Luxembourg ETIAS for citizens of Japan

The Luxembourg ETIAS is a new travel advisory system that primarily applies to citizens of Japan. As part of the international standard for travel advisories, the ETIAS provides updated information on the current political, economic, and security situation in countries around the world.

ETIAS allows Japanese nationals to check the latest updates and make decisions on whether or not to travel there. For those who are not familiar with the ETIAS system, it is important to know what it entails before making any decisions. In this blog post, we will provide you with an overview of the Luxembourg ETIAS so that you can decide for yourself if it is right for your trip.

Applying For Luxembourg ETIAS From Japan

Applying for Luxembourg ETIAS from Japan

Moving to Luxembourg is an exciting opportunity for anyone, but it can be even more so if you have a valid visa for your country of origin. If you are a citizen of Japan and you want to apply for an ETIAS visa, here are the steps you need to take:

  1. Visit the Luxembourg Embassy or Consulate nearest to your residence in Japan and complete an application form.
  2. Provide evidence of your residence and citizenship in Japan, including copies of your ID card, driver’s licence, passport and any other relevant documentation.
  3. Submit consular fees (currently €60) and supporting documents.
  4. Wait patiently while your application is considered. You will likely receive notification via email once your application has been processed and potentially granted or rejected. No guarantees are made!

Reasons You Should Get An Luxembourg ETIAS

When traveling to Luxembourg, it is important to have an ETIAS card in order to be exempt from certain customs and immigration requirements. The ETIAS card is issued by the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs and gives its holders access to restricted areas and certain benefits, such as reduced waiting times for visas.

The ETIAS card is valid for five years and costs €70 (JPY 7,000). Once you have your card, you can use it at participating borders and ports. You can also use it at airports in France and Germany. If you are traveling to Luxembourg on business or for leisure purposes, remember to obtain a fiscal number (CIF) from your employer or bank. This number will allow you to obtain a tax ID card which will allow you to avoid some taxes during your stay in Luxembourg.

If you are traveling to Luxembourg for tourism purposes only,Remember that having a visa is not mandatory for citizens of Japan if they have a valid passport and an ETIAS card. However, you may still need a visa if you are visiting specific sites in Luxembourg such as the army base or nuclear power plant.

Things To Consider Before Coming To Luxembourg

Fortunately for those interested in traveling to Luxembourg, the country is quite accessible. The Grand Duchy is located in western Europe, just a short drive from the Netherlands and Germany.Likewise, the airport is quite close to the city of Luxembourg (about 20 minutes by car). Plus, Luxembourg has several direct flights to Japan each week.
This makes it easy for citizens of Japan to visit Luxembourg without having to worry about any visa requirements. However, there are a few things that citizens of Japan should consider before visiting Luxembourg.

First and foremost, because of its proximity to other European countries, Luxembourgers are generally speaking fluent in the German and Dutch languages. However, as the Grand Duchy also participates in the European Union, many Luxembourgers also understand English.

Although not required by law, most banks and many restaurants here offer bilingual menus. So if you don’t speak either German or Dutch, not to worry – you will be able to get by alright here.
Compared to other European countries, Luxembourg is also quite affordable when it comes to living expenses. For example, the median rent for an apartment in the capital city of Luxembourg City is only EUR 350 per month – which is about half of what you would pay for an equivalent apartment in comparable cities like Berlin or Paris.

Luxembourg ETIAS For Citizens Of Japan – FAQ

  • What is the ETIAS? The ETIAS allows Japan citizens to travel to Luxembourg for business or tourism purposes. The application process is simple and takes about two minutes.
  • When is the ETIAS available? The ETIAS is currently available for Japanese citizens. It may be discontinued at any time, so please reserve your spot as soon as possible. The earliest opportunity to use it will be in early August 2020.
  • I have a Japanese passport, but I’m not a citizen of Japan. Am I eligible to apply for the ETIAS? Yes, Japanese citizens who are not also citizens of Luxembourg are eligible to apply for the ETIAS.
  • What are the requirements for applying? The requirements for applying are that you must be a Japanese citizen and have a valid passport which has been valid for at least six months since your planned departure from Japan. You also need to provide proof of sufficient financial stability and an affidavit of sponsorship from an employer or other sponsor in Japan.
  • How long does the application process take? The application process takes about two minutes and there is no fee associated with applying. Once you have completed the application form, you will receive an email notification indicating when your ETIAS application has been processed and is ready for viewing on the website.


The Luxembourg Electronic Double Taxation Agreement (ETIAS) will be available to citizens of Japan starting from January 1, 2020. This agreement will allow Japanese nationals to avoid paying income taxes in Luxembourg and receive tax credits instead.

ETIAS is an agreement between the countries that allows taxpayers to electronically submit their tax information. This saves time and money for both the taxpayer and the tax authority. The agreement is based on a common set of rules that allow tax authorities to easily exchange information.

This agreement will be especially useful for Japanese citizens who live and work in Luxembourg. Luxembourg is a low-tax jurisdiction and offers a variety of benefits, such as a business-friendly environment, excellent infrastructure, and a stable political environment. By using ETIAS, Japanese citizens will be able to take advantage of all these benefits while minimizing their tax obligations.

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