Embassy of Luxembourg in Washington


The embassy of Luxembourg in Washington, D.C. is the diplomatic representation of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to the United States of America, the United Mexican States and Canada.

2200 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
Telephone : (202) 265-4171
Fax : (202) 328-8270
E-mail: luxembassy.was@mae.etat.lu
Business hours: 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday.

Consulate of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Washington, D.C.
Phone line is open from Monday to Friday from 10.00 AM to 3.30 PM (no visa, temporary stay authorizations or residency permits questions)

The Visa and Passport desk is open for applications from Monday to Friday between 10 AM and 3.30 PM with no interruption – an appointment must yet be confirmed prior to coming in person.

The Consulate is closed on all US holidays.

Luxembourg nationals in situation of emergency may call at any time:
Office hours: (202) 265-4171
Out of office hours, and for emergencies ONLY: (202) 290-8239

Schengen visa:
Luxembourg is part of the “Schengen space”, composed by the following countries having signed the “Schengen Convention” on June 19, 1990 in a little village called Schengen in Luxembourg.

Having taken effect on May 26, 1995, it completes the agreement signed on June 14, 1985 aiming the progressive suppression of border controls between contracting parties.
A Schengen visa issued by an Embassy or Consulate of the following countries allows the holder to travel freely in all of these countries.

For staying more than 90 days, an application for a residence permit will be necessary and this one will vary upon the final purpose of the stay.

When traveling with children, please note that there is no visa fee for children under age 6.

How to apply for a short stay Schengen visa to Luxembourg?

  • Visa – Implementation of the Visa Information System (“VIS”) – 05/15/2014 – Application must be submitted in person.
  • The Visa Information System (VIS) is an IT system that allows Schengen States to exchange visa data. The main purpose of the VIS is to simplify the visa issuance process, to facilitate checks at external borders and to enhance security for everyone involved, including visa applicants.
  • As of May 15, 2014, each individual applying for a Schengen visa in the USA must appear in person, so that the necessary biometric data – ten fingerprints and a digital photo – can be collected.
  • Applicants who got a Schengen visa after May 15, 2014 and got their fingerprints taken by another Schengen Member States,must not show up in person for a subsequent period of 5 years.
  • Please note that holders of a Schengen visa are still subject to immigration control upon first entry into a Schengen country and are therefore not guaranteed automatic entry even when they hold a valid Schengen visa.
  • To apply you are invited to send us an e-mail summarizing the purpose of your trip with the following documents in attachment in either PDF or JPEG format:
    1. Copy of the two main pages of your national passport
    2. Copy of your valid US visa or valid US Lawful Permanent Resident Card

Visas charges
In accordance with the Council Decision of 1st June 2006 amending Annex 12 to the Common Consular Instructions and Annex 14a to the Common Manual on the fees to be charged corresponding to the administrative costs of processing visa applications, the Passports, Visas and Legalizations Office has the honor of informing you of the following:

1. With effect from 1st January 2007 , taxes for airport transit visas (category A), transit visas (category B) and short stay visas (category C), including those with limited territorial validity and those issued at the border, will increase from € 35/ USD 50 to € 60 / USD 80. Further to the decision taken by the Immigration Department, the tax for national long stay visas (category D) and those that are valid concurrently as a short stay visa (category D + C) will not be increased at the present time.
2. Until 1st January 2008, this Decision will not affect the tax to be charged to nationals of third countries for which the Council gives the Commission, by 1st January 2007, a mandate to negotiate a visa facilitation agreement. Those affected are nationals of Russia, Moldova, Ukraine, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania and FYROM who will continue to benefit from the tax of 35€ / 50USD .

Type of visa Taxes (EUR) Taxes (USD)
Airport transit visa (VISA A) 60 80
Short stay visa (VISA C) 60 80
Visa with territorial limitations (VTL) 60 80
Visa issued at the border (VISA C) 60 80
Long stay visa (VISA D) 50 70

Following the visa facilitation agreements, nationals of Russia, Moldova, Ukraine, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania and FYROM will benefit from a tax of 35€ / 50 USD.

In accordance with the Visa Code, children between 6 and 12 years will also benefit from a tax of 35€ / 50 USD.

The fee is waived for visa applicants belonging to one of the following categories:

• children under six years
• school pupils, students, postgraduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake trips for the purpose of study or education
• researchers from third countries travelling within the Community for the purpose of carrying out scientific research as defined in Recommendation 2005/761/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 September 2005 to facilitate the issue by the Member States of uniform short stay visas for researchers who are nationals of third countries travelling within the Community for the purpose of carrying out scientific research.
• representatives of non-profit organisations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organised by non-profit organisations.
• family members of EU/EEA nationals
• for countries that have signed a facilitation agreement, i.e. Russia, Moldova, Ukraine, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania and FYROM, other categories of nationals are also exempted from taxes; for further information (including on other facilitations) please refer to the following links to the various agreements:

Staying and/or working in Luxembourg for more than 3 months as an EU citizen
All European Union (EU) citizens, as well as members of their family (who are also EU citizens) enjoy freedom of movement within the EU, giving them the right to work and reside in any EU Member State, subject to certain conditions.

Source: http://www.guichet.public.lu