marino may have a separate policy, but it conforms with the policy of Italy and the wider Schengen area. Do your inquiry to see if there are any changes and plan accordingly.

      Security Vetting: The ETIAS application will require you if, which will be screened across multiple databases for crimes and health risks. This screening process takes only a few minutes, and a decision will be made soon after. If your application triggers a security alert, your request will be denied. However, you may re-apply at a later date.

      San Marino e-Visa Online – Get your San Marino e-Visa with VisaHQ

      Are you planning a trip to San Marino anytime soon? You will need updated information about San Marino and the requirements of entry depending on your nationality. San Marino is open to most foreign nationals, provided they meet the requirements for entry.

      How To Apply For ETIAS With VisaHQ?

      Did you know you can apply for a European Travel Information and Authorization System approval with VisaHQ? Once the program becomes operational in 2024, eligible applicants will be able to submit their applications through our platform from the comfort of their homes in a few steps.

      You can complete your application in a few steps by doing the following

      Fill out the application form: You must complete the ETIAS application form on our website. This form has sections for your personal, travel, and passport information. There are also security questions that you must answer honestly.

      Upload documents: After filling out the form, the next stage is the document upload stage. Upload the bio-data page of your passport in the appropriate section, including another necessary document. Make sure the copies are clear and readable.

      Pay the fee: The ETIAS application fee must be paid before you can submit your application. Pay the fee with your debit or credit card. Then submit the form.

      Get your ETIAS: Processing takes only a few minutes, and if your application is accepted, the confirmation will be sent to your email.

      Why Use VisaHQ For Your ETIAS Application?

      VisaHQ has been one of the top-rated online application platforms for applicants for many years. Our application process is so easy that first-timers can submit their applications in no time. We also have a strong presence across six countries and two continents to offer expert help to applicants on how to apply. If you apply for ETIAS with us, you will enjoy

      • A seamless process
      • Speedy application completion
      • Technical Support
      • Online application tracking
      • Advanced data security

      San Marino COVID-19 travel restrictions

      • Entry is open
        San Marino's border with Italy is open, and domestic restrictions are gradually being lifted. Anyone that is allowed to enter Italy can travel to San Marino.
        Prior to arrival requirements
        Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
        Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if visa is needed and apply.
        Upon arrival restrictions
        😷Masks are required in public spaces and transport.

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              For additional information about travel restrictions, security warnings, political updates, and basic travel guidelines, please contact the nearest Sammarinese Embassy.


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