Applying for a Schengen Visa to Luxembourg
Visiting Luxembourg on a Schengen Visa
Luxembourg is a small, hilly country full of forests between France, Germany, and Belgium. Its stunning medieval capital is a major financial center. To travel to Luxembourg for a short trip lasting fewer than 90 days, you will need a Luxembourg Schengen Visa, as it is part of the Schengen Area of European countries that have abolished border controls between each other.
Who needs a Schengen Visa to enter Luxembourg?
If you are traveling to Luxembourg, you will need a Schengen Visa if you are a citizen of a non-Schengen country without a visa-free travel agreement with the area, or if you have been refused visa-free travel.
How do I apply for a Schengen Visa to Luxembourg?
In addition to your completed visa application form, you will need two recently taken passport-style photos, a passport or other travel documents that are less than 10 years old and valid for at least three months after your departure date from the Schengen Area. You will also need travel and medical insurance covering you up to costs of €30,000, a cover letter stating your itinerary and the purpose of your visit, as well as a flight itinerary and proof of accommodation during your stay, proof of your civil status, like a marriage certificate, and proof you have means of subsistence during your stay. The amount you need to show you have will vary from country to country. Those planning to work or study, you will need additional documents. Proof of sufficient financial means is also required, but Luxembourg does not stipulate an official amount. You can do this by showing bank statements, hotel bookings and that your income or investments are enough to support yourself during your stay.
Luxembourg Visa requirements for a work, business or student visa
If you’re applying for a work visa, you will need to provide the embassy/consulate with documents that prove you meet the visa requirements based on your employment status. If employed, you need an employment contract, a current bank statement, a no objection letter from your employer giving you leave to travel, and an income tax return. If self-employed, you will need a copy of your business license, company bank statements, and income tax returns. You will also need an invitation letter regardless of whether you are applying for a longer work visa or a short-stay Schengen Visa. Student visas require proof of enrolment at a Luxembourg institution, a no objection letter from your place of study in your homeland, and an invitation letter.
Steps to follow when applying for a Luxembourg Schengen Visa
Work out which Luxembourg Schengen Visa type you need based on the purpose of your travel. Collect the required documents for a visa to Luxembourg. Make a visa appointment with the embassy, consulate or a Luxembourg-accredited visa application center in your home country. Attend the visa interview at the appropriate embassy, consulate or visa application center. Wait to see if your visa is approved - you can also track your application.
Where do I apply for a Luxembourg Visa?
You will need to apply to the Luxembourg embassy or consulate in your country of residence or a visa application center acting on their behalf. The preferred official visa partner of Luxembourg is VFS Global - so they may act on Luxembourg’s behalf in your country.
How long does it take to get a Luxembourg 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.
Why choose AXA Schengen Insurance?
Those traveling to the Schengen Area, including Luxembourg, need travel cover, and AXA’s Low Cost Travel Insurance only costs €22 ($24) per week 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 €328 per year, which again covers you for expenses up to €100,000.
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Frequently asked questions about getting an Luexmbourg Schengen Visa
Will my visa allow me to travel to other European countries?
Yes providing they are one of the 25 other countries within the Schengen Area.
Can I extend my Schengen Visa during my stay in Luxembourg?
Yes - you can extend your Luxembourg short-stay visa but only in exceptional cases or emergencies.
Can my Luxembourg Schengen Visa be revoked?
Yes your visa could be revoked if you no longer meet the criteria your visa was issued under.