Luxembourgish passport

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Luxembourgish passport
Luxembourgish passport 2016.jpg
Current Luxembourgish passport front cover
Date first issued28 August 2006[1] (biometric passport)
16 February 2015[2] (current version)
Issued by Luxembourg
Type of documentPassport
PurposeIdentification
Eligibility requirementsLuxembourgish citizenship
Expiration5 years / 2 years (children under 4)
Cost
  • €50 (5-year passports)
  • €30 (2-year passports)[3]

A Luxembourgish passport is an international travel document issued to nationals of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and may also serve as proof of Luxembourgish citizenship. Besides enabling the bearer to travel internationally and serving as indication of Luxembourgish citizenship, the passport facilitates the process of securing assistance from Luxembourgish consular officials abroad or other European Union member states in case a Luxembourgish consular is absent, if needed.

According to the 2017 Visa Restrictions Index, Luxembourgish citizens can visit 173 countries without a visa or with a visa granted on arrival. Additionally, the World Tourism Organization also published a report on 15 January 2016 ranking the Luxembourgish passport 1st in the world (tied with Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Singapore and the United Kingdom passports) in terms of travel freedom, with the mobility index of 160 (out of 215 with no visa weighted by 1, visa on arrival weighted by 0.7, eVisa by 0.5 and traditional visa weighted by 0).[4] Luxembourgish citizens can live and work in any member state of the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland as a result of the right of freedom of movement granted in Article 21 of the EU Treaty.[5]

Every Luxembourgish citizen is also a citizen of the European Union. The passport, along with the national identity card allows for freedom of movement in any of the states of the European Economic Area and Switzerland.

Luxembourgish biometric passports are valid for five years for bearers aged four and over, and valid for 2 years for children under four.

The front cover of a Luxembourgish biometric passport
Luxembourg biometric passport.

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  1. ^ [1]
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  4. ^ "Visa Openness Report 2016" (PDF). World Tourism Organization. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 January 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  5. ^ Treaty on the Function of the European Union (consolidated version)