Consular services

Coronavirus: COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the temporary restrictions on the entry into Luxembourg of third-country nationals have been extended until 31 December 2021 inclusive.

Since September 22, 2021, third country nationals having their residence in the United States of America are not allowed to enter the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for non-essential travel.


The following categories of third-country nationals are allowed to enter Luxembourg:

  1. third-country nationals who have long-term resident status as well as any other persons with a right of residence or holding a long-term national visa issued by an EU Member State or a Schengen country;
  2. healthcare professionals, health researchers, and elderly care professionals;
  3. cross-border workers;
  4. seasonal workers in agriculture;
  5. transport personnel;
  6. diplomats, staff of international organizations and people invited by international organizations whose physical presence is required for the well-functioning of these organizations, military personnel, development cooperation personnel, humanitarian aid workers and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their functions;
  7. passengers in transit;
  8. passengers travelling for imperative and duly justified family reasons;
  9. seafarers;
  10. persons wishing to apply for international protection or for protection for other humanitarian reasons in Luxembourg;
  11. third-country nationals travelling for the purpose of study;
  12. highly qualified third-country workers if their employment is necessary from an economic perspective and the work cannot be postponed or performed from abroad.

The persons referred to in points 8°, 11° and 12° of the categories of persons listed above must have a specific travel certificate. To this end, they must make an express request to be sent by e-mail either to

-          Passport, Visa and Legalization Office:

-          Embassy of Luxembourg in Washington, DC :

-          General Consulate of Luxembourg in New York:

-          General Consulate of Luxembourg in San Francisco:

For further information please refer to the following website:


Consular services  

2200 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008


Opening hours: 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM Monday - Friday
The embassy is closed on all US holidays


Consular jurisdiction

The Embassy is the official representation of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in the United States of America, Canada and Mexico.

Our Consular Section provides services for US residents and Luxembourg citizens within the Embassy's area of consular jurisdiction over the following 28 US States:

District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming.

The Consulate General of Luxembourg in San Francisco has jurisdiction over the following 12 US States:

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

Although the Consulate General does not have official Consular jurisdiction over Canada, it serves the Canadian Provinces that are geographically closest.

The Consulate General of Luxembourg in New York has jurisdiction over the following 10 US States:

Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.


Please note that we do not provide information on Passports, ID cards and Visas over the phone. Please direct all your enquiries via email at 

Passport  and ID card

  • First Luxembourg Passport (US, Canadian and Mexican citizens having recovered their Luxembourg citizenship based on ancestry):

In order to submit your first passport and identification card application, please send a copy of the documents listed here (PDF) to the following email address:

Please find a template of the Children Statement of Residency here.

  • Renewal of Luxembourg Passport

Please find instructions on how to renew your Luxembourg passport here.

For further information on Passport and ID carts, please visit our section Passport & ID card.

Visa and Immigration

  • Staying in Luxembourg for less than 90 days

US citizens do not need a visa to visit the Schengen area countries, as long as the stay does not extend beyond 90 days and the US passport is valid three months beyond the date of return in the USA.  However, non-US nationals and third-country nationals may need a visa.

To apply for a short stay Schengen visa, you are invited to send us an email with all the necessary documents at at least 30 days before the intended departure date. Please find more information about how to apply here.

  • Staying in Luxembourg for more than 90 days

To stay more than 90 days, an application for a residence permit will be necessary and may be granted depending on the final purpose of the stay.

Please find the relevant information here.

  • Visa Fees

Please find the different type of visas and fees here.

For further information on visa and Immigration please visit our section Visa and Immigration

Canadian Students – Étudiants canadiens

Luxembourg and Canada entered into mobility arrangement allowing young Canadians - aged 18 to 30 - to work and travel in Luxembourg for up to 12 months / Le Luxembourg et le Canada se sont entendus pour permettre aux jeunes canadiens - de 18 à 30 ans - de voyager et de travailler au Luxembourg jusqu’à 12 mois.

Please find more information here.

For further information on visa and Immigration please visit our section Studies and Work & Travel

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