Attesting Luxembourg Documents (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions about Luxembourg Apostille services

Can Luxembourg documents be legalized by Apostille?

Yes - Luxembourg is a member of the Apostille Convention.

Luxembourg documents can be legalized for use abroad with an Apostille Stamp when destined for other signatory countries without additional certification by the destination country.

When Luxembourg documents are required for non-apostille countries, such as AE United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates - TW TaiwanTaiwan - MY MalaysiaMalaysia - TH ThailandThailand - ZM ZambiaZambia - QA QatarQatar they need additional authentication by the embassy of the destination country.

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Submission within the European Union
Certain Luxembourg documents do not require Apostilles when they are presented to authorities of other European Union countries (the receiving authority should accept the original or a certified copy).

When applying for certain public documents, a multilingual standard form may be requested to accompany the original. A multilingual standard form must always be issued and signed by a Luxembourg authority, providing a translation aid designed to help the receiving authority to understand a public document which is in a language not accepted by the receiving EU country.
See: EU Multilingual standard formsExternal link (opens in new tab)

Luxembourg documents not requiring Apostilles include birth, death, marriage certificates, absence of a criminal record (a clean criminal record of a Luxembourg citizen), certificates of nationality and residence:
See: Regulation (EU) 2016/1191External link (opens in new tab)

Other Luxembourg documents, including academic certificates, still require Apostille certification and certified translation to be valid in other EU countries.

Civil status certificates (multilingual extracts from the civil status registers)
Luxembourg birth, marriage and death certificates) issued in accordance with the conventions of the International Commission on Civil and Civil Status should not require Apostille Stamps when being submitted to one of the following countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cape Verde, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey.

Multilingual certificates of no impediment to marriage
Luxembourg certificates of no impediment to marriage are exempt from any formality for submission to the following countries (Munich CIEC Convention):
Germany, Greece, Italy, Moldova, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey

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What types of documents can be legalized in Luxembourg for use abroad?

Documents signed by a Luxembourg civil servant or notary can be legalized in Luxembourg with an Apostille stamp from the Passport, Visa and Legalisation Office. Documents eligible for an Apostille include:

  • Civil status extracts (Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates
  • Certificates of Legal Capacity to Marry)
  • Criminal Record Extracts (Extrait du casier judiciaire)
  • University diplomas and transcripts
  • Court documents
  • Extracts from the Company Register
  • Certificates of Origin, Free Sale and GMP Compliance
  • Sworn Translations
  • Other documents certified by a Luxembourg notary

To confirm whether your document is eligible for apostille authentication in Luxembourg, please contact us and we’ll check your document free of charge. For further information about our Luxembourg apostille services and for assistance obtaining official copies of Luxembourg documents, see:
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How can I obtain my Luxembourg Criminal Record Certificate to use abroad?

Luxembourg Criminal Record Extracts (Extrait du casier judiciaire) can be requested remotely (online, email, post) or in person from the Criminal Records Department (Service du Casier Judiciaire) in Luxembourg city. Extracts are issued in French.

Any person over 18 years of age who is a Luxembourg national or resides in Luxembourg can request an extract from their criminal record. Non-Luxembourg nationals must provide proof of their residency (residence permit or certificate of registration).

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Where can I see reviews of Isarey's Luxembourg Attestation and Apostille Services?

You can see reviews from past clients who have used our attestation and apostille services:

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How can I obtain a copy of a Luxembourg birth, marriage or death certificate?

I need to submit a Luxembourg Certificate of no impediment to authorities abroad. Do I need an Apostille?

Apostilles are not required when submitting Luxembourg certificates of marital status to the authorities of another Member State of the European Union.

A multilingual standard form may be requested to accompany the original. A multilingual standard form must always be issued and signed by a Luxembourg authority, providing a translation aid designed to help the receiving authority understand the certificate when in a language not accepted by the receiving EU country.

EU Member States are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden
See: Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 (EU GDPR)External link (opens in new tab)

Apostilles are not required when submitting Luxembourg Multilingual certificates of no impediment to marriage issued to the authorities of a country that has acceded to the Munich CIEC Convention. Members of the Munich CIEC Convention are as follows:
Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey.

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I need to submit a Luxembourg Criminal Record Certificate to authorities abroad. Do I need an Apostille?

Apostilles are not required when submitting Luxembourg Criminal Record Certificates to another Member State of the European Union when the certificate is issued to a Luxembourg national and when the criminal record is clean (no convictions). In other cases, the recipient Member State may require an Apostille.

EU Member States are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
See: Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 (EU GDPR)External link (opens in new tab)

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I need to submit a Luxembourg Birth, Death or Marriage certificate to authorities abroad. Do I need an Apostille?

Apostilles are not required when submitting Luxembourg birth, death and marriage certificates to the authorities of another Member State of the European Union. A multilingual standard form may be requested to accompany the original. A multilingual standard form must always be issued and signed by a Luxembourg authority, providing a translation aid designed to help the receiving authority understand the certificate when in a language not accepted by the receiving EU country.

EU Member States are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden
See: Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 (EU GDPR)External link (opens in new tab)

Luxembourg birth, marriage and death certificates (multilingual extracts from the civil status registers issued in accordance with the conventions of the International Commission on Civil and Civil Status) should not require Apostille Stamps when being submitted to countries that have acceded to the Vienna CIEC Convention. The following countries are contracting states of the Vienna Convention:
Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cape Verde, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey.

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How can I legalize a Luxembourg document for use in the United Arab Emirates?

Luxembourg documents required for submission to the authorities of the United Arab Emirates must be legalized by the Passport, Visa and Legalisation Office (BPVL-MAEE) and then attested by the UAE embassy in Brussels.

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How can I legalize a Luxembourg document for use in Qatar?

Luxembourg documents required for submission to the authorities of Qatar must be legalized by the Passport, Visa and Legalisation Office (BPVL-MAEE) and then attested by the Qatari embassy in Brussels.

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How can I legalize a Luxembourg document for use in Taiwan?

Luxembourg documents required for submission to the authorities of Taiwan must be legalized by the Passport, Visa and Legalisation Office (BPVL-MAEE) and then attested in Brussels by the Taipei Representative Office in the EU and Belgium.

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How can I get a quote to certify my documents?

To receive a quote, you can upload your documents using our online quotation form or send us your documents by email. After reviewing your documents and requirements, we will get back to you with a quotation:

If you don’t have the documents available, just describe the documents you need to certify, and we will get back to you with an estimation of cost and delivery times.

Using our quotation form, your documents will be uploaded over a secure connection and immediately encrypted on our server. For added protection, you can upload password-protected files ( PDFExternal link (opens in new tab), Microsoft Office 365: Save a password protected document to prevent unauthorized people from opening it. Office DocumentsExternal link (opens in new tab), WinRAR Encryption Frequently asked question (FAQ) RAR foldersExternal link (opens in new tab)) and provide us with the passwords separately.

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