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Regulations governing the issuance of a new Luxembourg biometric passport and the integration of fingerprints in the passport chip starting June 29, 2009, which means that a PASSPORT APPLICANT MUST PRESENT IN PERSON AT THIS EMBASSY.
In order to comply with European Regulation (EC) No 2252/2004 of December 13, 2004, aiming to the security features and biometrics in passports and travel documents issued by Member States of the European Union, the Luxembourg government has proceded to the integration of fingerprints in the passport chip since June 29, 2009, which request from each and every passport aplicant to prsent himself or herself in person at our Embassy in Wshington, DC.
The production of biometric passports started on June 29, 2009.
The following persons are exempt from the requirement to give fingerprints:
• Children under the age of twelve
• People who are physically unable to give the fingerprints. A medical certificate or a letter from the employer attesting to the inability of the person concerned shall, if necessary, be filed.
Signatures concerning minors:
children under age 6 must not sign but parental authority must
children from age 6 must sign and the parental authority as well
The here below information is also valid for residents in Canada and Mexico where the Belgian Diplomatic Missions are not yet equipped to issue Luxembourg biometric passports. The concerned persons are thus invited to submit the corresponding Canadian or Mexican documents upon the case.
I/ Luxembourg Nationals
In order to submit your passport and identification card application, we must verify that your data in the Registre National des Personnes Physiques are still up to date.
We kindly invite you to send us the following documentation by e-mail;
Address verification: please submit a copy of your current US or Canadian driver’s license - Mexican "Instituto Federal Electoral" card - reading the current address
Family situation: Please confirm your current family situation - if married, copy of the marriage certificate and the two main pages of your spouse's passport - If divorced, copy of the divorce judgment
Your passport is still valid: Submit the copy of the two main pages of your current passport. - If you have acquired the US, Canadian or Mexican citizenship, please provide a copy of your naturalization certificate and a copy of the two main pages of your US, Canadian or Mexican passport - Your dual citizenship must appear on your record
Your passport has expired and you have not acquired the US citizenship: Submit the copy of the two main pages of your passport, and provide a copy of your US Legal Permanent Resident card
Your passport is expired and you have acquired the US, Canadian or Mexican citizenship: Submit the copy of the two main pages of your passport, and provide a copy of your naturalization certificate and a copy of the two main pages of your US, Canadian or Mexican passport
The person with an expired passport must wait before going further with the procedure as their situation must be assessed and see if they are subject to apply for a Nationality Certificate or not.
Others in the meantime may proceed to the payments of the fee.
Payment online with credit card through secured Government site for a five year biometric passport: https://paiement-ppa.services-publics.lu/aeppa-fo/jsp/display_home?lang=EN
Passports with a 5-year validity period cost EUR 50.
Passports valid for 2 years (only for children under 4 years of age) cost EUR 30. These amounts are subject to an additional charge if the application was submitted to a diplomatic mission in order to cover the shipping costs.
The fast-track procedure for passport applications is subject to an additional tax. The tax for passports valid for 5 years is set at EUR 150 whereas the tax for passports valid for 2 years (only for children under 4 years of age) is EUR 90.
The fast track-procedure requires that you give a proxy to a direct family member in Luxembourg who will have the mandate to retrieve the passport at the Passports Office and will be responsible to further forward it to you.
Payment online with credit card through secured Government site for a ten year identification card: https://paiement-eid.services-publics.lu/fppci-fo/jsp/display_home?lang=EN
The tax is set at:
- EUR 14 for an ID card with a validity period of 10 years for young people over 15 years of age and adults;
- EUR 10 for an ID card with a validity period of 5 years for children between 4 and 15 years of age;
- EUR 5 for an ID card with a validity period of 2 years for children under 4 years of age.
These amounts are increased by EUR 20 in case of an application submitted to a Luxembourg diplomatic or consular mission
You shall pay attention to click on DIPLOMATIC MISSION under Place of Enrolment to get the tax of 34 Euro. Do not click on GRAND DUCHY OF LUXEMBOURG that is reserved for the local residents in Luxembourg.
As soon as the payments are done, email us the confirmation.
From that moment when the National Registrar is up to date and the payments confirmed, we will invite you to come in person to our Embassy for the taking of your finger prints –
The desk is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 3.30pm with no interruptions.
Remark: For persons minor of age, the same procedure is to be followed, while it will be verified that both parents and children are residing at the same address - Parents will submit copy of their own passports and US driver's license, and a written declaration stating that parents and children are residing at the same address.
II/ US, Canadian, and Mexican citizens having recovered their Luxembourg citizenship based on ancestry
We congratulate you on your recovery of the Luxembourg citizenship.
In order to submit your first passport and identification card application, we must verify that your registration number has been created in the Registre National des Personnes Physiques.
I thank you in advance to send by e-mail a good scanned copy of the following documents:
- Your Lettre de Recouvrement and its enclosures
- Main page of your US/Canadian/Mexican passport
- Your US/Canadian driver’s license, or Mexican "Instituto Federal Electoral" card reading your current address
- Copy of the marriage certificate
- Copy of the spouse’s passport
- Copy of the spouse’s driver’s license or "Instituto Federal Electoral" card
In case you have minor children, they have automatically acquired the nationality on the very same day you did recover yours
Prior to submit a passport application for the child/ren, the following documents are requested to create their registration number:
- Copy of the birth certificate
- Copy of the passports
- A statement written and signed by the parents, confirming that parents and children do reside at the same address
- A Fee of 7USD per application – money order only – payable to Embassy of Luxembourg
Once the verification is done we may start the procedure to request your first passports and identification cards.
See payments in the section Luxembourg Nationals above