The Luxembourg government has increased the minimum salary requirements for European Union (EU) Blue Cards, effective immediately. A lower salary threshold now applies to certain shortage occupations in the ICT sector. The government fee for a residence permit application has also increased.
EU Blue Card holders in
Luxembourg must now be paid at least €71,946 per year (1.5 times the
average annual salary in Luxembourg), up from €69,858.
The immigration authorities in Luxembourg have also announced a list of shortage occupations to which a lower minimum annual salary of €57,556.80 applies (1.2 times the average annual salary).
The qualifying occupations are mostly in the ICT sector, where the Luxembourg government has identified a need to attract more non-EU national workers:
Residence Permit Fee
The government fee for a residence permit application has recently increased to €80 from €50.
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.