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Staying/working in Luxembourg as a British citizen

I am a British citizen and I reside in Luxembourg. Will I be allowed to stay in Luxembourg after Brexit?

Yes.

The Luxembourg Government has decided that all British citizens and their family members who are resident in Luxembourg when Brexit occurs will retain their right to reside in Luxembourg after the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU on the strength of the residence documents issued to them as EU citizens.

These documents will remain valid for one year after the withdrawal date.

British citizens will need to obtain a residence permit before the end of this one-year period and, accordingly, will need to submit a residence permit application at the latest 3 months before the end of the abovementioned period, i.e. 9 months after the withdrawal date. The application conditions and procedure will be announced at a later date.

British citizens will be considered third country nationals after the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU. This means that the rights deriving from that right to reside in Luxembourg will no longer be the same as those which they enjoyed as EU citizens.

I am a British citizen and I reside in Luxembourg. What conditions do I need to satisfy to obtain a residence permit after Brexit?

The Luxembourg Government has decided to simplify the formalities for issuing residence permits to British citizens residing in Luxembourg when Brexit occurs. The details of these simplified procedures and applicable conditions will be announced at a later date.

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?

British citizens residing in Luxembourg when Brexit occurs will be authorised to reside in Luxembourg after the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU on the strength of their current residence document, which was issued in the context of the free movement of persons.

They will be allowed to continue working (as an employee or self-employed worker) on the strength of their current employment contract or business permit.

However, as they will be considered third country nationals, these people will be subject to the entry and residence rules that apply to third country nationals, as set out in the amended law of 29 August 2008 on the free movement of persons and immigration.

The persons concerned will be issued a residence permit allowing them to continue working in their capacity as an employee or self-employed worker.

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

British citizens residing in another Member State and working in Luxembourg will need to obtain a special work permit.

In order to enable the persons concerned to continue their professional activity without interruption, it is planned that this permit will be issued to them under simplified conditions.

The exact conditions will be announced at a later date.

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

Yes.

Family members of a British citizen who are, themselves, nationals of a third country, and who are already resident in Luxembourg when Brexit occurs, will be allowed to continue living in Luxembourg after the United Kingdom's withdrawal on the strength of their current residence document (temporary or permanent residence permit).

However, their rights deriving from that right to reside in Luxembourg will no longer be the same as those which they enjoyed as family members of an EU citizen.

These people will need to obtain a residence permit as third-country national at the latest one year after the withdrawal date and, accordingly, will need to submit a residence permit application at the latest 3 months before the end of the one-year period. The application conditions and procedure will be announced at a later date.

 

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.

Family members of a British citizen who are, themselves, EU citizens will continue to enjoy their right of residence in their capacity as EU citizens. They will not be required to complete any specific formalities, and their current residence document (registration certificate or permanent residence permit) will remain valid.

In this case, British citizens will enjoy the right to reside in Luxembourg as the family member of an EU citizen. The British citizens concerned will need to apply for a family member residence permit.

The conditions applicable to British citizens residing in Luxembourg when Brexit occurs wishing to apply for a will be announced at a later date.

 

I am a British citizen and I work in Luxembourg. What will become of my registration with the Luxembourg social security services after the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU?

As a worker in Luxembourg, according to Luxembourg law, British citizens in this situation will continue to be registered with the Luxembourg social security services.

As such, they will continue to be covered for:

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