Consular services

Coronavirus: COVID-19

TRAVEL TO LUXEMBOURG

For residents of the United States of America

1.      If you are fully vaccinated and holding a certificate proving a complete vaccination pattern issued by the United States of America  (Covid-19 vaccination certificates from CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) you will be authorized to enter the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, including for non-essential travel, effective November 7, 2021.

Luxembourg also recognizes certificates proving a complete vaccination from the following countries and territories:

-          EU member states and member states of the Schengen area

-          Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Faroe Islands,  Georgia, Israel, Moldova, Morocco, Monaco, New Zealand, Panama, Republic of North Macedonia, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Ukraine, and the Vatican.

Please see below for entry requirements for ALL travelers.

2.      If you are unvaccinated, you are authorized to enter the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg if your travel is considered essential:

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: service.visas@mae.etat.lu

-          Embassy of Luxembourg in Washington, DC : washington.consular@mae.etat.lu

-          General Consulate of Luxembourg in New York: newyork.consular@mae.etat.lu

-          General Consulate of Luxembourg in San Francisco:  sanfrancisco.cg@mae.etat.lu

 

FOR ALL TRAVELERS TO LUXEMBOURG

Any person aged 12 years and 2 months or above, traveling by air to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is required to present, before boarding a flight to Luxembourg:                                                           

1.       A vaccination certificate attesting to a complete vaccination pattern against Covid-19 issued by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, a Member State of the European Union or the Schengen Area, or the states and territories listed above, including the United States of America;

or

2.       A recovery certificate established in accordance with the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2021/953, for people who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with resolution of all symptoms of infection;

or

3.       The negative result (on paper or electronically) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods) carried out less than 72 hours before the flight or of a SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen test carried out less than 48 hours before the flight, by a medical analysis laboratory or any other entity authorized for this purpose. The negative result of the test must be presented, if necessary, accompanied by a translation in one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg or in English, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese.

 

For more details on the applicable rules, including the definition of essential travel and the derogations in place, as well as the exact procedures to be carried out, you can consult the link below:

https://covid19.public.lu/en/travellers/visiting-luxembourg.html

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Consular services  

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

e-mail: washington.consular@mae.etat.lu 

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.

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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 washington.consular@mae.etat.lu 

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:  washington.consular@mae.etat.lu

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 washington.consular@mae.etat.lu 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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