A certificate of residence provides information about the concerned person's home address. This document may be required when carrying out certain administrative procedures.
Administrations with access to the National Registry of Natural Persons (RNPP) can, in principle, no longer request certificates of residence if the person concerned has their usual place of residence in Luxembourg unless there is reason for doubt or an inconsistency with regard to the applicant's place of residence.
Who is concerned
Each person identified in the National Registry of Natural Persons residing in Luxembourg can obtain a certificate of residence from the competent authority.
A certificate of residence is individual.
It should be noted that it is possible to receive an expanded certificate of residence which includes the children and the spouse or registered partner residing with the applicant. This certificate does not contain the applicant's previous addresses of residence.
Only the persons registered in the main register of the National Registry of Natural Persons who reside in Luxembourg can receive a certificate of residence.
A fee is payable for the issue of the certificate of residence (chancellery tax to be paid to the communal administration).
How to proceed
Issue of a certificate of residence
The certificate of residence is issued by the Population Office at the communal administration to the person in whose name the certificate is established on presentation of a valid ID document.
However, the certificate may be issued to the applicant’s spouse or civil partner in the case of a common residence, or to the legal guardian or an authorised representative.
Some communes accept online applications for the certificate of residence, against payment of a fee. The applicant must provide all of the necessary contact information. The requested document will be sent by post to the applicant.
The certificate of residence can also be applied for on MyGuichet.lu. In this case, the certificate can be directly downloaded as a PDF file. In order to generate the certificate, the user has to log on to their private eSpace on MyGuichet.lu and must click on the button "Generate".
Information stated on the certificate
The certificate includes its holder’s:
- surname and first name(s);
- date and place of birth;
- if applicable, the address appearing in the main register of the RNPP (National Registry of Natural Persons);
- dates of residence in the commune.
In the absence of a current registered address in the Registry, the certificate of residence must list the person’s previous address(es) as recorded in the RNPP, as well as the corresponding dates.
The applicant may also request that several previous addresses, or only the most recent former address, be listed on the certificate.
In addition, any of the following items of information may be included on the certificate of residence at the applicant’s request:
- identification number;
- family status;
- if applicable, the surname and first name(s) as well as the date and place of birth of the applicant’s spouse or civil partner;
Forms / Online services
Demander un certificat de résidence
Eine Wohnsitzbescheinigung beantragen
Application for a certificate of residence