For many of our clients, applying for a Luxembourg passport (and ID) is the ultimate goal of going through the citizenship process. We receive many questions about this part of the citizenship application process.
Six months after you complete Stage 2 in Luxembourg, you should receive a court order equivalent to a “certificate of Nationality” stating the day and time that you became a citizen of Luxembourg. You are now eligible to apply for both a passport and (e)-ID card from Luxembourg.
In order to obtain a Luxembourg passport, you can either go to the competent embassy or consulate which has jurisdiction over your residential address or the the Bureau of Passports in Luxembourg City for an urgent procedure where the passport is delivered in three days time. It is required for applicants over the age 12 to be physically present for the first passport application as a biometric scan of your fingerprints must be made. The cost of a Luxembourg passport is 50 Euros for a 5 year duration passport. This can be paid online via bank card or through wire transfer.
The Luxembourg national ID card looks like an American drivers license and is now available for the first time through consulates and embassies. In Luxembourg and across the European Union, the national ID card is a legal form of identification and can be used for country-to-country travel within the European Union. A Luxembourg ID card is quite different than a US identity card in that it is a digital card with a PIN when requested. In order to access government services in Luxembourg, such as when you file taxes, you will need to have access to a government approved e-card reader. These can be purchased online and we’re happy to help you order one and obtain a PIN code. As a resident of the USA, you will not normally need an e-ID reader but we understand that some clients will be eager to obtain one.
For consular jurisdictions when applying for Passports and (e)-IDs
Residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico,Oregon, Utah, Washington: The Consulate General of Luxembourg in San Francisco for visas and passports.
Residents of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont: The Consulate General of Luxembourg in New York for visas and passports.
Residents of all other states, Mexico and Canada should refer to the Embassy of Luxembourg in Washington, D.C.