Arrival checklist

Living in Europe, Working in Europe | Entry conditions/visas | Luxembourg



Before arrival      



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  1. Passport/identity card

Check the validity of your passport/identity card.

  2. Entry and residence conditions

Check your entry and residence conditions. If necessary, obtain a visa and a residence permit for researcher.

  3. Book your flight

To avoid extra expenses, only book your flight once you know exactly when you will be starting your job.

  4. Health insurance

Check your health insurance cover with your new employer. If necessary, obtain the European health insurance card or take out private health insurance.​​​​​​

  5. Local tax authority

Check with your local tax authority whether you need a certificate proving your tax payer status.

  6. School reports of your children

If your children are coming with you, bring their school reports and birth certificate.

  7. Accommodation

Look for accommodation. Book your hotel or if renting, make  appointments with the estate agent/owners beforehand.

  8. Bank account

Contact your chosen bank in Luxembourg to open an account so you can transfer money and obtain a bank guarantee for renting accommodation.


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 Upon arrival 


As soon as possible

  1. Register your arrival with your local commune (declaration of arrival) within:
  •  3 days of arrival for all non-EU citizens;
  •  8 days for EU citizens.
  2. Register children at the school.
  3. Finalize your bank account and order credit/debit cards.

Within 3 months

  4. Apply for your residence permit.
  5. Register your vehicle.


Within one year

  After 6 months but within 1 year, apply for a Luxembourg driving licence if you currently have a non-EU licence.



For more information


Ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes
(Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs)

Direction de l’Immigration
26, route d`Arlon L -1140 Luxembourg
Tel.: (+352) 247-84040
2 pm - 4 pm, Monday to Friday