The Luxembourg Cabinet has decided to extend the period of validity of Luxembourgish identity (ID) cards for three months after the end of the state of emergency.
An earlier Grand-Ducal regulation, already in force, provides that ID cards issued to citizens who transfer their usual residence to another municipality during the duration of the state of emergency and those which expire after 1 March 2020 remain valid for the duration of the state of emergency.
To provide citizens with the time necessary to take care of administrative formalities and to apply immediately for a new identity card after the end of the state of emergency, Bill No. 7548 now provides for the extension of the period of validity of ID cards expiring after 1 March 2020 for three months from the end of the state of emergency. This should enable municipalities to resume their activities after the period of the state of emergency without facing a potentially increased workload regarding requests for new ID cards.
It is nevertheless recommended that citizens who will have to travel immediately after the crisis start the renewal process of their ID card as soon as possible since the acceptance of expired ID cards as travel documents by foreign authorities remains uncertain at present.
Procedures for obtaining ID cards can be submitted via Guichet.lu, to the Government IT Centre (by appointment to be made via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via tel.: 247-82000) or from the municipality of residence by inquiring about the operating methods of the service and justifying the urgency of the request.