Health Alert – Delay in Receiving Renewed Passports as a Result of COVID-19 Crisis
U.S. Embassy Luxembourg April 14, 2020
Event: Delay in Receiving Renewed Passports as a Result of COVID-19 Crisis
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The U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg is currently continuing to accept appointments for passport renewals and Consular Report of Birth Abroad services on a limited basis. Please read the following information regarding the delivery of passport renewals to overseas Embassies carefully.
On April 2, 2020, passport processing centers in the United States suspended operations due to COVID-19. They are no longer printing non-emergency passports or Consular Reports of Birth Abroad received from U.S. embassies and consulates overseas. If you apply for a CRBA or to renew your passport at the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg after April 2, 2020, you should expect significant delays receiving your passport and citizenship evidence documents.
You may still keep your appointment with us, but we cannot predict when your passport will be ready for you – it may take several weeks or even months. If you do keep your appointment, and then later have an urgent need to travel before your passport arrives, we can issue an emergency passport (valid for one year) to you.
If your plans to remain in Luxembourg are uncertain, or if you know that you will not be in the country for the next several months, please do not apply to renew your passport at our embassy as you will not be able to retrieve it once it arrives. If your passport is due to expire before you are to leave Luxembourg, please keep your appointment so that we can issue an emergency passport to you.
The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice and a Level 3 Warning for COVID-19 in Europe advising travelers to avoid non-essential travel to Europe.
Please reference the Luxembourg Ministry of Health COVID-19 website here for the latest guidance on conditions in Luxembourg.
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 outbreak.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Luxembourg.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
- U.S. Embassy Luxembourg
22 Boulevard Emmanuel Servais
L-2535 Luxembourg City
+352 621 547 133
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Luxembourg Country Information
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