November 22, 2010

Immigration authorities in Luxembourg have introduced an extensive new medical requirement for all non-European Union national residence permit applicants.  The new rules were first implemented in September 2010 and are now being universally requested of all residence permit applicants in place of the previous, simpler, medical test (“Certificat provisoire rose“).

Who Has to Have the New Medical? 

All non-European Union national residence permit applicants are required to take the medical tests, including children.

What Does the New Medical Involve? 

Two different examinations are required.

  • The “contrôle médicale des étrangers”  which can be carried out by any general medical practitioner (médecin généraliste or médecin interniste) or paediatrician. An appointment must be made for this.
  • Following the examination by the general practitioner, applicants must go to the Ligue Médico Sociale(LMS), at 2 rue G.C. Marshall, for a tuberculosis test.   The LMS is open on Mondays between 8/30am and 11 am and again ebtween 2pm and 4pm, and on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 2pm and 4.30pm.  It is closed on Fridays and at the weekend.
  • Following the above two examinations,  a certificate will be issued by theService Médicale de l’Immigration which will be sent directly to the Immigration Service and added to the applicant’s file.

For all cases handled by Pro-Link GLOBAL, your Pro-Link GLOBAL Immigration Specialistwill work with you to arrange the necessary examinations.

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Note that extensive new medical requirements are in place for all residence permit applications (for non-European Union national applicants).  Your Pro-Link GLOBAL Immigration Specialist will guide you through the procedures.

Caveat Lector | Warning to Reader 

This is provided as informational only and does not substitute for actual legal advice based on the specific circumstances of a matter. Readers are reminded that Immigration laws are fluid and can change a moment’s notice without any warning. Please reach out to your local Pro-Link GLOBAL specialist should you require any additional clarification.  Pro-Link GLOBAL worked with our PLG | KGNM Correspondent Office in Luxembourg to provide you this update.