Citizenship – Documents to be submitted – Second Phase – Process for Recovery – art. 89

Citizenship - Documents to be submitted - Second Phase - Process for Recovery - art. 89

Attention:

The recovery request must be made personally in Luxembourg until December 2020 for each applicant older than 18 years. After this period, for the applicant who received the Certificate of Ancestrality (Descendancy) and did not complete the second stage of the process,  will no longer be possible to become a citizen, even being a descendant of a Luxembourger citizen.

Some information:

  • This procedure is done only in Luxembourg.
  • The process is individual. It is not possible for an applicant to apply on behalf of other applicants over the age of 18.
  • Due to the great demand for orders that will take place in this year, in order to speed up the service, the Bierger-Center, the competent agency that receives the documents, asks that every applicant already send an email to them: bierger-center@vdl.lu, informing that they’ll go to Luxembourg later in this year to request the recovery (you do not need to provide a precise date, just inform that it will be in the course of 2020). Along with the message, a digital copy of the passport and / or birth certificate must be sent and the message must contain information about the residence address, marital status, the spouse’s name (if married), and if you have minor children: complete name and birth date of each. With this information, they already streamline the registration of the future citizen in the National Registry, the agency responsible for this registration.

Luxembourg address to deliver the documents:

Bierger-Center
44, Place Guillaume
2 rue Notre-Dame,
L-2090  Luxemburgo

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm
You don’t need to schedule an appointment. However, if you are in a group of 03 or more people, it’ll be necessary to make an appointment.
See instructions below
Telephone for clarification of doubts: (352) 4796-2200
e-mail: bierger-center@vdl.lu

Notes:

  • The Birth Certificates and Criminal Background Certificate must be accompanied by a sworn translation into French, German or Luxembourgish, and it must have the translator’s signature recognized. IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO VALIDATE THE TRANSLATOR’S FIRM RECOGNITION BY “APOSTILLE” IN THE NOTARY OR BY “LEGALIZATION” IN THE CONSULATE.
  • Minor children do not need to be present. Just submit the documents listed below

Brazilian documents to be submitted

  • Original of the applicant’s birth certificate, with a date of issue of a maximum of 180 days;
  • If applicable, original of the birth certificate of each child under 18 years old, same regarding the date of issue;
  • Notarized copy of the applicant’s valid passport. It’s not necessary a sworn translation;
  • If applicable, notarized copy of a valid passport for each child under 18 years old. If the child does not have a passport, you can present a notarized copy of the ID (date of issue, at most, 09 years). It’s not necessary a sworn translation for any of these documents;
  • Criminal Background Certificate issued by the Federal Police of Brazil, with a date of issue of a maximum of 90 days. Only for applicants over 18 years old. This document is not required for minor children. This certificate is issued on the internet at: http://www.pf.gov.br/servicos-pf/antecedentes-criminais
  • After issuance, the authenticity must be printed on the back as explained on item 4 of the observations of the issued Criminal Certificate.
  • The original of this certificate must be “apostilled” by the Notary, in accordance with the Hague Apostille Convention. Only after the apostille, the sworn translation into French, German or Luxembourgish must be provided.
  • If the applicant has lived in another country and / or has nationality of another country outside of Brazil, it will also be necessary to present a Criminal Background Certificate from the country where he / she lived and / or has nationality. Luxembourg does not establish a minimum residence time, but requires the presentation of a certificate considering the last 15 years, counting from the date that the applicant turned 18 years old. For European countries registered at ECRIS (European Criminal Records Information Systems), there is the possibility of issuing this certificate  made by that agency which will be accepted. For information see the website: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/ cross-border-cases / judicial-cooperation / tools-judicial-cooperation / european-criminal-records-information-system-ecris_en

If the document is not in French or German, it will also be necessary to have a sworn translation into one of these languages.

Documents issued by Luxembourg

  • Original of the Ancestry / Descent Certificate issued by the “Ministère de la Justice” of Luxembourg, received at the conclusion of the first phase;
  • Certificate of International Criminal Background: autorisation-casier judiciere”.

Note:

IF THE APPLICANT PLANS TO GO ON THE SAME DAY WITH A GROUP OF 03 OR MORE PEOPLE OLDER THAN 18 YEARS IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO ADVISE BY E-MAIL AT LEAST 15 DAYS BEFORE  SO THEY CAN PREPARE THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION IN ADVANCE, AND THE SERVICE WILL BE FASTER.

FOR THESE CASES IT IS POSSIBLE TO EVEN SCHEDULE TIME TO FACILITATE SERVICE. ON THE TEXT MUST BE INFORMED THE FULL RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS OF EACH APPLICANT OF THE GROUP AND THE FOLLOWING DIGITAL FILES MUST ATTACHED:

  • Completed and signed “casier-judiciaire” form;
  • Copy of passport;
  • Birth certificate and it´s sworn translation

CONTACT INFORMATION:
       Tel: +352 4796 2201
e-mail: bierger-center@vdl.lu
Postal address: Ville de Luxembourg
Bierger-Center
Indigénat
L – 2090 Luxembourg

Other recommendations and information:

  • When you arrive, inform that you want to subscribe to the “demande de recouvrement de la nationalité” before the “officier de l’état civil”.
  • There is no language fluency test, but the dialogue takes place in French, Luxembourgish or German and the service lasts about 20 minutes.
  • There will be a charge for a sealing fee paid in cash (it is recommended to bring around 50 euros exchanged).
  • The Officier prepares a nationality recovery application which must be signed by the applicant and delivers a protocol named Déclaration de Recouvrement”;
  • After the delivery of documents, Luxembourg finalizes the applicant’s registration in the National Registry. When the registration is completed, the National Registry sends by mail the form named “extrait du Registre National” with the data registered to be checked. If any data is wrong you need to make the correction on the side and send this form by email to them: national@ctie.etat.lu asking to correct what is wrong. . The respective document proving the correction must be sent together and if it is a birth certificate, marriage certificate and / or proof of address, you must also send the sworn translation. If everything is right, you don’t need to do anything. In the upper corner there is the registration number in Luxembourg of the future citizen and if at any time it is requested, the applicant must inform it. But this is not the final and valid official document (certificate) that proves the nationality and recovery of Luxembourg citizenship.
  • The analysis of the documentation for granting or not the application takes an average of six months.
  • If it is positive, the applicant receives a letter from the “Ministère de la Justice”, accompanied by the same protocol delivered on the day of the request Déclaration de Recouvrement with the information of the date that citizenship recovery was issued. This information will appear in the field “Mentions Ultérieures”: “Recouvrement qui a sorti ses effets le ….(data)”.