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Close relatives'/family members' visits

Prior appointment is required to submit your documents. Opening hours of the Consular section : 


Monday-Tuesday: 10.00 - 12.00 a.m.

Wednesday: closed

Thursday-Friday: 10.00 - 12.00 a.m.


If your fingerprints are still valid, the package of documents can be sent by postal services (of your choice) to the Consulate to be received on the day of your appointment, or delivered by a third person on the date/hour of your appointment (no power of attorney required). You also have to arrange the return delivery of the passport yourself after the call from the Consulate about the readiness of the visa.

A scanned copy of your last Schengen visa must be sent in order to check that your fingerprints are up to date.


Package of documents (strictly without punched pockets, paper clips and staples) filed in the following order (it is necessary to prepare a separate package for each applicant according to the list below).

1) Original of passport valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area, containing at least two blank pages and issued within the previous ten years.

2) Harmonised visa  application form  (printed on one side) filled out in English or French and signed by the applicant.[1] 

3) One colour photograph in line with  ICAO guidelinesglued in the upper right corner of the application form.

4) Copy of the invitation ‘Formal obligation’ ( Engagement  de prise en charge )all pages, printed for each family member.

5) Documents indicating that the applicant possesses sufficient means of subsistence both for the duration of the intended stay and for the return to his country of origin or residence, or for the transit to a third country into which he is certain to be admitted, or that he is in a position to acquire such means lawfully, in accordance with Article 5(1)(c) and (3) of the Schengen Borders Code (e.g. proof of employment (with salary information); if not available, other proof of financial means and will to return (e.g. up-to-date personal bank account statement covering at least three preceding months, proof of real estate property in Russia). Pensioners may provide an up-to-date retirement account statement.

It is mandatory even for applicants with a private invitation, according to the instructions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg, the main guarantor of the trip is the applicant himself, and optionally it can be the inviting party. 

6) Travel medical insurance covering the entire period of intended stay, valid for all Schengen States and covering any expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgency medical attention, emergency hospital treatment or death during the stay. The minimum coverage must be €30.000.   

7) Flight reservations to and from Luxembourg, or a description of all travel itinerary to and from Luxembourg.

8) A copy of the main page of the passport.

9) Copies of previous Schengen visas for the last 3 years (if any).

10) For Russian citizens, a copy of the internal passport (issued at the age of 14): pages concerning the applicant's biodata, foreign passport(s) issued to him/her, his/her marital status and the permanent registration stamp - ‘propiska’).

11) In cases of minors:

  • Copy of the birth certificate.
  • Copy of notarized parental consent or legal guardian for travelling abroad, in case of the minor travels alone or only with one parent. Exceptions should be made to this if the single parent with whom the minor is to travel holds the parental authority alone (i.e. in cases where the other parent has deceased or been deprived of custody, e.g. a death certificate of the other parent or a court degree vesting custody exclusively in the parent who is signing the application would be requested). Translation of consent is not required.
  • Copy of the valid Schengen visa of the parent(s) travelling with the minor for whom a visa is not applied at the same time with the parent(s).

12) Consular fee of 80 EUR for each applicant older than 12 y.o., 40 EUR for applicants aged 6 to 12 y.o., applicants younger than 6 y.o. are free of charge. Payment to be made in euros in cash only while submitting the documents at the Consulate.


Application processing time: up to 45 working days.

The Consulate notifies the applicant by telephone (at the number given by the applicant in the application form) that the answer is ready and that the passport can be collected.

If necessary, the Consulate of Luxembourg has the right to request additional documents that are not included in the above list, as well as to invite the applicant for an individual interview. The applicant is therefore aware that the submission of the above documents does not automatically guarantee the issue of a visa.




[1] In cases of minors, the application form shall be signed by a person exercising permanent or temporary parental authority or legal guardianship.

[2] including with a national form on proof of sponsorship and/or private accommodation used by the following countries: BE, PT, DE, IT, NO.