Once you come to Luxembourg, you will need to confirm and process a lot of paperwork. In order to make it easier, you should collect your documents from your place of residence.
There are essential documents, that you will need when moving to Luxembourg as a high-qualified worker. And there are recommended documents that might be handy in different cases.
People relocating with the Blue Card will need 4 categories of documents with them. All the documents must be initially collected in the home country's national language for further translation. Those are the basic papers to obtain temporary authorization to stay and apply for a visa. Normally, essential documents will suffice to solve the majority of the issues in Luxembourg as well.
You can request the criminal record from your local competent authority. The criminal record should be recent, not more than 6 months old, and be notarized or apostilled. Normally, it takes 30 days to obtain this document, but check in with your local authority.
However, depending on your employer company and ADEM requirements, you may also need:
Clarify the requirements with your employer's HR specialist.
These types of documents are not necessary for the relocation process itself. But they can be requested to suit various situations in Luxembourg.
Should include apostille and notarized translations to French/German (also in Word format):
It's reasonable to take some additional official papers that contain:
These are the essential documents of employment. You may need them to open a bank account in Luxembourg.
Besides the essential diploma, consider collecting these papers:
Typically, the education documents apostille process takes up to 45 days. The time limit may be extended in some cases. Education documents are usually provided with an apostille, but sometimes it is not necessary, if not stated otherwise. If you will translate the diploma, request a Word format translation to be sent via email from your translator as well.
You will need them to confirm income, enroll your children in school, etc.
This is one of the necessary documents that require the notary's help – a general power of attorney in the name of a close relative or another trusted person must be made, so you can manage your property, accounts, etc. without being present.
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, selling an apartment that is no longer in use, and so on.
The Power of Attorney is not on the list of essential documents, but it is a must-have in case you do not plan to travel to your home country to deal with organizational moments in person.