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Temporary suspension of visa and passport applications

Published Saturday March 21 2020

The issuance of short-term visas (C visas) and the issuance of long-term visas (D visas) as well as the issuance of visas in representation by other countries are temporarily suspended for 30 days, and subject to be renewed if necessary.

Exemptions apply to : health professionals, health researchers and elderly care professionals; persons employed in the transport of goods and persons employed in the transport of goods and persons, including airline personnel; members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, in the course of the performance of their official duties ; persons seeking international protection or subsidiary protection in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg or for other humanitarian reasons. 

Issuance of passports and of travel documents: 

Urgent requests are exempted from this new measures but will be subject to prior approval by the Passport, Visa and Legalization Office in Luxembourg.

Requests for passport renewals must be duly justified.

During the 30 days period, the legalisation services of the Embassy will continue to operate as normal.

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