Administrative procedures

Certified copies

A certified true copy is a duplicate identical to the original, whereby the person issuing a copy assures that it conforms to the original.

Procedure to follow

In order to receive a certified copy, the applicant must go to the Biergeramt with the original document to be copied.

  • Certified copies are made by an official on site from the original document provided by the applicant.
  • In case of doubt about the authenticity of a certified copy from a non-EU country, the administration concerned can request that the copy be legalized at the embassy or that the Hague Apostille be affixed to it.
  • The citizens office is not in a position to issue a certified copy of a civil status record (birth, marriage, death).

The law of 29 May 2009 abolishing the obligation to provide a certified copy of an original document has the effect that, in any administrative procedure involving the State, municipalities or a legal person governed by public law, the certification in conformity with the original of a copy of a document issued by a Luxembourg administrative authority or an administrative authority of another Member State of the European Union to be produced in this procedure can no longer be required.


Further information

Citizens office
T.: 58 77 1 -01

During office hours (8 am  – 11.30 am and 1.30 pm  – 4.30 pm)

Online procedures are to be preferred. If you have to come to the citizens office, please make an appointment.


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