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Types of visa (short & long stay)

Depending on the purpose of the visit to Luxembourg, applicants must decide which type of visa they wish to apply for. Procedures for application as well as the documents required in support of the application vary according to the type of visa. Applicants should read carefully the instructions with regards to their application. Detailed instructions are given below and may also be downloaded (click on the respective link). Failure to adhere to these instructions might result in a refusal of the application.

 I. Short stay Visa (Schengen Visa, Visa C): less than 90 days – €80 (to be paid in RMB according to the lastest euro foreign exchange reference rate set by the European Central Bank) 

Children age 6-12

 40 Euros to be paid in cash in RMB

Visas are issued free of charge for:

  • children under six years
  • school pupils, undergraduates, postgraduates and accompanying teaching staff who undertake trips for the purpose of study or educational training
  • researchers from third countries traveling within the European Community for the purpose of carrying out scientific research
  • family members of EU/EEA/CH citizens

 The visa fee is not refundable if a negative decision is taken on the application or if the application is withdrawn.


So far, the EU has concluded visa facilitation agreements with non-EU countries listed on the website below. Based on these agreements, both the EU and non-EU citizens benefit from facilitated procedures for issuing visas.

Additional information about Schengen Visa: Traveling on a Schengen Visa means that the visa holder can travel to any (or all) member countries using one single visa, thus avoiding the hassle and expense of obtaining individual visas for each country. This is particularly beneficial for persons who wish to visit several European countries on the same trip. A Schengen visa allows the holder to travel freely within the Schengen countries for a maximum stay of up to 90 days in a 6 month period.  It is strongly recommended to plan your journey within the timeframe of the Schengen Visa as extensions can be very difficult to obtain, thus forcing you to leave to stay in compliance with the Schengen rules and regulations. The following 26 countries are Schengen Visa members:  Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

II. Long stay Visa (Luxembourg Visa, Visa D): more than 90 days – €50 (to be paid in RMB according to the latest euro foreign exchange reference rate set by the European Central Bank)

  1. Visa application for Luxembourg: Work visa – employee (in French)
  2. Visa application for Luxembourg: Work visa – independent activity (in French)
  3. Visa application for Luxembourg: Family visit (in French)
  4. Visa application for Luxembourg: Student visa (in French)


The refusal decision may be submitted to the administrative tribunal in accordance with the law:  Loi du 21 juin 1999 portant reglement de procédure devant les juridictions administratives (Mémorial A n:98 du 26 juillet 1999)  . A lawyer has to introduce the appeal within three months after the notifications of the current decision.