IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? Luxembourg has adopted a wide-ranging immigration law that affects intracompany transferees, investors, EU Blue Card holders, students, seasonal workers and family members of residence permit holders, among others.
What does the change mean? New residence permit categories have been created for intracompany transferees, investors, and seasonal workers. Modifications have been made for students and EU Blue Card holders. Family members of residence permit holders are now allowed to join the principal’s in Luxembourg immediately, provided the principal permit holder’s permit is valid for at least one year with the possibility of renewal.
Background: Luxembourg’s new immigration law was approved earlier this year and took effect March 24. The law affects the following permit holders:
The law transposed the EU seasonal worker directive 2014/36 into domestic law and will provide residence permits to seasonal workers who meet the relevant criteria for the work they are seeking.
BAL Analysis: The law is designed to make immigration processes easier for intracompany transferees, investors, EU Blue Card holders, students, seasonal workers and family members of residence permit holders. Especially because new permit categories and new length of stay provisions are now available, employers should work with their BAL professional to strategize the best way to move people into and out of Luxembourg in order to meet business needs.
This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider located in Luxembourg. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.
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