Embassies and Consulates in Luxembourg

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In most of the countries you will find diplomatic missions, which usually refers to an embassy and/or a consulate. Diplomatic bodies represent other country interests in Luxembourg, with the aim of strengthening international relations between the states and providing services for their citizens in Luxembourg.

Embassies and consulates are considered legal territories of their home countries. They are not "foreign territory" but they are protected and considered the property of the country using them, meaning that Luxembourg does not have jurisdiction over the embassy or consulate of another country.

What is the difference between Embassy and Consulate?

The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations international treaty defines the diplomatic mission’s purpose and framework. The various diplomatic missions offer several services and carry out different missions. For example:

  • Embassy: This is the primary diplomatic representation of a country’s government and is headed by an ambassador. An embassy is the main location for a diplomatic presence of one country in another. A country has at most one embassy in another country, and is always established in the capital city of the host country. In the absence of a consulate in a country, the embassy has also a consular section to carry out all the relevant consular services (see below).
  • Consulate General: This is a diplomatic mission, headed by a consul that provides a full range of services such as: issuing passports/visas, keeping birth and marriage records, assisting expats, providing legal information, translations etc. It can be located in any major city of the host country, although often in the capital city (in certain cases, in the same building as the embassy). In major countries and large territories, you often have more than one consulate.
  • Honorary Consulate: It supplements the Consulate to provide a limited range of consular services and is headed by an honorary consul. They help nationals abroad. For example, in the event of a hospital stay, missing person, death, natural disaster or other emergency. They can also issue emergency travel documents and consular declarations for which the applicant is required to appear in person.

NB: You will usually apply for a visa at the Consulate of the country you want to visit. However, if there is no such representation in Luxembourg, you can apply for a visa at the embassy.

Where to find Consulates and Embassies in Luxembourg

Not all countries have an Embassy and/or a Consulate as it depends of the political situation, the relationship with the host country, the size of the country, and the number of foreign citizens living there.

In some cases, countries can share representations and you can be assisted by the services of another embassy or consular service to get the information you need.

We recommend you register/contact your country’s embassy at your destination. It is a free service provided by any diplomatic mission and it will allow them to record information about your upcoming trip abroad. It can be used to assist you in case of an emergency.

Registration will also allow you to get routine information from your nearest embassy or consulate, as citizen residing abroad.

Luxembourg capital, Luxembourg Ville, hosts 22 embassies.

There are also 45 consulates and another representation in Luxembourg (European Union, Luxembourg’s Representative Office).

All consulates and honorary consulates are located in Luxembourg Ville, except for those countries who own an embassy in the capital of Luxembourg and might have another diplomatic mission outside the capital.

You will find below a list of selected countries (the list is not exhaustive) that have a diplomatic mission in Luxembourg. The list includes embassies, consulates, honorary consulates and sometime other official representations for you to be able to get information and services.

Embassies and Main Consulates in Luxembourg Ville


Embassy of Belgium in Luxembourg

Address: 4, rue des Girondins, Luxembourg
Telephone: (+352) 44 27 46 1
E-Mail: Luxembourg@diplobel.fed.be
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/BelgiumLux/
Opening hours: 9:00-14:00 Monday and Friday

The Embassy of Belgium provides a range of services. A personal presence and by appointment is mandatory for passport applications, identity cards, passport issuance, the activation of identity cards, life certificates, for signature legalizations and for certain acts ( recognition, nationality, CNEM application, PACS application).


Embassy of China in Luxembourg

Address: 2, rue Van der Meulen, L-2152 Luxembourg
Telephone: (+352) 436-991
E-Mail: chinaemb_lu@mfa.gov.cn (chancellery) and consulate.lux@outlook.com (consular service)
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Embassy of China shares the same building as the embassy. Together, they provide a range of services such as visa and passport processing as well as notary certification and document legalization.


French Embassy in Luxembourg

Address: 8b, boulevard Joseph II, L – 184, Luxembourg
Telephone: (+352) 457-372
E-Mail:  consulat.luxembourg-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/france.diplomatie and https://twitter.com/francediplo
Opening hours: 9:00-12:30 and 14:00-14:40, Monday and Friday

The French embassy provides consular services such as the reception of the public (consular affairs), register of French nationals established outside France, identity cards and passports, civil status: marriages, births ..., other steps (legalization of signature, driver's license...), elections, national service and assembly of French nationals abroad.


Embassy of Germany in Luxembourg

Address: 20-22 Avenue Emile Reuter, 2420 Luxembourg
Tel: (+352) 45 34 45 1
E-Mail: deutschebotschaft@luxe.auswaertiges-amt.de
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/AuswaertigesAmt/ and https://twitter.com/auswaertigesamt
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am-12pm, Tuesday 8:15am-12pm, Thursday 9am-12pm + 2-4:30pm

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Luxembourg provides passports and ID cards’ services, nationality, family and inheritance matters, criminal records, visa and entry, lawyers, doctors and translators and customs service, etc.


Embassy of the Japan in Luxembourg

Address: 62, Avenue de la Faïencerie, L-1510 Luxembourg
Tel: (+352) 46 41 51-1
E-Mail: embjapan@lx.mofa.go.jp
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/ambassadejaponlux/ and https://twitter.com/japanemblux
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 09h.00-12h.00 and 14h.00-17h.00

The Japanese embassy provides a range of consular services such as visa and passport processing as well as document legalization. Contact them directly to check exactly the full list of services available.


Embassy of Russia in Luxembourg

Address: 116 Rue Cyprien Merjai, 2145 Luxembourg
Tel: (+352) 42 23 33 (Emergency num.: (+352) 691-555-198)
E-mail: dip@mid.ru and rusconslux@yandex.ru (consular services)
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/MIDRussia and https://twitter.com/MID_RF
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10.00 - 12:30

The embassy and consular department do not work on weekends and holidays of the Russian Federation.

The Russian consulate shares the same buildings as the embassy. It provides a range of services such as visa and passport processing as well as document legalization and notarial services.

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

British Embassy in Luxembourg

Address: 5, Boulevard Joseph II, 1840 Luxembourg Ville
Tel: (+352) 22 98 64 (Emergency num. only)
E-Mail: consularsection.luxembourg@fcdo.gov.uk  
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/Britishembassyluxembourg
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00- 17:00

The British embassy provides a range of consular services such as emergency visa and passport processing as well as document legalization and notarial and documentary services.

USA (United States of America)

Embassy of the United States of America in Luxembourg

Address: 22 Boulevard Emmanuel Servais, 2535 Luxembourg Ville
Tel: (+352) 46 01 23 00
E-Mail: luxembourgpublicaffairs@state.gov
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/us.embassy.luxembourg/, https://twitter.com/USEmbLuxembourg and https://www.facebook.com/usdos.Luxembourg
Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 08:00-17:00

The US representation in Luxembourg provides a range of consular services such as regular passport applications and renewals, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA), and notarial services.

Honorary Consulates in Luxembourg

Contact directly the Embassy/Consulate website for more information.

For countries with no consulates or embassies in Luxembourg, the Honorary Consulates are supervised by diplomatic representations located in other country, often Brussels, in Belgium

Honorary Consulates in Luxembourg Ville