It doesn't matter, if you are moving with work visa or Blue Card program, in order to move to Luxembourg as a worker a third-country national must:
- Have a valid passport.
- 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.
- Obtain a visa D after obtaining a permission to temporary residence.
What to do
1. Check whether the passport has at least 2 free pages for visas and when it expires. It must have at least three months remaining after the expiration date of the requested visa.
2. Get a temporary residence permit.
3. Collect the documents to apply for D visa:
- Two 3.5x4.5 cm color photos on a light or white background. The photo can't have stains, folds, scuffs, glare, fuzzy and any other defects. A photo should be printed on matte paper with no visible corners or ovals.
- Passport, valid for at least 3 months after the expiration date of the requested visa. With at least two blank pages.
- The original approval letter of the temporary residence permit.
- Internal passport pages copies.
- Schengen visa application form (they are the same for C and D visas). Available for download from the website of the Luxembourg Consulate.
- Visa fee (the amount of the fee varies and depends on the specific country).
4. Submit the collected package of documents for a visa. This can be done:
- In a Luxembourg diplomatic mission or consulate in the country of residence.
- By contacting the embassy or consulate of the Schengen area country that represents Luxembourg. In this case the D visa will be issued for three months only, not a year.
5. Meet the application deadline.
It is necessary to submit the package of documents in person in two copies. It is essential to do so within 90 days after receiving a temporary residence permit approval.