Notification of occasional and temporary provision of services in Luxembourg (craft or industrial activities)

Every operation carried out on Luxembourg territory by service providers established in the Swiss Confederation (CH) or in a country of the European Economic Area (EEA) is considered as an occasional and temporary provision of service, provided that it is not a delivery, an intra-Community acquisition or an import of goods.

Foreign craft or industrial businesses that temporarily provide services on Luxembourg territory must submit a notification to the General Directorate for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (Direction générale des classes moyennes).

Who is concerned

Businesses established in Switzerland or in an EEA country benefit from the liberalisation of service provision on the basis of the mutual recognition of qualifications principle.

However, craft (food distribution, fashion, health, mechanical engineering, construction, communication, media, arts) or industrial businesses from the EEA or Swiss Federation must still notify their provision of services to the General Directorate for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises.

Businesses from the EEA or the Swiss Confederation falling under the category of commercial and liberal professions that are subject to a business permit (architects, engineers, chartered accountants, surveyors, patent attorneys, economic advisors) are exempt from any obligation of notification.

The European Economic Area (EEA) is an economic union of the 27 Member States of the European Union and 3 of the 4 members of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). The Swiss Confederation (CH) is associated with it by bilateral agreements.

How to proceed


A foreign craft or industrial business must notify the General Directorate for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises of an occasional and temporary provision of services on Luxembourg territory before starting any work.

The notification must be submitted together with:

  • a European certificate of experience issued by the professional chamber of the country of origin or any other document proving that the declarant is authorized to exercise the activity in his country of origin;
  • proof of payment of stamp duty (droit de chancellerie), in the form of:
    • either a tax stamp, value EUR 24, purchased at the Registration Duties, Estates and VAT Authority (AED);
    • or proof of payment of EUR 24 into the bank account of the AED (IBAN: LU09 1111 7026 5281 0000, BIC: CCPLLULL with the indication of the following communication: "Droit de Chancellerie").
The General Directorate for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises may also request:
  • proof of the declarant's nationality;
  • for professions in the security sector, proof of a clean criminal record;
  • where applicable, proof that the service provider has actually carried out said activities for at least one of the past 10 years.
    As a general rule, being registered at the trade register in the country of origin does not constitute proof.

Validity of the notification and beginning of the services

The notification is valid for 12 months and is renewable.

Following the notification, the General Directorate for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises sends the declarant a document which may be used as a supporting document for other administrations.
The work can nevertheless begin before the supporting document is received.

However, in the case of regulated professions in Luxembourg which may have an impact on public health or safety (heating, refrigeration and sanitary installers, electricians, lift - goods lift - escalator and handling equipment installers, carpenters, roofers, tinsmiths), the contractor must wait for the administration to check his qualifications.
Nevertheless, in the event of absence of a response from the administration after one month at the most, the provision of services can be carried out.

Renewal of the notification

In the event of a renewal of the notification, the business must send the following to the General Directorate for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises:

  • up-to-date proof of the company's establishment in its country of origin and that it is still authorised to offer the services which it plans to offer in Luxembourg;
  • proof of payment of stamp duty (droit de chancellerie) of EUR 24.

Forms / Online services

Declaration concerning the occasional and temporary provision of services in Luxembourg

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 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux.

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

Notification de prestation de services occasionnelle et temporaire au Luxembourg

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 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux.

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

Meldung von gelegentlichen und vorübergehenden Dienstleistungen in Luxemburg

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, 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux).

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

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