Do You Need Visa to Visit Luxembourg?

Do You Need Visa to Visit Luxembourg? Check It Out!

Visa Types

Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Luxembourg

Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Luxembourg

There are three different types of visas to Luxembourg:

  1. Schengen Visa - Short Stay Visa
  2. Airport Transit Visa
  3. National Visa – Long Stay Visa

As Luxembourg belongs to the list of Schengen countries, you should apply for a Luxembourg Schengen visa to make your temporary trip. Reasons to apply for this type of visa can be tourism, visiting family or friends, business trips, medical examination or treatment, short-term education, exchange programs, and many other non-permanent nuances.

If you want to study in Luxembourg for more than 90 days (such as bachelor's, master's, doctoral, etc.) or work permanently in an institution located here, you can also apply for a Luxembourg national visa if you have official invitations or letters of acceptance from those educational and business institutions.

In most countries, Luxembourg visa applications are accepted by the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Germany, Spain embassies/consulates where there are not any Luxembourg diplomatic missions. Check it with official missions before you apply for a visa.

Luxembourg Schengen Visa

The Schengen visa entitles the holder to visits of up to 90 days every 6 months in the entire Schengen area.

 

Which Countries are in the Schengen Area?

The Schengen area is an area comprised of 26 European states that have abolished passport control at their shared borders and have adopted a common visa policy.

 

List of Schengen Countries:

Austria

Liechtenstein

Belgium

Lithuania

Czech Republic

Luxembourg

Denmark

Malta

Estonia

The Netherlands

Finland

Norway

France

Poland

Germany

Portugal

Greece

Slovakia

Hungary

Slovenia

Iceland

Spain

Italy

Sweden

Latvia

Switzerland

 

If your citizenship country does not have a visa exemption agreement with Luxembourg and you want to come to Luxembourg for a short stay, for a business trip, holiday, family, or friends visit, you will be required to apply for a Schengen visa beforehand. This short-stay visa is valid only for up to 90 days stay within a 180-day period in Luxembourg and all other Schengen area member states. The start date of the 180-day period is the day you enter Luxembourg or another Schengen country.

The main purposes of the visit for a Schengen visa are tourism, business, family visit, participating in cultural (scientific, sporting) events, study (up to 90 days), work (up to 90 days).

 


Luxembourg Tourist Visa

If you intend to visit Luxembourg with the purpose of tourism for a period shorter than 90 days, depending on your nationality, you might be required to obtain a Luxembourg Tourist visa first.

The Luxembourg Tourist visa permits you to stay in Luxembourg and realize your tourist activities for a maximum period of 90 days at most per 180 days.

 

Required Documents for Luxembourg Tourist Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English or French and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of departure from Luxembourg.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least two free “visa pages.”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your departure from Luxembourg.

5. Residence Permit/Visa Copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your departure from Luxembourg.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • Copies of previous Schengen visa
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of at least the last 6 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.

10. Overseas Medical Insurance

  • Valid for the entire duration of the requested visa and for all Schengen countries.
  • Minimum coverage 30,000 € and repatriation. (Medical insurances of credit cards are not accepted)
  • Conditions must be stated either on the insurance document or in a separate confirmation letter.

11. For Minors:

  • Copy and French or English translation of either birth certificate/proof of adoption/custody decree if parents are divorced/death certificate of parent
  • “Letter of consent” from parents, including passport copies of both parents/legal guardian

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Luxembourg Tourist Visa

The average processing time for a Luxembourg Tourist visa is 5-30 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Luxembourg Tourist Visa Fee

Since 02 February 2020, the fee for Schengen visas has been 80 EUR, to be paid upon submission of the application. Additionally, you may also need to pay other Administrative fees such as the Visa Application center fee, courier service fee, etc., depending on the country and location of your documents' submission.

 

Reduced Visa Fees for Certain Nationalities

According to the agreement signed between The EU and Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine, visa fee reduced to 35 EUR for the citizens of these countries.

Visa fees are waived by all Schengen states for the following categories of persons, regardless of their nationality:

  • Children under six years
  • School pupils, undergraduates, postgraduates, and accompanying teaching staff who undertake trips for the purpose of study or training
  • Representatives of non-profit organizations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organized by non-profit organizations
  • Researchers from third countries traveling within the European Community to carry out scientific research as defined in Recommendation 2005/761/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 September 2005
  • For the “replacement” of an old, valid visa in a “full” travel document (one that has no empty pages) with a new visa valid for the same period in the applicant’s new travel document
  • For the spouses, same-sex partners in a civil union, and minor single children of Luxembourg citizens.
  • Parents of minor Luxembourg citizens
  • Family members of EU/EEA nationals

 

Where to Apply for Luxembourg Tourist Visa?

You will apply for a Luxembourg Tourist visa in Luxembourg visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


Luxembourg Business/Congress/Trade Fair Visit Visa

A Luxembourg Business visa gives you the authorization to enter Luxembourg and stay here for a maximum period of up to 90 days within six months, as permitted. It permits its holder to engage in business-related activities such as attending meetings or conferences, conducting or attending the training, conducting internal audits, installing equipment, or performing other temporary services for a client, local affiliate, or branch office.

Under the Business visa category, other following cases would be applicable:

  • Business matters/meetings/ negotiation/trainings
  • Conference/Congress/Exhibition
  • Scientific/Research events
  • Journalists
  • Official delegations

 

Required Documents for Luxembourg Business Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English or French and signed and dated by the applicant 

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of departure from Luxembourg.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least two free “visa pages.”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of departure from Luxembourg.

5. Residence Permit/Visa Copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of departure from Luxembourg.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • Copies of previous Schengen visa
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary

  • Flight reservation
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of at least the last 6 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.

10. Overseas Medical Insurance

  • Valid for the entire duration of the requested visa and all Schengen countries.
  • Minimum coverage 30,000 € and repatriation. (Medical insurances of credit cards are not accepted)
  • Conditions must be stated either on the insurance document or in a separate confirmation letter.

11. Documents Reflecting the Nature of the Business Trip and the Existence of Business Relations

  • Invitation letter from company/authority in Luxembourg with full address, stating the purpose and duration of the business trip and/or
  • Information on event/congress/trade fair being visited in Luxembourg with details of organizer/host, with full address in Luxembourg, duration of the event, and reason to participate (e.g., visitor ticket for trade fair).
    • If applicable, including information about who covers the expenses of the business trip to Luxembourg.
  • Only applicable if fair exhibitor: Information on trade fair by submitting exhibitor ticket/exhibitor invoice/confirmation letter reflecting status as trade fair exhibitor.
  • Information reflecting the existence of trade relations or relations for work purposes stating details of Parties.
  • Copy proof of registration of your company

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Luxembourg Business Visa

The average processing time for a Luxembourg Business visa is 5-30 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Luxembourg Business Visa Fee

Since 02 February 2020, the fee for Schengen visas has been 80 EUR, to be paid upon submission of the application. Additionally, you may also need to pay other Administrative fees such as the Visa Application center fee, courier service fee, etc., depending on the country and location of your documents' submission.

 

Reduced Visa Fees for Certain Nationalities

According to the agreement signed between The EU and Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine, visa fee reduced to 35 EUR for the citizens of these countries.

Visa fees are waived by all Schengen states for the following categories of persons, regardless of their nationality:

  • Children under six years
  • School pupils, undergraduates, postgraduates, and accompanying teaching staff who undertake trips for study or training
  • Representatives of non-profit organizations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organized by non-profit organizations
  • Researchers from third countries traveling within the European Community to carry out scientific research as defined in Recommendation 2005/761/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 September 2005
  • For the “replacement” of an old, valid visa in a “full” travel document (one that has no empty pages) with a new visa valid for the same period in the applicant’s new travel document
  • For the spouses, same-sex partners in a civil union, and minor single children of Luxembourg citizens.
  • Parents of minor Luxembourg citizens
  • Family members of EU/EEA nationals

 

Where to Apply for Luxembourg Business Visa?

You will apply for a Luxembourg Business visa in Luxembourg visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


Luxembourg Cultural, Scientific, Sports Events Visa

The Luxembourg Cultural/Scientific/Sports Visa enables you to enter Luxembourg for cultural, scientific, or sports purposes, such as attending cultural events.

 

Required Documents for Luxembourg Cultural Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English or French and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your departure from Luxembourg.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least two free “visa pages.”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your departure from Luxembourg.

5. Residence Permit/Visa Copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your departure from Luxembourg.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • Copies of previous Schengen visa
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of at least the last 6 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.

10. Overseas Medical Insurance

  • Valid for the entire duration of the requested visa and for all Schengen countries.
  • Minimum coverage 30,000 € and repatriation. (Medical insurances of credit cards are not accepted)
  • Conditions must be stated either on the insurance document or a separate confirmation letter

11. Documents Reflecting the Nature/Purpose of the Journey and Stay of Artist/Member of Cultural/Sports Association in Luxembourg: Artist/Athlete Member of Cultural/Sports Association in Your Country Travels to a Cultural/Sports Event Organized in Cooperation with a Luxembourg Cultural/Sports Association

  • Letter of Local Cultural Association / Sports Association stating timeframe and schedule of cultural event/sports camp with details of organizer/host with full address in Luxembourg, as well as the purpose of cultural camp/event and information who covers costs (accommodation, travel expenses).
  • If the applicant is under the age of 18, signed “letter of no objection” of school/university confirming participation in cultural / sports event.
  • Letter of Local Luxembourg Cultural / Sports Association with full address, stating partner of cooperation, timeframe, and schedule of camp/event

12. For Minors:

  • Copy and French or English translation of either birth certificate/proof of adoption/custody decree if parents are divorced/death certificate of parent
  • “Letter of consent” from parents, including passport copies of both parents/legal guardian

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Luxembourg Cultural Visa

The average processing time for a Luxembourg Cultural visa is 5-30 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Luxembourg Schengen Visa Fee

Since 02 February 2020, the fee for Schengen visas has been 80 EUR, to be paid upon submission of the application. Additionally, you may also need to pay other Administrative fees such as the Visa Application center fee, courier service fee, etc., depending on the country and location of your documents' submission.

 

Reduced Visa Fees for Certain Nationalities

According to the agreement signed between The EU and Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine, visa fee reduced to 35 EUR for the citizens of these countries.

Visa fees are waived by all Schengen states for the following categories of persons, regardless of their nationality:

  • Children under six years
  • School pupils, undergraduates, postgraduates, and accompanying teaching staff who undertake trips for study or training
  • Representatives of non-profit organizations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organized by non-profit organizations
  • Researchers from third countries traveling within the European Community to carry out scientific research as defined in Recommendation 2005/761/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 September 2005
  • For the “replacement” of an old, valid visa in a “full” travel document (one that has no empty pages) with a new visa valid for the same period in the applicant’s new travel document
  • For the spouses, same-sex partners in a civil union, and minor single children of Luxembourg citizens.
  • Parents of minor Luxembourg citizens
  • Family members of EU/EEA nationals
 
Where to Apply for Luxembourg Cultural Visa?

You will apply for a Luxembourg Cultural visa in Luxembourg visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


Luxembourg Visiting Family and Friends Visa

A short stay Family/Friend Visit visa allows you to travel to Luxembourg to visit family or friends for up to a maximum of 90 days within 180 days.

 

Required Documents for Luxembourg Family Visit Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English or French and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your departure from Luxembourg.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your departure from Luxembourg.

5. Residence Permit/Visa Copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your departure from Luxembourg.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • Copies of previous Schengen visa
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of at least the last 6 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.

    In case of sponsorship:

  • The bank account of the sponsor for the last one year
  • Sponsorship letter
  • Work contract and salary slips of the last three months of the sponsor (if working)

10. Overseas Medical Insurance

  • Valid for the entire duration of the requested visa and for all Schengen countries.
  • Minimum coverage 30,000 € and repatriation. (Medical insurances of credit cards are not accepted)
  • Conditions must be stated either on the insurance document or a separate confirmation letter

11. Proof of Visit / Accommodation:

  • Letter of invitation
    • It must be official. A scanned version is accepted at the time of application, but it is advisable to send the original by mail as the original will be required at the border.
  • Documents proving kinship (if any)
  • A document confirming the status of the inviting person in the Schengen area
  • If the invitee stays at the inviting person’s home, documents about the house (contract, payment for utilities, etc.)

12. For Minors:

  • Copy and French or English translation of either birth certificate/proof of adoption/custody decree if parents are divorced/death certificate of parent
  • “Letter of consent” from parents, including passport copies of both parents/legal guardian

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Luxembourg Family Visit Visa

The average processing time for a Luxembourg Family Visit visa is 5-30 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Luxembourg Schengen Visa Fee

Since 02 February 2020, the fee for Schengen visas has been 80 EUR, to be paid upon submission of the application. Additionally, you may also need to pay other Administrative fees such as the Visa Application center fee, courier service fee, etc., depending on the country and location of your documents' submission.

 

Reduced Visa Fees for Certain Nationalities

According to the agreement signed between The EU and Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine, visa fee reduced to 35 EUR for the citizens of these countries.

Visa fees are waived by all Schengen states for the following categories of persons, regardless of their nationality:

  • Children under six years
  • School pupils, undergraduates, postgraduates, and accompanying teaching staff who undertake trips for study or training
  • Representatives of non-profit organizations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organized by non-profit organizations
  • Researchers from third countries traveling within the European Community for the purpose of carrying out scientific research as defined in Recommendation 2005/761/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 September 2005
  • For the “replacement” of an old, valid visa in a “full” travel document (one that has no empty pages) with a new visa valid for the same period in the applicant’s new travel document
  • For the spouses, same-sex partners in a civil union, and minor single children of Luxembourg citizens
  • Parents of minor Luxembourg citizens
  • Family members of EU/EEA nationals

 

Where to Apply for Luxembourg Family Visit Visa?

You will apply for a Luxembourg Family Visit visa in Luxembourg visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Luxembourg Transit Visa

Luxembourg Transit Visa

What is an Airport Transit Visa?

A transit visa allows visa holders to stay in the international transit area of a Luxembourg airport, without access to the national territory, during stopovers or flight connections. Entry clearance requirements depend on the citizenship and resident status of the applicant (sometimes in a third country). You must confirm with your travel agent or airline whether your flight is scheduled via another airport. If you leave the airport’s international transit area (for instance, if you change the terminal), you will have to apply for a Schengen Visa – Category C.

You do not need a Transit visa - if during a stopover at Luxembourg airports, they do not leave the International Airport Area and if the final destination is a non-Schengen member State.

However, if for some reason you need to enter the Schengen area during your stopover (for example, to change terminals or if your final destination is one of the Schengen countries), you may require to apply for a Schengen visa. Category C, therefore please plan for this accordingly. You must apply for a Luxembourg transit or tourist visa well before you travel!

 

Required Documents for Luxembourg Transit Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English or French and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Luxembourg.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least two free “visa pages.”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Luxembourg.

5. Residence Permit/Visa Copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Luxembourg.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • Copies of previous Schengen visa
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Onward ticket

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of at least the last 6 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.

10. Overseas Medical Insurance

  • Valid for the entire duration of the requested visa and for all Schengen countries.
  • Minimum coverage 30,000 € and repatriation. (Medical insurances of credit cards are not accepted)
  • Conditions must be stated either on the insurance document or in a separate confirmation letter.

11. For Minors:

  • Copy and French or English translation of either birth certificate/proof of adoption/custody decree if parents are divorced/death certificate of parent
  • “Letter of consent” from parents, including passport copies of both parents/legal guardian

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Luxembourg Transit Visa

The average processing time for a Luxembourg Transit visa is 5-30 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Luxembourg Transit Visa Fee

Since 02 February 2020, the fee for Schengen visas has been 80 EUR, to be paid upon submission of the application. Additionally, you may also need to pay other Administrative fees such as the Visa Application center fee, courier service fee, etc., depending on the country and location of your documents' submission.

 

Where to Apply for Luxembourg Transit Visa?

You will apply for a Luxembourg Transit visa in Luxembourg visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 

Luxembourg National Visa

Even if your country is exempt from visa requirements, if you intend to stay longer than 90 days, you will need to apply for a long-stay visa from your home country before coming to Luxembourg.

The national visa grants entry to Luxembourg on the basis that you will be applying for a residence permit. It enables you to enter Luxembourg as a potential resident and stay while you apply for residency. You will need to convert your visa into a residence permit within three months of arriving in Luxembourg.

In some cases, you can directly apply for a residence permit from your country. You can check this information with Luxembourg diplomatic missions in your country.

 


 

Luxembourg Employment (National) Visa & EU Blue Card

This visa is designed for applicants wishing to take up employment in Luxembourg and high skilled persons who are candidates for a Blue Card of the European Union.

The EU Blue Card allows third-country nationals with a university degree to take up employment in Luxembourg commensurate with their qualifications. Please note that potential Blue-Card holders need to earn a gross salary of 52.000 EUR or MINT profession (Mathematics / Informatics / Natural Sciences / Technology) require at least 40.560 EUR and shall have found a position in their field of study.

 

Required Documents for Luxembourg Employment (National) Visa & Blue Card

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English or French and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your arrival to Luxembourg.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least two free “visa pages.”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your arrival to Luxembourg.

5. Residence Permit/Visa Copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your arrival to Luxembourg.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • Copies of previous Schengen visa/ Luxembourg resident permit

7. Proof of Employment in Luxembourg

      a) Employment contract or Contract/binding job offer

  • Containing the terms and conditions of employment with details of gross annual salary

      b) Deputation Order

  • Confirming the deputation, including the basic information and reason for deputation

8. Job Description

  • Format provided by the Labors Office or company itself

9. Proof of Qualification

       a) General Employment:

  • All University degrees required and vocational Training certificate

       b) EU Blue-Card Candidate:

  • Luxembourg university degree or
  • Recognized foreign university and foreign degree comparable to a Luxembourg degree.

10. Curriculum Vitae (CV) of Professional Career, Specifying the Certificates, Diplomas, and Qualifications You Have Obtained

11. Proof of Accommodation

  • Accommodation (if not indicated in the invitation or contract) - Confirmed accommodation (hotel, hostel, apartment) reservation mentioning applicant’s name, dates, and accommodation address details.

12. Police Record

  • A document that is no older than six months shows that you have committed no criminal activity in the last 5 years.

13. Proof of Financial Means (in case of a company is not sponsoring for travel)

  • Personal bank statements of at least the last 6 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.

14. Medical Insurance

  • You must purchase health insurance arranged with an insurance company authorized to operate in Luxembourg with a validity of one year. Travel insurance is not accepted.

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Luxembourg Employment (National) Visa

The average processing time for a Luxembourg Employment (National) visa is 10-60 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Luxembourg Employment (National) Visa Fee

Luxembourg Employment (National) visa fee is 50-80 EUR (it may vary depending on your nationality and country of residence).

 

Where to Apply for Luxembourg Employment (National) Visa?

You will apply for a Luxembourg Employment (National) visa in Luxembourg visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Luxembourg Study (National) Visa

This visa is intended to permit foreign nationals to obtain a long-term visa, allowing them to stay in Luxembourg for a longer period. This visa applies to those who are admitted to the state college or state university in Luxembourg.

 

Required Documents for Luxembourg Study (National) Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Fully completed in English or French and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your arrival to Luxembourg.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least two free “visa pages.”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your arrival to Luxembourg.

5. Residence Permit/Visa Copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your arrival to Luxembourg.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • Copies of previous Schengen visa/ Luxembourg resident permit

7. Details from Your University in Luxembourg:

        a) Confirmed University Admission

  • Admission letter issued by an educational institution (school/college/university) accredited in Luxembourg
  • Must state language of instruction
  • Must contain the start and end dates of the course

        b) Confirmed Language Course with Conditional University Admission

  • Receipt/confirmation of language course payment for a minimum of 3 months
  • Proof of conditional university admission or letter of “uni-assist” or confirmation of admission as an applicant or detailed communication with the University for a concrete subject of study

8. Knowledge of Language, for cases of Confirmed University Admission and Confirmed Admission to a Preparation Course for University

  • Proof of language proficiency in English (TOEFL/IELTS), if the course is taught in English
  • Proof of language proficiency in French/German, by a recognized institute, if the course is taught (partially) in French/German.

9. Proof of Accommodation in Luxembourg

  • This could be a rent or dorm agreement or letter issued by the academic institution indicating details of the accommodation. In the case of accommodation in a private residence, you must present a letter from the owners in the one that expresses their agreement.

10. Proof of Economic Solvency

  • Bank statements for the last three months
  • The scholarship award (if any)
  • Documents that prove the studies have been paid by you or are covered by the body with which the activity will be carried out
  • In case your parents pay the expenses, a notarized document must be presented, signed by them, stating their commitment to cover the expenses. You should also submit a copy of your parents’ banking history of the last three months, a photocopy of their passports, and your birth certificate.

11. Medical Insurance

  • You must purchase health insurance arranged with an insurance company authorized to operate in Luxembourg with a validity of one year. Travel insurance is not accepted.

12. A Certificate of Criminal Record

  • Issued in the country where you have resided in the last five years. This document, too, must not be older than 90 days, must be duly apostilled, with translation into French/German/English.

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Luxembourg Study (National) Visa

The average processing time for a Luxembourg Study (National) visa is 10-60 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Luxembourg Study (National) Visa Fee

Luxembourg Study (National) visa fee is 50-80 EUR (it may vary depending on your nationality and country of residence).

 

Where to Apply for Luxembourg Study (National) Visa?

You will apply for a Luxembourg Study (National) visa in Luxembourg visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Luxembourg Family Reunion Visa

This visa is intended to permit foreign nationals to obtain a long-term visa, allowing them to stay in Luxembourg for a longer period. This visa applies to family members of Luxembourg nationals and wishing to obtain a permit for long-term residence in Luxembourg.

 

Required Documents for Luxembourg Family Reunion Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Fully completed in English or French and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your arrival to Luxembourg.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your arrival to Luxembourg.

5. Residence Permit/Visa Copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your arrival to Luxembourg.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • Copies of previous Schengen visa/ Luxembourg resident permit

7. Details of Spouse

  • Passport copy
  • For spouses of foreign nationals have to submit a copy of their partner's residence permit for Luxembourg.
  • Certificate of residence of the spouse living in Luxembourg, not older than 6 months

8. Marriage Certificate

       a) Luxembourg Marriage Certificate:

  • Luxembourg certificate of marriage or extract from the Family Register, along with certified copies.

       b) Foreign Marriage Certificate:

  • Foreign documents or certificates are often only recognized by the authorities of a state if their authenticity and evidentiary value has been determined by a special procedure.

9. Divorce Decree of Previous Marriages or Death Certificate of Former Spouse (if the applicant has been previously married)

  • Foreign documents or certificates are often only recognized by the authorities of a state if their authenticity and evidentiary value has been determined by a special procedure

10. Proof of Accommodation in Luxembourg

  • Copy of lease certificate of an apartment in Luxembourg or title deed of owned property, if the partner is already residing in Luxembourg.

11. Proof of Sufficient Means of Substance

  • Copy of employment certificate of the foreign spouse who intends to live in Luxembourg
  • Salary slips from the past three months if the partner is living in Luxembourg (in case of sponsorship)
  • Personal bank statements of at least the last 6 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.

12. Health Insurance will Only Be Requested Where Applicable

  • Proof of health insurance for the stay in Luxembourg.
  • Offer letter from a Luxembourg Health Insurance company, stating the expected month fees.

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Luxembourg Family Reunion Visa

The average processing time for a Luxembourg Family Reunion visa is 10-60 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Luxembourg Family Reunion Visa Fee

When you submit your application for a Luxembourg Family Reunion National Visa, you will also need to pay a certain fee. The fee is required in order to cover the expenses for the processing of your application. Luxembourg Family Reunion visa fee is 50-80 EUR (it may vary depending on your nationality and country of residence).

 

Where to Apply for Luxembourg Family Reunion Visa?

You will apply for a Luxembourg Family Reunion visa in Luxembourg visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Luxembourg Self-Employment Visa

Luxembourg Self-employment (Entrepreneurial) Visa can be granted to third-country nationals investing in the national economy of Luxembourg, whose who are or intend to become stockholders or shareholders, with management or administration powers in companies that are Luxembourg legal entities.

 

Required Documents for Luxembourg Self-Employment (National) Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Fully completed in English or French and signed and dated by the applicant 

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your arrival to Luxembourg.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least two free “visa pages.”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your arrival to Luxembourg.

5. Residence Permit/Visa Copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your arrival to Luxembourg.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • Copies of previous Schengen visa/ Luxembourg resident permit

7. Company Profile

       a) Head Office

  • Name, Address, Phone, Fax, E-mail, Website
  • Subsidiaries abroad in the following countries/ cities
  • Shareholders
  • Executive Board/ Board of Directors
  • Equity capital – Registered and Paid Up
  • Annual turnover worldwide Last Year, This Year, Within EU)
  • Number of Staff (Worldwide and in Head Office)
  • Bank Connections (House Bank, Banks in other Countries)
  • Summary of the company history (year of foundation, activities, products, main markets…)

       b) New Office

  • Name, Address, Phone, Fax, E-mail, Website
  • Registered shareholders
  • Managing Director
  • Planned start of business
  • Business activities
  • Capital
  • Annual turnover in Luxembourg planned for the first and second year
  • Business references in Luxembourg or Europe (Customers, Suppliers, along with their contact details)
  • Contacts in Luxembourg (e.g., business partner, lawyer, tax advisor, bank…)
  • Number of planned staff (without the managing director) for the first year and after three years

8. Business Plan

  • Description of the project
  • Liquidity Planning

9. Concept

  • Business concept, products/services
  • Legal form, partners, founder members (including CVs), management, staff
  • Location, office space
  • Industry, market, competence
  • Client target group
  • Marketing-/sales strategy, co-operation partner
  • Forecast, trends, risks

10. Capital Requirements

       Investments

  • Land and buildings
  • Renovation costs/additional costs
  • Office furniture and equipment
  • Vehicles
  • Basic equipment with goods
  • Purchase price/Takeover price

       Non-recurring Additional Start-up Costs

  • Deposit
  • License fees, royalties, franchise fees
  • Advisory services
  • Notary/commercial register
  • Launch
  • Other

       Operating Funds

  • Start-up costs
  • Courtage
  • Prefinancing of orders/claims
  • Other (potential provisions for a living)

       Capital Budget

  • Liquid funds
  • Tangible assets /Goods on their own accounts
  • Affiliated loans/Third-party funds
  • Venture Capital

11. A Certificate of Criminal Record

  • Issued in the country where you have resided in the last five years. This document too, must not be older than 90 days, must be duly apostilled, with translation into French/German/English.

12. Personal Details

  • Language knowledge
  • Intended function
  • CV

13. Medical Insurance

  • You must purchase health insurance arranged with an insurance company authorized to operate in Luxembourg with a validity of one year. Travel insurance is not accepted.

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Luxembourg Self-Employment Visa

The average processing time for a Luxembourg Entrepreneur visa is 10-60 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Luxembourg Self-Employment Visa Fee

When you submit your application for a Luxembourg Entrepreneur Visa, you will also need to pay a certain fee. The fee is required in order to cover the expenses for the processing of your application. Luxembourg Self-employment visa fee is 50-80 EUR (it may vary depending on your nationality and country of residence).

 

Where to Apply for Luxembourg Self-Employment Visa?

You will apply for a Luxembourg National Entrepreneur visa in Luxembourg visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Luxembourg Au Pair Visa

This visa is intended to allow foreign nationals to obtain a long-term visa, allowing them to stay in Luxembourg for a longer period. This visa applies to young people welcomed temporarily into a family, where he/she is lodged and fed in return for light everyday family tasks, to perfect his linguistic knowledge and increase his general culture through an improved familiarity with the country while participating in the life of the host family.

 

Required Documents for Luxembourg Au Pair Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Fully completed in English or French and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your arrival to Luxembourg.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your arrival to Luxembourg.

5. Residence Permit/Visa Copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your arrival to Luxembourg.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • Copies of previous Schengen visa/ Luxembourg resident permit

7. Invitation Letter from Host Family Clarifying the Following:

  • At least one under-age child (minor) in the host family
  • No kinship between the au pair and the host parents.
  • At least one of the host parents speaks French/German as a mother language

8. Agreement with the Host Family

  • This document must include the duration of the agreement, which must be no longer than a year. It should also state the work conditions – working hours, days off, pocket money, obligations, etc. -and give the address of the host family and other details about them.

9. Knowledge of French/German Language

  • Proof of language proficiency in French/German by a recognized institute 

10. Au Pair / Host Family Questionnaire

11. Motivation Letter (Why Do You Wish to Go to Luxembourg?) in French/German or English

12. Documents Reflecting Your Previous Education and Skills

  • School certificates
  • University degree certificates
  • Internships
  • Training
  • University and/or employment confirmation

13. A Certificate of Criminal Record

  • Issued in the country where you have resided in the last five years. This document, too, must not be older than 90 days, must be duly apostilled, with translation into French/German/English.

14. Medical Insurance

  • You must purchase health insurance arranged with an insurance company authorized to operate in Luxembourg with a validity of one year. Travel insurance is not accepted.

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Luxembourg Au Pair Visa

The average processing time for a Luxembourg Au Pair visa is 10-60 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Luxembourg Au Pair Visa Fee

When you submit your application for a Luxembourg Au Pair Visa, you will also need to pay a certain fee. The fee is required in order to cover the expenses for the processing of your application. Luxembourg AU Pair visa fee is 50-80 EUR (it may vary depending on your nationality and country of residence).

 

Where to Apply for Luxembourg Au Pair Visa?

You will apply for a Luxembourg Au Pair visa in Luxembourg visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 

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FAQ

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Can I travel within the Schengen countries with a single-entry visa?

Yes. Once you have entered the Schengen territory, a single-entry visa allows the holder to circulate within the Schengen territory multiple times. However, if the holder of this visa leaves the Schengen territory, he/she cannot re-enter again without a new valid visa.

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I am from a country whose citizens do not need a visa to enter the Schengen area. Can I experience any problems at the border, while entering Luxembourg?

You must meet certain requirements to enter Luxembourg, even if you are not required a visa:

  • The purpose of your trip to Luxembourg must be plausible and comprehensible.
  • Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months beyond your stay in Luxembourg.
  • You must be able to finance your own living and travel costs.
  • You must hold a confirmed return flight, to prove that you are prepared to leave Luxembourg before the visa expires.
  • You must have travel health insurance for the whole duration of your stay in Luxembourg.
  • You must not pose a threat to security or public order.
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How long am I allowed to stay in Luxembourg with 1, 3, 5 years valid multiple-entry Schengen visa?

This visa gives permission to its holder to enter the Schengen Area (all 26 member States) as many times as they wish, within a period of 1, 3, 5 years. However, even in this case, the visa holder is limited to remaining in the Schengen Area no longer than 90 days within a 180-day period.

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How long is my Luxembourg visa valid for?

  • Schengen visas are valid for a maximum of 90 days (within 180 days) from your arrival date. The Schengen visa is not valid before the arrival date you provide on your visa application.
  • An airport transit visa is valid for the period it takes you to transfer between flights in a Luxembourg airport.
  • National visas are usually issued for over three months but can be valid up to 12 months, depending on your reason for requesting a visa. The national visa will cover you while your residence permit application is processed.
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What happens if my Luxembourg visa application is rejected?

If your Luxembourg visa application is rejected, you will be notified by your mission that your application has been unsuccessful. You will be informed of the grounds on which it was rejected and have one month to appeal the decision by writing to the mission. Your application will then be reconsidered. You can also apply for a visa again if your circumstances have changed.

 
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Can I submit my visa application through mail, a courier, or through another person?

All applicants must appear in person in the Embassy/Consulate or Visa Application Center for the submission of the documents since the identity needs to be verified and biometric data must be collected. Please contact local Luxembourg representatives for more precise information.

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Will my fees be refunded if my visa is refused?

All fees are non-refundable and will not be refunded if your visa application is not successful.

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Can I study in Luxembourg with a Schengen Visa?

Yes. You can study in Luxembourg with a Schengen Visa, if your education program is less than 90 days, you do not need a national visa.

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Can I work in Luxembourg with a Schengen Visa?

No, you generally cannot work in Luxembourg with a Schengen Visa. If you come to Luxembourg as a temporary foreign worker, you need to apply for a national visa in advance.

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Can I extend the validity of my Luxembourg visa?

It is possible to extend the validity of visas only in exceptional cases, such as a natural disaster. This must be done at the Foreigners’ Office covering your area of residence.

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Can a Schengen visa be extended or transferred to a residence permit?

A Schengen visa is issued for a maximum period of stay of three months and cannot be extended. The visa must be applied for, by the traveler personally, at the Luxembourg Foreign Mission abroad, which is responsible for the place of residence and cannot be extended in Luxembourg, nor converted into a residence permit.

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