Understanding the process
The following are considered occasional artists: performers and people covered by the provisions of Act No. 491 of 24th November 1948 who undertake their artistic activity for profit, but not on a professional basis.
People of Monegasque nationality or who reside in the territory of the Principality must undertake their artistic activity for leisure or as a complement to:
- An independent activity, liberal or salaried profession
- An unemployment benefit
- General retirement pensions and supplementary pensions paid by Monegasque and foreign entities
- Income from investments and /or property
To begin this process, you will need to download and complete the individual information form opposite:
Once this document has been duly completed, you should contact the Department of Cultural Affairs to organise a meeting in order to obtain your preliminary certificate.
Following this meeting, the Department of Cultural Affairs will send the preliminary certificate to the Business Development Agency.
Once step one has been completed, you must email the documents listed below to the Business Development Agency at email@example.com:
- The form duly completed and signed:
- A copy of your national ID card or residence permit
- A copy of your lease agreement, if the activity is not carried out at your home
Direction de l'Expansion Économique
(Business Development Agency)
9 rue du Gabian
MC 98000 MONACO
Opening hours: from 9.30 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday
Phone: (+377) 98 98 98 00
Your NIS is generated following your registration with the Business Development Agency (see step two).
Once your registration is complete, a certificate of registration in the NIS Register will be issued to you directly by Monaco Statistics within five working days.
Institut Monégasque de la Statistique et des Études Économiques
9 rue du Gabian
Horaires : de 9h30 à 17h00
Téléphone : (+377) 98 98 98 88
Once you have obtained your NIS (see step three), you will need to declare your activity to the Department of Tax Services. Full details of the procedure are available here: How to declare a business to the Department of Tax Services.
This mandatory formality of declaring your activity is stipulated under Article 66 of the Tax Code on revenue.