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Third-country national who is a family member of a Union citizen

Entry and residence conditions for a stay inferior to three months

The third-country national who is a  family member of a Union citizen and who wants to accompany to or join the Union citizen in Luxembourg, has the right to enter and reside on the territory of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg for up to three months if he/she is holder of a valid passport and, if need be, the required visa to enter on the territory (or a residence card for family members of a Union citizen issued by the Luxembourg Government or another EU country).

To find out if you need a visa to enter the Schengen area and Luxembourg, please see:

 - Do you need a visa?

 

Procedure to follow before entry on territory

In case the third-country national is subject to visa obligation

For further information on how to proceed to obtain a short-term visa, please see:

How to obtain a visa?
-  Schengen Visa Information 
- Visa charges

 

In case the third-country national is not subject to visa obligation

There is no procedure that needs to be followed.

 

Working in Luxembourg

The third-country national who is a  family member of a  Union citizen has the right to work without having to apply for a work permit first, except for the family members of Croatian nationals.

 

For further information on the procedure to be followed, please see:

Work permit for Croatian national

Work permit renewal for Croatian nationals (only if the expired work permit’s validity was inferior to one year) (only available in French)

 

Mandate:

The  applicant can appoint a third party person to submit the application for him/her. In this case, the appointed person (proxy), except for juridical consultants, must have a duly signed and dated mandate from the principal. The signature on this mandate must be preceded by the hand-written phrase “good for power of attorney”.

Model of a mandate/proxy