Occasional and temporary provision and notification of services in Luxembourg

Last update 29.03.2022

Businesses established in a country of the European Economic Area (EEA) or the Swiss Confederation (CH - Switzerland) may undertake occasional and temporary commercial, craft, manufacturing or self-employed activities in Luxembourg without having a permanent establishment there.

They must, in this case, comply with certain formalities required by various competent authorities in Luxembourg with regard to:

Who is concerned

Businesses established in an EEA country or in the Swiss Confederation (CH - Switzerland) benefit from the liberalisation of the provision of services based on the principle of the mutual recognition of qualifications.

However, these services may only be provided in Luxembourg if the business is authorised to provide the same services in its country of origin.

On the other hand, businesses established outside the EEA or the Swiss Confederation must have a business permit for all their occasional and temporary activities in Luxembourg.

Businesses from the EEA or the Swiss Confederation falling under the category of commercial or 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.

Prerequisites

Recognition of qualifications

Regulated activity in the Member State of origin - mutual recognition

If the profession is regulated in the Member State where the business is lawfully established, the qualifications required to carry out the profession are mutually recognised.

Exceptions: for certain high-risk professions which may have an impact on the public safety or health, the authorities may require the provider to comply with the conditions of access to the profession in Luxembourg. The business operator must therefore hold a Master Craftsman's certificate or equivalent (brevet de maîtrise) to occasionally carry out one of the following craft trades in Luxembourg:

  • heating-sanitary-refrigeration installer;
  • electrician;
  • lift, goods lift, escalator and handling equipment installer;
  • carpenter - roofer - tinsmith.

Unregulated activities in the Member State of origin - check of qualifications

If the profession is not regulated in the home Member State of the service provider, but is regulated in Luxembourg, the Luxembourg authorities may verify the equivalence of the service provider's professional qualifications by requiring one year's professional experience as a self-employed person over the last 10 years in that Member State.

How to proceed

Services notification

Commercial or self-employed activities - no notification

Companies are exempt from any administrative authorisation and prior notification by the Luxembourg authorities if they:

Craft or industrial activity - declaration of occasional services

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.

This declaration is made using the form available under the heading "Forms / Online services" and must be sent to the Ministry of the Economy:

  • by post;
    Ministère de l’Économie
    Direction générale des Classes moyennes
    B.P. 535
    L-2937 Luxembourg
  • by email: certificats@eco.etat.lu

Supporting documents

Foreign craft or industrial businesses submitting a notification for occasional services must include the following documents with their application.

For European Union (EU) Member States:

  • an extract from the Trade and Companies Register of the country of origin, less than 6 months old;
  • a EUR 24 tax stamp purchased from the Registration Duties, Estates and VAT Authority (Administration de l'enregistrement, des domaines et de la TVA - AED), or proof of payment (bank transfer statement) of the tax stamp to the account BCEELULL LU76 0019 5955 4404 7000 with the following communication: prior certificate + surname, first name (in the case of a business in their own name) or the company name + full address;

Please note: cheques are not accepted.

  • and, only in case of a 1st application: the EC Directive 2005/36/EC certificate concerning activities carried out in the country of origin which must be issued by a competent administrative authority of the country of origin (e.g: Chamber of Skilled Trades and Crafts, Chamber of Industry), less than 6 months old.

For non-EU countries:

  • an application form for a business permit;
  • an extract from the applicant's criminal record or equivalent (certificate of good conduct) issued by the State(s) in which they have resided during the 10 years preceding the application (failing this, an affidavit, i.e. a sworn statement before a notary) that is less than 6 months old;
  • a declaration of non-bankruptcy by the technical manager, less than 6 months old and unlimited in time and space, to be made under oath before a notary;
  • details concerning the work site (e.g. the address);
  • a copy of the technical manager's ID card;
  • an extract from the Trade and Companies Register of the country of origin that is less than 6 months old;
  • a EUR 24 tax stamp purchased from the Registration Duties, Estates and VAT Authority (Administration de l'enregistrement, des domaines et de la TVA - AED), or proof of payment (bank transfer statement) of the tax stamp to the account BCEELULL LU76 0019 5955 4404 7000 with the following communication: prior certificate + surname, first name (in the case of a business in their own name) or the company name + full address.

Please note: cheques are not accepted.

If the provider's material situation changes compared to the declarations made in the original documents submitted, they are required to submit new documents concerning the changes to the competent authorities.

Validity of the notification and beginning of the services

The notification is valid for 12 months and can be renewed each year by submitting the same supporting documents as for the initial application.

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, where necessary. Work can nevertheless begin before the supporting document is received.

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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