Acquisition of Luxembourg citizenship is subject to the participation in the courses and the passing of the exams listed below.
People applying for citizenship must pass the « Sproochentest » (Luxembourgish language test) at the Institut national des langues (INL). The Luxembourgish language courses organised by the INL, the Department of Adult Education and its partners help candidates to prepare for the exam of A2 level for oral expression and B2 level for oral understanding.
Phone: (+352) 26 44 30 1
Individuals must also be holder of the certificate « Vivre ensemble au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg » (Living together in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg). This certificate is issued by the Department of Adult Education after a 24-hours-course or the successful passing of an exam.
The courses and the exam in the languages Luxembourgish/German, French or English cover the following subjects:
- Fundamental rights of citizens (6 hours - 10 questions) ;
- State and municipal institutions in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (12 hours - 20 questions) ;
- The history of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and European integration (6 hours - 10 questions).
The exam is a test taken on the computer with multiple choice questions and is organised in the City of Luxembourg while courses are available in the City of Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette and Diekirch.
Individuals residing in Luxembourg for more than 20 years are exempted from the « Sproochentest » and of the courses or the exam « Vivre ensemble au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg »
(article 28 de la loi du 8 mars 2017 sur la nationalite luxembourgeoise/article 28 of the law of 8 march 2017 on luxembourg citizenship)
Validation procedure for certificates
The following documents must be submitted and sent in the same envelope by the applicant :
- the original certificate of the course ;
- a pre-stamped envelope with the address of the applicant to return the validated certificate;
to the following address :
Department of Adult Education
15, rue Léon Hengen
The certificate will be returned with a seal certifying the participation in a Luxembourgish language course meeting the conditions of article 28 of the Law of 8 March 2017 on Luxembourg citizenship.