Luxembourgish passport is a travel document issued by the State which enables their holders to be identified by foreign authorities.
The Luxembourgish passport is established according to the standards for security features and biometrics in passports of EU citizens.
The biometric passport includes an electronic chip containing the holder’s identity picture, two images of his/her digital fingerprints and an image of the signature.
Since the introduction of biometric passports, the State issues one document per holder, so that each child has its own passport.
A passport is only required if the holder travels to a country that requires one, which are most foreign countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA). When required by third countries, entry and visitor visas are stamped in the passport.
Note: before travelling, it is advisable to verify that the passport has sufficient validity for the stay in all the countries to be visited. Some countries only grant entry visas to persons who have a passport valid for at least another 6 months after the expiration date of the visa applied for.
WHO IS CONCERNED
Every person of Luxembourg nationality can apply for a passport provided they:
reside in the Grand Duchy and plan to go to a foreign country, especially outside the EU, for which a passport is required;
reside abroad and:
do not have a passport yet; or
their passport is about to expire.
Children are not listed on their parents’ passports and need their own passport.
Passports with a 5-year validity period cost EUR 50.
Passports valid for 2 years (only for children under 4 years of age) cost EUR 30. These amounts are subject to an additional charge if the application was submitted to a diplomatic mission in order to cover the shipping costs.
The fast-track procedure for passport applications is subject to an additional tax. The tax for passports valid for 5 years is set at EUR 150whereas the tax for passports valid for 2 years (only for children under 4 years of age) is EUR 90.
A payment receipt must be presented at the time of submission of the application. The tax can be paid by bank transfer or cash payment to the postal account of the Passport Office (Bureau des passports): IBAN LU 46 1111 1298 0014 0000 CCPLLULL. It is also possible to pay by bank card directly at the Passport Office.
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