Under the transition period as foreseen by the Withdrawal Agreement, UK nationals may continue to reside in the EU without additional measures until 31 December 2020. With the end of the transition period fast approaching and as announced by the Luxembourg government, UK nationals residing in Luxembourg have begun to receive letters from the Immigration Directorate inviting them to prepare an application for a residence permit in Luxembourg.
Key points on these new residence permits:
• Invitations are issued automatically to UK nationals registered as residing in Luxembourg;
• Residence permits are available for UK nationals and their family members residing in Luxembourg before 1 January 2021;
• Applications must be introduced before 30 June 2021;
• Residence permits will be valid as of 1 January 2021;
• The residency permits will be valid for 5 or 10 years (depending on current residence in Luxembourg);
• The residence permits will be renewable upon request, provided that the residence conditions continue to be fulfilled.
Our employment and immigration team remains at your entire disposal for more information. Our team remains also available to assist you in the introduction of residence permit applications in Luxembourg as UK nationals.
Philippe Schmit is a Partner in charge of the Employment Law, Pensions & Benefits practice. Philippe advises employers in the financial and industrial sectors on all aspects of the employment relationship (including its termination). He also specialises in all matters related to restructuring and reorganisation, negotiation in the context of collective dismissals and collective bargaining procedures, as well as any other HR aspects triggered by corporate restructuring, including M&A (e.g. transfers of undertakings). Conscious of the topics that impact employees today, he also provides legal support in the context of ESG considerations, whistleblowing, harassment and discrimination in the emp...