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Luxembourg Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
EU See below No No
USA Yes Yes No

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Passports

EU nationals: You are not required to show a passport or national ID card when entering Luxembourg. However, transport providers like airlines, train operators and ferry companies will require you to show your passport or ID card to prove your identity.

Non-EU nationals: To enter Luxembourg, you must have a valid passport issued within the past ten years and with at least three months left, along with a return ticket and sufficient funds for the length of stay.

Luxembourg is a Schengen country, but beware that EU members such as Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland and Romania are not part of the Schengen area, so a passport or ID card is required if travelling to/from these countries.

Visas

EU nationals: You don't need a visa for Luxembourg if the stay is less than 90 days. Those who plan to stay longer, please see the section Temporary Residence below.

Non-EU nationals: The complete list of countries and territories whose nationals can visit Luxembourg and any other Schengen countries for up to 90 days in a 180-day period are as follows: Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, El Salvador, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Macao, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Macedonia, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, and Venezuela.

* For Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine citizens: visa exemption only applies to holders of biometric passports.

* For Taiwanese: visa exemption only applies to holders of passports issued by Taiwan which include an identity card number.

* Nationals from micro-states within an EU country (Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City) are exempted.

For nationals from countries not listed here, please contact the nearest embassy to check the visa requirements for Luxembourg.

Visa note

For more information about Schengen visas, follow the link to the article A guide to Schengen visas.

From May 2023, all visitors who currently do not need a visa to visit the Schengen countries will need to apply for ETIAS travel authorisation. For more information, follow the link to the article Applying for ETIAS.

Types and cost

Schengen visa €80 for those who are above 12 years old, €40 for children aged six to 12, and free for children below six.

Nationals from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia pay €35.

In addition, the visa fee is waived for the following applicants:
• School pupils, students, postgraduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake stays for the purpose of study or educational training.
• Researchers from third countries travelling for the purpose of carrying out scientific research.
• Representatives of non-profit organisations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organised by non-profit organisations.
• Family members of EU/EEA (European Economic Area) citizens, falling under Directive 2004/38.

Validity

Up to 90 days in any 180-day period.

Transit

Citizens of some countries need an airport transit visa when transiting through international parts of any airports within the Schengen countries, whereas citizens of certain countries are only required a transit visa for some of the Schengen countries. If you are not from a Schengen visa exempt country, please check with a consulate of Luxembourg near you.

Application to

Contact the embassy, high commission or consulate.

Schengen visas

Luxembourg is a Schengen country, so the Schengen visa scheme applies.

Temporary residence

EU nationals: Will a residence permit in Luxembourg for more than 90 days, provided that you meet one of the following conditions:
• You work in an employed or self-employed activity.
• You have sufficient resources for yourselves and your family members and not to become a burden on the social assistance system.
• You (and your family members) must have health insurance.
• If you are registered in an approved public or private education establishment in Luxembourg, for the principal purpose of completing a course of study or, within that context, vocational training, then you must also have sufficient resources for yourselves and your family members.

Non-EU nationals: Will need a visa to stay in Luxembourg for more than 90 days.

Working days

Schengen visa applications usually take 15 calendar days, but sometimes up to 45 days. Be mindful of the national holidays in Luxembourg as they may affect the processing time. It is recommended to submit applications at least four weeks prior to departure.

Sufficient funds

Schengen visa applicants must be able to provide proof of funds to cover their stay.

Extension of stay

Schengen visa holders with a visa valid for less than 90 days can only extend their visas in exceptional circumstances, such as force majeure or for humanitarian reasons.

Entry with pets

When bringing a pet from another EU country, the animal must have a microchip or tattoo, an EU pet passport and a valid rabies vaccination certificate (the vaccination must have taken place at least 21 days prior to travel). Animals from outside the EU must also have an ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15-digit microchip. Depending on whether your pet is from a high-rabies country or a rabies-controlled country, your pet either has to be vaccinated first or microchipped first. For pets from high-rabies countries, a rabies titer test also has to be administered 30 days after the vaccination. A veterinary certificate issued by an authorised veterinarian is also required when entering Luxembourg with a pet from outside of the EU.

Please check with the consulate directly for the appropriate procedures.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7235 6961. Website: http://londres.mae.lu Opening times: Mon-Fri 1000-1145 (visa section)
Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in the USA
Telephone: (202) 265 4171. Website: http://washington.mae.lu 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.