Abstract: With very few exceptions, the large amount of available experimental bounds on heavy neutral leptons - HNL - have been derived relying on the assumption of the existence of a single (usually Majorana) sterile fermion state that mixes with only one lepton flavor. However, most of the extensions of the Standard Model involving these new particles predict the existence of several HNLs, with complex mixing patterns to all flavors. Consequently, most of the experimental bounds for HNLs need to be recast before being applied to a generic scenario. In this work, we focus on LHC searches of heavy neutral leptons and discuss how to reinterpret the available bounds when it comes to consider mixings to all active flavors, not only in the case with a single HNL, but also in the case when more heavy neutral leptons are involved. In the latter case, we also consider the possibility of interference effects and show how the bounds on the parameter space should be recast.
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