How to move to Luxembourg for foreigners: useful tips for expats
The wonderful country of Luxembourg is located in the neighborhood of France, Belgium and Germany. Picturesque countryside, natural parks, forests, river valleys, rocky gorges and other natural wonders combined with a strong economy attract migrants from all over the world. Learn more about the peculiarities of moving to Luxembourg
Luxembourg is among the TOP 20 countries in terms of quality of life and economic power. The country is inhabited by more than 170 nationalities who are fully satisfied with their standard of living. A developed economy and one of the highest GDP per capita in the world make Luxembourg attractive to expats from all over the world.
Visa for foreigners to move to Luxembourg
The need for a visa will depend on the expat's country of origin:
1. Citizens of the EU, EEA, Switzerland and the UK can stay in Luxembourg on the basis of a valid passport or other identity document
2. Citizens of other countries are required to obtain a visa and a residence permit to stay in Luxembourg for more than 90 days (the type of documents will depend on the purpose of the move).
Moving to Luxembourg for citizens of the European Union
EU citizens need only a valid passport or other national identity card to stay in Luxembourg for more than 90 days. It is also necessary to prove the availability of sufficient financial resources.
Within 8 days of entering the country, EU citizens are required to declare their arrival. To do this, you need to go through the registration procedure in the chosen commune at your place of residence. The commune administration will then provide a registration certificate.
Depending on the purpose of the move, the package of required documents may vary. After filling out the registration form, the person will receive a registration certificate for an unlimited period of time.
Moving to Luxembourg for citizens of non-EU countries
Citizens of other countries need to apply for and obtain a long-term national visa to move to Luxembourg for a long-term period. For this purpose, it is necessary to obtain a temporary residence permit in Luxembourg.
You can apply for the documents at the Luxembourg embassy or consulate in your country. The type of long-term visa may differ depending on the purpose of your move.
Moving to Luxembourg for more than 90 days is possible for the following reasons:
3. Family reunification.
Moving to Luxembourg for foreigners for employment purposes
To move to Luxembourg for the purpose of employment, you need to obtain a work visa. To do this, you need to receive a job offer from the employer, as well as a signed employment contract. After that, the employer will register the vacancy with the National Employment Agency (Agence pour le développement de l'emploi - ADEM). This will confirm the fact that he has the right to employ a foreign national.
A work visa is valid for 12 months. It can also be extended for up to 3 years.
Persons with higher education, professional experience and certain qualifications can apply for an EU Blue Card. To do so, they must meet a number of mandatory requirements (level of education, minimum wage, etc.). The validity period is 4 years, with the possibility of extension for another 3 years.
Moving to Luxembourg for expats for study purposes
In order to be eligible to study at a university in Luxembourg, you need to apply for a temporary residence permit. After receiving approval, a person must apply for a student visa. To do this, you need to provide a letter of acceptance from the university to confirm your enrollment.
After obtaining a student visa, a person can move to Luxembourg. A prerequisite is to submit a declaration of arrival in the commune administration at the place of residence. It is also necessary to submit a request for a residence permit to the Immigration Department of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs within.
The student visa is valid for 12 months with the possibility of further extension. In addition to studying, this type of visa also allows official employment for no more than 15 hours per week.
Moving to Luxembourg for foreigners for the purpose of family reunification
Persons who have relatives legally residing in Luxembourg can apply for a family reunification visa. The following family members are eligible for family reunification: spouses, parents and minor children.
The first step is to obtain a temporary residence permit. To obtain it, you need to contact the Luxembourg embassy or consulate in your country.
After that, you need to prepare a package of necessary documents to confirm your family relations. The list of required documents will depend on the relationship with the citizen of the country (husband/wife, child, parent).
After obtaining a family visa and entering the territory of Luxembourg, it is necessary to submit a declaration of arrival in the commune of residence, as well as apply for and receive a residence permit.
The family visa is valid for 12 months and can be extended. On the basis of this visa, you can also study at universities in Luxembourg.
Thus, Luxembourg is a small country with a rich culture, picturesque nature and a highly developed economy. Immigrating to Luxembourg will definitely be a great experience, and living in the country will give you a lot of pleasant impressions and pleasure.
Daria Rogova, Head of Insurance at Visit World
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Products from Visit World for a comfortable trip:
Checklist for obtaining a visa and necessary documents in Luxembourg;
Legal advice on immigration to Luxembourg;
Travel insurance for foreigners in Luxembourg;
Medical insurance all over the world.
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