Last update 27.06.2018
Third-country nationals are required to complete certain administrative formalities in order to stay and work, if applicable, in Luxembourg.
The formalities to be completed in Luxembourg may vary depending on:
- the duration of their stay;
- the professional activity of the third-country national;
- the family ties, where applicable.
Who is concerned
The formalities apply to the persons who intend to:
- stay in Luxembourg;
- work in Luxembourg (whether as an employee, self-employed worker or posted worker);
- study or carry out an internship in Luxembourg;
- carry out research work in Luxembourg.
In order to lawfully enter Luxembourg, certain third-country nationals have to hold an entry visa.
Third-country nationals who intend to stay in Luxembourg for more than 90 days are required to undergo a medical check.
How to proceed
Stay and work of less than 90 days
Carrying out a salaried activity
Depending on the envisaged worker status, the third-country national has to apply for an:
- authorisation to stay for salaried workers;
- authorisation to stay for highly qualified workers;
- authorisation to stay for researchers;
- authorisation to stay for posted workers from a company established in the EU;
- authorisation to stay for posted workers from a company established outside the EU.
Studies / Internship
Third-country nationals who are joining a family member who is himself an EU citizen lawfully established in Luxembourg benefit from simplified formalities.
After 5 years of stay in Luxembourg, third-country nationals can apply for long-term resident status.
After 5 years of residence in Luxembourg, third-country nationals who are a family member of an EU citizen can under certain conditions gain the right of permanent residence and be granted a permanent residence permit.