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Passports and Identification cards for US, Canadian and Mexican citizens having recovered their Luxembourg citizenship based on ancestry

The average processing time to this point is around 120 days, but you also have the option to travel to Luxembourg and obtain your documents at the Passport Office where an expedited procedure is available.

Do not book any trip to our Embassy before an appointment can indeed be confirmed by our Consular Agent.

We congratulate you on your recovery of the Luxembourg citizenship.

In order to submit your first passport and identification card application, please mail* us copy of the following documents:

  • Your "Lettre de Recouvrement" and its enclosures.
  • The main page of your US/Canadian/Mexican passport.
  • Your US/Canadian driver’s license, or Mexican "Instituto Federal Electoral" card stating your current address.

Please confirm your current family situation/ civil status

In case you have children which are still minors, and they have reclaimed the nationality on the very same day that you did recover yours, please submit the following documents:

  • A copy of their birth certificate(s).
  • A copy of the main pages of their passport(s).
  • A notarized statement written and signed by the parents confirming that parents and children do reside at the same address.
  • Copy of both parents' drivers' license reading the current address

*We only accept electronic mail in case the copies are taken with a standard color copy machine and are forwarded in a color PDF format.

We cannot take pictures of document laying on any not neutral background (countertop, table, desk, carpet, etc.) taken with an iPhone or other electronic type of camera. Also we must have the copy of the documents only, at the exclusion of anything else (items, fingers, etc.), which is why it is advised to  send by regular mail classic standard color copies all requested documents taken with a standard photocopy machine.

Once all documents are verified, the procedure to request your first passport(s) and identification card(s) will be launched and we will invite you to pay the fee. Do not pay unless you are told to do so.

When the payment is confirmed, we will invite you to present yourself at the Embassy in order to take your finger prints.

The Consular section is open Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 3.30 pm without interruption.

The average processing time to this point is around 120 days, but you also have the option to travel to Luxembourg and obtain your documents at the Passport Office where an expedited procedure is available. 

You will not book any travel before we actually confirm an appointment.