Your questions

Staying/working in Luxembourg as a British citizen

I am a British citizen in possession of a registration certificate in Luxembourg. Why will I need a new residence document once the United Kingdom leaves the European Union?

The registration certificate was issued pursuant to Directive 2004/38 on the free movement of persons, as were other residence documents issued to British citizens and their family members (permanent residence certificate, residence permit and permanent residence permit).

However, after 29 March 2019, the right of residence of British citizens and their family members will no longer derive from Directive 2004/38, but from the Withdrawal Agreement.

The new residence document will specify that its holder is covered by the Withdrawal Agreement, allowing him to exercise his specific rights deriving therefrom.

Do I need to register or submit a special application to get the new residence document?

No.

Provisions have been made for new residence documents to be issued automatically to British citizens and  their family members residing in Luxembourg before 29 March 2019.

I am a British citizen and I live and work in Luxembourg. Will I need a special permit to continue working in Luxembourg after Brexit?

No.

Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, British citizens are entitled to work in a European Union Member State. British citizens will not need a specific permit to exercise that right in Luxembourg.

I am a British citizen and I work in Luxembourg, but live in France. Will I be allowed to continue working in Luxembourg after Brexit?

Yes.

Under the Withdrawal Agreement, British citizens will continue to enjoy the right to engage in a professional activity as a cross-border worker in a European Union Member State. The Withdrawal Agreement defines a cross-border worker as a person who works in one Member State and lives in another Member State, to which they return every day or at least once a week.

In Luxembourg, it is foreseen that British cross-border workers can request a document certifying their rights deriving from the Agreement. The details will be set out at a later date.

I am married to a British citizen and am, myself, a third country national (non-EU and non-UK). Will I be allowed to stay in Luxembourg after Brexit?

Yes.

A third country national who is a family member of a British citizen covered by the Withdrawal Agreement will also benefit from the rights deriving from the Withdrawal Agreement. They will continue to enjoy their right of residence in Luxembourg after Brexit, for as long as they fulfill the conditions for recognition as a family member of a British citizen. They will keep that right even after the end of the transition period.

I am married to a British citizen and am, myself, a citizen of another EU Member State (non-UK). Will I be allowed to stay in Luxembourg after Brexit?

Yes.

A British citizen’s family member who is himself an EU citizen will continue to enjoy his right of residence as an EU citizen. No special formalities will be required, and their existing residence document (registration certificate or permanent residence permit) will remain valid until its replacement  by the new residence document before the end of the transition period.

I am a British citizen and I work in Luxembourg. What will happen to my social security affiliation during the transition period?

British citizens in this situation will continue to be affiliated as long as they work in Luxembourg. As such, they will continue to be covered for:

  • healthcare;
  • illness;
  • long-term care;
  • work-related accidents or illnesses;
  • pension;
  • family allowances.
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