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Immigrate to Luxembourg from Australia

Immigrate to Luxembourg from Australia

People who want to immigrate to Luxembourg from Australia can take usual routes that imply business and employment or special programs. The choice should be made in accordance with considering specific matters, such as the reason for relocation.

Below, our immigration lawyers in Luxembourg present the main options you have if you decide to move here from Australia. No matter the pathway you decide for, you can rely on our relocation services.

Residence options for long-term stays

Those who decide to move to Luxembourg from Australia for more than 3 months must apply for a national or long-term D visa. However, before applying for this visa, one must first apply for temporary authorization to stay in Luxembourg.

The application for the national visa can be filed with one of the two Luxembourg consulates in Australia (New South Wales or Victoria). The type of residence permit you require is determined by your reason for relocation. Once you have received the long-stay visa, you can relocate to Luxembourg from Australia and apply for a temporary residence permit.

The main options for immigration to Luxembourg for temporary stays are:

  • business;
  • employment;
  • family reunification.

You can obtain more information on your options from our law firm in Luxembourg.

How to immigrate to Luxembourg from Australia based on employment

Australian citizens who want to relocate to Luxembourg for employment must apply for a work visa. Before submitting the work visa application, one must have a job offer from a Luxembourg company as well as an employment contract. The employer must register the job post with the National Employment Agency to demonstrate that they are permitted to hire foreign people.

Highly skilled individuals who want to move to Luxembourg from Australia may apply for the EU Blue Card. To be eligible for an EU Blue Card, one must meet certain conditions, including the minimum yearly wage specified in your work contract.

The work visa has a one-year validity and can be extended for an additional 3 years.

Should you decide on this pathway, do not hesitate to ask for details from our Luxembourg lawyers.

The holiday working program in Luxembourg

As mentioned above, there are also specific programs that the two nations have together, among which the Working Holiday Visa. Please note that this is not an option for permanent residence permit for Luxembourg at first, but it can be useful should one decide to immigrate to the Grand Duchy later.

The main requirements for this program are:

  • being aged 18 to 30;
  • working for a Luxembourg employer for up to 6 months;
  • studying in Luxembourg for up to 4 months.

The visa has a validity of maximum one year. It also allows the holder to travel freely throughout the Schengen Area for up to 90 of every 180 days.

You can rely on our lawyers if you want to use this visa to move to Luxembourg from Australia temporarily.

Securing permanent residency in Luxembourg

People who immigrate to Luxembourg from Australia and live here for a continuous minimum period of 5 years may be granted long-term resident status. In order to meet the time frame conditions, holders of  EU Blue Card residence visas may combine their stays in various Member States.

Feel free to address our Luxembourg lawyers about any questions you might have on permanent residency.

How to get Luxembourg citizenship

As an Australian, you have to be a legal resident of Luxembourg for a minimum of 5 years, with one year of continuous residency before you may apply for citizenship. Naturalization is the procedure through which you can get a Luxembourg passport.

Please contact our local law firm and find out how we can help you immigrate to Luxembourg from Australia.