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Luxembourg Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes No No
British Yes No No
Canadian Yes No No
Other EU 1 No No
USA Yes No No

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A passport valid for three months beyond the length of stay and issued within the past 10 years is required by all nationals listed in the chart above except (1) EU nationals holding a passport or national ID card which is valid for the duration of stay.

If travelling from one border-free Schengen country to another however, EU nationals are not required to show a passport or national ID card. It is still recommended that you travel with your passport or ID card to prove your identity if necessary though. Note that Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the UK are not part of the Schengen area, so a passport or ID card is required if travelling to/from these countries.

EU nationals are not required to possess a return ticket or show sufficient funds.

Passport note

If a visitor is not in possession of a return ticket, proof of sufficient means of support may be required.


Visas are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above. Australian, Canadian and US nationals can stay in Luxembourg without a visa for up to 90 days. EU nationals may stay for an unlimited period, but must register with the local authorities after three months.

Visa note

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Luxembourg.

A 90-day visa-free stay commences from entry into any country in the Schengen area.

Types and cost

Schengen visa: €60. Reductions are available for some nationalities and for children.


Schengen visa: 90 days within a six-month period.


Transit visas via the Schengen area are only required by nationals of a few countries; check with the embassy.

Application to

In person at the consulate (or consular section at embassy); you must book an appointment in advance. All visa applicants aged 12 and over must submit biometric data at their visa appointment. For those countries without a Luxembourg Embassy, affairs are handled via the Belgian Embassy. If your main destination within the Schengen area is not Luxembourg, you must apply for the visa via the embassy or consulate of the relevant country.

Schengen visas

Luxembourg is part of the Schengen area.

Temporary residence

EU, Swiss and EEA nationals can reside in Luxembourg for periods longer than three months provided they are (self-)employed, or can show sufficient funds, and they register with the local municipality within three months of arrival. All other nationals intending to stay for longer than three months must apply for a temporary residence permit through an embassy or consulate before arrival in Luxembourg.

Working days

It generally takes two to 10 working days to process a visa for Luxembourg.

Sufficient funds

Schengen visa applicants must provide proof of sufficient funds to support their stay.

Entry documents

EU nationals only require a valid passport, or other national ID card. Visa-exempt nationals require a valid passport. Other nationals require a passport and Schengen visa. Non-EU nationals arriving via Findel airport may be asked to show an onward ticket or proof of funds, but in practice this is not always enforced. The open border policy at land crossings means checks are rarely carried out.

Extension of stay

Entry permit extensions for non-EU nationals beyond 90 days are difficult and time-consuming. Those planning to stay longer are advised to apply for a temporary residence permit in advance.

Entry with children

According to international practice, all children travelling internationally must now have their own passport, and can no longer be added to a parent’s passport. For children under the age of six who require a Schengen visa, these are issued free of charge. Although there are no restrictions on unaccompanied children entering Luxembourg, some airline carriers impose age restrictions on unaccompanied minors.

Entry restrictions

Besides visa requirements as listed above, and the movement of contraband and banned items, there are few entry restrictions.

Entry with pets

Cats and dogs over three months old may enter Luxembourg from within the EU provided they are in possession of a valid EU pet passport, available from any vet, identifying the animal and showing proof of vaccination against rabies. They must also have an identifying microchip or tattoo. Rabbits and other rodents do not require a pet passport, but must be declared at the border. Animals can be moved to Luxembourg from outside the EU, but must have a recognised veterinary certificate, a microchip or tattoo, and proof of vaccination against rabies.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7235 6961. Website: Opening times: Mon-Fri 1000-1145 (visa section)
Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in the USA
Telephone: (202) 265 4171. Website: Opening times: Mon-Fri 0830–1230 (visa section).

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.