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To carry out a professional activity as a highly-skilled worker in Luxembourg, you must get a residence permit to stay as a highly-skilled worker.

Once in Luxembourg you must register with the Commune and apply to the Employment and Immigration department for a residence permit as a highly-skilled worker.

Salary Thresholds

For 2024 EU Blue Card holders salary must be paid at least 88,452 euro gross annually. Hereunder is the list of shortage occupations, for these professions a lower minimum annual salary requirement of gross 70,762 euro is in place.

  • Mathematicians, actuaries and statisticians
  • System analysts
  • Software developers / web and multimedia developers / applications programmers
  • Software and application developers and analysts, multimedia developers not elsewhere classified
  • Database designers and administrators / systems administrators
  • Computer network professionals
  • Database and network professionals not elsewhere classified


To be a highly-skilled worker in Luxembourg, you must be able to prove you have a higher education qualification (diploma) or you have at least five years of specialised professional experience.

You must have a work contract for which you have the required qualifications and earn a salary equivalent to at least three times the minimum salary of a non-skilled worker. The employer has to make a declaration of vacant position to the National Employment Agency (ADEM) about the vacancy before recruiting you. A labour market test will not be necessary.
The government fee for a residence permit application is 80 Euro.


Information guide for third country citizens and their families.

Salaried work for third-country highly qualified workers (EU Blue Card)

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