San Marino’s Working Holiday Visa for Australians

San Marino’s Working Holiday Visa for Australians
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San Marino may be a tiny country situated within Italy. But in 2016, Australia and San Marino signed a reciprocal working holiday agreement which allows up to 100 citizens of both countries to enjoy a working holiday in the other country for a limited time.

If you’re an Australian aged between 18 and 30 years old, you can apply for a San Marino Working Holiday visa. This would allow you to live and work in San Marino for up to 12 months, and travel freely within the rest of the Schengen Area during this time for up to 90 out of every 180 days.

However, note that this visa would only give you the right to live and work in San Marino, which is a very small country. So, you would really need to have a reason for wanting to live in San Marino specifically.

You can also apply for an Italian working holiday visa which would give you more options in terms of where to live & work.

This page was last updated on 8 August 2021.

Please note that COVID-19 may impact your ability to travel to San Marino at this time.

Key facts about San Marino

  • Population: Approx. 33,000
  • Official language: Italian
  • Capital city: Citt√† di San Marino (City of San Marino)
  • Currency: Euro

San Marino Working Holiday Visa requirements for Australians

In addition to Australians, San Marino offers working holiday visas to citizens of Canada & New Zealand.

To apply for a San Marinese Working Holiday Visa as an Australian citizen, you must be between 18-30 years old. Before applying for your visa, you’ll need to request a Letter of Australian Government Support.

Very few Australians undertake working holidays in San Marino, and there is very little further information available online about this visa. However, according to the San Marino Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, you would need to apply for a “Stay Permit” to stay in San Marino for up to 12 months under the working holiday scheme. This website advises sending an email to dipartimentoaffariesteri@pa.sm for information.

If you would like to apply for this visa, you could also try contacting the San Marino Consulate-General in Melbourne.


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