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Administrative procedures / Information and orientation

EU citizens

Any european Union citizen (EU) or citizen from an affiliated country, can travel freely within the EU, which gives them the right to work or live in any EU country.

Nationals from States that have acceded to the agreement on the EEA (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and nationals of the Swiss Confederation are considered as EU citizens.

Croatian citizens have to request a work permit in order to be able to work in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Short stays less than 3 months

Subject to the measures foreseen by the different communal laws relating to population registers, the EU citizen doesn’t have to go through any procedure. He/she simply has to be in possession of a valid national ID card or passport.

Long stays, for more than 3 months

The EU citizen has to be in possession of a valid national ID card or passport.
He/she has to make an arrival declaration at the local administration of the area he/she wants to settle in within 3 months after arrival. He/she has to fill in an EU citizen registration declaration on the basis of which a registration attestation will be issued immediately. After a regular uninterrupted stay of 5 years in the Grand Duchy, the EU citizen can apply for a permanent right to stay.

All required documents must be originals or certified copies. Documents are accepted in German, French or English. Documents in any other language must be translated by a certified translator.

The list of documents depends on the status of the EU citizen and can be found on the website www.guichet.lu or the website of the Foreign Affairs Ministry www.mae.lu.

 

Citizens of non-member countries

The residence permit granted depends on the status of the non-EU foreign national (employee, self employed, professional sportsman, young au pair, etc.). The list of documents required according to activity can be found on guichet.lu or on the Foreign Affairs Ministry website. (www.mae.lu).

Either originals or certified copies should be presented. All documents in a language other than German, French or English must be translated by a certified translator.

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If you meet with any translation problem along administrative steps, call on Eurotraduc, sworn translators since 1975.

Please do not hesitate to contact them to get a personal appointment or an estimate, free of charge.

www.eurotraduc.lu

+352 47 46 76

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