Applying for an annual hunting permit

Hunting in Luxembourg is subject to obtaining a permit beforehand. An annual hunting permit, valid for one year, may be granted to residents as well as to non-residents.

A hunting permit is always personal. It cannot be borrowed or leased.

Who is concerned

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

Minors may be authorised to participate in a hunt. However, they must reach the age of 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 licence 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, provided that:

  • the holder of the foreign certificate has taken tests similar to those 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, i.e. until 31 March. Proof of insurance must be attached to the application.

Insurance certificates of a company from an EU Member State are also valid provided they meet the conditions laid down in the Grand-Ducal Regulation of 13 March 2013 setting the general conditions that must be met by insurance contracts guaranteeing civil liability insurance for hunting.

Costs

Annual permit

To obtain the tax stamp voucher for the issuance of an annual hunting permit, 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).

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 applicant;
  • indicate in the subject line: permis de chasser no. ... ("hunting permit no.....")

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

The amount must be transferred or paid into one of the following postal checking accounts:

Offices

IBAN CCPL

Enregistrement et Domaines:
Luxembourg A.C. 2

IBAN LU47 1111 0087 9262 0000

Enregistrement et Domaines:
Luxembourg Domaines

IBAN LU13 1111 0011 4679 0000

Enregistrement et Domaines:
Diekirch Actes Civils

IBAN LU22 1111 7030 8226 0000

Enregistrement et Domaines:
Esch-sur-Alzette Actes Civils

IBAN LU39 1111 0081 1766 0000

Enregistrement et Domaines:
Grevenmacher Actes Civils

IBAN LU58 1111 7032 5808 0000

 

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

Offices

IBAN CCPL

Enregistrement et Domaines:
Luxembourg A.C. 2

67-69, rue Verte
L-2667 Luxembourg

Enregistrement et Domaines:
Luxembourg Domaines

1-3, avenue Guillaume
L-1651 Luxembourg

Enregistrement et Domaines:
Diekirch Actes Civils

Place Guillaume
L-9237 Diekirch.

Enregistrement et Domaines:
Esch-sur-Alzette Actes Civils

33-35, rue Zénon Bernard
L-4031 Esch/Alzette

Enregistrement et Domaines:
Grevenmacher Actes Civils

Hotel des Postes – Schiltzeplaz
L-6782 Grevenmacher

 

The offices are open in the morning from 8.00 to 12.00 and in the afternoon from 14.00 to 16.00.

Issuance of vouchers for the 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 the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development on the basis of a copy of the bank transfer. Only vouchers issued by the Registration Duties, Estates and VAT Authority are accepted.

How to proceed

Supporting documents

The annual permit is issued upon presentation of:

  • a certificate of civil liability insurance for hunting covering the person concerned throughout the entire territory of Luxembourg throughout the hunting year (from 1 April to 31 March);
  • a voucher for obtaining the stamp for 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.

The application for the first annual permit must be accompanied by:  

  • a certificate of successful completion of the Luxembourgish hunting examination; or
  • a valid and duly recognised foreign hunting certificate (German, Belgian, French, Dutch, Austrian, Slovak or Romanian).

The file is to be sent to the following address:

Ministère de l'Environnement, du Climat et du Développement durable – Environnement
Service permis de chasser
L-2918 Luxembourg

Foreign insurance company

Under the Maastricht Treaty, insurance certificates from an insurance company of a Member State of the European Union are also valid. However, the insurance contract must comply with the conditions of the Grand-Ducal Regulation of 13 March 2013 setting the general conditions that must be met by insurance contracts guaranteeing civil liability insurance for hunting.

In order to obtain the hunting permit:

  • the information must appear on the certificate issued by the insurer; or
  • the provisions contained in the above-mentioned laws and regulations must be stated in the contract (these texts can be provided on request from the Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development - Department of the Environment).

Supporting documents must be submitted annually, except for the certificate of successful completion.

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.

Who to contact

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