Dual Citizenship: Recovery of Citizenship
Obtaining the Luxembourgish citizenship:
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 Officer of Civil Status.
The law of October 23, 2008 mainly allows the following situations:
- Luxembourg nationals to have a dual citizenship by acquiring the nationality of a third country
- Luxembourg nationals having lost their citizenship while acquiring the nationality of a third country before the law of 10/23/2008 to recover it
- Foreigners of Luxembourg descent to recover the citizenship within certain conditions
The law will have effect until 2018.
To apply, 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.
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 our Embassy where our Consular Agent may also assist you, taking note that we do not perform any kind of research, or translation.