Luxembourg Type D Visa Requirements
A D-Visa for employment enables you to travel to Germany and apply for a residence permit with the local immigration office (“Ausländerbehörde”) or pursue an economic activity during the validity of the visa.
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Applying for a long stay visa (visa D)
Staying for more than 3 months
Third country nationals subject to a visa obligation who wish to stay in Luxembourg for more than 3 months must apply for a long stay visa (D).
Before submitting an application for a visa, the non-EU national must apply, from his country of origin, for a temporary authorisation to stay at the Immigration Directorate of the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes).
The application procedure for the authorisation to stay depends on the planned activity:
- salaried worker (employee);
- self-employed worker (independent);
- highly qualified worker;
- private reasons;
- au pair;
- salaried worker posted by a company established outside the EU;
Within 90 days following receipt of the temporary authorisation to stay, the applicant must submit, in person, a long stay visa application (D) in 2 copies to the Luxembourg diplomatic or consular mission in his country of residence or, failing that, to the embassy or consulate of the country in the Schengen area which represents Luxembourg for the issuance of long-stay visas (only the Belgian embassy or consulate).
The application must be accompanied by the following documents:
- 2 recent and identical identity photos;
- a valid passport or a travel document accepted in the Schengen area, which is valid for at least 3 months after the expiry date of the requested visa;
- the temporary authorisation to stay.
When the visa is granted, it is affixed in the passport in the form of a stamp or vignette.
A visa type D is valid for a period of 90 days to one year maximum.
Note that the Passport, Visa and Legalisation Office is competent for visa applications regarding stays not exceeding 90 days over any 180-day period. For applications concerning a stay of more than 3 months, the competent authority is the Department for Foreigners at the Immigration Directorate.
Staying less than 90 days and carrying out a paid activity
Third-country nationals subject to a visa obligation who wish to work in Luxembourg during a stay of less than 90 days must apply for a long stay visa (D).
Before applying for a visa type D, third-country nationals must apply, from their country of origin, for a work permit/authorisation to stay for trainees to the Immigration Directorate of the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes).
Family reunification with an EU citizen
Third country nationals subject to a visa obligation who wish to join a member of their family who is an EU citizen or from a country treated as such, must also apply for a long stay visa (D).
How long does D-visa take to process?
The decision on the issue of a visa is made within 14 working days from the payment date of application fee. If the documents need to be examined in more detail, the consideration period may be extended to 30 days and 60 days in case of student applications.
Who can apply for Type D-visa?
D-visa is an entry visa for spouses (and their under aged common children) that want to travel to Norway while they are waiting for an answer, or before they have applied for family immigration. To get this kind of visa, there has to be chance that you will get yes on your application for family immigration.