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.
EU Blue Card holders salary must now be paid at least 84,780 euro annually (2023). Hereunder is the list of shortage occupations, for these professions a lower minimum annual salary requirement of 67,824 euro exists.
- 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.
Authorisation to stay for a third-country national - Procedure
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