You must make a declaration of arrival at the Municipal Office in your locality within eight days of moving to Luxembourg from UK. You will need:
- Identity card or passport
- Certificate of marriage or partnership, or a family record book
- Birth certificates for the children
You may request a residence certificate if you wish, although this is not compulsory.
You also need to apply for an address registration certificate before your first 90 days after moving to Luxembourg from UK. Fill in a registration form at the offices of the same communal authorities.
The registration form must be accompanied by the documents corresponding to the relevant category:
- copy of valid national identity card or passport;
- proof of employment — less than 10 hours work a week does not qualify.
After 5 years you may apply for permanent residency from the immigration office of the Ministère des Affaires Etrangères.
Ministère des Affaires Étrangères
5 Rue Notre-Dame, L-2240 Luxembourg
Tel: +352 24 78 23 00
Fax: +352 22 31 44
Although Britain is not a member of the Schengen area, and therefore customs formalities apply, because we are members of the EU, there is little of consequence to concern the average Briton relocating to Luxembourg.
There are no restrictions on the amount of currency you may bring in; medication must be for personal use only. Alcohol and tobacco have some restrictions. Coats, fur and leather shoes made of protected animals will need special authorisation.
Moving to Luxembourg from UK with Pets
Pets require their own pet passport, microchips, rabies vaccinations within 1 year, but not closer than 21 days from departure, and up-to-date routine vaccinations. Check with your vet well before you leave. If you intend to bring the pet back to the UK you must ensure the rabies vaccinations are kept up to date.