The only videos on Youtube about obtaining dual-citizenship in Luxembourg

Well, they’re at least the only videos I could find in English.

The three videos, created by Youtube user Julie, were very helpful to me when I started diving into this project during my winter break.

I don’t know if anyone out there who reads this blog is applying for Luxembourg dual-citizenship. I would like to believe I’m helping someone out there.

Here are the videos:



7 thoughts on “The only videos on Youtube about obtaining dual-citizenship in Luxembourg

  1. I’m a US citizen and actually doing the same thing – recently got my certificat relatif à l’aïeul luxembourgeois back in the mail. Took me about 3 months to gather all the necessary birth/death/marriage certs and get them translated, then about 2 months after I sent it all in I got my certificat back. Good luck!

    • Hello Trevor and Halfway there, I stumbled onto this blog and was surprised to hear it only took 2 months after receipt of the documents, for the Luxembourgians to issue you the certificate. My wife is also an American and has applied for the certificate, but has been waiting nearly 7 months already to receive it. The documents she submitted were in both English and German (we were told that they did not need to be translated) and we turned them in personally. Do you know what could account for the difference in waiting times? Is there anything we can do to speed up the process? Looking forward to hearing from you!

      • Hi Christian,

        I’m glad you stumbled across my blog. When you refer to the “2 months after receipt of the document,” which certificate do you mean? In my posts, I’ve only discussed the birth, marriage and death certificates that I needed to prove my lineage. I still haven’t applied for the certificate from the Ministry of Justice that states I am eligible for dual-citizenship. The woman in the videos who applied received her certificate after about six months. It takes a while, but with patience, you’ll surely receive news soon! I’m also surprised to hear you don’t need to translate the documents into German. I’ll have to make some more inquiries to the Ministry of Justice.


  2. I’m guessing Christian is referring to my comment about 2 months. I sent the document package to Luxembourg, and about 2 months later got my official certificate back in the mail. I have no idea what the difference in waiting times could be! My package was pretty thorough though – I had all documents officially certified, translated into French, and organized in a binder that explained all relationships. I also added a cover letter in French (luckily I speak French) that explained the lineage. The only uncertified document I had was a death certificate that was too old to be certified (per some of the problems Trevor discusses in his blog), so I obtained the uncertified copy but I also obtained from the National Archives a certified copy of a census page showing my ancestor as alive past 1900.

    Hope this is helpful!

    • Yes I was referring to Halfways comment. I think 2 months was really fast! My wife actually received her certificate yesterday, so it took about 7 months and I know someone who had to wait almost a year.
      So Trevor you definitely don’t need to have all your records translated as long as they are in English. You do need translations for the second step, but that’s only your criminal records and your own birth certificate.
      We are waiting for my wife’s criminal records now, luckily she has no entries 🙂 then we will drive down to Luxemburg and turn in the application.
      Another thing, I read somewhere in your blog that it doesn’t affect Luxemburg citizenship if your ancestor was naturalized in America. I’m not sure about that. So if your ancestor became an American before 1900 maybe that’s something worth inquiring about.

  3. Excellent – glad to hear she got it! I’ve got all my papers together and am heading to Luxembourg in a few weeks to turn in the formal application. And as for naturalization – I’d check in with someone official, it’s a tricky question. I’ve seen both answers out on the internet. I went ahead and proved that my ancestor had not naturalized.

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