Who is Eligible to Recover Luxembourg Citizenship?

According to the Luxembourg Nationality Law:

-Any person who had a direct lineage Luxembourg ancestor alive on or after January 1, 1900

-The ancestor must not have lost Luxembourg citizenship according to laws in effect at the time

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Application Process


The process for recovering Luxembourg dual citizenship and receiving your EU passport involves three main phases.

For most applicants, the total process will last 9-15 months.

Phase 1

-Use genealogical records to establish lineage to qualifying ancestor
-Collect relatives’ vital documents from the USA & Luxembourg
-Request Luxembourg Ancestry Certificate
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Phase 2

-Your eligibility is verified 4-6 months after Phase 1, then:
-Fill out the required paperwork in French or German
-Collect & translate vital documents and background checks
-Obtain Luxembourg Certificate of Good Standing
-Submit completed files in person in Luxembourg
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Phase 3

-6-8 months after end of Phase 2, Luxembourg’s government sends Court Order
-Fill out French-language Passport paperwork
-Wire fees to Treasury in Luxembourg
-Embassy or consulate visit

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