The Minister in charge of Immigration can grant an authorisation of stay for sportsmen to those who exclusively exercise a sporting activity or train athletes.
You must have a work contract signed with an accredited federation or an affiliated club under the modified Law of 3 August 2005 on sport.
You must also obtain:
- An authorisation of stay as a sportsmen; and
- a visa, if necessary.
Where to apply
The authorisation to stay application must be submitted by the third-country national. However, he may call upon a third party, such as the approved federation or club, to carry out the necessary procedures.
Third-country nationals need an authorisation to stay, then a residence permit in order to stay and work as an athlete or instructor in Luxembourg.
The Directorate of Immigration will verify your qualifications and skills and check that you will earn a salary at least equivalent to the minimum social salary for full-time employment.
Once granted, the sportsmen must, if necessary, obtain a visa at the embassy or consulate in the country of origin within 90 days.If a visa is not required, you must enter the territory of Luxembourg within 90 days of the granting of the residence permit.
You must provide the following documents:
|Duration of validity||The residence permit for sportsmen, which will be issued after your arrival in Luxembourg, is valid for a maximum duration of one year and is renewable on request for the same duration, provided the necessary conditions continue to be met.|
You must report to the Commune where you will live within three days of your arrival.
You must also show proof of adequate accommodation and a medical certificate.
Once these documents have been submitted, the Directorate of Immigration will issue you with a residence permit for sportsmen.
You must pay a fee of 80 EUR.
Negative decisions related to authorisation to stay can be challenged before the First instance Administrative Court within three months of notification of the ministerial decision.
If the First instance Administrative Court rejects the appeal the decision a further appeal can be filed before the Administrative Court within 40 days of judgement notification.
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- Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
- Diplomatic missions abroad
- Directorate of Immigration
- Ministry of Labour and Employment and Social and Solidarity Economy
- Agency for the Development of Employment
- Ministry of Education, Children and Youth
- Local Authorities (in French)
- Guichet en Ligne (long term resident status)