U.S. Relations With San Marino

Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
Fact Sheet
October 17, 2016

More information about San Marino is available on the San Marino Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet.


Most of the Italian peninsula was unified into one state by 1861, but San Marino remained independent. The United States established diplomatic relations with San Marino in 1861. The two countries enjoy friendly relations and are on excellent terms. The United States and San Marino work together in areas such as international trade and the promotion of democracy and human rights. San Marino consistently supports U.S. foreign policy positions, as well as U.S. candidates to international organizations. The United States does not have an embassy in San Marino, but the U.S. Ambassador to Italy is also accredited to San Marino. For consular purposes, San Marino is within the jurisdiction of the Florence consular district. Consulate officials regularly visit San Marino to carry out diplomatic demarches, represent U.S. interests, and administer consular services.

U.S. Assistance to San Marino

The United States provides no development assistance to San Marino.

Bilateral Economic Relations

The United States has no significant trade or investment with San Marino.

San Marino's Membership in International Organizations

San Marino and the United States belong to a number of the same international organizations, including the United Nations, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, International Monetary Fund, and World Bank.

Bilateral Representation

The U.S. Ambassador to Italy, John Phillips, is also accredited to San Marino. He is resident in Italy. Other principal embassy officials are listed in the Department's Key Officers List. The U.S. Consulate General in Florence is responsible for much of the day-to-day interaction with the government of San Marino as its consular district includes San Marino. The U.S. Consul General in Florence is Sarah Morrison.

San Marino maintains an embassy in the United States at 1711 N Street, NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20036; tel. 202-223-2418.

More information about San Marino is available from the Department of State and other sources, some of which are listed here:

Department of State San Marino Page
Department of State Key Officers List
CIA World Factbook San Marino Page
U.S. Embassy: Italy (Virtual Presence Post - San Marino)
History of U.S. Relations With San Marino
Human Rights Reports
International Religious Freedom Reports
Narcotics Control Reports
U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics
Travel and Business Information