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VISA APPLICATION

Download your Visa Application Form ( English-Chinese ).

Service hours of the visa section:

Visa applications (only on appointment) and issuance: Monday to Friday, 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Public information hotline: Monday to Friday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Telephone: +86-10-8588 0901 (Visa section)

E-mail: pekin.visa@mae.etat.lu

Applicants are requested to contact the Visa Section of the Embassy at least 15 business days prior to their intended visit and not earlier than 6 months before the start of the intended visit.

Please be advised that the application shall be decided on within 15 calendar days of the date of their lodging. In particular cases, namely when further scrutiny of the application is needed, this period may be extended to a maximum of 45 calendar days.

 

General information: 

Chinese Nationals wishing to travel to Luxembourg are required to apply for a visa through one of its diplomatic representations in China. Non-Chinese passport holders from third countries, who are required to apply for a visa to Luxembourg, may also apply at either one of the Luxembourg diplomatic representations, provided that they are in the possession of a valid Chinese residence permit. If they do not have a valid Chinese residence permit, they must apply in their country of residence or their country of origin.

 

All Chinese Nationals (except those residing in Shanghai Municipality or in any of Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Fujian Provinces) must submit their application through the Embassy of Luxembourg in Beijing.

 

Important changes as of 2nd February 2020:

  • The procedure for a visa application may vary depending on the purpose and duration of the visit.
  • The application must be submitted by the applicant itself or a delegated person at least 15 calendar days before the intended departure, but not earlier than 6 months before the start of the intended visit.
  • Visa application fees - 80€ for a Short Stay Visa (Visa Type C) and 50€ for a Long Stay Visa (Visa Type D) - to be paid in cash and in RMB. Please note that the amount of the visa application fee in RMB is determined and regularly reviewed in application with the Euro Foreign Exchange reference rate set by the European Central Bank.

For further information, respective information sheets are available [ here ] .Please note that depending on the type of visa requested, further documents might be required.

 

Information about the Visa Information System (VIS) and biometric data:

Since 12th October 2015 all applicants are required to provide their biometric data (fingerprints and a digital photograph) when applying for a Schengen visa. This is a simple procedure that only takes a few minutes.

All first-time applicants will have to appear in person at a consulate. Biometric data, along with the data provided in the Schengen visa application form, will be recorded in the VIS database and stored for five years. Frequent travelers will only have to complete the procedure once every five years (provided that the passport has not expired), as fingerprints will be copied from the previous application file in the VIS.

The VIS contains all  visa applications submitted to and decisions taken by any Schengen State's consulate. This facilitates visa application procedures and checks at external border of the European Union, as well as enhances security. The recourse to biometric technology offers visa applicants a better protection against identity theft and prevents false identifications, which in certain cases could lead to a visa refusal or denial of entry to a person who is entitled to enter.  It also allows to legally regulate the use of applicants' visa application and travel history (e.g. when applying for a long stay visa).

Exemptions from the fingerprinting requirement are provided for a limited number of applicants, including children under the age of twelve and persons for whom the collection of fingerprints is physically impossible. Heads of State, members of the national governments as well as members of their official delegation and spouses are also exempted, if travelling for official purposes.