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Get your residence permit or visa

by Sarita Rao 12 min. 24.05.2020 From our online archive
EU or third country national? Here are the rules for residing in Luxembourg
You must get your visa before you arrive in Luxembourg Photo: Gerry Huberty
You must get your visa before you arrive in Luxembourg Photo: Gerry Huberty

If you want to make Luxembourg your new home, how do you go about doing it? Well, a lot depends on where you are coming from. Here’s a guide on finding out what you need to do.

The LT Expat Hub also includes articles on citizenship and applying for the “carte de sejour” for permanent residency.

EU/EEA and Swiss nationals

If you are staying for less than 90 days you have the right to work and reside in any EU member state. You must hold a valid passport or ID card.

If you want to stay and work for more than 90 days you must be employed, self-employed or have sufficient financial means to support yourself (including medical insurance).

Declare your arrival and register at your commune with a valid ID, your family record book or marriage certificate (for spouses), a partnership certificate (for partners), and the birth certificates of your children. All documents must be in English, French or German or translated by a sworn translator.

You then have 3 months to fill in a registration certificate. Here’s what you should take with you.