Coronavirus Update for Luxembourg Dual Citizenship Applicants

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This rest of this article pertains to individuals who must travel to Luxembourg to reclaim citizenship under the Article 89 or “two-step” process. If you are a new applicant for Luxembourg citizenship, this does not apply. Contact us with any questions.

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Dear Clients,

 

We want to contact you about the recent uncertainties with respect to the current COVID19 Coronavirus global health crisis.  Your health and safety are of utmost importance to us, and we want to share updated information about possible effects on travel to Luxembourg.

 

First and foremost, it is still possible to apply for Luxembourg Dual Citizenship and you may not need to travel to Luxembourg to do so. Check out our Citizenship Eligibility page to learn more.

 

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LUXEMBOURG CITIZENSHIP GUIDANCE –  FOR ARTICLE 89 APPLICANTS ONLY

 

On June 18th, 2020, the Chamber of Deputies (Luxembourg’s legislative assembly) approved a law to extend the Article 89 deadline to December 31, 2021. Applicants now have until the end of 2021 to travel to Luxembourg and sign a citizenship declaration.

 

For those considering traveling to Luxembourg this year still, you should know the following.

 

The United States has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory, effectively advising all citizens not to travel internationally at this time. Flights remain operating between Europe and North America. However, non-EU citizens cannot enter the EU and Luxembourg until at least July 1st. There currently is an exemption that United States citizens are able to travel to Portugal and then can fly on to Luxembourg. If you would be able to enter any other country at this time, you may be subject to a 2-week quarantine anywhere that you land in Europe. This two-week quarantine order may continue even after borders open again. For more details, you should consult the European Union’s official Re-Open EU tool.
We appreciate that the prospect of international travel seems unpredictable for the near future. We have received a number of questions regarding how this might affect applying for Luxembourg Citizenship.
We have received questions about if Luxembourg will allow applicants to submit documentation by mail or electronically. We have also received questions about if it will be possible to apply for citizenship in the United States. There will be no changes to the in-person application requirement in Luxembourg. 

CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL GUIDANCE

 

For the latest updates on the COVID19 Coronavirus in Luxembourg and any measures that may be taken in Luxembourg, you can visit the Luxembourg Government’s special English language website:
https://msan.gouvernement.lu/en/dossiers/2020/corona-virus.html?fbclid=IwAR0dEku03dcAAnfWc5BemuqRr5f4fF6FOmzo8Km3JlJWdEawSh2DQNnza64

 

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If you have travel booked through another European country and need official guidance on travel updates, you can contact us and we’ll provide you with the Government Links.

OTHER TRAVEL CONSIDERATIONS

 

We encourage all travelers to obtain travel insurance and any other available/applicable insurances for their travel. Flight reservations originating in the European Union may benefit from European legal protections and entitlement to reimbursement for the impossibility to travel. You should check the individual terms and conditions of the travel you booked for more information.

 

As in any case when traveling outside of the United States, you should check with your medical insurance provider to confirm that medical care outside the United States is covered under said policy. If not, you should take out travel insurance or other policy that provides for medical care outside the USA. These policies are usually quite affordable.

 

We are here to be a resource for you and your family. The well-being of our clients is our highest priority. We will continue to keep you in the loop while encouraging everyone to make preparations for the next steps in the application process. Considering the deadline later this year and that a deadline extension is unlikely, it is best to continue application preparation and be ready to submit when possible.

Stay safe,