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Obtaining a Residence Permit in Luxembourg

Obtaining a Residence Permit in Luxembourg

Updated on Thursday 14th April 2016

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Obtaining-a-Residence-Permit-in-Luxembourg.jpgWhen individuals want to stay more than three months in Luxembourg, they must obtain a residence permit. This document will allow them to legally spend more time in the country to study, work or live with their family. 
An individual who decides to live in Luxembourg needs to register with the local authorities from the areas where he or she will live and obtain an identity card which must be carried at all times. Our lawyers in Luxembourg can help you with the formalities for obtaining a residence permit, if you are a foreigner who wants to live in this country.

Residence permits for EU nationals

EU nationals and citizens of Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland do not need to apply for a residence permit, instead they will need to obtain a registration certificate from the local authorities where their place of residence is located, within three months of arrival. 
EU/EEA citizens who wish to stay longer than three months in Luxembourg need to be employed by a Luxembourg company, be self-employed or enrolled in some form of education and have enough resources to sustain themselves. Some citizens may still need to obtain a work permit. If a family member is not an EU citizen, he or she will need to provide additional documents in order to be able to join you. Our lawyers in Luxembourg can help you obtain the necessary permits and bring other family members in this country. 
After an uninterrupted period of three years, individuals have the right to become permanent residents.

Residence permits for non-EU nationals

Non-EU citizens who want to stay in the country for up to three months need to obtain a visa. After this time, they can submit an application to the immigration office belonging to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to obtain a residence permit.
The documents needed in order to make the application are:
- a valid passport;
- health certificate;
- proof of housing and employment;
- police record (if applicable).
All documents submitted for residence permits in Luxembourg must be in French, German or English and certified by a notary public. Certified translations are necessary for documents which are not originally in one of these languages.
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