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Cross-border worker, third-country national

The third-country national who holds a residence permit and resides legally in another member State of the EU and who wishes to work on the territory of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, without wanting to reside here, must have been authorised to do so.

To obtain an authorisation to work, the third-country national submits his/her application to the minister in charge of immigration before starting to work. The application is to be sent to the Immigration Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (address: B.P. 752, L-2017 Luxembourg).

Authorisation to work of a third-country national who is holder of a residence permit and resides in another member State of the EU and who wishes to work on the territory of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg

Application for renewal of an authorisation to work for a third-country national who is holder of a residence permit for another member State of the EU and who resides there (only available in French)

The third-country national who is the spouse/declared partner or the descendant of an EU national residing in another member State of the EU and working in Luxembourg, is exempt from the obligation to have an authorisation to work if he/she wishes to also work in Luxembourg. He/she must nevertheless ask for an exemption letter.

Exemption from the authorisation to work for a third-country national residing in another member State of the EU and whose spouse/declared partner or direct ascendant works in Luxembourg

The third-country national can appoint somebody 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