Obtaining a work permit in Luxembourg depends on various factors, including the country of origin and the professional skills of a person. The country has a dual system that allows foreigners to work. Citizens from the EU are generally allowed to come to Luxembourg and work without having a work permit. Citizens from all other countries must have a guaranteed work contract from an employer and an appropriate work visa before they are allowed to enter the country. Just by having a job it’s not a guarantee to receive a permit, as Luxembourg employers must first attempt to fill available positions with local or EU citizens before hiring a non – EU citizen.

Citizens from EU countries or from countries that are members of the EEA (European Economic Area), including Swiss citizens do not need a work permit or a visa to work in Luxembourg. However, if they intend to stay for more than 90 days they must declare their arrival at the Municipal Office of their place of residence within eight days from the arrival. If family members accompany an EU citizen, they will also need to register with the Municipal Office within 3 months of their arrival.

Non – EU citizens that have been offered a job in Luxembourg or wish to work as self – employed must apply for a temporary residence certificate at the Immigration Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs prior to their arrival in Luxembourg.

Non – EU citizens who wish to work in Luxembourg and who have obtained a job in the country must apply for an additional temporary residence certificate, apart from the work permit.

SIGTAX S.A. is able to help you obtaining a work permit in Luxembourg, or to obtain work permits for employees, by handling all the necessary paperwork and by complying with the Luxembourg legislation regarding work permits.