|Which ministry has overall responsibility?|
The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs is responsible for foreign policy and of the promotion of international economic relations, cooperation and humanitarian action. Thus, the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs is also the Minister for Immigration and Asylum.
The Directorate for Immigration is composed of different units, including the Foreigners’ Department, the Refugees’ Department and the Return Department:
The Returns Department executes the returns decisions issued against irregular staying migrants.
Diplomatic missions abroad are responsible for issuing visas to non-EU citizens and helping nationals who are in need.
|Are there other ministries involved?||Minister for Immigration and Asylum|
The competence of the Minister for Immigration and Asylum have been defined in article 1 (2) IV of the Grand Ducal Decree of 5 December 2018 regarding the constitution of Ministries:
The Ministry is responsible for implementing national policy in the field of employment and labour and coordinates related activities i.e. development and implementation of policies in the field of employment and regulating labour laws and professional relations.
The Ministry implements and coordinates social policy on a family level and the reception and integration of third-country nationals, through the Luxemburg Reception and Integration Agency, OLAI as well as matters on a Grand Region level.
|Ministry of National Education, Children and Youth|
The Ministry is responsible for developing and implementing policies in the field of primary and post-primary education, vocational training and lifelong learning.
|Ministry of Higher Education and Research|
The Ministry is responsible for developing and implementing policies on university and higher education. As such, it is responsible for policies regarding public research and scientific and technological cooperation. Also, it is responsible for the recognition and homologation of third-country higher education diplomas.
|What are the implementing agencies?||Agency for Employment Development (ADEM)|
ADEM is an agency under the supervision of the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Economy and is responsible for:
|Luxembourg Reception and Integration Agency (OLAI)|
The OLAI is an administration under the supervision of the Ministry of Family, Integration and the Grand Region and is responsible for:
|Are there general immigration policy papers?|
Are there impact assessments, studies and reports available?
Annual Reports of relevant Ministries
What is the key legislation?
Law of 8 March 2017 amending:
Grand-Ducal Regulation of 5 September 2008 on the composition and functioning
Grand-Ducal Regulation of 26 September 2008 determining the minimum level of remuneration for highly qualified workers pursuant to Law of 29 August 2008 on the free movement of persons and immigration
Ministerial regulation of 30 June 2016 establishing the average gross annual salary in regard to the Grand-Ducal Regulation of 26 September 2008 determining the minimum level of remuneration for highly qualified workers pursuant to Law of 29 August 2008 on the free movement of persons and worker immigration
Grand-Ducal Regulation of 26 September 2008 laying down rules of conduct to be followed by officers executing a removal decision and amending the Grand -Ducal Regulation of 21 December 2006 on the implementation of Directive 2003/110 /EC of 25 November 2003 on assistance in cases of transit for the purposes of removal by air
Grand-Ducal Regulation of 26 September 2008 establishing the creation and treatment of personal data necessary for the execution of the law of 29 August 2008 on the free movement of persons and immigration and determining the personal data which the Ministry responsible for immigration can access in order to implement controls foreseen by law
Grand-Ducal Regulation of 14 November 2008 establishing the terms for granting approval to research institutions under Article 65, paragraph 4 of the Law of 29 August 2008 on the free movement of persons and immigration
What are the national scientific research and statistical offices on immigration?
STATEC is an institute under the authority of the Ministry of Economy. It has scientific and professional independence. STATEC establishes its working program in accordance with the national and European scientific legislation, producing and disseminating information in a neutral manner.