Embassies and Consulates in San Marino

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In most of the countries you will find diplomatic missions, which usually refers to an embassy and/or a consulate. Diplomatic bodies represent other country interests in San Marino, with the aim of strengthening international relations between the states and providing services for their citizens in San Marino.

Embassies and consulates are considered legal territories of their home countries. They are not "foreign territory" but they are protected and considered the property of the country using them, meaning that San Marino does not have jurisdiction over the embassy or consulate of another country.

What is the difference between Embassy and Consulate?

The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations international treaty defines the diplomatic mission’s purpose and framework. The various diplomatic missions offer several services and carry out different missions. For example:

  • Embassy: This is the primary diplomatic representation of a country’s government and is headed by an ambassador. An embassy is the main location for a diplomatic presence of one country in another. A country has at most one embassy in another country, and is always established in the capital city of the host country. In the absence of a consulate in a country, the embassy has also a consular section to carry out all the relevant consular services (see below).
  • Consulate General: This is a diplomatic mission, headed by a consul that provides a full range of services such as: issuing passports/visas, keeping birth and marriage records, assisting expats, providing legal information, translations etc. It can be located in any major city of the host country, although often in the capital city (in certain cases, in the same building as the embassy). In major countries and large territories, you often have more than one consulate.
  • Honorary Consulate: It supplements the Consulate to provide a limited range of consular services and is headed by an honorary consul. They help nationals abroad. For example, in the event of a hospital stay, missing person, death, natural disaster or other emergency. They can also issue emergency travel documents and consular declarations for which the applicant is required to appear in person.

NB: You will usually apply for a visa at the Consulate of the country you want to visit. However, if there is no such representation in San Marino, you can apply for a visa at the embassy.

Where to find Consulates and Embassies in San Marino

Not all countries have an Embassy and/or a Consulate as it depends of the political situation, the relationship with the host country, the size of the country, and the number of foreign citizens living there.

In some cases, countries can share representations and you can be assisted by the services of another embassy or consular service to get the information you need.

We recommend you register/contact your country’s embassy at your destination. It is a free service provided by any diplomatic mission and it will allow them to record information about your upcoming trip abroad. It can be used to assist you in case of an emergency.

Registration will also allow you to get routine information from your nearest embassy or consulate, as citizen residing abroad.

The San Marino capital, San Marino (they hold the same name), hosts 3 embassies.

There are also 7 consulates in San Marino. All consulates and honorary consulates are located in its capital, except for those countries who own an embassy in the country capital and might have another diplomatic mission outside it.

You will find below a list of selected countries (the list is not exhaustive) that have a diplomatic mission in San Marino. The list includes embassies, consulates, honorary consulates and sometime other official representations for you to be able to get information and services.

Embassies and Main Consulates in San Marino


Italian Embassy in San Marino

Address: Viale Antonio Onofri, 117 - 47890 San Marino
Tel: (+378) 991-271  
E-Mail: ambasciata.sanmarino@esteri.it and consolare.sanmarino@esteri.it (Consular Services)
Social Media: https://mobile.twitter.com/italymfa_int
Opening hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 03pm

The embassy of Italy in San Marino works as a representation of the Italian state. The Italian embassy provides big range of consular services. However, some of them might be redirected to their main office at the Ministry of Foreign affairs in Rome.


Embassy of Malta in San Marino

Address: Strada Borrana, 4, 47899, Serravalle - San Marino
Tel: (+378) 0549 / 908-808
E-Mail:  sanmarinoembassy@orderofmalta.int
Social Media: https://twitter.com/orderofmalta

The Embassy of the Order of Malta in the Republic of San Marino provides consular services for its nationals. However, for bigger enquiries, such as Citizenship Service, Visa and Notary services, they will be required to visit Rome’s Delegation.

Vatican (Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See)

Embassy of Holy See in San Marino

Address: Le Domus Plebis, 1, 47890 San Marino
Telephone: (+378) 992-448
E-Mail: nunzio@nunziatura.it

Contact the Embassy of the Vatican directly to check the full list of services available and their opening time.

Honorary Consulates in San Marino

Contact directly the Embassy/Consulate website for more information.

For countries with no consulates or embassies in San Marino, the Honorary Consulates are supervised by diplomatic representations located in other country, often Rome, in Italy for San Marino.