The Luxembourg government has increased the minimum salary requirements for European Union (EU) Blue Cards, effective 10 July 2016.
EU Blue Card holders in Luxembourg must now be paid at least €73,296 per year (1.5 times the average annual salary in Luxembourg), up from €71,946.
For EU Blue Card Holders with jobs in shortage occupations within group 1 (managers) or 2 (professionals) of the ISCO (International Standard Classification of Occupations), the minimum salary is now fixed at €58,636.80 per year (1.2 times the average annual salary), up from €57,556.80.
The list of shortage occupations is as follows:
The Luxembourg government regularly adjusts the minimum salary requirements for foreign nationals.
The EU Blue Card is a work and residence permit, implemented in most EU countries, designed to attract highly-skilled non-EU nationals. To qualify, applicants need advanced qualifications or substantial experience, among other requirements. Benefits include the flexibility to change employers or move to another EU country, and work permission for a spouse.