Second Citizenship
April 8, 2024
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All ways to obtain Luxembourg citizenship: a complete guide

A Luxembourg passport is a way to a strong financial sector, high standards of living, welfare benefits, and freedom of travel with access to 172 countries visa-free.

There are several paths to Luxembourgish nationality, including naturalisation after legally living in the country for 5 years and marriage to a Luxembourg national.

The best thing is you don’t have to climb up your family tree searching for a Luxembourgish great-grandmother — anyone can become a Luxembourg citizen. Find out how in this article.

Elena Ruda
Elena Ruda

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All ways to obtain Luxembourg citizenship: a complete guide

Luxembourg citizenship overview

Luxembourg is a small European country known for its high standard of living, strong economy, and diverse culture. 

Obtaining Luxembourgish citizenship can be an attractive option for individuals who wish to live and work in Luxembourg or take advantage of its benefits as an EU member state. Luxembourg nationality can be granted on the following grounds.

By naturalisation. Non-Luxembourgish nationals can be naturalised if they have legally lived in Luxembourg for at least 5 years, speak Luxembourgish and have passed the test about the history and citizens’ fundamental rights.

By marriage. A foreign national married to a Luxembourger is eligible for Luxembourg citizenship if they also prove knowledge of the language and complete the history and civil rights course.

Luxembourg citizenship by investment is not available. If you need a second passport, you can participate in citizenship-by-investment programs in other countries. For example, Turkey offers a direct way to obtain a second passport with a minimum investment starting at $400,000.

Other options to become a citizen include studying in Luxembourg for 7 years, legally residing in the country for 20 years, as a volunteer soldier who has completed a year of loyal service and as a refugee.

Luxembourg citizenship by birth and descent is granted to all children born in Luxembourg or anywhere else to at least one biological Luxembourgish parent. Minors born in Luxembourg to unknown parents are also granted Luxembourgish nationality.

Minors adopted by Luxembourgish or foreign nationals with a legal and usual place of residence in Luxembourg are eligible for citizenship, too.

The practical guide on second citizenship for children's better future

Practical Guide

The practical guide on second citizenship for children's better future

9 key benefits of acquiring Luxembourg citizenship

Only 0,007% of Earth’s population are Luxembourgers — so you’d be in a unique company. But Luxembourg nationals enjoy so many practical benefits other than scoring vanity points.

1. Access to the European Union and Schengen Area. Luxembourg is a member of the European Union and Schengen Area. Therefore, not only do the citizens of Luxembourg hold EU citizenship, but they are also free to travel to and work in any member state without the need for a visa.

2. Social benefits. Luxembourg has a strong social welfare system, which provides its citizens with access to healthcare, education, and various social services. The government also offers financial assistance to those in need.

3. Economic opportunities. In the past, steel production was the main source of Luxembourg’s prosperity. As that industry began to wane, Luxembourg diversified and became renowned as the most potent investment management centre in Europe.

4. High quality of education. Primary, intermediate, and tertiary education are all provided free of charge by the government of Luxembourg. Another solid reason to study in Luxembourg is that the nation is home to top universities.

5. Multilingual environment. Luxembourg is a multilingual country where Luxembourgish, French, and German are official languages. Due to its diverse population and the presence of international organisations, English is also widely spoken and understood in business, finance, and the international community.

6. Cultural diversity. Luxembourg boasts a rich cultural tapestry influenced by its neighbouring nations. This results in a fusion of traditions and inspirations that find expression in its culinary delights, festive celebrations, and artistic expressions.

7. Political stability. Luxembourg has a stable political environment and is known for its strong institutions and low levels of corruption.

8. Real estate and investment opportunities. Luxembourg has a robust real estate market and investment opportunities, making it attractive for those interested in property ownership or investment. Since 2010, the Luxembourger market has grown by 5,2% on average every year. By 2028, the value of the residential real estate market is predicted to expand at a rate of 6,19%.

9. Strong passport. Luxembourg’s passport is considered one of the most powerful in the world in terms of visa-free travel. As per data available from early 2024, Luxembourgish citizens can visit 172 countries without a visa or with electronic visa or visa-on-arrival privileges.

Visa-free, visa-on-arrival and eTA countries with a Luxembourg passport

Country

Visa requirements

Duration of stay

1

Albania

Visa-free

90 days

2

Andorra

Visa-free

360 days

3

Angola

Visa-free

30 days

4

Antigua and Barbuda

Visa-free

180 days

5

Argentina

Visa-free

90 days

6

Armenia

Visa-free

180 days

7

Australia

Electronic visa

30 days

8

Austria

Visa-free

365 days

9

Azerbaijan

Electronic visa

30 days

10

The Bahamas

Visa-free

240 days

11

Bahrain

Visa upon arrival

30 days

12

Bangladesh

Visa upon arrival

30 days

13

Barbados

Visa-free

90 days

14

Belarus

Visa-free

90 days

15

Belgium

Visa-free

360 days

16

Belize

Visa-free

90 days

17

Benin

Electronic visa

30 days

18

Bhutan

Electronic visa

30 days

19

Bolivia

Visa-free

90 days

20

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Visa-free

90 days

21

Botswana

Visa-free

90 days

22

Brazil

Visa-free

90 days

23

Brunei

Visa-free

90 days

24

Bulgaria

Visa-free

360 days

25

Burkina Faso

Visa upon arrival

30 days

26

Burundi

Visa upon arrival

30 days

27

Cambodia

Visa upon arrival

30 days

28

Cameroon

Electronic visa

30 days

29

Canada

Electronic visa

30 days

30

Cape Verde

Visa-free

30 days

31

Chile

Visa-free

90 days

32

Colombia

Visa-free

90 days

33

Comoros

Visa upon arrival

30 days

34

Congo — Kinshasa

Electronic visa

30 days

35

Costa Rica

Visa-free

90 days

36

Croatia

Visa-free

365 days

37

Cyprus

Visa-free

360 days

38

Czechia

Visa-free

365 days

39

Côte d’Ivoire

Electronic visa

30 days

40

Denmark

Visa-free

360 days

41

Djibouti

Electronic visa

30 days

42

Dominica

Visa-free

180 days

43

Dominican Republic

Visa-free

90 days

44

Ecuador

Visa-free

90 days

45

Egypt

Visa upon arrival

30 days

46

El Salvador

Visa-free

90 days

47

Equatorial Guinea

Electronic visa

30 days

48

Estonia

Visa-free

365 days

49

Eswatini

Visa-free

30 days

50

Ethiopia

Electronic visa

30 days

51

Fiji

Visa-free

120 days

52

Finland

Visa-free

365 days

53

France

Visa-free

365 days

54

Gabon

Visa-free

30 days

55

Gambia

Visa-free

90 days

56

Georgia

Visa-free

360 days

57

Germany

Visa-free

360 days

58

Greece

Visa-free

360 days

59

Grenada

Visa-free

90 days

60

Guatemala

Visa-free

90 days

61

Guinea

Electronic visa

30 days

62

Guinea-Bissau

Visa upon arrival

30 days

63

Guyana

Visa-free

90 days

64

Haiti

Visa-free

90 days

65

Honduras

Visa-free

90 days

66

Hungary

Visa-free

360 days

67

Iceland

Visa-free

90 days

68

India

Electronic visa

30 days

69

Indonesia

Visa upon arrival

30 days

70

Iran

Electronic visa

30 days

71

Iraq

Visa upon arrival

30 days

72

Ireland

Visa-free

365 days

73

Israel

Visa-free

90 days

74

Italy

Visa-free

365 days

75

Jamaica

Visa-free

90 days

76

Japan

Visa-free

90 days

77

Jordan

Visa upon arrival

30 days

78

Kazakhstan

Visa-free

30 days

79

Kenya

Electronic visa

30 days

80

Kuwait

Visa upon arrival

30 days

81

Kiribati

Visa-free

120 days

82

Kyrgyzstan

Visa-free

60 days

83

Laos

Visa-free

15 days

84

Latvia

Visa-free

365 days

85

Lebanon

Visa upon arrival

30 days

86

Lesotho

Visa-free

14 days

87

Liechtenstein

Visa-free

180 days

88

Lithuania

Visa-free

365 days

89

Madagascar

Visa upon arrival

30 days

90

Malawi

Visa upon arrival

30 days

91

Malaysia

Visa-free

90 days

92

The Maldives

Visa upon arrival

30 days

93

Malta

Visa-free

365 days

94

Marshall Islands

Visa-free

90 days

95

Mauritania

Visa upon arrival

30 days

96

Mauritius

Visa-free

90 days

97

Mexico

Visa-free

180 days

98

Micronesia

Visa-free

90 days

99

Moldova

Visa-free

90 days

100

Monaco

Visa-free

180 days

101

Mongolia

Visa-free

30 days

102

Montenegro

Visa-free

90 days

103

Morocco

Visa-free

90 days

104

Mozambique

Visa upon arrival

30 days

105

Myanmar (Burma)

Electronic visa

30 days

106

Namibia

Visa-free

90 days

107

Nepal

Visa upon arrival

30 days

108

The Netherlands

Visa-free

365 days

109

New Zealand

Electronic visa

30 days

110

Nicaragua

Visa-free

90 days

111

Nigeria

Electronic visa

30 days

112

North Macedonia

Visa-free

90 days

113

Norway

Visa-free

90 days

114

Oman

Visa upon arrival

30 days

115

Pakistan

Electronic visa

30 days

116

Palau

Visa-free

90 days

117

Panama

Visa-free

90 days

118

Papua New Guinea

Electronic visa

30 days

119

Paraguay

Visa-free

90 days

120

Peru

Visa-free

90 days

121

Philippines

Visa-free

30 days

122

Poland

Visa-free

365 days

123

Portugal

Visa-free

365 days

124

Qatar

Visa upon arrival

30 days

125

Romania

Visa-free

365 days

126

Russia

Electronic visa

30 days

127

Rwanda

Visa-free

90 days

128

Samoa

Visa-free

90 days

129

San Marino

Visa-free

90 days

130

Saudi Arabia

Visa upon arrival

30 days

131

Senegal

Visa upon arrival

90 days

132

Serbia

Visa-free

90 days

133

Seychelles

Visa-free

90 days

134

Sierra Leone

Visa upon arrival

30 days

135

Singapore

Visa-free

90 days

136

Slovakia

Visa-free

365 days

137

Slovenia

Visa-free

365 days

138

Solomon Islands

Visa-free

90 days

139

Somalia

Visa upon arrival

30 days

140

South Africa

Visa-free

90 days

141

South Korea

Electronic visa

30 days

142

South Sudan

Electronic visa

30 days

143

Spain

Visa-free

365 days

144

Sri Lanka

Electronic visa

30 days

145

St Kitts and Nevis

Visa-free

90 days

146

St Lucia

Visa-free

90 days

147

St Vincent and Grenadines

Visa-free

90 days

148

Sweden

Visa-free

365 days

149

Switzerland

Visa-free

365 days

150

Sao Tome and Principe

Visa-free

15 days

151

Tajikistan

Visa-free

30 days

152

Tanzania

Visa upon arrival

30 days

153

Thailand

Visa-free

30 days

154

Timor-Leste

Visa-free

90 days

155

Togo

Visa upon arrival

30 days

156

Tonga

Visa-free

90 days

157

Trinidad and Tobago

Visa-free

90 days

158

Tunisia

Visa-free

90 days

159

Turkey

Visa-free

90 days

160

Tuvalu

Visa-free

90 days

161

Uganda

Electronic visa

30 days

162

Ukraine

Visa-free

90 days

163

United Arab Emirates

Visa-free

90 days

164

United Kingdom

Visa-free

180 days

165

United States

Electronic visa

30 days

166

Uruguay

Visa-free

90 days

167

Uzbekistan

Visa-free

30 days

168

Vanuatu

Visa-free

90 days

169

Venezuela

Visa-free

90 days

170

Vietnam

Electronic visa

30 days

171

Zambia

Electronic visa

90 days

172

Zimbabwe

Visa upon arrival

30 days

Luxembourg citizenship requirements for naturalisation

Naturalisation is available to all foreign adults, provided they have:

  • legally resided in Luxembourg for at least 5 years. The final year of residence preceding the naturalisation application must be uninterrupted;

  • learned the basics of Luxembourgish, as evidenced by a language test pass certificate;

  • taken the Vivre Ensemble au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg course that covers crucial topics of the history of Luxembourg and fundamental rights granted to its nationals.

The naturalisation procedure is free of charge, but Luxembourg communes may request the payment of a municipal tax in exchange for preparing copies of status records.

Applicants must submit the following documents to the civil registrar in support of their naturalisation application:

  • birth certificates of their children under 18;

  • a valid passport and, if applicable, that of their children aged under 18;

  • biographical details signed by the applicant or their legal representative;

  • a no criminal record certificate in the foreign country of which the applicant is or was a national;

  • a Luxembourgish language test pass certificate;

  • a certificate confirming the applicant attended the Vivre Ensemble au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg course or passed an exam covering the course.

The documents must be submitted in French, German, Luxembourgish or English. If this is impossible, the translation must be performed by a sworn translator or a foreign public authority.

To proceed, the applicant must submit an application for naturalisation in person in the commune of residence. The applicant or their legal representative must sign the application, but a signature by proxy is not permitted.

Acquiring Luxembourgish nationality is subject to a condition of good repute. Luxembourgish nationality is refused if the applicant:

  • made false statements, concealed important information or acted fraudulently during the naturalisation procedure;

  • received a criminal or custodial sentence of 12 months or more, or a suspended sentence of 24 months or more in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg or abroad.

Luxembourgish citizenship by marriage

Marriage to a Luxembourg national is one of the options to obtain citizenship in the country. But getting married is just the first step — the spouse of a Luxembourg citizen must also have knowledge of the Luxembourgish language and complete the Vivre Ensemble au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg course.

An applicant must submit the documents to the civil registrar in support of their naturalisation:

  • a marriage certificate;

  • proof of residence;

  • other documents specified by the authorities.

If the application is approved, performing an oath of allegiance to Luxembourg is the final step to naturalisation. After taking the oath, an applicant will receive a naturalisation certificate confirming Luxembourgish citizenship.

Other voluntary options to get Luxembourgish citizenship and passport requirements

Complete at least 7 years of schooling in a public or private school in Luxembourg. The final year prior to the application for naturalisation must be uninterrupted.

Legally reside in Luxembourg for at least 20 years to apply for Luxembourgish nationality. The applicant takes a Luxembourgish language course focusing on speaking and listening skills. The length of the course is 24 hours.

Get a refugee or subsidiary protection status. Any person who fears persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality or political stance in another country can ask for protection and, eventually, citizenship in Luxembourg.

Volunteer as a soldier. Soldiers who have completed at least one year of loyal service to the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, as certified by the Luxembourg Army’s Chief of Staff, have grounds to become citizens.

Benefits of Luxembourg citizenship

Place Guillaume II is one of the largest open spaces in Luxembourg with a weekly market. Location: 23 Rue du Fossé, 1536 Luxembourg

Luxembourg citizenship by investment: is it possible?

There is no direct way to Luxembourg’s citizenship by investment, but foreign nationals can obtain a Luxembourg residence permit by investment.

The Luxembourg Residence by Investment Program is ideal for high-net-worth individuals who wish to enjoy the benefits of residing in one of Europe's wealthiest countries. The program allows investors and their families to receive temporary authorisation, enabling them access within Luxembourg and across the European Union and Schengen Area. 

Under the program rules, an individual has to invest in one of the following ways:

  • €500,000 in an existing company with an office registered in Luxembourg. The investment must be held for five years;

  • €500,000 in a new business with a registered office in Luxembourg. The company must hire five full-time employees with the help of The National Employment Agency;

  • €3 million capital contribution in a management and investment structure, private equity or venture capital funds;

  • €20 million in the form of a deposit to a Luxembourg financial institution. The sum must be held for five years.

Residence by private reasons is an alternative path for those who plan to live but not work in Luxembourg. To qualify, one has to submit proof of an annual income of at least €27,000 and permanent accommodation in the country.

To apply for Luxembourg residency by investment, an applicant needs the following documents:

  • an application form with a photo;

  • proof of accommodation;

  • financial self-sufficiency documents;

  • a birth certificate;

  • an international passport;

  • documents like an employment contract that proves investor income is legal;

  • certificates of no criminal records;

  • a health insurance policy;

  • documentation of payment of state taxes and fees;

  • documents confirming the fulfilment of the investment conditions stipulated in the application.

The application can be submitted to the Ministry of Finance or the Ministry of Economy once the preliminary due diligence check is finished.

If the application is successful, the applicant’s present country of residency is contacted to obtain a visa type D, which can be picked up at the nearest consulate or embassy.

The investor completes a medical examination within 90 days of gaining authorisation, applies for a residence visa, and registers with their commune of residence three days after arriving.

After completing these steps, the applicant will be issued a temporary residence permit.

Subject to renewal, the residence permit is initially valid for either three years for residence by investment or one year for residence by private reasons. Investors need to prove they’ve been in the country for a significant amount to renew their residence status.

Individual cost calculation of the Maltese citizenship

Individual cost calculation of the Maltese citizenship

Luxembourg taxation system

The taxation system in Luxembourg is known for its favourable tax policies, including a network of double taxation treaties with numerous countries, which make the country a popular destination for businesses. Here is an overview of Luxembourg’s taxation system.

Personal income tax. Luxembourg has a progressive personal income tax system, with rates going up to 42% for those who earn €200,000 or more annually.

Corporate income tax. The standard corporate income tax rate in Luxembourg is 24,94%, but many companies benefit from various tax exemptions and deductions.

Real estate tax. A registration duty of 7% is levied on the sale or transfer of immovable property. An additional 3% tax is applied to the sale or transfer of commercial and mixed-use buildings located in the City of Luxembourg.

Rental agreements are not subject to registration obligation, with the exception of long-term agreements, when registration duty is 0,6%.

Municipalities levy an annual real estate tax at rates 0.7—1% of the unitary value of the real estate.

Gift taxes in Luxembourg can vary based on the relationship between the donor and recipient, with close relatives benefiting from lower tax rates or exemptions. The applicable rate between spouses is 4,8% of asset value and 14,4% between unrelated individuals.

How to get citizenship in Luxembourg by naturalisation: step-by-step process

Applications for naturalisation are submitted to the civil registrar of the commune of the applicant's usual place of residence. The applicant must appear in person before the civil registrar. 

1

1 month

Preparing documents

The applicant or their legal representative must sign the naturalisation application. Signature by proxy is not permitted.

If a required document has not been drafted in Luxembourgish, French, German or English, the applicant must submit a translation performed by a sworn translator or foreign public authority.

2

1 month

Sending documents to the Ministry of Justice

If the legal conditions are met and the application contains all the necessary documentation, the civil registrar will record the naturalisation application and send it to the Ministry of Justice directly.

In case of a rejection, an appeal to the Minister of Justice can be made within one month of the notification of the refusal.

3

1 month

Preparing additional documents

The ministry may request that additional documents be provided when those supplied by the applicant are insufficient or unsuitable.

4

8 months

Reviewing the application

The Nationality Office of the Ministry of Justice reviews applications. The Minister of Justice will grant or reject naturalisation within 8 months from submission of the naturalisation application. Naturalisation shall take effect on the date of the ministerial order.

5

1 month

Notifying about granting citizenship

As a rule, applicants are notified of the Minister’s decision by post.

Dual citizenship in Luxembourg

Since January 1st, 2009, you can become a citizen of Luxembourg while retaining your citizenship from another country. However, you should check the specific laws and regulations of your home country, as some countries may have restrictions or rules regarding dual citizenship.

With dual citizenship, you can experience the joys of being an international traveller and reap the benefits that come with it.

Grounds to lose Luxembourg citizenship

Luxembourgish nationality is refused if the applicant:

  • made false statements, concealed important information or acted fraudulently during the reclamation procedure in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg or abroad;

  • has a criminal or a custodial sentence of 12 months or more, or a suspended sentence of 24 months or more.

A conviction abroad constitutes a criminal offence under Luxembourg law. Except for cases of rehabilitation, the sentence must have been served less than 15 years before the reclamation of citizenship.

Women who lost their status as Luxembourgish nationals on the grounds of a criminal conviction cannot be refused the right to reclaim their citizenship. The exception is if the husband has a nationality other than Luxembourgish.

Where foreigners can get second citizenship: alternatives to the Luxembourg passport

mt-flag Malta citizenship by naturalisation for exceptional services by direct investment. According to the legislation, foreigners wishing to get Malta citizenship for exceptional services must fulfil three financial conditions:

  1. Buying or renting real estate in Malta that costs €700,000 or more. Money cannot be invested in two real estate objects. If the applicant chooses to rent real estate, the rental should be at least €16,000 annually.

  2. Making a contribution of €600,000 or €750,000 to the Malta National Development and Social Fund. The former is a path to residency within 3 years, while the latter accelerates the process to 1 year.

  3. Making a charitable donation of €10,000 to a Maltese registered philanthropic, cultural, sporting, scientific, animal welfare, or artistic non-governmental organisation.

tr-flag Turkey citizenship by investment. A contribution of at least $400,000 with the option of purchasing residential or commercial real estate is required to become a Turkish national. The time frame for getting a Turkish passport by investment is 6—8 months.

Turkey’s citizenship provides life in an economically stable country with low crime rates, a better environment, and broad education and healthcare opportunities.

Individual cost calculation of the Turkey citizenship

Individual cost calculation of the Turkey citizenship

pt-flag Portugal Golden Visa is an opportunity to obtain a Portuguese residence permit by contributing to the country’s economy. There are 5 investment options starting from €250,000. The residence permit is issued for 2 years. To maintain the status, one must spend at least 7 days a year in Portugal.

Portuguese citizenship can’t be obtained in five years through naturalisation.

es-flag Spain Golden Visa. Investors obtain residence permits by investing in the country’s economy at least €500,000. The most popular investment option is purchasing real estate. The first residence permit card is valid for 2 years, and can be extended for another 5 years.

After 5 years of living in the country, an investor can apply for permanent residence, and, after another 5 years, for Spanish citizenship.

it-flag Italy Golden Visa allows obtaining residency with the lowest investment sum of €250,000.

Also, investors can buy government bonds or securities, purchase shares in local companies or make a philanthropic donation. The initial residence card is issued for two years, with the possibility of extending for another three years.

Italy Golden Visa holders can apply for Italian citizenship based on 10 years of permanent residency.

gr-flag Greece Golden Visa. To obtain a Greece residence permit, the applicant must invest at least €250,000 in the country’s economy. They can buy real estate, make a deposit in a Greek bank, or invest in securities.

After 5 years of living in the country, an investor can apply for permanent residence, and, after another 2 years, for citizenship.

How to obtain a residence permit in Europe?

Practical Guide

How to obtain a residence permit in Europe?

All ways to obtain Luxembourg citizenship: key takeaways

  1. There are several ways to acquire Luxembourgish nationality, including naturalisation, option declaration procedures, and reclamation procedures.

  2. While Luxembourg does not offer citizenship by investment, foreigners can obtain residency through investment options ranging from €500,000 to 20 million.

  3. Investors can get second citizenship in several countries, including Malta and Turkey. Some EU countries like Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Greece allow investors to obtain residence permits that lead to citizenship in 5—10 years.

  4. Key benefits of Luxembourg citizenship include having a strong passport, living in one of Europe’s financial hubs, and access to a strong social welfare system and free education.

  5. Since January 1st, 2009, Luxembourg has accepted the principle of dual nationality, allowing individuals to become citizens of Luxembourg while retaining citizenship from another country.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the benefits of Luxembourg citizenship?

    Some of the key benefits of Luxembourg citizenship include:

    • Schengen Area access;

    • strong social benefits;

    • economic opportunities;

    • free education;

    • multilingual environment;

    • cultural diversity;

    • political stability;

    • international mobility.

  • How hard is it to get Luxembourg citizenship?

    Acquiring Luxembourg citizenship can be a complex and lengthy process, and the difficulty level can vary depending on your circumstances.

    The key factors that influence the difficulty of obtaining Luxembourg citizenship include your pathway to citizenship, residency status, language proficiency, and other eligibility criteria.

  • How long does it take to get citizenship in Luxembourg?

    If you are eligible for Luxembourgish citizenship by birth, the citizenship should be granted automatically, although there may be some administrative steps involved.

    Acquiring Luxembourgish citizenship through naturalisation takes several years to complete. An applicant has to have legally resided in Luxembourg for at least 5 years, demonstrate knowledge of the Luxembourgish language and complete the Vivre Ensemble au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg course.

    The authorities will conduct background checks, including criminal record checks.

    Marriage is another path to Luxembourgish citizenship, with the process being similar to that of naturalisation. After getting married, the applicant must prove the knowledge of the Luxembourgish language and take the special course.

    Reclaiming Luxembourgish citizenship can also vary in processing time, depending on your eligibility and the circumstances that led to the loss of citizenship. It may take several months to complete the reclamation process.

    Luxembourg does not offer direct citizenship by investment. However, if you are granted residence through the Residence by Investment program, you may become eligible for citizenship after several years of residency. The processing time for this pathway can be lengthy, and the specific requirements and timelines can vary.

  • Does Luxembourg allow dual citizenship?

    Yes, Luxembourg allows dual citizenship, which means you can become a citizen of Luxembourg while retaining your citizenship from another country.

    However, it’s advisable to check the laws and policies of your home country to ensure that you can maintain both citizenships without any issues.

  • Can I get a Luxembourg passport by investment?

    Luxembourg does not offer a direct citizenship or passport-by-investment program similar to some other countries, like Turkey and Egypt.

    However, Luxembourg does have a Residence by Investment program that allows high-net-worth individuals and investors to obtain a residence permit in the country. While this program does not grant immediate citizenship or a passport, it can lead to eligibility for citizenship through naturalisation after several years of legal residency in Luxembourg.

  • Can I live in Luxembourg if I only speak English?

    While English is not an official language in Luxembourg, you can still live and work in Luxembourg primarily using English, especially in certain sectors and areas of the country.

    Luxembourg is a multilingual country with three official languages: Luxembourgish, French, and German, but English is also spoken due to a diverse population and the presence of international organisations. Do keep in mind, though, that those who wish to become Luxembourgish nationals have to prove their knowledge of Luxembourgish.