Declaring one's move to a new commune of residence

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Any person, regardless of their nationality, who establishes their usual place of residence in a commune of Luxembourg must, upon their arrival, declare their presence to the census office (Bureau de la population) of the communal administration of their new place of residence.

Moreover, foreign nationals are subject to the formalities governing the entry and stay of foreigners.

Any person who leaves Luxembourg to set up residence abroad must declare their departure from Luxembourg to the communal administration of their last place of residence in Luxembourg.

By virtue of the principle of communal autonomy, the declaration procedures may vary from one commune to another.

Who is concerned?

Any person who wishes to set up residence in a commune in Luxembourg or who is moving to a new place of residence within Luxembourg.

All declarations must be made by the person concerned, or by their representative, who will be required to produce a valid ID and the document on the basis of which they are acting, and who may be the declarant's:

  • registered spouse or partner with whom they usually reside;
  • guardian or trustee;
  • legal administrator or ad hoc administrator;
  • special representative.

Non-emancipated minors are represented by one of their parents with parental authority, or by their guardian.

Any person who wishes to leave Luxembourg must declare their departure to the communal administration of their place of residence before their departure.

Prerequisites

Citizens of a Member State of the European Union (EU), or of a country treated as such, and the members of their family must be in possession of a valid national identity card or passport (with the required visa, where applicable).

The following countries are treated as European Union Member States:

  • Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as signatories of the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement;
  • the Swiss Confederation.

Third-party nationals must be in possession of:

  • a valid passport and, where applicable, the required visa;
  • in the case of a stay longer than 90 days: a temporary authorisation to stay issued prior to their arrival in Luxembourg (except for family members of an EU citizen).

How to proceed

Moving within the same commune or to another commune in Luxembourg

All persons who move to another place of residence in Luxembourg must file a declaration of arrival with their new commune of residence. The declaration of arrival must be filed within 8 days of occupying the new residence.

The communal administration of the new place of residence will see to it that the person is removed from the communal register of their former commune of residence.

Declaration in person of the change of residence

You must go in in person and present your valid identity card or passport. In the case of a change of your family situation, depending on the case, you may have to provide additional documents if required by the communal administration.

Online declaration of the change of residence

You can submit your declaration of change of usual place of residence via the online procedure on MyGuichet.lu 'Déclaration de changement de résidence habituelle' (see under 'Online services and forms').

This is a procedure with authentication that requires:

The declaration of a change of usual place of residence can apply to a single person, as well as to their spouse or registered partner and/or their minor children, provided that they have their usual place of residence at the same address.

It is normally necessary to attach to the declaration of arrival a supporting document attesting the usual place of residence, such as the agreement of the owner or occupant of the accommodation, an extract from the lease contract, an extract from the notarial deed of sale, etc.

It is recommended to contact the relevant communal administration beforehand in order to find out which documents should be attached to the declaration.

The request for rectification of the data in the National Registry of Natural Persons must not be used in the process of the current procedure. Only the declaration of change of usual place of residence is to be carried out using MyGuichet.lu.

Supporting documents to be provided by nationals from the European Union, a country treated as such or from a third country

European Union nationals (EU), or nationals of a country treated as such, who previously lived in another commune in Luxembourg must also provide a certificate of registration or a permanent residence permit.

Third-country nationals must provide, along with their declaration, where applicable:

  • their authorisation to stay;
  • their residence permit;
  • their visa.

Following the filing of their declaration of arrival with the commune, the declarant can apply for a residence certificate for themselves and the members of their family. Such a certificate may serve as justification for the granting of special leave for employee relocation.

Moving to Luxembourg from abroad

The formalities to be completed in order to reside in Luxembourg are not the same depending on whether the person wishing to settle in Luxembourg is a national:

  • of a European Union Member State (EU) or of a country treated as such; or
  • of a third country.

EU nationals or nationals of a country treated as such and the members of their family

EU nationals or nationals of a country treated as such, as well as the members of their family (regardless of their nationality), must declare their arrival with the commune of residence if they plan to stay longer than 3 months in Luxembourg.

You must go to the commune of arrival and present the following documents:

  • a currently valid ID card or passport (accompanied, where applicable, by the required visa or residence permit issued by another EU Member State);
  • their family record book or, if none:
    • the certificate of marriage or registered partnership;
    • the children's birth certificates.

Additional documents may be required by the commune. It is therefore advisable to get in touch with the competent communal administration office in advance.

If the documents are not drawn up in German, French or English, an official translation by a sworn translator must be attached.

Following their declaration of arrival to the communal authorities, the declarant can apply for a residence certificate for themselves and the members of their family. Such a certificate may serve as justification for the granting of special leave for employee relocation.

Within 90 days of their arrival in Luxembourg, the declarant must complete the following documents at the commune of their place of residence:

Third-country nationals

Third-country nationals who are not family members of an EU national (or of a national of a country treated as such) must declare their arrival with the commune of residence within 3 days of their arrival in Luxembourg, regardless of how long they plan to stay in the country.

Third-country nationals who intend to stay less than 3 months in Luxembourg must declare their arrival with the commune, and present the following:

  • a valid travel document, and where applicable, a visa;
  • their family record book or, if none:
    • the certificate of marriage or registered partnership;
    • the children's birth certificates.

Third-country nationals who are staying in Luxembourg for more than 3 months must present themselves at their commune of arrival with the following documents:

  • the original authorisation to stay;
  • their currently valid passport accompanied, where applicable, by the required visa or a valid residence permit issued by another Member State of the Schengen Area;
  • their family record book or, if none:
    • the certificate of marriage or registered partnership;
    • the children's birth certificates.

Additional documents may be required by the commune. It is therefore advisable to get in touch with the competent communal administration office in advance.

If the documents are not drawn up in German, French or English, an official translation by a sworn translator must be attached.

Within 90 days of their arrival, third-country nationals who have obtained a temporary authorisation to stay and who wish to stay longer than 90 days in Luxembourg, must file an application for a residence permit corresponding to the category of their authorisation to stay (employee, self-employed, trainee, etc.).

After the filing of their declaration of arrival with the commune, the declarant can apply for a residence certificate for themselves and the members of their family. Such a certificate may serve as justification for the granting of special leave for employee relocation.

Moving abroad

In the case of the departure from Luxembourg in order to settle down in another country, a declaration of departure must be filed with the current commune of residence before the departure.

The declaration of departure must be filed no later than on the day before the departure, and must be signed by the person who made the declaration.

The declaration of departure can be submitted via the online procedure on MyGuichet.lu 'Déclaration de changement de résidence habituelle' (see under 'Online services and forms'). This is a procedure requiring authentication.

The online declaration can apply to a single person, as well as to their spouse or registered partner and/or their minor children, provided that they have their usual place of residence at the same address.

In the case of a move abroad, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Defence, Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade advises Luxembourg citizens to register with a diplomatic or consular mission abroad.

In the case of a departure for longer than 6 months, third-country nationals holding a residence permit must return the latter to the General Department of immigration.

Agencies to contact following a change of address

In theory, state ministries and administrations are automatically informed of changes of address through the National Registry of Natural Persons (Registre national des personnes physiques).

However, it is recommended to notify the various bodies and administrations with which your are in regular contact of your change of address.

Certain procedures with government administrations and communes are subject to the condition that the citizen updates their data in the event of a change (including changes of address) and that in these specific cases, forgetting to do so can have negative consequences.

The Luxembourg Inland Revenue (Administration des contributions directes - ACD) will send a new tax card to residents who have moved to another address. The new tax card should be given to the employer.

Each citizen owning a vehicle registered in Luxembourg must contact the National Society of Automotive Traffic (Société nationale de circulation automobile - SNCA) within 1 month in order to update the address indicated on the certificate of registration of their vehicle, i.e., the grey card (carte grise).

In addition, when moving to Luxembourg from abroad, holders of a driver's license issued in a foreign country may be required to register or to transcribe their driver's license.

Online services and forms

Who to contact

Communal administrations

  • Beaufort

    Address:
    9, rue de l'Eglise L-6315 Beaufort Luxembourg
    Fax:
    (+352) 86 93 88
    Monday to Friday: 08.30 - 12.00 and 14.00 - 16.30 (closed on Thursday afternoon) / open until 20.00 on Wednesdays
  • Bech

    Address:
    1, Enneschtgaass L-6230 Bech Luxembourg
    Fax:
    (+352) 79 06 74
    Email address:
    bech@pt.lu
    Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 17.00 (closed on Monday afternoons); Thursday: 13.00 - 19.00 (open until 17.00 during school holidays)
  • Beckerich

    Address:
    6, Dikrecherstrooss L-8523 Beckerich Luxembourg
    Fax:
    (+352) 23 62 91 62
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 08.30 - 12.00; Wednesday: 08.30 - 12.00 and 14.00 - 17.45
  • Berdorf

    Address:
    5, rue de Consdorf L-6551 Berdorf Luxembourg
    Fax:
    (+352) 79 91 89
    Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 12.00; Monday to Wednesday: 14.00 - 16.00; Thursday: 14.00 - 19.00
  • Bertrange

    Address:
    2, beim Schlass L-8058 Bertrange Luxembourg
    B.P. 28 L-8005 Bertrange
    Fax:
    (+352) 26 31 27 57
    Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 16.00
  • Bettembourg

    Address:
    13, rue du Château L-3217 Bettembourg Luxembourg
    B.P. 29 L-3201 Bettembourg
    Fax:
    (+352) 51 80 80-601
    Monday to Friday: 08.30 - 11.30 and 14.00 - 16.30 / "Biergerzenter" open until 19.00 on Thursdays
  • Bettendorf

    Address:
    1, rue Neuve L-9353 Bettendorf Luxembourg
    Fax:
    (+352) 80 92 34
    Monday: 08.00 - 11.30 and 14.00 - 18.45; Tuesday to Friday: 08.00 - 11.30 and 14.00 - 16.30 (closed on Wednesdays)
  • Betzdorf

    Address:
    11, rue du Château L-6922 Berg Luxembourg
    B.P. 2 L-6901 Roodt/Syre
    Fax:
    (+352) 77 00 82
    Lundi à vendredi: 08.00 - 12.00 et 13.30 - 16.30
    (bureau de la population et état civil) / Uniquement sur RDV: lundi, mardi, jeudi, vendredi: 16.30 - 17.00; mercredi: 07.00 - 08.00
  • Bissen

    Address:
    1, rue des Moulins L-7784 Bissen Luxembourg
    B.P. 25 L-7703 Bissen
    Fax:
    (+352) 85 97 63
    Monday: 08.30 - 11.30 and 13.30 - 18.30 (only population service);
    Tuesday to Friday: 08.30 - 11.30 and 13.30 - 16.30 (closed on Thursday morning)
  • Biwer

    Address:
    6, Kiirchestrooss L-6834 Biwer Luxembourg
    Fax:
    (+352) 71 90 25
    Lundi à vendredi: 08.00 - 11.30
    (fermé le 1ier mercredi de chaque mois le matin, ouvert le 1ier mercredi de chaque mois l'après-midi de 14.00 - 18.00)
  • Boulaide

    Address:
    3, rue de la Mairie L-9640 Boulaide Luxembourg
    Fax:
    (+352) 99 36 92
    Monday, Thursday: 14.00 - 17.00; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 08.30 - 12.00
  • Bourscheid

    Address:
    1, Schlassweee L-9140 Bourscheid Luxembourg
    Fax:
    (+352) 99 03 57-565
    Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 12.00; Monday: 14.00 - 18.00; Tuesday to Friday: 14.00 - 16.00 (except on Wednesdays)
  • Bous-Waldbredimus

    Address:
    20, rue Luxembourg L-5408 Bous Luxembourg
    Phone:
    (+352) 28 86 04 01
    Biergerzenter
    Fax:
    (+352) 28 86 04 109
    Other services: please make an appointment during normal office hours
  • Clervaux

    Address:
    Montée du Château L-9712 Clervaux Luxembourg
    B.P. 35 L-9701 Clervaux
    Fax:
    (+352) 27 800-900
    Lundi à vendredi: 08.00 - 11.30; mardi à vendredi: 14.00 - 16.30
    mercredi ouvert jusqu'à 19.00 (uniquement bureau de la population, sauf la veille d'un jour férié)
  • Colmar-Berg

    Address:
    5, rue de la Poste L-7730 Colmar-Berg Luxembourg
    B.P. 10 L-7701 Colmar-Berg
    Fax:
    (+352) 83 55 43-225
    Monday to Thursday: 08.00 - 12.00; Wednesday: 13.00 - 17.00 (closed on Fridays)
  • Consdorf

    Address:
    8, route d'Echternach L-6212 Consdorf Luxembourg
    Fax:
    (+352) 79 04 31
    Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 12.00 and 14.00 - 16.00; open until 18.00 on Tuesdays
  • Contern

    Address:
    4, Place de la Mairie L-5310 Contern Luxembourg
    Fax:
    (+352) 35 72 36
    Email address:
    info@contern.lu
    Monday-Friday: 08.15 - 11.30 and 13.30 - 16.30 / or by appointment between 07.00 - 08.15 and 16.30 - 18.30
  • Dalheim

    Address:
    Gemengeplaz L-5680 Dalheim Luxembourg
    Fax:
    (+352) 23 60 53-50
    Closed Monday and Friday afternoon; appointments can be made for urgent administrative matters.
  • Diekirch

    Address:
    27, avenue de la Gare L-9233 Diekirch Luxembourg
    B.P. 145 L-9202 Diekirch
    Fax:
    (+352) 80 87 80-250
    Lundi à vendredi: 08.30 - 11.30 et 14.00 - 16.30 / Bureau de la population et état civil: mercredi jusqu'à 18.00
  • Differdange

    Address:
    40, avenue Charlotte L-4530 Differdange Luxembourg
    B.P. 12 L-4501 Differdange
    Fax:
    (+352) 58 77 1-1210
    Monday and Friday: 08.00 - 11.30 and 13.30 - 16.30 / the "Biergeramt" is also open on Saturday morning: 09.00 - 11.00
  • Dippach

    Address:
    11, rue de l'Eglise L-4994 Schouweiler Luxembourg
    B.P. 59 L-4901 Bascharage
    Fax:
    (+352) 27 95 25-299
    Email address:
    commune@dippach.lu
    Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 12.00 and 14.00 - 17.00; open until 18.00 on Mondays; Wednesday from 07.30
  • Dudelange

    Address:
    Place de l'Hôtel de Ville L-3590 Dudelange Luxembourg
    B.P. 73 L-3401 Dudelange
    Fax:
    (+352) 51 61 21-299
    Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 8.00-12.00 and 13.00-17.00; Wednesday: 8.00-12.00 and 13.00-19.00; Thursday: 8.00-17.00
  • Echternach

    Address:
    2, place du Marché L-6460 Echternach Luxembourg
    B.P. 22 L-6401 Echternach
    Fax:
    (+352) 72 92 22-51
    Lundi à jeudi: 08.30 -11.30 et 14.00 - 16.30 ; vendredi: 08.30 - 13.00 heures / Bureau de la population et état civil: lundi ouvert jusqu’à 19.00
  • Ell

    Address:
    27, Haaptstrooss L-8530 Ell Luxembourg
    B.P. 9 L-8501 Redange/Attert
    Fax:
    (+352) 26 62 38-55
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 08.15 - 11.45; Thursday: 13.30 - 18.30
  • Erpeldange sur Sûre

    Address:
    21, Porte des Ardennes L-9145 Erpeldange-sur-Sûre Luxembourg
    B.P. 39 L-9001 Ettelbruck
    Fax:
    (+352) 81 97 08
    Monday: 07.30 - 11.30 and 13.00 - 18.00; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 07.30 - 11.30 and 13.00 - 16.30; closed on Wednesday
  • Esch sur Alzette

    Address:
    Place de l'Hôtel de Ville L-4002 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg
    B.P. 145 L-4002 Esch-sur-Alzette
    Fax:
    (+352) 54 35 14 667
    Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 17.00 ("Biergeramt")
  • Esch-sur-Sûre

    Address:
    1, an der Gaass L-9150 Eschdorf Luxembourg
    Fax:
    (+352) 83 91 12-25
    Monday to Thursday: 08.00 - 11.30 and 13.00 - 16.30 ; open until 18.30 on Mondays, Friday: 08.00 - 11.30
  • Ettelbruck

    Address:
    Place de l'Hôtel de Ville L-9087 Ettelbruck Luxembourg
    B.P. 116 L-9002 Ettelbruck
    Fax:
    (+352) 81 91 81-364
    Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 11.30 and 13.30 - 16.30; open until 18.30 on Wednesdays
  • Feulen

    Address:
    25, route de Bastogne L-9176 Niederfeulen Luxembourg
    Fax:
    (+352) 81 79 08
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 08.00 - 12.00 (closed on Thursday morning and Friday afternoon); Monday; 13.00 - 16.00; Wednesday: 13.00-17.00,; Thursday: 13.00 - 18.00
  • Fischbach

    Address:
    1, rue de l'Eglise L-7430 Fischbach Luxembourg
    Fax:
    (+352) 32 70 84-50
    Monday-Friday: 08.30 - 11.30 and 14.00 - 18.00
  • Flaxweiler

    Address:
    1, rue de Berg L-6926 Flaxweiler Luxembourg
    Fax:
    (+352) 77 08 33
    Monday to Friday: 08.30 - 11.30 and 13.30 - 16.30
  • Frisange

    Address:
    10, Munnerëferstrooss L-5701 Frisange Luxembourg
    B.P. 12 L-5701 Aspelt
    Fax:
    (+352) 23 66 06 88
    closed on Friday afternoon
  • Garnich

    Address:
    15, rue de l'Ecole L-8353 Garnich Luxembourg
    Fax:
    (+352) 38 00 19 90
    Monday-Friday: 08.30-11.30; Monday: 14.00 - 18.00; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 14.00 - 16.00; Thursday afternoon closed.
  • Goesdorf

    Address:
    1, Op der Driicht L-9653 Goesdorf Luxembourg
    Fax:
    (+352) 89 91 73
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 08.30 - 11.30 and 13.30 - 16.30; every 2nd Tuesday evening from 16.30-18.30 / closed on Wednesday.
  • Grevenmacher

    Address:
    6, Place du Marché L-6755 Grevenmacher Luxembourg
    B.P. 5 L-6701 Grevenmacher
    Fax:
    (+352) 75 03 11-80
  • Grosbous-Wahl

    Address:
    1, rue de Bastogne L-9154 Grosbous Luxembourg
    PO box 7 L-9006 Grosbous
    Fax:
    (+352) 83 86 55
  • Habscht

    Address:
    Place Denn L-8465 Eischen Luxembourg
    Fax:
    (+352) 39 01 33-209
    Maison communale à Eischen: lundi à vendredi: 08.00 - 12.00; lundi, jeudi, vendredi: 13.00 - 17.00; mardi: 13.00 - 19.00; mercredi fermé / Bureau communal à Hobscheid: mercredi: 10.00 - 12.00 / Bureau communal à Septfontaines: mercredi: 13.30 - 16.30
  • Heffingen

    Address:
    2, am Duerf L-7651 Heffingen Luxembourg
    Fax:
    (+352) 87 97 54
  • Helperknapp

    Address:
    2, rue de Hollenfels L-7481 Tuntange Luxembourg
    Fax:
    (+352) 28 80 40-299
    Monday: 08.00 – 11.30 / Tuesday: 07.00 – 11.30 and 13.30 – 16.30 / Wednesday: 08.00 – 11.30 and 13.30 – 16.30 (* Nocturne every first Wednesday of the month until 18.30 / Thursday: 08.00 – 11.30 and 13.30 – 16.30 (** Thursday afternoon by appointment only) / Friday: 08.h00 – 11.30.
  • Hesperange

    Address:
    474, route de Thionville L-5886 Hesperange Luxembourg
    B.P. 10 L-5801 Hesperange
    Fax:
    (+352) 36 00 06
    Monday to Friday: 07.45 - 11.45 and 13.30 - 17.00; open until 18.00 on Thursdays
  • Junglinster

    Address:
    12, rue de Bourglinster L-6112 Junglinster Luxembourg
    B.P. 14 L-6101 Junglinster
    Fax:
    (+352) 78 83 19
    Lundi à vendredi: 08.00 - 12.30 et 13.00 - 16.30 / ouvert jeudi jusqu'à 19.00 (sauf la veille d'un jour férié)
  • Käerjeng

    Address:
    24, rue de l'Eau L-4920 Bascharage Luxembourg
    B.P. 50 L-4901 Bascharage
    Fax:
    (+352) 50 05 52 399
    Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 11.30 and 13.30 - 16.00 (or by appointment)
  • Kayl

    Address:
    4, rue de l'Hôtel de Ville L-3674 Kayl Luxembourg
    B.P. 56 L-3601 Kayl
    Fax:
    (+352) 56 33 23
  • Kehlen

    Address:
    15, rue de Mamer L-8280 Kehlen Luxembourg
    Fax:
    (+352) 30 91 91-200
    Monday-Friday: 07.00 - 11.30 and 13.30 - 16.00
  • Kiischpelt

    Address:
    7, op der Gare L-9776 Wilwerwiltz Luxembourg
    Fax:
    (+352) 92 06 15
    Monday to Friday: 09.00 - 11.30 and 14.00 - 16.30
  • Koerich

    Address:
    2, rue du Château L-8385 Koerich Luxembourg
    Fax:
    (+352) 39 73 62
  • Kopstal

    Address:
    28, rue de Saeul L-8189 Kopstal Luxembourg
    Fax:
    (+352) 30 04 15
    Monday to Friday: 07.30 - 12.00 and 13.30 - 16.00
  • Lac de la Haute-Sûre

    Address:
    7, Duerfstrooss L-9635 Bavigne Luxembourg
    Fax:
    (+352) 99 35 53
    Monday, Friday: 08.00 -11.30; Tuesday, Thursday: 08.00 - 11.30 and 13.30 - 16.30 (closed on Wednesdays)
  • Larochette

    Address:
    33, chemin J.A. Zinnen L-7626 Larochette Luxembourg
    Fax:
    (+352) 87 96 46
    Service population: lundi à vendredi: 08.00 - 12.00 et 14.00 - 17.00, lundi ouvert jusqu'à 19.00 / Sécrétariat et état civil: lundi à vendredi de 08.00 - 12.00 et 14.00 à 17.00
  • Lenningen

    Address:
    3, rue de l'Église L-5414 Canach Luxembourg
    Fax:
    (+352) 35 97 36
    Population office and civil registry office: Monday to Friday from 08.00 to 12.00 and 13.00 to 16.00; by prior appointment also on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 07.00 to 08.00 and on Wednesdays from 16.00 to 18.00
  • Leudelange

    Address:
    5, Place des Martyrs L-3361 Leudelange Luxembourg