Commercial, craft and industrial activities, as well as certain liberal professions, are subject to a business permit.
In order to obtain a business permit, the person responsible for managing the business as well as the majority partner/shareholder must namely satisfy the conditions of professional integrity.
Professional integrity aims to guarantee the integrity of the profession and to protect future contracting partners and clients. The General Directorate for SMEs and Entrepreneurship will verify the professional integrity at the time the business permit application is submitted.
Carry out your procedure:
By downloading a form
- Déclaration sur l'honneur
The conditions for professional integrity must be satisfied by the person responsible for managing or administering the business, i.e.:
if the business is run by a natural person:
- the professional operating under his own name;
if the business is run by a company (legal person):
- the legal representative (business manager or director) of the company or its authorised agent (called the gérant-technique (technical manager) in a limited liability company (SARL) or directeur-technique (technical director) in a public limited company (SA));
- and the majority shareholder and any person having significant influence on the management of the business.
Professional integrity is based on the applicant's judicial history (only for the past 10 years) and on the elements brought to light by an administrative investigation.
Resident for more than 10 years
In order to provide proof of the professional qualifications, applicants residing in Luxembourg for an uninterrupted period of more than 10 years must attach the following to their business permit application:
- an affidavit (sworn declaration) concerning any management positions held in businesses during the 3 years prior to the application, including:
- the management positions held in a Luxembourg company, and/or;
- shares held in a Luxembourg company, and/or;
- the fact of having had significant influence over a business.
- an extract from the criminal records.
Non-resident or resident for less than 10 years
In order to provide proof of the professional qualifications, non-resident applicants or applicants residing in Luxembourg for less than 10 years must attach the following to their business permit application:
- a sworn declaration concerning any management positions held in businesses during the 3 years prior to the application, including:
- a declaration of non-bankruptcy (recent and unlimited) before a notary.
The sworn declaration must state that the applicant has not been involved in the bankruptcy of a business in his own name nor in the bankruptcy of a company;
- an extract from the police records or equivalent (certificate of good conduct) issued by the State where the applicant has resided during the 10 years prior to the application (including an extract from the criminal records in Luxembourg, where applicable).
In the absence thereof, applicants must attach an affidavit.
L-1347 - Luxembourg-Kirchberg
Postal box B.P. 1604 / L-1016
L-1468 - Luxembourg
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B.P. 535 - L-2937 - Luxembourg
Fax: (+352) 247-74701
The telephone helpline is open Monday to Friday, from 13.00 to 17.00 (not on public holidays).