Since 7 July, highly skilled foreign workers must earn at least EUR 73.296 per year to qualify for Luxembourg’s Blue Card program. Certain ICT profiles must earn EUR 58.636,80. Other local hires and temporary intracompany transferees remain at EUR 2.307,56 per month. 

Applicants for Luxembourg’s version of the EU Blue Card must now earn a minimum base salary of EUR 73.296 per year, an increase of EUR 1.350 from the previous minimum of EUR 71.946 and 58.636,80 coming from  EUR 57.567. The minimum base salary for other local hires and temporary intracompany transferees remains at EUR 2.307,56 EUR per month.


The minimum salary for Blue Card holders is 1.5 times the average gross annual salary in Luxembourg. For certain shortage occupations - mostly in the information, communications and technology sectors - a lower minimum annual salary of EUR 58.636,80 applies.


This figure is 1.2 times the gross annual average salary, instead of 1.5 times, which applies to other EU Blue Card professionals. The lower threshold applies to eligible new or renewal EU Blue Card applications.


The following occupations have a shortage in the Luxembourg labor market (as defined by International Standard Classification of Occupancies codes):  

  - System analysts; - Software developers;  - Web and multimedia developers; - Application programmers; - Other unclassified software and applications developers and analysts; - Mathematicians; - Actuaries; and - Statisticians - database and network professionals  


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Publié le 27 juillet 2016