Staying in Luxembourg as a transferred EU national worker

This page was last modified on 01-04-2016

Salaried workers with a permanent employment contract in a business located abroad (the transferring company), and who have been carrying out specific tasks in said foreign business for a certain amount of time and thus have acquired a certain professional experience, may be transferred to Luxembourg to provide a Luxembourg business (the host company) with the benefits of their experience.

To be qualified as a transferred worker, the salaried worker must:

  • have concluded a contract with thecompany carrying out the transfer;
  • conclude a new employment contract or a transfer agreement with the host company to carry out specific work.

For the duration of the transfer:

  • the employment contract with the company carrying out the transfer is suspended;
  • the relationship of subordination employer/employee only exists between the host company and the transferred worker.

To stay in Luxembourg for less than 3 months during their transfer, transferred workers who are EU citizens or from a country treated as such (Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland) do not need to carry out any formalities.

To stay for more than 3 months EU citizens or nationals from a country treated as such must:

  • make a declaration of arrival in their new commune of residence, and;
  • fill in a registration certificate at the communal administration.

Forms / Online services

Carry out your procedure:

  • By downloading a form

    • Déclaration d'enregistrement d'un citoyen de l'Union ou d'un pays assimilé

Who is concerned

Salaried workers who are EU citizens or from a country treated as such (Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland) do not need a temporary authorisation to stay nor a residence permit.

Prerequisites

Salaried workers who are EU citizens or from a country treated as such must hold:

  • a national identity card;
  • or a valid passport.

How to proceed

Staying for less than 3 months

For a stay of less than 3 months, EU citizens do not have to carry out any formalities.

They simply have to hold a valid national identity card or passport.

They can also, if they so wish, make a declaration of arrival at their commune of residence and request a registration certificate.

Staying for more than 3 months

For a stay of more than 3 months, EU citizens must make a declaration of arrival at the administration of the commune where they intend to establish residence, within 8 days of their arrival in Luxembourg, and present:

  • a national identity card;
  • or a valid passport.

EU citizens must also complete a registration form at the commune within 90 days of their arrival in Luxembourg.

The registration form must be submitted together with the following documents:

  • a valid national identity card or passport;
  • a copy of the employment contract.

Loss, theft or damage to the registration certificate

In the event that the registration certificate is lost, stolen or damaged a specific procedure must be followed.

Who to contact

Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
26, route d'Arlon
L-1140 - Luxembourg
Postal box B.P. 752 L-2017 Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Phone: (+352) 247-84040 (from 14.00 to 16.00)
Fax: (+352) 22 16 08
Email immigration.public@mae.etat.lu

Opening hours
Information desk: Mon.-Fri. from 8.30 to 12.00 / Application for and issuance of residence permits (only by appointment): Mon.-Fri. from 8.30 to 12.00 and from 13.00 to 16.00