Luxembourg: Country-Specific Brexit Information

December 16, 2020

UK nationals who have been legally living in Luxembourg before December 31, 2020 when the UK withdraws from the EU may continue to live, study, and work in Luxembourg through rights established through the Withdrawal Agreement. UK nationals who are residents of Luxembourg by the end of the Brexit transition will be covered by the Withdrawal Agreement, and their rights will be protected if they remain a resident. UK nationals should make sure they are registered as residents.

Entry and Residency Requirements

UK nationals will be able to stay in Luxembourg if they were residents before December 31, 2020. Individuals who move to Luxembourg before December 31, 2020 must make a declaration of arrival in their locality at the local town hall or commune within eight days of arrival. Within three months of arrival, UK nationals must obtain an address registration certificate from the town hall or commune. They must apply for the new residence document under the Withdrawal Agreement after receiving their address registration certificate.

All UK nationals who require a criminal record check must apply for a police certificate through the ARCO Criminal Records Office.

Although UK nationals retain the right to reside in Luxembourg after the Brexit transition, they must obtain a new residence document by June 30, 2021 in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement. UK nationals who have previously registered as residents must complete an application form to request and receive a new residence document. The application form is available from the Immigration Department in Luxembourg City.

Starting on January 1, 2021, travel is permitted in the Schengen area for up to 90 days in a 180-day period without a visa to visit family or friends; attend business meetings, sports events, or cultural events; for tourism, and for short-term study or training. Travelers should note that visits to other Schengen countries within the previous 180 days also count towards the 90-day maximum stay. Any days spent in Luxembourg before January 1, 2021 will not count towards the 90-day limit.

Working in Luxembourg

UK nationals who are registered as residents in Luxembourg have the right to work there if they remain residents.

Some UK nationals may need to apply for a UK criminal records certificate (casier judiciare) to be employed in the country.

Individuals who live in Luxembourg and commute to work in another EU/EFTA country may need a permit proving that they are a frontier worker starting in January 2021. The Home Office will provide further details when guidance is available.

Passports

Rules on travel within the EU will stay the same through December 31, 2020. During that time, UK nationals may travel to countries in the EU and Schengen area with their UK passport. UK nationals should ensure that their passport is valid for the duration of their trip.

Starting on January 1, 2021, travel is permitted in the Schengen area for up to 90 days in a 180-day period without a visa to visit family or friends; attend business meetings, sports events, or cultural events; for tourism, and for short-term study or training. Travelers should note that visits to other Schengen countries within the previous 180 days also count towards the 90-day maximum stay. Any days spent in Luxembourg before January 1, 2021 will not count towards the 90-day limit. 

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