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Visa for Luxembourg

How to apply for a visa for Luxembourg?
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Where to apply

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg does not have a diplomatic or consular representation in Canada. 

The Consulate General of Belgium in Montreal is responsible for processing visa applications for a short stay (Type-C Visa) or a long stay (Type-D Visa) in Luxembourg, including applications made in the framework of the Working Holiday Program between Luxembourg and Canada. 

No queries related to visas should be sent to the Embassy of Belgium in Ottawa or to honorary consulates. The Consulate General of Belgium in Montreal is the exclusive provider of visa services in Canada for both Belgium and Luxembourg. 


Applying from your country of residence 

Short stay visa applications must be lodged from your country of residence.  

You should NOT apply from Canada unless you are a temporary or a permanent resident in Canada or you hold a travel document issued by Canada (for instance if you are a protected person).  

Applications by non-residents (e.g. visitors) can only be accepted in duly justified cases of force majeure.  

Applying with the country of destination  

You must lodge the application for a Schengen visa at the Embassy or the Consulate of the country that you intend to visit

If you intend to visit more than one Schengen State, you must apply at the Embassy or the Consulate of the country of your primary destination (i.e. main purpose of stay or longest stay). 

If you intend to visit several Schengen States and the stays will be of equal length, you must apply at the Embassy or the Consulate of the country whose external borders you will cross first when entering the Schengen area (i.e. first point of entry). 

Short Stay (<90 days) - Type-C Visa 

Any stay of maximum 90 days in Luxembourg is considered a Short Stay. 

If you wish to stay in Luxembourg for up to 90 days in any 180 days period, you may have to apply for a Schengen visa (Short Stay visa or Type-C visa), depending on your nationality. 

Do I need a Short Stay visa? 

  • Nationals subject to a Short Stay visavisa obligations
  • Canadian citizens: Canadians are exempt from Schengen visas. Travel is authorized for up to 90 days over 180 days in the Schengen area without a visa. 

Determine the duration of your stay 

If you have recently traveled to the Schengen area, please mind the above-mentioned rule of 90/180 days: you may plan your next trips and visa application using the Schengen Calculator.

Apply for a Short Stay visa 

Applications should be made from your country of residence. 

To apply for a Short Stay visa, please: 

  • Start by filling out and submitting your application form online
  • When you have completed your electronic application form on VisaOnWeb, make an appointment online. Choose the next available slot that suits you. Do NOT contact the Consulate General to get an appointment. 

Kindly note: any Schengen visa application must meet minimal requirements to be deemed admissible. 

Your application file must contain the following elements to be registered: 


Your travel document and residence status should be valid.

The passport or travel document has to be valid for at least 3 months after the intended date of return from the Schengen countries; it shall contain at least 2 blank pages (both sides) and have been issued within the previous 10 years. 

Status in Canada 

Copy of your PR-card, work permit, study permit... and, depending on your citizenship, a valid Canadian visa. 
A Canadian visa has to be valid for minimum three months after the intended date of return from the Schengen area.  


Your form should be properly filled out online, then printed, dated and signed. 
Please include your email address on your form if you accept communications by email. 


Include 2 recent ID pictures: EU or Canadian passport format, in color on white background.   

Return envelope 

A prepaid and self-addressed return Xpresspost envelope. 


Your fingerprints and picture will be taken during the appointment. 
Your biometric data will be stored in the Visa Information System (VIS) for 5 years. 


The visa handling fee must be paid. Fees for Luxembourg correspond to the fees for Belgium. 

See Consular fees 

Your file will be examined on the basis of the documents supporting your application file. 
Your supporting documents should be presented at the time of application as well.  

Supporting documents: list of documents for standard applications 

A standard application file must be composed of a set of documents, depending on the aim your stay. 

Kindly refer to the lists available for Belgium below to prepare your file. The conditions and requirements are equivalent: 

Long Stay (>90 days) - Type-D Visa

The Consulate General of Belgium in Montreal represents the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for any stay exceeding 90 days, including for the Working Holiday Program. 

Before submitting an application, you must have an authorization issued by the Luxembourg authorities. This means that you must first contact these authorities, who will examine your file and authorize the Consulate General of Belgium in Montreal to issue the visa. 

To apply for the Working Holiday visa for Luxembourg, please visit this page