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Digital Nomad Visa in Luxembourg

Digital Nomad Visa in Luxembourg

Even if Luxembourg does not have a digital nomad visa for remote workers, it makes one of the most appealing European destinations for those who can complete their activities in a flexible manner. While citizens of EU countries do not need any type of visa to enter and stay in Luxembourg for a longer period, people from non-EU states need to comply with the usual travel requirements applied to tourists and visitors.

If you want to move to Luxembourg temporarily as a digital nomad, our lawyers can advise you on your options. You can also rely on our law firm in Luxembourg for guidance in relocating here indefinitely.

Differences between a digital nomad and a tourist visa for Luxembourg

Obtaining a digital nomad visa in Luxembourg would mean obtaining a visa dedicated to remote workers only. It would also come with specific requirements compared to a tourist one.

Here is a comparison between the remote worker and tourist visas for Luxembourg:

  • the digital nomad visa has a longer validity period (up to one year in most countries), while the tourist visa is usually issued for a few months (3 months in most EU states);
  • when applying for a digital nomad visa, the remote worker is usually required to submit proof of income, while under a tourist visa, there is no such requirement;
  • as a digital nomad, one must have a foreign employer, while the tourist visa does not impose such a condition;
  • the tourist visa can be obtained for various purposes, including business visits, compared to the digital nomad visa which can be secured for remote activities only.

There are both advantages and disadvantages when seeking to obtain a remote worker visa for Luxembourg. Considering the requisites for those who want to work remotely, the tourist visa, even if with a shortest validity does not impact the activities of the holders.

If you decide to relocate to the Grand Duchy, you can rely on our lawyers in Luxembourg who can advise on the types of residence permits available.

ETIAS authorization for entering Luxembourg

As a Schengen Area country, Luxembourg is expected to adhere to the ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System) in 2023 when it will be implemented in all Schengen states. This means that foreign citizens, including remote workers, will need to obtain such an authorization to enter the Grand Duchy. With more than 50 countries that already have access to this electronic visa system, the number of states is expected to grow.

The main advantage of the ETIAS is that it applies to citizens of non-EU countries that were already exempt from Schengen visas and who can now complete all the formalities online. The ETIAS is not a European visa, however, it will be issued for a maximum duration of stay of 3 months for its holder.

If you want to travel to Luxembourg as a digital nomad, you can obtain more information on this matter from our lawyers.

Living in Luxembourg as a digital nomad

Even if there is no specific digital nomad visa in Luxembourg at the moment, the Grand Duchy remains an option for many foreign citizens who have plenty of co-working spaces they can work from. Even if the cost of living is higher here (approximately EUR 5,000), the quality of life here is also one of the best in Europe.

Since we mentioned the visa requirements applicable, here is what you should consider if you are remote worker from a non-EU country:

  • visas are required for citizens of approximately 30 countries, while citizens of 116 states do not need entry visas;
  • electronic visas are available for applicants of 34 countries;
  • citizens of 16 countries can obtain visas on arrival.

If you are interested in a digital nomad visa for Luxembourg and need support on choosing a suitable option, contact us.