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What documents does the spouse need to take

If you are moving to Luxembourg with your spouse, who is a highly qualified Blue Card worker, you need to assemble some documents too.

Essential documents

  • Recent criminal record certificate. This document is required in print with an apostille.
  • Notarized copy of your birth certificate with an apostille.
  • Valid international passport.
  • National passport and copies of the identification and registration pages.

All the documents listed above are necessary to request temporary authorization to stay and a visa. Besides these, it's strongly advised that you take other documents that might come in handy while living in Luxembourg.

Additional documents

You might need these papers to get a job in Luxembourg, enroll your kids in school, open a company, etc.

  • Income proof. Evidence of official payslips to your account. This document confirms the income. You can get it from your employer or tax office.
  • Certificates with an apostille and notarized translations in French/German (including WORD format) that you might need:
    • Birth certificate;
    • Marriage (and divorce, if applicable) certificates;
    • Certificate of name change (if applicable);
    • Death of a close relative certificate.
  • Education diplomas and certificates. You will need a sworn translator to adapt your papers into French or German. Education documents are sometimes provided with an apostille, where requested. Ask the translator to send a Word format translation by email, just in case.
  • A General Power of Attorney in the name of a close relative or trusted person. The person with such a document will have the authority to deal with urgent matters on your behalf: obtaining documents, paying bills, withdrawing money from the bank, and so on.
  • Unique number documents can be handy as a confirmation of the lawfulness of your finances and savings. For example, a tax identification number will allow you to track your tax payments. It also links your individual pension savings account.
  • Employment history slip or/and your labor contracts. These documents verify your relevant working experience, as well as the lawfulness of your finances.
  • Car drivers will need a Driving license and an International Driving Permit. According to Luxembourg law, you can drive for a year with your original license, but you must apply for a replacement immediately upon arrival. And IDP just makes it easier to rent a car or solve disputes on the roads in the Grand Duchy.


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