Applying for a hunting permit

A permit is required to hunt in Luxembourg. An annual hunting permit, valid for one year, may be granted to residents or non-residents.

A guest permit is also available, which enables the holder to hunt for a period of 3 days. Only non-residents may apply for a guest permit. It is valid for 3 consecutive days throughout the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Hunting permits are always personal. They may not be lent or leased to others.

Who is concerned

Anyone, whether resident or non-resident, who wishes to participate in a hunt organised within the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg must hold a hunting permit.

Minors may be authorised to participate in hunting. However, they must turn 17 in the year in which they take the aptitude examination in order to be admitted to the preparatory courses and the hunting examination.

Moreover, minors may use firearms for hunting only if they:

  • are at least 16 years old;
  • have written permission from their father or mother (parental authority).
Minors may then hunt in the presence and under the responsibility of their father or mother (parental authority) or of another person of legal age who has held the same type of hunting weapons permit as the minor for at least 2 years.

Prerequisites

To obtain the permit, the applicant must present a Luxembourgish hunting aptitude certificate or a certificate issued by a foreign authority, on the condition that:

  • the holder of the foreign certificate underwent testing similar to that provided for in the Luxembourg exam, which is determined by the minister in charge of the environment;
  • the country that issued the certificate also recognises the Luxembourg hunting aptitude certificate for purposes of granting a hunting permit in that country.

Preliminary steps

An annual hunting permit will be issued only if the applicant holds third-party liability hunting insurance valid from the date of the application for the hunting permit through to the end of the hunting season, in other words until 31 March. Proof of insurance must be attached to the application.

Proof of insurance from an insurance company in another European Union Member State is also valid.

Costs

Annual permit and guest permit

To obtain a voucher for the issuance of an annual hunting permit stamp, the applicant must first pay EUR 150 to the Registration Duties, Estates and VAT Authority (Administration de l'enregistrement, des domaines et de la TVA – AED). A guest permit costs EUR 50.

Applicants who wish to pay by wire transfer must:

  • make a single wire transfer or payment per applicant;
  • clearly indicate the name and address of the sender;
  • indicate in the comments: hunting permit no. ...

For international wire transfers, the necessary measures must be taken so that the net amount of EUR 150 or EUR 50 is received by the Registration Duties, Estates and VAT Authority.

The amount must be wired or paid into one of the postal checking accounts of the department.

Payment in cash is possible only at certain offices of the Registration Duties, Estates and VAT Authority.

Issuance of vouchers for stamp

An orange voucher will be sent to you by the Registration Duties, Estates and VAT Authority as soon as the wire transfer is received, or will be issued to you in person when you pay in cash.

No hunting permits will be issued by the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure (Department of the Environment) on the basis of a copy of the wire transfer. Only the voucher issued by the Registration Duties, Estates and VAT Authority.

How to proceed

Issuance of an annual permit

The annual permit is issued upon production of:

  • proof of hunting civil liability insurance covering the person in question everywhere in Luxembourg. This certificate must cover the entire period for which the permit to be issued is valid;
  • a voucher for obtaining the annual hunting permit, which can be obtained from the Registration Duties, Estates and VAT Authority;
  • a copy of the applicant's criminal record from their country of residence.

For the issuance of an applicant's first annual permit, the applicant must also attach a Luxembourgish hunting aptitude certificate or a foreign certificate validly recognised in Luxembourg (German, Belgian, Dutch, Austrian, Slovakian, or Romanian).

The file must be sent to the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, Department of the Environment, L-2918 Luxembourg.

Guest permit

Upon written request of a person residing abroad and holding an annual permit that remains valid in their country of residence, the Nature and Forestry Agency (Administration de la nature et des forêts) may issue a guest permit to the person in question.

The request must be made 15 days prior to the date of the invitation.

The guest permit is issued upon production of:

  • a voucher for obtaining a 3-day hunting permit, to be obtained from the Registration Duties, Estates and VAT Authority;
  • a copy of the guest's valid hunting permit;
  • proof of insurance confirming that the guest is covered by Luxembourg Civil Liability Hunting insurance for the duration of the 3-day hunting permit's validity in Luxembourg.

It should be noted that the documents provided must be legible and understandable, in particular with respect to document quality and the written language used.

A guest permit is valid throughout Luxembourg for hunting grounds where the guest has been invited to hunt.

In a given hunting season, the maximum duration of the guest permits issued to a particular person residing abroad may not exceed 12 days. For a single hunting ground, no more than 10 guest permits may be issued per hunting season.

Government hunting permits

Government hunting permits may only be applied for by certain employees of the Nature and Forestry Agency.

They are valid for the entire hunting season and throughout the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Denial or revocation of a hunting permit

The Minister may deny a hunting permit or revoke one that has been issued. The permit holder will be notified of this decision by registered letter.

An administrative appeal to reverse the minister's decision may be filed within 3 months of the notice.

The interested party is prohibited from hunting as soon as they receive notification of the decision to revoke their hunting permit. Moreover, the permit must be returned to the minister on receipt of the notification of revocation.

Forms / Online services

Inscription à l'examen de chasse / Anmeldung zur Jägerprüfung

To complete your application, the information about you collected from this form needs to be processed by the public administration concerned.

That information is kept by the administration in question for as long as it is required to achieve the purpose of the processing operation(s).

Your data will be shared with other public administrations that are necessary for the processing of your application. For details on which departments will have access to the data on this form, please contact the public administration you are filing your application with.

Under the terms of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, you have the right to access, rectify or, where applicable, remove any information relating to you. You are also entitled to withdraw your consent at any time.

Additionally, unless the processing of your personal data is compulsory, you may, with legitimate reasons, oppose the processing of such data.

If you wish to exercise these rights and/or obtain a record of the information held about you, please contact the administration in question using the contact details provided on the form. You are also entitled to file a claim with the National Commission for Data Protection (Commission nationale pour la protection des données), headquartered at 1, Avenue du Rock'n'Roll, L-4361 Esch-sur-Alzette.

By submitting your application, you agree that your personal data may be processed as part of the application process.

Prolongation d'inscription à l'examen de chasse / Verlängerung der Einschreibung zur Jägerprüfung

To complete your application, the information about you collected from this form needs to be processed by the public administration concerned.

That information is kept by the administration in question for as long as it is required to achieve the purpose of the processing operation(s).

Your data will be shared with other public administrations that are necessary for the processing of your application. For details on which departments will have access to the data on this form, please contact the public administration you are filing your application with.

Under the terms of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, you have the right to access, rectify or, where applicable, remove any information relating to you. You are also entitled to withdraw your consent at any time.

Additionally, unless the processing of your personal data is compulsory, you may, with legitimate reasons, oppose the processing of such data.

If you wish to exercise these rights and/or obtain a record of the information held about you, please contact the administration in question using the contact details provided on the form. You are also entitled to file a claim with the National Commission for Data Protection (Commission nationale pour la protection des données), headquartered at 1, Avenue du Rock'n'Roll, L-4361 Esch-sur-Alzette.

By submitting your application, you agree that your personal data may be processed as part of the application process.

Demande de permis de chasser de 3 jours (permis d'invité)

Les informations qui vous concernent recueillies sur ce formulaire font l’objet d’un traitement par l’administration concernée afin de mener à bien votre demande.

Ces informations sont conservées pour la durée nécessaire par l’administration à la réalisation de la finalité du traitement

Les destinataires de vos données sont les administrations compétentes dans le cadre du traitement de votre demande. Veuillez-vous adresser à l’administration concernée par votre demande pour connaître les destinataires des données figurant sur ce formulaire. Conformément au règlement (UE) 2016/679 relatif à la protection des personnes physiques à l'égard du traitement des données à caractère personnel et à la libre circulation de ces données, vous bénéficiez d’un droit d’accès, de rectification et le cas échéant d’effacement des informations vous concernant. Vous disposez également du droit de retirer votre consentement à tout moment.

En outre et excepté le cas où le traitement de vos données présente un caractère obligatoire, vous pouvez, pour des motifs légitimes, vous y opposer.

Si vous souhaitez exercer ces droits et/ou obtenir communication de vos informations, veuillez-vous adresser à l’administration concernée suivant les coordonnées indiquées dans le formulaire. Vous avez également la possibilité d’introduire une réclamation auprès de la Commission nationale pour la protection des données ayant son siège à 1 Avenue du Rock'n'Roll, L-4361 Esch-sur-Alzette.

En poursuivant votre démarche, vous acceptez que vos données personnelles soient traitées dans le cadre de votre demande.

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