As Luxembourg is part of the EU and has signed the Schengen Agreement, it shares a common visa policy with all of the 26 countries in the Schengen zone. Citizens of over 60 countries are currently able to travel to Luxembourg and the Schengen Area without a visa for a stay of up to 90 days.
However, by the end of 2022 it will be mandatory for these same citizens to apply for an ETIAS Europe for Luxembourg to travel to Schengen countries for short stays. The Luxembourg Europe visa waiver is a multiple entry travel authorization that permits a 90-day stay with each entry to the Schengen Zone.
An approved ETIAS Luxembourg allows the holder to travel to Schengen countries for purposes of tourism, medical treatment, business, or transit.
Those not eligible to apply for the Luxembourg ETIAS, or who wish to travel to the country for purposes such as to work or study, are required to apply for a Luxembourg Schengen visa.
In order to apply for a Schengen visa for Luxembourg, it is first necessary to make an appointment at the nearest diplomatic mission of Luxembourg.
Applicants are then required to download, print and complete a Schengen visa application for Luxembourg to bring to the appointment alongside a valid passport.
Schengen visa requirements for Luxembourg state that it is also necessary to present a range of supporting documents when attending the visa appointment, including:
- Proof of sufficient funds to cover the stay in the Schengen Area (e.g. bank statements)
- Evidence of hotel reservations or a letter of invitation from friends and family in Luxembourg
- Proof of travel insurance to cover the trip
- Evidence of return flight bookings from Luxembourg
- 2 photographs of the applicant taken within the previous 3 months, passport-sized.
Additional supporting documentation is also required depending on the type of Schengen visa the applicant requests. For example, those applying for a Schengen work visa for Luxembourg are required to present a contract of employment from a Luxembourgish company.