ICLG 4th Edition - Corporate Immigration 2017

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ICLG 4th Edition - Corporate Immigration 2017

1 Introduction

1.1 What are the main sources of immigration law in your jurisdiction?

The main source is the Law of 29 August 2008 on the freedom of movement and immigration (the "Immigration Law"), as recently amended by the law of 8 March 2017.

1.2 What authorities administer the corporate immigration system in your jurisdiction?

The Immigration Directorate - Department for Foreigners of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs administers all aspects of immigration including corporate immigration.

1.3 Is your jurisdiction part of a multilateral agreement between countries (EU/NAFTA/MERCOSUR) which facilitates the movement of people between countries for employment purposes?

Luxembourg is a founding Member State of the EU, as well as the Schengen Area, and is a member of the EEA (European Economic Area).

It grants immigration and employment of EU, EEA, and EFTA (European Free Trade Association) citizens in compliance with the EU freedom of movement principle.

EU citizens as well as third-country nationals whose direct relatives are EU nationals do not need to secure a permit or visa to enter and work in Luxembourg.

Within the Schengen territory all internal borders were abolished to create one single external border. The Schengen Agreement also proclaims shared common rules and procedures for visas for short stays, asylum requests and border controls.

2 Business Visitors

2.1 Can business visitors enter your jurisdiction under a relevant visa waiver programme?

EU citizens do not need a permit or visa to enter and/or work in Luxembourg. This benefit is in pr...

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