Luxembourg embassies and consulates
In total, Luxembourg has 16 embassies and 19 consulates spread all over the world - meaning it does not have formal missions in every country. If there is not one in your country, then officials from another Schengen nation, or a visa applications partner, such as VFS Global, will act on the nation’s behalf. Sometimes, they are also assessed by an embassy in a nearby state.
Who needs to apply for a Schengen Visa at a Luxembourg embassy or consulate?
If you are traveling to Luxembourg from a country without a visa-free arrangement with the Schengen group of countries, of which Luxembourg is a member, you will need a short-stay Luxembourg Schengen Visa for a trip lasting up to 90 days, and a residence permit and work or study visa if you plan to spend longer in Luxembourg. You will need to apply via the embassy or consulate in your country of residence.
What services do Luxembourg’s embassies and consulates provide?
In addition to informing people about Luxembourg, officials at embassies and consulates provide services to foreign nationals including dealing with immigration and asylum issues - such as issuing visas.
Luxembourger embassies and consulates in the U.S., U.K., China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, and Mexico
Below you will find a list of the cities where the Luxembourg embassy or consulate is located in major nations. If your home state is not on the list, you can look up the locations of your nearest Luxembourg mission on the foreign ministry website. In most countries, these will be located in administrative or major population centers.
Luxembourg foreign ministry website : luxembourg.public.lu/en/vivre/citoyennete/immigrer-au-luxembourg/visa-schengen/index.html
Luxembourg embassies and consulates in the U.S.
Luxembourg has an embassy in Washington, D.C., and consulates in New York City, and San Francisco.
Luxembourg embassies and consulates in the U.K.
Luxembourg has an embassy in London.
Luxembourg embassies and consulates in China
Luxembourg’s embassy is based in Beijing, and it has a consulate in Shanghai.
Luxembourg embassies and consulates in India
Luxembourg has an embassy in New Delhi.
Luxembourg embassies and consulates in Indonesia
Luxembourg does not have an embassy in Indonesia. The Netherlands acts for Luxembourg on visa matters.
Luxembourg embassies and consulates in Brazil
Luxembourg has a consulate in Brasília.
Luxembourger embassies and consulates in Mexico
Luxembourg does not have an embassy in Mexico, but it does have a consulate in Mexico City.
Do I have to apply for a Luxembourg Schengen Visa at an embassy or consulate?
In many countries, Luxembourg’s embassy or consulate officials do not process initial applications or conduct visa application interviews, an essential part of the process where you will submit supporting documents and provide biometric data. The main visa applications partner of Luxembourg is the firm VFS Global - so they may act on the country’s behalf in your nation, or for another nation that handles Luxembourg’s visa matters - often The Netherlands.
Employees at VFS can help arrange your appointment and track your application on behalf of the embassy. The company’s website : vfsglobal.com/en/individuals/index.html
How long will it take the Luxembourg embassy or consulate to process a Schengen Visa?
The processing time for a Luxembourg Schengen Visa may take up to 15 days in a normal situation, but could take up to 60 days to be issued in extreme circumstances. You can apply for your visa up to six months before you travel.
What does this have to do with travel insurance?
If you plan to apply for a Schengen Visa to Luxembourg, you need travel and medical cover or your application will be refused. AXA’s Low Cost Travel Insurance costs just €0.99 ($1.11) per day of your trip and will meet your visa requirements, while the AXA Schengen Europe Travel Insurance offers extended coverage up to costs of €100,000.
Those seeking a multiple-entry visa can purchase the Multi Trip insurance from €298 per year, which again covers you for expenses up to €100,000.
If you are traveling to a country other than Luxembourg, links to the embassies and consulates of other Schengen Area countries can be found below:
Frequently asked questions about Luxembourg embassies/consulates and Schengen Visas
Yes. You can appeal if your visa application is refused for most reasons.
You need to attend an interview to submit and check the supporting documents submitted alongside your Schengen Visa application and to provide biometric data - an essential part of your application unless you have a valid reason not to or have already provided it.
If I previously applied for a Schengen Visa- do I have to fill in another form and attend a visa appointment?
Yes. Unless your Schengen Visa is a multi-trip one and still valid. If your visa application was in the past five years - you may not need to submit new biometric data with your application.