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How to verify a qualification in Luxembourg

In this article we will explore how to verify education and qualifications in the Grand Duchy to continue or start a career.

Last time updated
17.04.24

When you move to another country, the most important thing is to get the opportunity to work or study. It all depends on your priorities. In order to do this, it is necessary to have validation of your education document. This is possible, but there are some important nuances.

Who needs to prove education in Luxembourg

Legalization of documents is required for all professionals, but the process and documents required may vary.

Example

Tradesmen and some freelancers must present a Certificate of Occupational Skills (CATP) and a Diploma of Professional Aptitude (DAP). 

There are some professions that can only be entered with the approval of the relevant ministry.

How to confirm specialty and education

To verify documents, it is not enough to pay a fee and collect the necessary documents. It is necessary to meet certain criteria depending on the field of activity.

Documents required:

  1. A resume (CV) in Europass or other format that states:

    detailed school program, professional experience confirmed by documents (labor record book, payslip, etc.), internships completed, date and place of birth;

  2. A copy of the diploma/certificate/transcript for the last 3 years of study;
  3. Copy of the work certificate for the profession for which the request is submitted;
  4. Copy of identity card (passport with registration and place of birth);
  5. Proof of tax payment;
  6. For social pedagogical professions: proof of the last 3 years of education;
  7. For third-country nationals: copy of a valid residence permit.

All copies of documents issued by countries outside the European Union must be certified by the competent authority (local government, embassy or consulate) as being true copies of the original.

If the documents are not in English, French or German, they must be accompanied by a certified translation by a sworn translator. The translator's stamp must appear on both the translation and the original document. Each document must be signed by the translator.

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Vera Steinhagen
Vera Steinhagen
Worked as a Court-sworn translator in Germany for 8 years and when I moved to Luxembourg
Professions within the Ministry of Health
Professions within the Ministry of Economy
Legalization of juristic activities

Required documents

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Employment
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How much does it cost to validate a specialty

The amount of the fee is the same for almost all of them. We will categorize them according to the sections of this article.

Traders, freelancers and artisans need to pay a fee of 75 euros.

IBAN: LU80 0019 5955 4435 5000

BIC/SWIFT: BCEELULL

Name of the beneficiary: Administration de l'Enregistrement et des Domaines

Communication: Taxe reconnaissance des diplômes, MENJE. Add the name of the applicant and the date of filing.

Specialists subordinate to the Ministries of Economy or Health also pay 75 euros.

IBAN: LU80 0019 5955 4435 5000

BIC: BCEELULL

Name of the beneficiary: Administration de l’enregistrement, des domaines et de la TVA

Communication: Taxe reconnaissance des diplômes, MESR. Add the name of the applicant and the date of filing.

The fee for lawyers may vary:

75 euros for diplomas issued in a country that is a signatory to the Paris and Lisbon Conventions;

75 euros for diplomas issued by a European school (European Baccalaureate);

125 euros for diplomas issued in a country that is not a signatory to the Paris and Lisbon Conventions;

125 euros for diplomas issued by the IBO (International Baccalaureate).

IBAN: LU80 0019 5955 4435 5000

BIC/SWIFT: BCEELULL

Name of the beneficiary: Administration de l’Enregistrement et des Domaines

Communication: Taxe reconnaissance des diplômes, MENJE. Add the name of the applicant and the date of filing.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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What document do I need to prove my education in Luxembourg?

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