Health Alert – Delay in Receiving Renewed Passports as a Result of COVID-19 Crisis

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

Please share this information with other U.S. citizens in Luxembourg.

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.

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