Luxembourg Visa Policy

Learn about Luxembourg visa policy and whether you need a visa to visit the country.

Visa Policy for Luxembourg

As Luxembourg is a member of the Schengen Area which has a shared passport-free travel agreement, the visa policy is the same as all of the other 25 Schengen countries.

Luxembourg visa policy establishes whether or not a foreign citizen needs a visa to enter the country, depending on nationality, as well as the purpose of the travel and the expected period of stay.

Nationals from over 150 countries need to hold an approved Schengen visa to gain entry to Luxembourg, regardless of the purpose or stay period.

This kind of visa must be obtained from an embassy or consulate of Luxembourg well in advance of the planned date of arrival in the country.

Citizens of over 90 countries are established as visa-exempt for Luxembourg and only need to present a valid passport, or a valid Schengen country ID card, to gain entry at Luxembourg’s borders.

Visitors from a Schengen country are granted freedom of movement to Luxembourg for an unlimited period by presenting their national ID document upon entry.

Other visa-free citizens currently simply need to present their passport to cross borders into Luxembourg. However, from 2022, an additional mandatory requirement will come into effect: holding an approved ETIAS travel authorization.

This compulsory online visa waiver is being implemented by the European Commission and will allow the holder to visit Luxembourg for multiple short stays during its validity. It will be available through a simple electronic application.

There are not currently any Luxembourg entry bans in place for any foreign citizens.

Browse the boxes below to find further information about the visa policy of Luxembourg.

Tourist Visa Policy for Luxembourg

Foreign visitors planning a tourism trip to Luxembourg should first check the visa requirements they need to meet to be able to enter the country.

The tourist visa policy for Luxembourg and the requirements and restrictions vary according to the individual’s nationality and travel plans.

At the moment, nationals of 90 countries do not need a tourist visa or travel authorization to visit Luxembourg for varying periods of stay. They are able to simply present either a passport or Schengen national ID card to gain tourist entry to the country.

However, from 2022, all visa-exempt travelers from outside of the Schengen Area will be required to pre-register for an ETIAS online visa waiver in advance of travel to enter Luxembourg for the same periods of tourist stay.

This multiple entry tourist authorization will allow holders to enjoy multiple short stays for tourism in Luxembourg and any other Schengen country during its validity.

Citizens from around 150 other countries are required to apply for an embassy visa, also known as a Schengen visa, from a government office of Luxembourg in order to visit the country for tourism.

Find comprehensive information about each visa type for Luxembourg in the boxes below.

ETIAS

ETIAS, an electronic travel authorization program for all of the 26 Schengen Area countries, including Luxembourg, is being implemented by the European Commission in order to strengthen Schengen external borders.

Once introduced, which is expected to be by 2022, it will become a mandatory requirement for all visa-exempt citizens for Luxembourg to hold an approved ETIAS travel authorization to travel to the Schengen zone for short stays.

In order to apply for this multiple entry visa waiver, it will be necessary for eligible citizens to complete a simple online form with basic personal, passport, and travel information, as well as to answer some basic security questions before the application may be submitted.

Upon approval, an ETIAS for Luxembourg is electronically linked to the applicant’s passport. It permits multiple short stays of up to 90 days with each entry to Luxembourg and all of the other Schengen countries, for purposes of tourism, business, transit, or medical treatment.

ETIAS Luxembourg is valid for a total of 3 years from the moment of approval, or until the associated passport expires, whichever comes first.

Find below a complete list of nationalities that will require ETIAS authorization once it is introduced.

Embassy or Consular Visa Required

Luxembourg visa law, in accordance with the Schengen visa policy, states that travelers from around 150 nationalities need to apply for a consulate visa to visit the country no matter the length of stay or travel purpose.

A consular visa, also known as a Schengen visa for Luxembourg, allows entry to the country for different periods may be issued for purposes of work, study, residency, tourism, or business, among others.

Any individual who needs a Schengen visa to travel to Luxembourg needs to make an appointment at the nearest Luxembourg diplomatic mission.

The applicant will need to bring a Luxembourg Schengen visa form along to the embassy interview, indicating the visa type required on the application.

In addition to this form, applicants will need to present a passport valid for a minimum of 3 months from the date of arrival, alongside other varying supporting documents depending on the visa option selected.

It is highly recommended that applicants arrange an embassy visa appointment well in advance of the intended arrival date in Luxembourg, as it may take several weeks for this travel document to be processed and approved

Browse the list below to see which nationalities are embassy visa-required for Luxembourg.

Embassy or Consular Visa Required: Country list

  • Afghanistan
  • Aland Islands
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire
  • Botswana
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greenland
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Isle of Man
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mayotte
  • Mongolia
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • New Caledonia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • North Korea
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Reunion
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sint Maarten
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Swaziland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Uganda
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Visa Not Required

The visa policy of Luxembourg establishes that there are over 90 countries across the world whose citizens are visa not required for varying periods of stay.

Visitors holding a valid passport or ID Card issued by a Schengen Area member state are granted freedom of movement when arriving at border control in Luxembourg or any other Schengen country. They will only be requested to present one of both documents.

Visa-exempt citizens holding a passport from a non-Schengen country will be able to gain entry to Luxembourg by presenting this document upon arrival, for a short visa-free stay up to 90 days, for purposes such as tourism, business, transit, or medical treatment.

However, by 2022 it is expected that these same citizens will need to present an approved travel authorization (ETIAS) to gain entry for the same purposes and length of stay.

To do so, it will first be necessary to submit a Luxembourg ETIAS application online. This process only takes a few minutes to complete. Once approved, the travel authorization is electronically linked to the traveler’s passport and valid for a total of 3 years.

However, if these same visa-exempt individuals need to visit any Schengen country for a longer period or other purposes, such as to study or work, they will need to submit an embassy visa application at a Luxembourg diplomatic government office.

See the list below for all of the visa-free nationalities for Luxembourg.

Visa Not Required: Country list

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kiribati
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Norway
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Romania
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tuvalu
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela

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