If your partner is a non-EU citizen, he/she must first obtain a work permit in order to work legally.
How to apply for a work permit ?
You must submit an application to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration in Luxembourg, providing the following documents and information:
- your full name and contact details;
- a certified true copy of your entire passport;
- your curriculum vitae;
- a certified true copy of your diplomas or professional qualifications;
- an employment contract, dated and signed by your employer and yourself;
- an explanatory letter;
- a certified true copy of your residence permit issued by another EU Member State (only if you are applying for a work permit while holding a residence permit in another EU Member State);
- a certificate issued by the Adem which offers the employer the opportunity to recruit a person of his choice for a declared vacancy (not needed for highly qualified workers in possession of EU Blue Card).
Send a complete application or it will not be considered. Decision: 3 months after submitting your application. If the response is negative or no response is received within 3 months, you can make an appeal before the Administrative Court.
Registering with the National Employment Agency (Adem)
If on your ‘authorisation to stay’ is not mentioned “temporary” (for a limited period of time) or after 5 years, when you can obtain the status of long-term resident, you can register with Adem, which supports you in your research for a job. Of course, you can directly look for a job by yourself.