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Declaring your residence in Luxembourg or departure

You have just settled in Luxembourg and plan to stay for a long period there? The declaration of your new residence to the Luxembourg administrative services is an unavoidable step.
Just Arrived gives you all the keys to declare your new residence in Luxembourg, be it as a newcomer, because you change your domicile on Luxembourg territory or because you leave the Grand Duchy permanently.

Statement of your new domiciliation in Luxembourg

Declaration to the population office in your commune of residence

As a new resident, whether you are an owner or a tenant, when you move in to Luxembourg for more than 3 months, it is compulsory to declare your residence with the population office of your municipal administration.

This declaration must be made as soon as possible, in person, by the spouse with whom the person usually resides. Minor children shall be represented by their legal representative.

A tutor, curator, legal administrator, ad hoc administrator or special representative on the basis of a valid identity document and the title on the basis of which he acts may also, if necessary, declare your residence for you.

In accordance with the principle of communal autonomy, the terms and conditions of the declarations may vary from one commune to another. They result from different laws and regulations which lay down the procedures to be followed. You will be asked for an identity document and the livret de famille (family record book), as well as a visa or residence permit if necessary.

The declaration of arrival has to be made within 8 days after your arrival. This deadline moreover decreases for the foreign nationals of third countries because these have to declare their arrival on the territory within 3 days after their arrival.

This registration will allow you to sort out some of the useful administrative procedures, to register your children to the Luxembourg fundamental school and to register you for certain Luxembourg local elections. We remind you that voting during these elections is compulsory as a Luxembourg resident.

Documents to be presented for the registration in population register

To declare your residency in Luxembourg, you will be asked an ID card or a passport . Guichet.lu, the Luxembourg administrative portal, also specifies that “the third-country nationals will also have to present, where required, an entrance visa, that is a residence permit or a permit of stay established by another member State of the Union and likened.

If you are changing residence in Luxembourg, declare yourself online

If you leave your home to move elsewhere in Luxembourg, you must also report this to the municipal administration of your new commune of residence. The latter will also remove you from the register of your former place of residence.

From now on, this declaration can be made online for a certain number of communes via Myguichet.lu, whether it is for a single person, the spouse or PACS partner, as well as minor children registered in the same household and at the same address.

 

Registration at the consulate of your country of origin

As a new resident in Luxembourg, it is also recommended to register with your consulate or with your embassy in Luxembourg. This registration is essential for the delivery or the renewal of official documents (passport, national ID card, etc.) but also, for instance, in case of birth/death, wedding, serious accident, arrest, notarial act, etc. The consulate or the embassy can help you and facilitate your administrative formalities.

The registration is besides essential for the registration on electoral rolls as a resident in Luxembourg. You can thus continue to participate in certain elections of your country of origin. You will find the list of consulates and embassies here.

To know more about the formalities to be made when you move into Luxembourg.

Are you definitely leaving Luxembourg? Declare your departure to your commune

If you leave Luxembourg, you are also required to declare your departure to your last commune of residence. Some communes now offer you the possibility of completing these administrative formalities on the Internet via MyGuichet. lu.