Administrative procedures in Luxembourg

Administrative Guide to Luxembourg

You plan to settle in Luxembourg and want to know the administrative formalities to undertake?
You work in Luxembourg and need to carry out administrative procedures?
You are already settled in the Grand Duchy and are looking for an answer to your daily administrative questions?

In this section, we explain how to find your way around the various Luxembourg administrations . You will also know how to find your way through the numerous administrative procedures, in particular for :

  • your installation in Luxembourg: which visa or residence permit should you obtain according to your current residence and your nationality? What are the steps to take when you arrive: compulsory registration with your municipality of residence, registration of your foreign driver’s license, compulsory insurance, opening a bank account, having your foreign diplomas recognized to work in Luxembourg…
  • Your daily life in Luxembourg: obtaining a residential parking permit, declaring your income and paying taxes, what housing and family benefits can you obtain? What are the obligations for your vehicle? How to adopt a dog? How to welcome an au pair?
  • civil acts: marriage, PACS, declaration of birth, voting rights, Luxembourg nationality,…

You will find below all the useful links for your installation. Feel free to browse our pages. We improve them as laws change or on a daily basis in the light of our own experience as expatriates and foreign residents in Luxembourg.

To make things easier for you, more and more things can be done online . You will find more information below.

 

Online administrative procedures

Guichet.lu, administrative portal of the Luxembourg State

Guichet.lu is the official website that simplifies your exchanges with the Luxembourg State and the Luxembourg administration.

You will find all the official information on the different subjects for individuals and companies. A secure access allows you to carry out all administrative procedures online thanks to MyGuichet.lu :

  • simple and transparent access to online information and services offered by the State,
  • complete description of administrative procedures for citizens and private companies
  • direct download of state administrative forms,
  • electronic completion of administrative procedures through the secure MyGuichet space.

Access the administrative website of the Luxembourg government guichet.lu.

Documents from administrations and state services

You can access a certain number of administrative documents of the State services directly from the Guichet.lu website or via the common portal www.data.public.lu.

These documents, whether they are circulars, minutes, reports or minutes of meetings, can be requested without any particular justification and in principle free of charge. Any document containing personal data may only be communicated to the person concerned.

Forms of the City of Luxembourg

Fill out your administrative forms for the City of Luxembourg from your home via the Internet! The city of Luxembourg makes your life easier by allowing you to fill out administrative forms online.

On its website, the VDL provides a multitude of online administrative forms. All you have to do is complete them from the comfort of your own home. A real time saver when you know how long, numerous and painful the administrative steps can be when you move to a new country!

Thanks to this internet service, the city provides all types of documents to be filled in:

For each document, an explanatory sheet is also provided to guide you in your administrative procedures and avoid errors. To access the various forms available online from the City of Luxembourg, click here.

Administrative procedures for other municipalities

Save time, save paper, save travel: what more could you ask for? Your community may also have the same services. Contact your local government office for more information. Since the covid pandemic, more and more administrative procedures are done online, directly on MyGuichet.lu.

Translation of official documents

Luxembourg has 3 official languages, Lëtzebuergesch as the national language, French and German. The procedures must be done in one of these 3 languages, even if many websites, including public ones, also offer English. Documents must be provided in one of the official languages.

Just arrived 2021 guide
JUST ARRIVED PRACTICAL GUIDE

GUIDES FOR EXPATS IN LUXEMBOURG

To help you settle and integrate in Luxembourg, as a resident or a cross-border commuter, download our practical Just Arrived guides on Luxembourg.

You will find all the information and procedures necessary for a serene expatriation, an easy installation of all your family in your new host country and a simplified integration in your new environment.