Schengen Visa Luxembourg: who needs it, application procedure and useful information



Schengen Visa Luxembourg: who needs it, application procedure and useful information

Are you planning to visit Luxembourg? This tiny European country with historic architecture, unique Franco-German culture and cuisine will not leave anyone indifferent! Find out if you need a Luxembourg Schengen visa and how to apply for it

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Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries in Europe, located between France, Belgium and Germany. In the state, many attractions, fortifications and old quarters of the capital of Luxembourg are included in the UNESCO heritage list and recognized as one of the largest fortresses in Europe. The country has one of the highest GDP per capita in the world, Luxembourg is also known as a banking center.

When traveling to Luxembourg, tourists can enjoy its historic architecture, majestic forests and nature reserves, as well as its unique Franco-German culture and cuisine.

Thousands of tourists visit this European country every year. If you also want to explore this tiny country, then before planning your trip, find out if you need a Luxembourg Schengen visa and how to get one.

Do I need a visa to travel to Luxembourg?

You do not need a visa to visit Luxembourg if:
  • You are a citizen or family member of an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen.
  • You are a citizen of a visa-free Schengen country.
Citizens of the rest of the world need to apply for a visa to enter Luxembourg.

Features of the Luxembourg Schengen visa

Short-term Schengen visa allows you to stay in Luxembourg for 90 days in any 180-day period. In addition, you can visit other Schengen countries within the validity of the visa. A Luxembourg short-term visa is issued for tourism, business meetings, medical tourism, visiting relatives, school trips, conferences, etc.
On the basis of a short-term C visa, you cannot apply for a temporary residence permit in Luxembourg.

Where can I apply for a Luxembourg visa?

You will need to contact the Luxembourg embassy or consulate in your country of residence or the visa center acting on their behalf.

List of documents for obtaining a Schengen visa to Luxembourg (short-term visa C)

In order to apply for a Schengen Luxembourg visa, a tourist must provide the following package of documents:
  • A passport valid for at least another three months after the planned departure from Luxembourg.
  • Two blank pages in your passport for visa stickers.
  • Travel insurance policy, with coverage of at least 30,000 euros and valid for the entire period of your stay in the Schengen area.
  • Flight itinerary or booking confirmation showing your flights to and from Luxembourg.
  • Booking a hotel or other accommodation in Luxembourg for the entire period of stay.
  • Evidence of financial capacity, such as bank statements or payment statements, which prove that you have enough money to support yourself during your stay in the Schengen area.
  • A cover letter explaining the purpose of your trip to the Schengen area.
  • Completed and signed application for schengen visa Luxembourg.
  • Two recent passport-sized photographs that meet the requirements for a Schengen visa.

The cost of a Schengen visa to Luxembourg

The standard cost of a Luxembourg Schengen visa for an adult is €80. Some categories of applicants (students, children under 6 years old) are exempt from all visa fees. In case of refusal to issue a visa, the fees are non-refundable.

The period of issuing a visa to Luxembourg

Usually, the processing period for a Luxembourg visa is 15 days. The review period starts from the moment of submission of documents to the Embassy/Consulate of Luxembourg. However, it can be longer, from 15 to 60 days.

What are the other types of visas for traveling to Luxembourg?

  • A transit visa allows you to transfer at a Luxembourg airport when you travel to a third country. However, this type of visa does not allow you to leave the airport. This visa is valid for 24 hours.
  • Long-term visa D allows you to stay in Luxembourg for one year. On its basis, you can also visit other countries of the Schengen Agreement. A long-term visa is issued for work, study, business and family reunification.
On the basis of a long-term D visa, you can apply for a temporary residence permit in Luxembourg. A temporary residence permit allows you to stay in Luxembourg for five years and can be extended.

What if my application is rejected?

If your Luxembourg visa application has been rejected, you can:
1. Appeal the decision. Write an appeal letter to the embassy/consulate that refused your visa. You can submit an appeal letter 15 days after the visa rejection.
2. Re-apply. You can apply again for the same visa in Luxembourg.
3. Apply for a Schengen visa to another country of the Schengen Agreement. If you apply for a Schengen visa in another Schengen country and are granted one, you will be able to visit Luxembourg without a visa.

Why can a visa application be rejected?

The Luxembourg Embassy/Consulate may reject your visa for various reasons, such as: false information, missing documents, not arriving at the visa appointment on time, passport invalid or in poor condition, lack of travel insurance, unconfirmed financial stability.

After receiving the visa

When a Schengen visa to Luxembourg has been issued, it is important to remember that it can be canceled at any moment, for example, if you have not informed the embassy or the visa center about any changes in your travel itinerary that occurred after submitting your application.

Being approved for a Luxembourg visa does not guarantee you entry to either Luxembourg or the Schengen area - you may still be refused entry on arrival.
In addition, you may need to provide additional documents regarding your financial availability or proof of residence to enter Luxembourg.

What should you remember before traveling to Luxembourg?

In Luxembourg, temperatures are generally cool and rainfall is fairly frequent throughout the year. Therefore, the best time to visit is May-September, when the weather is warm and dry. Keep in mind that Luxembourg is a small country, so it won't take you long to see everything it has to offer. A few days are usually enough to explore the capital of Luxembourg and the surrounding area.

Luxembourg is a safe country to travel to and the crime rate is low. However, as in any country, you should always take precautions and be aware of your surroundings. Keep your belongings close to you and don't walk alone at night in unfamiliar places.

Igor Usyk - Head of Legal Department at Visit World

For safe relocation to Luxembourg, obtaining refugee status and employment, use the advice of an international lawyer. We help to solve complex and simple issues for your comfort and safety in Luxembourg.

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