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Dual Citizenship: Naturalization and Recovery of Citizenship

Obtaining the Luxembourgish citizenship through either naturalization or by recovering it, is not processed through the embassy.

Even though Luxembourg accepts dual citizenship for its nationals, Luxembourg has not signed any bilateral agreement with any other country. Please note that applicants not being Luxembourg nationals should always verify with the competent authorities (embassy, consulate) of their country of citizenship whether the law of this first country also accepts the principle of dual (or multiple) citizenship.

To finalize the procedure you will have to go to Luxembourg in person to submit all the required documents in front of the Civil Officer of State.

The law of October 23, 2008 mainly allows the following situations:

  1. Luxembourgian nationals to have a dual citizenship by acquiring the nationality of a third country
  2. Luxembourgian nationals having lost their citizenship while acquiring the nationality of a third country before the law of 10/23/2008 to recover it
  3. Foreigners of Luxembourgish descent to recover the citizenship within certain conditions

The law will have effect until 2018.

The information you can read here below does not show any specifics and for more safety and additional questions, please do refer to the international info line available on the website of the Ministry of Justice and where a team of legal specialists can assist you.

 To apply you must directly contact the authorities in Luxembourg. Please refer to the website links http://www.mj.public.lu/nationalite

and http://www.mj.public.lu/nationalite/Imprimes_et_formulaires.html  where you can find all the necessary forms.

See the brochure in English with the last update to the law of October 23, 2008.

Please refer to the brochure to be sure you gather all the documents applying to your own situation.

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For additional support you may either contact the international info line available on the website of the Ministry of Justice and where a team of legal specialists can assist you.

OR the Luxembourg American Cultural Society