Luxembourg: Country and Foreign Investment
Entry and Residence
This page was last updated on 17 June 2020.
Entry to Luxembourg for up to 90 days for nationals of EU countries requires a passport or identity card; entry for up to 90 days for nationals of a group of about 35 other 'advanced' countries including the US requires a passport; nationals of other countries require a short-stay or Schengen visa. A short-stay visa is issued by a Luxembourg embassy or consulate; a Schengen visa is issued by a Schengen member state. Both types are issued for 90 days and neither permits remunerated activity or 'the exercise of trade for profitable ends'.
Any stay for the purposes of employment or remunerated activity requires the advance issue of a work permit by the Ministry of Labour and the advance issue of a 'provisional residence permit' by the Ministry of Justice. Any stay of more than 90 days within a 6-month period requires the advance issue of a residence permit by the Ministry of Justice. EU citizens other than the Spanish and Portuguese do not need to have work permits.