The EU Blue Card - an interesting option!
Are you a highly-qualified worker residing outside of the European Union and wishing to work for a company in Luxembourg?
If so, you might be able to acquire a residence permit under the European Union (EU) Blue Card scheme.
What is the EU Blue Card scheme?
An EU Blue Card grants to its holder the right to work and reside permanently in Luxembourg. This program is open for third-country nationals (people residing outside of the EU) provided that they have higher professional qualifications, such as a university degree, preferably but not necessary, a post-graduate degree/master or higher such as doctorate - and an employment contract or a binding job offer. The EU Blue Card applies in 25 of the 27 EU countries, Luxembourg is one of them. It does not apply in Denmark and Ireland.
What is a highly-qualified worker?
You are considered a highly-qualified worker if you have a work contract of at least one year, and if you meet the conditions listed below.
What conditions must a candidate fulfil to apply for an EU Blue Card?
- The candidate must prove that he has higher professional qualifications by showing a higher education qualification (notably, a university degree).
Higher professional qualifications are:
- qualifications attested by evidence of higher education qualifications of studies that lasted at least threeyears. This means any diploma, certificate or other evidence of formal qualifications issued by acompetent authority attesting the successful completion of a post-secondary higher education programme. This must be a set of courses provided by an educational establishment recognised as a higher education institution by the State in which it is situated.
- Some Member States may also accept at least five years of relevant professional experience.
- The candidate must work as a paid employee - the EU Blue Card does not apply to self-employed work or entrepreneurs. As for remuneration, it must be either:
- at least equivalent to 1.5 times the amount of the Luxembourg average gross annual salary (EUR 83,628); or
- at least equivalent to 1.2 times the Luxembourg average gross annual salary (EUR 66,902.40).
- The candidate is welcomed to work in one of the following professions and for which the government has noticed a particular need to employ third-country nationals:
- mathematicians, actuaries and statisticians;
- systems analysts;
- software developers;
- web and multimedia developers;
- application programmers;
- software and application developers and analysts, multimedia developers not listed
- database designers and administrators;
- system administrators;
- computer network professionals;
- databas and network professionals not elsewhere classified.
These are the minimum requirements for an EU Blue Card candidate.
If you need an assistance in obtaining an EU Blue Card, you can contact Marina Kirchens via: firstname.lastname@example.org or book an appointment using the button below.