Professional integrity

Commercial, craft and industrial activities, as well as certain liberal professions, are subject to a business permit.

In order to obtain a business permit, the person responsible for managing the business as well as the majority partner/shareholder must namely satisfy the conditions of professional integrity.

Professional integrity aims to guarantee the integrity of the profession and to protect future contracting partners and clients. It is checked by the General Directorate for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises at the time the business permit application is submitted.

Who is concerned

The conditions for professional integrity must be satisfied by the person responsible for managing or administering the business, i.e.:

  • if the business is run by a natural person:
    • the professional operating under his own name;
  • if the business is run by a company (legal person):
    • the legal representative (business manager or director) of the company or its authorised agent (called the gérant-technique (technical manager) in a limited liability company (SARL) or directeur-technique (technical director) in a public limited company (SA));
    • and the majority shareholder and any person having significant influence on the management of the business.

Prerequisites

Professional integrity is based on the applicant's judicial history (only for the past 10 years) and on the elements brought to light by an administrative investigation.

Applicants previously involved in bankruptcies or compulsory liquidations without damage to their professional integrity may apply for a new permit provided they take accelerated training in business management with the competent business chamber.

How to proceed

Resident for more than 10 years

In order to provide proof of the professional qualifications, applicants residing in Luxembourg for an uninterrupted period of more than 10 years must attach the following to their business permit application:

  • an affidavit (sworn declaration) concerning any management positions held in businesses during the 3 years prior to the application, including:
    • the management positions held in a Luxembourg company, and/or;
    • shares held in a Luxembourg company, and/or;
    • the fact of having had significant influence over a business.
  • an extract from the criminal record.

Non-resident or resident for less than 10 years

In order to provide proof of the professional qualifications, non-resident applicants or applicants residing in Luxembourg for less than 10 years must attach the following to their business permit application:

  • a sworn declaration concerning any management positions held in businesses during the 3 years prior to the application (see above);
  • a declaration of non-bankruptcy (recent and unlimited) before a notary.
    This sworn declaration must state that the applicant has not been involved in the bankruptcy of a business in his own name, or in the bankruptcy of a company;
  • an extract from the criminal record or equivalent issued by the state(s) in which the applicant has resided during 10 years prior to the application (including, where applicable, an extract from the criminal record in Luxembourg).
    Failing that, an affidavit (sworn declaration).

Forms / Online services

Declaration of honour

To complete your application, the information about you collected from this form needs to be processed by the public administration concerned.

That information is kept by the administration in question for as long as it is required to achieve the purpose of the processing operation(s).

Your data will be shared with other public administrations that are necessary for the processing of your application. For details on which departments will have access to the data on this form, please contact the public administration you are filing your application with.

Under the terms of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, you have the right to access, rectify or, where applicable, remove any information relating to you. You are also entitled to withdraw your consent at any time.

Additionally, unless the processing of your personal data is compulsory, you may, with legitimate reasons, oppose the processing of such data.

If you wish to exercise these rights and/or obtain a record of the information held about you, please contact the administration in question using the contact details provided on the form. You are also entitled to file a claim with the National Commission for Data Protection (Commission nationale pour la protection des données), headquartered at 1, Avenue du Rock'n'Roll, L-4361 Esch-sur-Alzette.

By submitting your application, you agree that your personal data may be processed as part of the application process.

Déclaration sur l'honneur

Les informations qui vous concernent recueillies sur ce formulaire font l’objet d’un traitement par l’administration concernée afin de mener à bien votre demande.

Ces informations sont conservées pour la durée nécessaire par l’administration à la réalisation de la finalité du traitement

Les destinataires de vos données sont les administrations compétentes dans le cadre du traitement de votre demande. Veuillez-vous adresser à l’administration concernée par votre demande pour connaître les destinataires des données figurant sur ce formulaire. Conformément au règlement (UE) 2016/679 relatif à la protection des personnes physiques à l'égard du traitement des données à caractère personnel et à la libre circulation de ces données, vous bénéficiez d’un droit d’accès, de rectification et le cas échéant d’effacement des informations vous concernant. Vous disposez également du droit de retirer votre consentement à tout moment.

En outre et excepté le cas où le traitement de vos données présente un caractère obligatoire, vous pouvez, pour des motifs légitimes, vous y opposer.

Si vous souhaitez exercer ces droits et/ou obtenir communication de vos informations, veuillez-vous adresser à l’administration concernée suivant les coordonnées indiquées dans le formulaire. Vous avez également la possibilité d’introduire une réclamation auprès de la Commission nationale pour la protection des données ayant son siège à 1 Avenue du Rock'n'Roll, L-4361 Esch-sur-Alzette.

En poursuivant votre démarche, vous acceptez que vos données personnelles soient traitées dans le cadre de votre demande.

Eidesstattliche Versicherung

Ihre in diesem Formular erfassten personenbezogenen Informationen werden von der zuständigen Verwaltungsbehörde verarbeitet, um Ihren Antrag erfolgreich abzuschließen.

Diese Informationen werden von der Behörde für den zur Verarbeitung erforderlichen Zeitraum gespeichert.

Die Empfänger Ihrer Daten sind die im Rahmen Ihres Antrags zuständigen Verwaltungsbehörden. Um die Empfänger der in diesem Formular erfassten Daten zu erfahren, wenden Sie sich bitte an die für Ihren Antrag zuständige Behörde.

Gemäß der Verordnung (EU) 2016/679 zum Schutz natürlicher Personen bei der Verarbeitung personenbezogener Daten und zum freien Datenverkehr haben Sie das Recht auf Zugang, Berichtigung und gegebenenfalls Löschung Ihrer personenbezogenen Informationen. Sie haben zudem das Recht, Ihre erteilte Einwilligung jederzeit zu widerrufen.

Weiterhin können Sie, außer in Fällen, in denen die Verarbeitung Ihrer Daten verpflichtend ist, Widerspruch einlegen, wenn dieser rechtmäßig begründet ist.

Wenn Sie diese Rechte ausüben und/oder Einsicht in Ihre Informationen nehmen möchten, können Sie sich unter den im Formular angegebenen Kontaktdaten an die zuständige Verwaltungsbehörde wenden. Sie haben außerdem die Möglichkeit, bei der Nationalen Kommission für den Datenschutz Beschwerde einzulegen (Commission nationale pour la protection des données, 1, Avenue du Rock'n'Roll, L-4361 Esch-sur-Alzette).

Wenn Sie Ihren Vorgang fortsetzen, akzeptieren Sie damit, dass Ihre personenbezogenen Daten im Rahmen Ihres Antrags verarbeitet werden.

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