The British Ambassador to Luxembourg has urged United Kingdom (UK) nationals to apply for residency under the Withdrawal Agreement before the deadline on 30 June 2021.
Ambassador Fleur Thomas warned British citizens residing in Luxembourg that failure to apply for residency in the next two weeks could lead to them losing the right to live in the Grand Duchy.
The deadline for submitting an application for a Withdrawal Agreement residence permit in Luxembourg is 30 June 2021. The British Embassy in Luxembourg noted that more than 3,800 applications have been made since Luxembourg's Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched the online process in July 2020. However, many still need to apply.
All British nationals who were resident in Luxembourg before 1 January 2021 now have two weeks to submit their application. This includes people who already hold a European "carte de séjour", are in the process of applying for Luxembourg nationality or are married to Luxembourg or other European Union (EU) nationals.
“With just two weeks remaining to apply for residency in Luxembourg, my message to UK nationals here is clear: if you have not done so already, you must apply for residency today. Submitting your application before 30 June is vital to protect your right to live here, and your future in Luxembourg", emphasised Ambassador Fleur Thomas. “Please do not delay if you are missing certain documents – you can explain your situation within the application form. The important thing is to apply and support is available if you need it”.
The British Ambassador added: “I also urge Luxembourg people to ask their British friends, neighbours, spouses or family if they have applied for residency. Every UK national who arrived in Luxembourg before 1 January this year needs to apply, so if you know someone who hasn’t, please encourage them to start the process”.
British citizens who may need additional support to apply should contact the British Embassy (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) who can answer questions about the process and help guide people through the applicaton process.
Each person must make a separate application but children under 18 do not need to apply, unless they need a residence permit to work or will turn 18 close to the application deadline. All adult British nationals need to obtain a residence permit bearing the words "UK Withdrawal Agreement from the EU”.
As part of the ongoing information campaign, the British government is encouraging all Britons in the EU to consult the "Living in Guide" for the country in which they live. Further information for Luxembourg is available at: www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-luxembourg#visas-and-residency.
Those applying for a Withdrawal Agreement residence permit should submit their application via guichet.public.lu/en/citoyens/immigration/plus-3-mois/ressortissant-britannique/document-sejour-ressortissant-britannique-membre-famille.html.