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How to process the documents for a temporary residence permit

This article provides you with a step-by-step guide on how to obtain a temporary residence permit in Luxembourg.

Last time updated
23.05.24

Apply for a temporary residence permit with a full set of documents to the Immigration Office of the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs or to its diplomatic representative.The resulting effective interest rate would therefore be as shown in the table. In case of approval, you will receive Authorization to stay in the mail by post.

What to do

Applications are processed only when they are full and complete, and include all the needed documents. Otherwise, the application will be returned to the applicant. It is important to follow every step of the application process correctly, as your success will depend on it.

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  • copies of all pages of valid passport;
  • a notarized copy of a recent criminal record certificate with apostille;
  • applicant's curriculum vitae;
  • copies of diplomas or certificates of professional competencies;
  • copy of the work contract (in accordance with Luxembourg law), dated and signed by both the applicant and his future employer in Luxembourg;
  • the official certificate from the National Employment Agency stating that the employer has the right to hire a third-country national.
  • biographical details of the applicant.
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All personal documents (birth certificates, marriage certificates, etc.) need to be apostilled. An apostille can only be issued by the state authorities of the country that issued the document. It is impossible for anyone else to do this. Diplomas do not need to be apostilled, unless your employer specifically demands it.

The documents must all be either originals or notarized copies (except for the passport, where a simple copy will be enough). In case authenticity is questionable, the authorities will require the document to be certified by the relevant domestic authority and legalized by the embassy or apostilled.

Note, that it is a post letter, not an email.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Where the temporary authorization to stay is sent

What the authorization to stay looks like

What language should the documents be

What documents require an apostille

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Authors: Daria
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