Staying in Luxembourg as a transferred EU national worker

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Salaried workers with a permanent employment contract in a business located abroad (the transferring company), and who have been carrying out specific tasks in said foreign business for a certain amount of time and thus have acquired a certain professional experience, may be transferred to Luxembourg to provide a Luxembourg business (the host company) with the benefits of their experience.

To qualify as a transferred worker, the salaried worker must:

  • have concluded an employment contract with the company carrying out the transfer;
  • conclude a new employment contract (permanent or fixed-term) or a transfer agreement with the host company to carry out specific work.

For the duration of the transfer:

  • the employment contract with the company carrying out the transfer is suspended;
  • the employer/employee relationship only exists between the host company and the transferred worker.

To stay in Luxembourg for less than 3 months during their transfer, transferred workers who are EU citizens or from a country treated as such (Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland) do not need to carry out any formalities.

To stay for more than 3 months, EU citizens or nationals from a country treated as such must:

  • make a declaration of arrival in their new commune of residence, and;
  • fill in a registration certificate at the communal administration.

Who is concerned?

Salaried workers who are EU citizens or from a country treated as such (Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland) do not need a temporary authorisation to stay nor a residence permit.

Prerequisites

Salaried workers who are EU citizens or from a country treated as such must hold:

  • a national identity card;
  • or a valid passport.

How to proceed

Staying for less than 3 months

For a stay of less than 3 months, EU citizens do not have to carry out any formalities.

They simply have to hold a valid national identity card or passport.

They can also, if they so wish, make a declaration of arrival at their commune of residence and request a registration certificate.

Staying for more than 3 months

For a stay of more than 3 months, EU citizens must make a declaration of arrival at the administration of the commune where they intend to establish residence, within 8 days of their arrival in Luxembourg, and present:

  • a national identity card;
  • or a valid passport.

EU citizens must also complete a registration form (French, Pdf, 673 Kb) at the commune within 90 days of their arrival in Luxembourg.

The registration form must be submitted together with the following documents:

  • a valid national identity card or passport;
  • a copy of the employment contract.

Loss, theft or damage to the registration certificate

In the event that the registration certificate is lost, stolen or damaged a specific procedure must be followed.

Online services and forms

Who to contact

Immigration Directorate - Department for Foreigners

Related procedures and links

Procedures

Declaring one's move to a new commune of residence Residence in Luxembourg of workers posted by businesses established in the EU Residence in Luxembourg of workers posted by businesses established outside the EU

Links

Further information

Legal references

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