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Residence and work permits


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the temporary restrictions on the entry into Luxembourg of third-country nationals have been extended until 30 Juin 2022 inclusive.


Citizens of the European Union (EU) and the countries associated with the Schengen area, as well as their family members from these territories (EU and Schengen area) can freely enter Luxembourg. However, in the case of travel to Luxembourg by air, the persons concerned are subject to the obligation of prior testing.

Travelling to Luxembourg by air:

In view of the sanitary situation at national and European level, any person, regardless of their nationality, aged 12 years or older (the 6-year age limit no longer applies), who wishes to travel by air to Luxembourg, must present the  negative result of a biological examination for COVID-19  (on paper or electronically) upon boarding. Tests for the amplification of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods) or viral antigen tests are accepted. The biological examination must have been carried out less than 48 hours before the flight or less than 24 hours before the flight in the case of a rapid antigen test SARS-CoV-2. The negative result must be accompanied, if necessary, by a translation into one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg (Luxembourgish, German or French) or into English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese will also be accepted.

Travel restrictions and sanitary measures for Luxembourg

Please consult the following website for the latest travel restrictions and sanitary measures for Luxembourg:  .

For any questions please contact the Consulate at  .

Wearing a face mask and gloves is mandatory when visiting the Consulate.

Applications for work and residence permits must be addressed to the Minister in charge of immigration matters and submitted at the Immigration Directorate of the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.

Applicants in Russia are invited to submit their documents together with 2 standard visa application forms and 2 colour pictures (required for the issuance of the D type visa) to the Luxembourg Embassy in Moscow, consular section:

Luxembourg Embassy in Moscow
Consular section
Khrouchtchevsky per., 3
119034 Moscou 
Metro "Kropotkinskaya"

Applicants can also submit their work and residence permit application file directly to the Immigration Directorate in Luxembourg. In this case the documents required for the D visa application do not have to be added to the application file at the initial stage.

Direction de l'immigration - Service des étrangers
26, route d'Arlon
L-1140 Luxembourg
Adresse postale : B.P. 752 L-2017 Luxembourg
Grand-Duché de Luxembourg 

We invite residency permit applicants to consult the following website (available in French and English) for information on the various types of residency permits as well as the corresponding supporting documents to provide for each type of residency permit:


The Embassy strongly advises all applicants to submit a notarized copy with an Apostille of all official documents which have been translated into English, French or German.

Once the work and residence permit application procedure has been completed and in case the application was approved by the Immigration Directorate, applicants who are subject to the visa obligation will have to obtain a D type visa. The application for this visa is to be submitted at the consular section of the Embassy of Luxembourg in Moscow together with the original letter on the temporary authorization of stay issued by the Immigration Directorate. Please note that the visa application is subject to a consular issuance fee of 50€.

All relevant information on the steps to be completed after arriving in Luxembourg will be provided on the backside of the temporary authorization of stay letter and can be found on this website

If you have further queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Luxembourg Consular Section in Moscow, tel. +7 495 786 66 65.

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