Permanent residence permit for EU citizens

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After 5 years of lawful and uninterrupted stay in Luxembourg, citizens of an EU Member State or of a country treated as such (Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland) and the members of their family (also citizens of an EU Member State or of a country treated as such) have the right of permanent residence and may submit an application for a permanent residence permit (French, Pdf, 391 Kb).

Who is concerned?

Those concerned are nationals of EU countries or countries treated as such (Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland) and the members of their families who are also nationals of an EU country (or a country treated as such) and who have been lawfully resident for an uninterrupted period of at least 5 years in Luxembourg.

Prerequisites

EU citizens must be able to prove that they have been lawfully resident for an uninterrupted period of at least 5 years in Luxembourg.

The length of the stay is not deemed to be interrupted by:

  • temporary absences that do not exceed 6 months per year in total;
  • longer periods of absence in order to complete military service;
  • uninterrupted absences of a maximum of 12 consecutive months for significant reasons, such as:
    • pregnancy and childbirth;
    • a serious illness;
    • studies or professional training;
    • a posting to another Member State of the European Union or a non-EU country.

However, certain EU citizens may be granted the right of permanent residence in Luxembourg before the uninterrupted residence period of 5 years has elapsed. These include:

  • workers (employees or self-employed persons) who cease their activities either at retirement age or to take early retirement and who:
    • have carried out a professional activity in Luxembourg or another EU Member State for at least the past 12 months;
    • and have been living in Luxembourg for an uninterrupted period of more than 3 years;
  • workers (employees or self-employed persons) who cease their activities (in Luxembourg or in another EU Member State) due to permanent incapacity for work and who have been living in Luxembourg for an uninterrupted period of more than 2 years;
  • workers (employees or self-employed persons) who receive an accident pension from the Luxembourg authorities because of a permanent incapacity for work due to a work-related accident or an occupational illness - no requirements regarding duration of residence apply in this case;
  • workers (employees or self-employed persons) who, after 3 years of uninterrupted activity and residence in Luxembourg, change for a salaried or self-employed cross-border activity in another EU Member State, all the while remaining resident in Luxembourg to where they return, in principle, each day or at least once a week.

Family members living with an EU citizen have the right of permanent residence if they can provide proof of 5 years of lawful and uninterrupted residence in the country with the EU citizen.

However, certain people may gain the right of permanent residence in Luxembourg before the end of the period of uninterrupted stay of 5 years:

  • if the EU citizen with whom they reside has acquired a permanent right of residency before having been resident for 5 years himself;
  • if the EU citizen (in paid employment or self-employed) dies before being granted his right of permanent residency and if one of the following conditions is met:
    • on the date of the EU citizen's death, the worker had been living in Luxembourg for an uninterrupted period of 2 years;
    • his/her death is due to an occupational accident or an occupational illness;
    • the surviving spouse lost his/her Luxembourgish nationality following marriage to the EU citizen.

The family members who are EU citizens themselves and who have the right of permanent residence may apply for a permanent residence permit (French, Pdf, 391 Kb). The family members who are third country nationals but who have the right of permanent residence may apply for a permanent residence permit.

How to proceed

Application for a permanent residence permit

EU citizens have to request a permanent residence permit for EU citizens from the Immigration Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Defence, Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade. The application must be submitted online using MyGuichet.lu or by post (see under 'Forms / Online services').

Submitting the application online

The application is available on MyGuichet.lu. The online procedure can be completed:

  • with authentication using:
    • a LuxTrust product (e.g. Smartcard, Signing stick or Token); or
    • an electronic identity card (eID); or
  • without authentication.

The supporting documents indicated below must be attached to the online application.

Submitting the application by post

If the application is submitted by post, the application form and the supporting documents indicated hereafter must be sent to the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Defence, Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade.

Supporting documents

The EU citizen must submit their application together with a copy of their valid identity card or passport.

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

The permanent residence permit will be delivered by post to the applicant's address within one month of submission of the application.

Permit validity

The permanent residence permit has unlimited validity.

The authorisation for a permanent stay is not affected by absences from Luxembourg of less than 2 consecutive years.

Loss, theft or damage to the residence permit

In case of loss, theft or damage to the permanent residence permit, a specific procedure needs to be followed.

Online services and forms

Who to contact

Immigration Directorate - Department for Foreigners

Communal Administrations

  • Beaufort
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    4, Place de la Mairie L-5310 Contern Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 35 72 36
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    10, Munnerëferstrooss L-5701 Frisange Luxembourg
    B.P. 12 L-5701 Aspelt
    Fax: (+352) 23 66 06 88
    closed on Friday afternoon
  • Garnich
    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
    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
    6, Place du Marché L-6755 Grevenmacher Luxembourg
    B.P. 5 L-6701 Grevenmacher
    Fax: (+352) 75 03 11-80
  • Grosbous-Wahl
    1, rue de Bastogne L-9154 Grosbous Luxembourg
    PO box 7 L-9006 Grosbous
    Fax: (+352) 83 86 55
  • Habscht
    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
    2, am Duerf L-7651 Heffingen Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 87 97 54
  • Helperknapp
    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
    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
    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
    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
    4, rue de l'Hôtel de Ville L-3674 Kayl Luxembourg
    B.P. 56 L-3601 Kayl
    Fax: (+352) 56 33 23
  • Kehlen
    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
    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
    2, rue du Château L-8385 Koerich Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 39 73 62
  • Kopstal
    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
    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
    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
    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
    5, Place des Martyrs L-3361 Leudelange Luxembourg
    B.P. 32 L-3205 Leudelange
    Fax: (+352) 37 92 92 50
    Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 11.30 and 13.30 - 16.00; open until 18.30 on Thursdays
  • Lintgen
    2, rue de Diekirch L-7440 Lintgen Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 32 03 59-35
    Monday-Friday: 08.30 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 16.00; open until 19.00 on Thursdays
  • Lorentzweiler
    87, route de Luxembourg L-7373 Lorentzweiler Luxembourg
    B.P. 7 L-7507 Lorentzweiler
    Fax: (+352) 33 32 88
  • Luxembourg
    42, Place Guillaume II Luxembourg Luxembourg
    L-2090 Luxembourg
    Monday-Friday: 08.00 - 12.00 and 13.30 - 18.00
  • Mamer
    1, Place de l'Indépendance L-8252 Mamer Luxembourg
    B.P. 50 L-8201 Mamer
    Fax: (+352) 31 00 31-72
    Wednesday after-hours opening: 16.30-19.00 by appointment only. (https://rendezvous.mamer.lu)
  • Manternach
    3, Kirchewee L-6850 Manternach Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 71 08 16
  • Mersch
    Place St. Michel L-7556 Mersch Luxembourg
    B.P. 93 L-7501 Mersch
    Fax: (+352) 32 80 13
    Monday to Friday: 08.30 - 11.30 and 13.30 - 16.00; open until 19.00 on Wednesday
  • Mertert
    1-3, Grand-Rue L-6630 Wasserbillig Luxembourg
    B.P. 4 L-6601 Wasserbillig
    Fax: (+352) 74 85 97
    Monday to Friday: 07.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 16.00
  • Mertzig
    22, rue Principale L-9168 Mertzig Luxembourg
    Monday - Friday: 08.30 - 11.30 and 13.30 - 16.30; Wednesday: 07.30 - 11.30 (morning only)
  • Mondercange
    Rue Arthur Thinnes L-3901 Mondercange Luxembourg
    B.P. 50 L-3901 Mondercange
    Fax: (+352) 57 21 66
    Lundi à vendredi: 07.30 - 11.30 et 13.00 - 16.00
  • Mondorf-les-Bains
    1, Place des Villes Jumelées L-5627 Mondorf-les-Bains Luxembourg
    B.P. 55 L-5601 Mondorf-les-Bains
    Fax: (+352) 23 60 55-29
    Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 12.00 and 13.30 - 16.00; open until 18.30 on the first Wednesday of the month; Friday: 07.00 - 15.00
  • Niederanven
    18, rue d'Ernster L-6977 Oberanven Luxembourg
    B.P. 21 L-6905 Niederanven
    Fax: (+352) 34 11 34 47
    Monday to Thursday: 08.00 - 11.30 and 13.00 - 16.30; open until 19.00 on Monday; Friday: 08.00 - 14.00
  • Nommern
    31, rue Principale L-7465 Nommern Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 83 73 18-299
  • Parc Hosingen
    11, Op der Héi L-9809 Hosingen Luxembourg
    B.P. 12 L-9801 Hosingen
    Fax: (+352) 92 93 19
    Monday to Friday: 08.15 - 11.45 and 14.00 - 16.45; open until 18.30 on Wednesdays
  • Petange
    Place J.F. Kennedy L-4760 Pétange Luxembourg
    B.P. 23 L-4701 Pétange
    Fax: (+352) 50 12 51-2000
    Email address: commune@petange.lu
    Monday to Friday: 08.30 - 11.30 and 13.30 - 16.30 (open until 18.30 on Wednesdays)
  • Preizerdaul
    3, rue de l'Eglise L-8606 Bettborn Luxembourg