luxembourg tourist visa

Luxembourg Tourist Visa - Definitive Guide

As the only remaining Grand Duchy in the world, Luxembourg is quite a beautiful place. With the vast lying endless greenery, medieval architecture, stunning canals and castles, the country is rightfully termed as the ‘most beautiful balcony in Europe’. Thanks to the Luxembourg tourist visa, people from around the world can now enter the country.

What is the Luxembourg Tourist Visa?

Also known as the Luxembourg Schengen tourist visa, this permit is used to enter the country for the purpose of tourism. Being under the category of the C type Schengen, this permit is issued for a stay duration of up to 90 days in a 180-day period and can be obtained in single-entry type, double-entry, and even multiple-entries. With this, you can travel to Luxembourg and any other Schengen countries as well. 

How to Apply for Luxembourg Tourist Visa?

The process of applying for a Luxembourg tourist visa from India is done offline. There is no online process for this permit. The application handling, however, is outsourced to VACs in India (Visa Application Center) by the Luxembourg embassy. Before starting your application, you must ensure that you are eligible to travel to the country as a tourist. After this, you may make the application as follows - 

  • Obtain all the documents necessary for the application. 
  • Visit the website of the embassy of Luxembourg in India or the website of the VAC and download the application form. The form is the same as a general Schengen application. However, you will have to mention your purpose of visit as ‘tourism’.  
  • Fill in your details and take a print out of the completed Luxembourg tourist visa application form. 
  • Book an appointment at one of the VACs located across India. You may do this by visiting the website of the VAC and using the online portal. You may visit the VAC without an appointment, but due to the high volume of applications, it is strongly advised to make an appointment. 
  • Visit the VAC for the application and biometric submission along with your documents, duly filled and signed application form and fees. 

Please note that if you have submitted your biometrics for a Schengen visa in the past 5 years, you do not have to submit them again. Ensure that you submit only the genuine documents and provide correct information. Providing fake documents and information can lead to visa rejection. 

Eligibility for Luxembourg Tourist Visa

To be able to apply for a tourist permit, you must meet the following conditions - 

  • You must be living in a country where you are lodging the application. If you are residing in a residence permit in any foreign nation, you may apply it to the corresponding visa authority in that country.
  • You must possess a valid passport as per the regulations.
  • The primary purpose of your visit must be to take part in tourism activities.
  • You must possess sufficient funds to cover your expenses during the entire stay in the country.
  • You must apply for the permit only if -
    1. Luxembourg is your only destination, or
    2. Luxembourg is one of your multiple Schengen destinations, in which case you will be spending the majority of the time here, or, 
    3. Luxembourg must be your port of entry into the Schengen region.

Documents Required for Luxembourg Tourist Visa

As per the Luxembourg tourist visa for Indian citizens, the following are the list of documents required for the application - 

  • A valid passport- 
    1. It must consist of at least 2 blank pages.
    2. It should not be older than 10 years.
    3. It should be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into the country.
    4. Old passports, if any, are to be attached.
  • A covering letter - 
    1. This must include the applicant's details.
    2. It should clearly mention the source of funds.
    3. It should clearly state the purpose and duration of the visit.
    4. It should be signed by the applicant and addressed to the Embassy of the Republic of Luxembourg
  • Medical travel insurance coverage up to at least 30000 Euros
  • Proof of occupation - 

Proof of occupation such as employment letter, Copy of business license, etc

  • Financial documents -

Financial documents such as bank statements of past 3 months, Passbook copy, ITR, etc.

Photo Specification for Luxembourg Tourist Visa

  • Dimensions: 35mm X 45mm
  • Colour: Coloured
  • Head must occupy the central position
  • Must be captured within the last 3 months
  • Background: Solid, plain white or grey
  • 80% face coverage
  • Neutral expression
  • Glasses: Non-thick framed and prescription glasses
  • Headgears - only for religious reasons
  • Facial hair - permitted

Processing Time for Luxembourg Tourist Visa

The time taken to process the tourist permit is dependent on several factors such as the entry type, the duration of the permit, the volume of applications at the embassy, as well as your previous travel history. Normally, it would take around 15 working days to process. However, due to the uncertainty, it is suggested that you apply for it well in advance.

Luxembourg Tourist Visa Fee

The total fees for the tourist permit depend upon a few factors such as the number of entries, the biometric charges, as well as any other service charges. It can also vary upon the foreign exchange rates. As a result, it is suggested to check the exact amount before starting the application.

Entry Stay Duration Validity Fees
Multiple entry Normal 90 days 3 months 8601.0
Multiple entry Normal 90 days 3 months 6764.0
Multiple entry Normal 90 days 3 months 8601.0
Multiple entry Normal 90 days 3 months 6764.0
Multiple entry Normal 90 days 3 months 6764.0
Multiple entry Normal 90 days 3 months 8601.0

After Submission

Once you have made the application at the VAC, the application will be sent to the Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for processing. The embassy is solely responsible for the processing. The VAC is responsible for only the handling of the application and as a result, cannot influence the processing. 

How to Check Visa Status?

While you are waiting for a response, you may perform the Luxembourg tourist visa status tracking by visiting  and entering your reference number and date of birth.

When you have this visa

Once you have this visa, you must keep in mind the following points to ensure that you have a pleasant journey. 

  • Keep note of the expiry date, duration of stay, as well as the number of entries mentioned on the visa sticker. You must not stay longer than the allowed stay duration. 
  • Carry all the travel documents before travelling. 
  • Ensure that you travel to Luxembourg within 6 months of the issue date, or as mentioned. After this date, your permit will become invalid and you will not be able to enter the country. 
  • While you are travelling within the country, carry a copy of your travel documents with you. If you are travelling to other countries within the Schengen, you will have to carry your original travel documents.
  • While you are on a tourist permit, you cannot work. 
  • You will not be able to extend the tourist visa in any normal conditions
  • You can move freely within the Schengen zone. And depending on your entry type, you may enter or exit the Schengen as permitted.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Extend My Luxembourg Schengen Tourist Visa?

It is not possible to extend the tourist permit under normal conditions. Being a type of the Schengen C category, these are non-extendable. However, in extreme cases such as a Force Majeure, or other humanitarian reasons, you may be granted an extension. In all other cases, you must leave the country if you do not receive an extension.

After Expiring My Luxembourg Tourist permit, How Long Can I Stay?

Being a short term visa, there is no grace period for the tourist permit. As a result, you cannot stay back any longer after your permit expires. You must leave Luxembourg before the expiry date. Staying back after this period is considered an offence and can get you deported or even be banned from re-entry into the Schengen region. 

What is the Medical Test for Luxembourg Schengen Tourist Visa?

Since the permitted duration of stay will only be less than 90 days, there are no mandatory medical test requirements. However, for the long term categories, there may be medical requirements. In both cases, it is suggested that you get a medical checkup before travelling to a new country. 

Can I Convert My Luxembourg Schengen Tourist Visa into Work permit?

It is not possible to convert a short term permit into a work permit. Schengen short term visas are non-convertible. You are also not allowed to work while you are on this permit. If you do require a work permit, you must apply for one once you are back in your home country. 

Can I Travel other Schengen and European country on Luxembourg tourist permit?

Yes, you are allowed to visit other Schengen countries with this. Being a Schengen country themselves, Luxembourg takes part in the visa-free arrangement. As a result, you can enter other Schengen countries as long as you meet their individual entry requirements. However, you cannot visit all of the European nations. You can only visit the European countries that are a part of the Schengen. Apart from this, you may visit certain countries that permit you entry with a Schengen visa.  Eg: - Croatia.


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