After 5 years of legal and uninterrupted residence in Luxembourg, British nationals and their family members, who are beneficiaries of the Withdrawal Agreement concluded between the United Kingdom and the European Union, have a permanent right of residence.
They can therefore apply for a specific residence document which attests to this right of permanent residence.
Who is concerned
The permanent residence document can be requested by:
- British nationals who are beneficiaries of the Withdrawal Agreement and who have resided in Luxembourg for at least 5 years at the time of application;
- third-country nationals who are family members of a British national, beneficiary of the Withdrawal Agreement, and who have resided in Luxembourg for at least 5 years with the British national.
The British national or their family member must have resided legally in Luxembourg for an uninterrupted period of 5 years.
For the calculation of the 5 years, the period of legal residence before 1 January 2021 is also taken into account.
The document is issued free of charge.
How to proceed
Filing an application
Applicants must fill in and sign an application form for a permanent residence document and send it by post to the Immigration Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (Direction de l’Immigration du ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes).
To facilitate the processing of applications, all members of the same family (e.g. spouses and children) are asked to submit their residence permit applications together, at the same time.
Applicants must attach the following document to the form:
- for British nationals: a copy of their passport or national identity card;
- for third country nationals who are family members of a British national: a full copy of their passport (all pages).
If the documents are not drawn up in German, French or English, an official translation by a sworn translator must be attached.
Application processing time
When their application has been processed, applicants will receive a letter inviting them to make an appointment with the Immigration Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs in order to have their photograph and fingerprints taken, which will be incorporated into the residence permit.
A few days after the biometric data have been collected, the applicant must make an appointment and can then pick up the residence permit in person at the Immigration Directorate.
The residence document takes the form of a chip card containing biometric data.
The document is valid for 10 years.
As long as the conditions for obtaining the residence document continue to be met, it will be renewable on request.
Forms / Online services
Application for a “permanent residence” document for a British national and his/her family member, third-country national, as beneficiaries of the Withdrawal Agreement
Demande d’un document de « séjour permanent » pour un ressortissant britannique et le membre de sa famille, ressortissant d’un pays tiers, qui sont bénéficiaires de l’Accord de retrait
Who to contact
Immigration Directorate – Department for Foreigners26, route d'Arlon
Postal address :
B.P. 752 L-2017 Luxembourg
Fax : (+352) 22 16 08Application for and issuance of biometric residence permits: only by appointment