I want to thank everyone who visits this blog and contributes with their own experiences. Recently, I posted a request to the followers of the Wanna-Be Luxembourgers: how long does it take, after you send in the proof of your ancestry, for the Ministry of Justice to process your application?
Well, I got a boatload of answers, all of which were relatively the same. I’m going to bunch them together in this post.
1) Finally there
Submitted on 2013/07/16 at 3:41 pm
I could write up a quick blog post/note about my timeframe. It’s definitely going to take a while – I got my aieul cert back about 2 months after I sent it in, but that was last year when they didn’t have as many applications (and it was also very organized and translated into French). But that is only step one – step two took much longer for me so I can only imagine it’ll take even longer these days…
Submitted on 2013/07/13 at 12:23 pm
Hi There, just so you know I sent my complete application just a few days before Xmas last year and received the certificate that I have a lux. Ancestor in 1900 end of may 2013. I was in the us for 2.5 months and just came back. Will now start part II of the application process!
Submitted on 2013/05/04 at 10:33 pm
My grandmother was from Luxembourg and I began the process in 2010. The process for the certificate will take about 8-10 months. After you receive it, you will need to go in person and it will take another 8-10 months to get your nationality. As the law is about to expire, they are getting more applications so they have a long line waiting. When you get your nationality approved you can ask for your passport immediately. I already have mine!
Submitted on 2013/05/16 at 11:28 pm
I will recommend you to call and ask if all the documents that you sent are correct, that will give you information if you need to send another document. I do not recommend e-mail. They are having a lot of applications from Belgians. After you get the certificate, then you can apply for the nationality. The same day you receive the document that says that you have recovered the nationality, you may go and apply for the passport. Also you will be assigned a social security number with your nationality but you will not know what number it is, in the passport office you can ask for it.
Submitted on 2013/07/10 at 7:38 pm
I just got mine sent off, I splurged on the express mail for 50$. Had a delay with one of the birth certificates that I thought would be easy. I will forever despise county clerks.
Yes, Wes, I think we — especially those living in Chicago — will forever despise county clerks.
OK, so I’ve decided to include a recurring section for each of my posts; at the end of each blog post, I will leave you guys with a phrase, word or saying that will be helpful when visiting Luxembourg. Here’s your first!
Mäi Loftkësseboot ass voller Éilen. –> (My hovercraft is full of eels.)