Business Travel and Immigration Post-Brexit
Ensure your business and workforce are compliant with the new immigration regulations effective 1 January.
Luxembourg Immigration Services
Newland Chase offers full support with all aspects of corporate immigration to Luxembourg. Please find an overview of the typical corporate immigration processes below. Every situation is unique, so please do get in touch, either through your usual Newland Chase contact or using the details on the right hand side of the page. Our immigration experts will be glad to discuss your needs in greater detail.
The local-hire Work Permit process is for non-EU/EEA national workers on local contract in Luxembourg. The sponsoring employer must first register the job opening with the Administration of Employment (ADEM) and, if ADEM cannot supply suitable candidates in the local or European labour markets within three weeks, request a certificate to attest that they may employ a person of their choice for the position.
An application for a Temporary Authorisation to Stay must be submitted. Once granted, this authorisation can be used in support of an application for a long-stay type D visa, if required. Post arrival, the foreign worker must declare their arrival, undergo an immigration medical and submit an application for a residence permit.
The Blue Card is an EU-wide (with some exceptions) immigration process for highly skilled employees with a local job offer in the destination country and a salary at least 1.5 times the average gross annual salary for the specific job to be done. The Blue Card offers some concrete benefits to the applicant, and may be valid for up to four years. Some professions (mostly within IT) qualify for a lower annual salary threshold (1.2 times the average gross annual salary).
The Work Permit (Posted Worker) process allows for the transfer of a foreign national who will remain on home country payroll and contract but is assigned by a company outside the EEA and Switzerland to a recipient of a service provision in Luxembourg for a determined period to execute a service provision. During the period of secondment, the working relationship between the sending entity and the assignee must be maintained.
The Intra-Company Transfer Permit (EU Directive 2014/66) is only applicable to assignees falling into management/specialist or trainee categories sent to Luxembourg for over 90 days from outside the EEA and has a maximum total duration of stay of three years. If an applicant meets qualifying criteria for this process, he or she may not apply under an alternative route. The applicant must have been employed for at least three months (for trainees) or six months (for managers/specialists) by the sending company or group of companies immediately preceding the date of the intra-corporate transfer application.
ICT permits under Directive 2014/66 allow mobility within EU member states - i.e. work permission is not required for EU ICT permit holders to work in other member states for less than 90 days and a streamlined Mobile ICT permit application may be applicable if working in other member states for longer than 90 days.
The Residence Permit (Assignment from EEA/Switzerland) allows for the secondment of a foreign national who will remain on home country payroll and contract but is assigned by a company inside the EEA and Switzerland to the same company or a recipient of a service provision in Luxembourg for a determined period to execute a service provision. During the period of secondment, the employment relationship between the sending entity and the assignee must be maintained.
EU/EEA/Swiss nationals do not need a work or residence permit to take up employment in Luxembourg. However, they should register their arrival and submit a declaration to obtain a registration certificate (attestation d’enregistrement) if they will be in Luxembourg for more than 90 days.