Investment Visa Overview

Luxembourg Residency & Citizenship options

In order to qualify for residency in Luxembourg, individuals must be employed or self-employed in Luxembourg, have sufficient financial resources to support themselves, and have health insurance. Students and retirees may also qualify for residency. Family members of residents may also apply for residency.

Program 1
  • Name
    Luxembourg Private Reasons Visa
  • Description

    The Luxembourg Private Reasons Visa is a special type of visa that allows individuals to travel to Luxembourg for private reasons. This includes travel for business, pleasure, or family visits.

  • Requirements

    In order to qualify for this visa, applicants must prove that they have ties to Luxembourg and that they will be able to support themselves financially during their stay.

  • Validity
    3 years (3y-3y)
  • Investment Type
    Income
  • Avg. Processing Time
    1 month
  • Investment Amount
    No mimimum
  • Avg. Agent Fee
    N/A
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    181 days of the year
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
Program 2
  • Name
    Luxembourg Investor Visa
  • Description

    The Luxembourg investor visa is a residency permit that allows foreign nationals to live and work in Luxembourg. In order to qualify for the visa, applicants must have a minimum of €500,000 to invest in Luxembourg.

  • Requirements

    Invest at least EUR 500,000 in an existing company with its registered office in Luxembourg and commit to keeping for at least 5 years: their investment; a level of employment equivalent to the level at the time of the investment (in the case of an acquisition of a company in difficulty and under a redundancy plan, the requirement does not apply); or invest at least EUR 500,000 in a new business yet to be created, with its registered office in Luxembourg.

  • Validity
    3 years
  • Investment Type
    Active
  • Processing Time
    1 month
  • Investment Amount
    500,000 EUR
  • Avg. Agent Fee
    N/A
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    181 days of the year
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
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Investment Types
Passport Overview

According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Luxembourg passport is now ranked fourth. It allows entrance to 193 countries without requiring a visa. With a very high mobility score, it has become one of the most sought passports in the world. Visa-free travel and visas on arrival are available to Luxembourg passport holders in countries such as Brazil, Japan, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, and the European Union as a whole, providing near-instant travel around the world. Luxembourg passport holders, on the other hand, need a visa to visit roughly 36 countries throughout the world, including China, India, and Russia.

Passport Rank

4

Visa Free Countries

193

Mobility Stats
  • Dual Citizenship Allowed?
    Yes
  • Visa Free Destinations
    145
  • Visa on Arrival
    36
  • Visa Online
    12
  • Visa Required
    7
  • Visa Free Access
    Schengen, USA, UK, Canada, Japan
  • World Surface Area Reachable
    61%
  • Unesco Heritage Sites Access
    48%
Passport Ranking Factors

Luxembourg Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries Luxembourg passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those Luxembourg passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization is added up to determine the Luxembourg passport ranking relative to other global passports (eTA). There are now 145 visa-free countries for Luxembourg passport holders, 36 visa-on-arrival countries for Luxembourg passport holders, and 12 eTA destinations. Luxembourg passport holders can access a total of 193 countries without a visa, via a visa on arrival, or using an eTA. As a result, the Luxembourg passport ranks fourth in the world. Apart from these Luxembourg visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, Luxembourg passport holders must get a physical visa or an eVisa to visit 36 additional countries (i.e. visa required countries).

Citizenship by Descent

Luxembourg Citizenship by Descent

In Luxembourg, there are three primary ways to obtain citizenship through descent:

  1. It is possible to "reclaim" citizenship. If your direct maternal or paternal ancestor was a Luxembourg citizen on January 1, 1990, you can "reclaim" your citizenship.
  2. An ancestor of yours was a Luxembourg citizen. If your immediate male ancestor (father, grandpa, etc.) was born in Luxembourg prior to 1940, you are eligible to petition for citizenship. If you were born on January 1, 1969, and your mother has a straight male line to a Luxembourg-born ancestor, you are also eligible for this option.
  3. Optionally, you can apply for citizenship. Citizenship by option is accessible if you have a Luxembourg-citizen parent or grandparent who was unable to pass on their nationality to you. For instance, the nationality laws of a different nation disallowed dual citizenship.

Thus, legally, Luxembourg permits citizenship by descent up to the third generation or earlier under specific conditions.

Important: The deadline for completing the first part of the "reclaim" process (producing proof that your ancestor resided in Luxembourg) was in 2018. If you have completed the initial procedure, you have until December 2022 to sign your citizenship declaration. If you missed the deadline for the first citizenship path, you should investigate the alternatives.

Citizenship by Descent - Details
  • CBD Available?
    Yes
  • Generations
    3
  • Avg. Processing Time (mo.)
    36
Citizenship by Descent - Footnotes

Note: Keep in mind that the costs for citizenship by descent applications can vary and depend on many factors, such as:

  • The availability of official documents in different countries (if past family members migrated);
  • The availability of historic documents;
  • Sworn translation costs;
  • Price only includes main applicant, in case of adding children or spouses, this can incur additional costs);
  • Whether or not a genealogist is needed to prove ancestry;
  • Other unforeseen costs.

* In the case of first generation citizenship by descent, we assumed ONLY administration costs, which will be around $100 or less (usually free if application is done in the same country versus foreign embassy or consulate)

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