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I do not need to apply for a visa

 

If you are citizen of one of the following countries, you do not need a visa:

 

Note: Make sure to study the "Additional information and conditions" for the countries marked with a "*"!

 

ALBANIA*   MALAYSIA
ANDORRA    MAURITIUS
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA   MEXICO
ARGENTINA    MOLDOVA, REPUBLIC OF
AUSTRALIA   MONACO
BAHAMAS    MONTENEGRO*
BARBADOS   NEW ZEALAND
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA*   NICARAGUA
BRAZIL   PANAMA
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM   PARAGUAY
CANADA   SAN MARINO
CHILE   SEYCHELLES
COSTA RICA   SERBIA*
EL SALVADOR   SINGAPORE
FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA*   SOUTH KOREA
GUATEMALA   ST KITTS AND NEVIS
HOLY SEE (STATE OF THE VATICAN)   UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
HONDURAS   URUGUAY 
ISRAEL   VENEZUELA
JAPAN    

 

Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China:

  • HONG KONG S.A.R.*
  • MACAO S.A.R.* 

 

British citizens who are not nationals of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for the purposes of Union law:

  • British nationals (Overseas)
  • British overseas territories citizens (BOTC)
  • British overseas citizens (BOC)
  • British protected persons (BPP)
  • British subjects (BS)

 

Entities and territorial authorities not recognized as States by at least one Member State:

  • TAIWAN*

 

 

Additional information and conditions(*):

 

ALBANIA       

In accordance with Regulation (EU) 1091/2010 amending Regulation (EC) No 539/2001, nationals of Albania holding biometric passports are exempt from the visa obligation (OJ L 329, 14.12.2010, p. 1); the VFA continues to apply to holders of non-biometric passports.

 

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA  

In accordance with Regulation (EU) 1091/2010 amending Regulation (EC) No 539/2001, nationals of Bosnia and Herzegovina holding biometric passports are exempt from the visa obligation (OJ L 329, 14.12.2010, p. 1); the VFA continues to apply to holders of non-biometric passports.

 

FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA  

In accordance with Regulation (EC) 1244/2009 amending Regulation (EC) No 539/2001, nationals of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia holding biometric passports are exempt from the visa obligation (OJ L 336, 18.12.2009, p. 1); the VFA continues to apply to holders of non-biometric passports.

 

MONTENEGRO  

In accordance with Regulation (EC) 1244/2009 amending Regulation 539/2001, nationals of Montenegro holding biometric passports are exempt from the visa obligation (OJ L 336, 18.12.2009, p. 1); as non-biometric Montenegrin passports are no longer valid, the VFA is no longer applied in practice.

 

SERBIA  

In accordance with Regulation (EC) 1244/2009 amending Regulation (EC) No 539/2001, nationals of Serbia holding biometric passports (excluding holders of passports issued by the Serbian Coordination Directorate [in Serbian: Koordinaciona uprava]) are exempt from the visa obligation (OJ L 336, 18.12.2009, p. 1); the VFA continues to apply to holders of non-biometric passport holders and holders of passports issued by the Serbian Coordination Directorate.

 

HONG KONG S.A.R.

 

 

The visa exemption applies only to holders of a "Hong Kong Special Administrative Region" passport.

 

MACAO S.A.R.  

The visa exemption applies only to holders of a "Região Administrativa Especial de Macau" passport.

 

TAIWAN  

In accordance with Regulation (EU) 1211/2010 amending Regulation (EC) No 539/2001, Taiwanese nationals holding passports issued by Taiwan which include an identity card number are exempt from the visa obligation (OJ L 339, 22.12.2010, p. 6).

 

 

The following are also exempt: 

  • foreigners travelling with a :
       o United Nations permit,
       o Identity papers issued by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe,
       o Permit for European Union personnel,
       o Permit issued by the Customs Cooperation Council.
  • flight crew license or certificate issued in accordance with the International Air Services Transit Agreement signed in Chicago on 7th December 1944
  • a valid refugee travel permit issued in accordance with the Geneva Convention of 1951 by one of the following countries: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Norway, The Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
  • civilian crew members on the Rhine if they hold a travel document containing a trilingual stamp or comment identifying them as Rhine boatmen in accordance with the resolutions of the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine.
  • a residence permit issued by Schengen States which allows free circulation in other Schengen states together with a valid travel document.

Note:  Some of these documents mentioned in this section are not recognized by all of the States signed up to the Schengen agreement. If you have to pass through another Schengen State to get to Luxembourg you should contact the authorities of this State to find out about the validity of your travel document.