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The U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg does not offer Immigrant Visa appointments. Please contact our embassy in Brussels for information on the Immigrant Visa process.

Information about Traveling to the United States




Starting May 12, non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrant air passengers will no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to board a flight to the United States. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers on the CDC website. 

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has sole authority regarding vaccination and testing requirements to enter the United States.

For information on the current travel policy, please refer to the CDC website, which contains the latest information available.

ESTA – travel without a visa

You may be eligible to travel to the U.S. using the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) instead of a visa if you meet requirements for visa-free travel under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). ESTA is administered by the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  The U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg cannot answer questions about ESTA eligibility, make corrections to ESTA applications, or review denial of boarding decisions.

For more information about ESTA, please refer to the official CBP website  

To resolve any issues with incorrect, pending or denied ESTA applications, please contact CBP directly. You can reach CBP by phone Monday-Friday, 08:30-17:30 Eastern Standard Time (EST) at +1-202-325-8000 (for overseas callers) or at 1-877-CBP-5511 (for callers within the United States). You can also contact their help center online.

Travelers who do not qualify for ESTA should follow the procedure below for a non-immigrant visa.

Appointments for a non-immigrant visa interview

The U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg provides routine non-immigrant visa appointments on Thursdays. Occasionally, other days may be available to book in the online agenda.

Applicants in categories 1-4 listed below can book any available date for a visa interview at: NIV Appointment System – Instructions.

  1. Luxembourg citizens (disregarding their place of residence)
  2. Luxembourg residents (disregarding their nationality)
  3. Applicants (disregarding their nationality) who live in France, Germany or Belgium and commute to Luxembourg for work
  4. Applicants (disregarding their nationality) who live in France, Germany or Belgium within 50 km of the Luxembourg border

Applications from other non-residents will only be accepted on the last Thursday of each month. Wait times are likely to be several months long. Appointments booked by non-residents on an incorrect date will be canceled.

Please note that, while we make every effort to honor the appointments we offer, interviews may be cancelled or postponed at the last minute, due to unexpected circumstances.

Please follow instructions in our section how to apply.

Visa renewals, replacements and Visa interview waiver

The U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg does not have a mail-in program for visa renewals or replacements. Some applicants may not need to be interviewed again based on a prior visa, however, all applicants in Luxembourg must book an appointment and pay the MRV fee at the U.S. Embassy, even if they do not require an interview.

Requests for an expedited appointment

If a date for a visa interview is not available before your intended travel date, we suggest checking the online calendar regularly for newly released appointments or any appointments made available as a result of cancellations. New slots can become available any time. Should you have an urgent need to travel and not be able to schedule an appointment online, please refer to Obtaining an expedited appointment (please note that we cannot accommodate requests for an expedited appointment from non-residents).

What is a Visa?

A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport. Certain international travelers may be eligible to travel to the United States without a visa under the Visa Waiver Program, which is administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) .

The Visa section of this website is about U.S. visas for foreign citizens and nationals to travel to the United States.

Visit Travel.State.gov for additional information.

Note: U.S. citizens do not need a U.S. visa for travel to the United States. When planning travel abroad a U.S. citizen may need a visa issued by the embassy or consulate of the country they wish to visit. 

What Type of Visa Do You Need?

For short-term visits to the United States (for tourism, business, education, and more), you can go directly to the online application (form DS-160 ). For immigrant visas,  which are issued to foreign nationals who intend to live and work permanently in the United States, you can visit the U.S. citizenship and Immigration Services site for the relevant forms.  If you are unsure what type of visa you need, please use the Visa Wizard below.

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