Consular Services for Foreign Residents in Luxembourg

UK and US consulates provide services for citizens in need, including replacement of lost or stolen passports and help and advice in difficult situations...

Foreign Embassies exist to represent their nation to their host country nationals, providing information and services on trade, tourism and culture in the home state. All Embassies have a Consular Section which exists to provide information and services to its own nationals visiting or living in the host country.

Many country consulates recommend that citizens report their arrival so that their names can be added to a citizens' register.

Citizens of the USA, the United Kingdom and Ireland living in Luxembourg can access information from the consular sections of their relevant Embassies.

Click on the appropriate link below to access the home page of each of these Embassies in Luxembourg.

UK Citizens

The consular section of the British Embassy Luxembourg provides help for British nationals living in or travelling to Luxembourg. GOV.UK provides information on trade and investment between Luxembourg and the UK, travel advice and advice on living abroad.

Many services are available for British citizens living in or travelling to Luxembourg. These include:

  • Certifying documents
  • Providing help for those who are victims of a crime or in hospital
  • Providing contact details of doctors and lawyers

Note: UK embassies, high commissions and consulates no longer issue passports. This is now done centrally by Her Majesty’s Passport Office in the UK. Applications for renewal take at least four weeks, but may take longer if further information is necessary. UK nationals are advised not to book travel until they have received their renewed passport.

The UK government's GOV.UK website provides information online for Britons considering moving abroad and for those already there. It includes tax, health and education advice as well as a section on what to do when returning to the UK.

US Citizens

The Embassy of the United States of America, Luxembourg has a website with information for American citizens living in Luxembourg. The US Citizens Service consular section provides passport services, registration of births of American citizens abroad, information on visas, federal benefits, notary services, adoptions, as well as offering emergency assistance to American citizens in distress.

The US Embassy website also has information on marriage, hospitals, doctors and pharmacies in Luxembourg and a list of English-speaking attorneys and translators.

  • US Embassy, Luxembourg
    Consular Section
    At
    : 22 boulevard Emmanuel Servais,  L-2535 Luxembourg
    Tel: 46 01 23
    Fax: 46 14 01

Voting in US elections

US citizens living overseas are eligible to vote by absentee ballot in the general presidential elections. The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) has complete information and online registration and absentee ballot request forms for the Federal Post Card Application (OFPCA). They provide a toll-free number for citizens outside of the US to call for information.

  • Toll free number to call from within Luxembourg - Tel: 80 02 90 87

Irish Citizens

The Embassy of Ireland in Luxembourg provides help and advice in emergency situations to Irish citizens resident or travelling in Luxembourg. The website has information on travel between Ireland and Luxembourg and has a section About Luxembourg with useful links for Irish citizens living in Luxembourg.

  • Embassy of Ireland
    At
    : Résidence Christina (2nd floor), 28 route d'Arlon, L-1140 Luxembourg
    Tel: 45 06 10-1
    Fax: 45 88 20
    Open: Monday to Friday from 10:00-12:30

Services provided by the Irish Embassy include:

  • Passport services
  • Visa services
  • Authentication of documents
  • Affidavits
  • Birth registration
  • Issuing of Certificats de Coutume, required by Irish citizens who wish to marry in Luxembourg

Canadian Citizens

The Embassy of Canada in Brussels provides consular services to Canadian citizens living in Luxembourg.

There is an Honorary Consulate in Luxembourg, open by appointment only and providing limited services.

Australian Citizens

Australian citizens in Luxembourg are represented by the Australian Embassy in Belgium.

New Zealand Citizens

The New Zealand Embassy to Belgium, and Luxembourg represents New Zealanders living in Luxembourg. The Embassy also acts as New Zealand Mission to the European Union.