Requesting a parking permit for disabled people

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The parking permit for disabled people is issued, under certain conditions, to Luxembourg residents with a disability that results in reduced mobility. This permit allows them to park in specially designated spaces.

In order to be allowed to park in a disabled parking space, this permit must be visibly affixed to the windscreen of the vehicle. The permit is valid for Luxembourg and EU Member States.

The disabled parking permit consists of a light blue card. The wheelchair symbol is shown in white on a dark blue background.

Who is concerned?

Luxembourg residents who are:

  • unable to move:
    • alone and/or continuously for more than 100 metres; or
    • without the aid of crutches, a cane, a walking frame or walker, or a wheelchair; or
  • blind or partially sighted to the extent that they cannot drive a vehicle; or
  • suffering from a progressive disease that has an impact on their mobility.

A parking permit may also be issued in exceptional cases justified by an illness or disability that results in loss of mobility.


As a general rule, the duration of the disability of the person concerned must exceed 6 months. Failing that, the procedure for examining the application will include the expected duration of the disability.

How to proceed

Submitting the application

The procedure for obtaining a disabled parking permit can be summarised as follows:

  1. The application form has 2 parts:
    • the front side has to be completed by the applicant; and
    • the back side is to be completed by the attending physician.
  2. Once completed, the form should be sent by post to the Department of Mobility and Transport of the Ministry of Mobility and Public Works, which will submit it for review by a physician member of the Medical Commission;

Supporting documents

Application for a first permit

Applications must be accompanied by:

  • a recent passport photograph (taken from the front) in 45 × 35 mm format; and
  • a medical certificate valid for 3 months from the date of issue.

Application for renewal of the permit

The application must be accompanied by a recent passport photograph. If the file shows that a permanent disability has been established, the renewal is made without further formalities. Otherwise, the application for renewal must be accompanied by a medical certificate.

Processing the application and decision

Depending on the situation, applicants may have to undergo a medical examination performed by a physician who is member of the Medical Commission.

They will be summoned at least 15 days before the appointment by registered letter, which states the reasons for the medical examination.

Applicants may attend the medical examination alone or with a physician of their choice. If applicants fail to present themselves for the medical examination after 2 notices sent by registered letter, the permit will be denied.

Applicants may also be summoned for the purpose of finding out whether their disabilities or disorders are likely to impair their driving skills or abilities if:

  • they hold a valid driving licence; or
  • they have submitted an application to obtain or renew a driving licence.

Once these steps have been completed, a decision is made on whether or not to issue the parking permit.

Characteristics of the parking permit for disabled people

The parking permit of a natural person bears:

  • on the front:
    • a serial number;
    • the date of issue;
    • the expiry date;
    • a hologram showing the image;
  • on the back:
    • information relative to the holder: name and surname, place and date of birth, signature and passport photo;
    • a QR code;
    • the following statements: 'This permit authorises its holder to benefit from the parking facilities offered by the Member State in which they are located' and 'When used, the permit must be affixed to the front of the vehicle in such a way that the front side is clearly visible for control purposes'.

Duration of validity

The permit's period of validity:

  • may not exceed the duration of the disability;
  • is 5 years maximum.

Expired permits must be returned without delay to the Department of Mobility and Transport.


Parking permits are strictly personal.

A person can only hold one permit.

Permit holders may affix it to the windscreen of the vehicle:

  • that they drive; or
  • in which they are being transported.

In Luxembourg, permit holders are not exempt from paying parking fees.



The permit can be revoked if the beneficiary:

  • no longer qualifies; or
  • uses it in a way that is not consistent with the permit's primary purpose.


Persons are liable for a fine of EUR 75 to EUR 250 if they:

  • use a disabled parking permit that:
    • is out of date;
    • is not original;
  • do not meet the conditions mentioned above;
  • use a permit in the absence of its holder.

Good to know

Recognition of parking permits

Luxembourg recognises parking permits for disabled people:

  • issued by the Member States of the European Union as well as permits issued by the members of the European Economic Area;
  • issued by the competent authorities of the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man.

Institutions and organisations

Institutions and organisations which assist disabled persons may also receive a disabled parking permit, on condition that:

  • they are approved as a service for disabled or elderly people; or
  • they are regularly engaged in caring for more than 3 disabled persons.

The parking permit of an institution or organisation shows:

  • on the front:
    • a serial number;
    • the date of issue;
    • the expiry date;
    • the registration number of the vehicle to which the card is assigned;
    • a hologram showing the image;
  • on the back:
    • the organisation's name;
    • a QR code;
    • the following statements: 'This permit authorises the organisation to benefit from parking facilities in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg' and 'When used, the permit must be affixed to the front of the vehicle in such a way that the front side is clearly visible for control purposes'.

Online services and forms

Who to contact

Department of Mobility and Transport

Related procedures and links


Applying for financial aid for special home adaptations for the physically disabled


Legal references

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