Professional integrity

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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.

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Who is concerned

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.

Prerequisites

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.

Applicants previously involved in bankruptcies or compulsory liquidations without damage to their professional integrity may apply for a new permit provided they take accelerated training in business management with the competent business chamber.

How to proceed

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.

Who to contact

Chamber of Skilled Trades and Crafts
2, Circuit de la foire internationale
L-1347 - Luxembourg-Kirchberg
Postal box B.P. 1604 / L-1016
Luxembourg

Email contact@cdm.lu

14, rue Erasme
L-1468 - Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Phone: (+352) 42 39 39 - 330
Email info@houseofentrepreneurship.lu

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Ministry of the Economy
19-21, boulevard Royal
L-2449 - Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Phone: (+352) 247-74700
Fax: (+352) 247-74701
Email info.pme@eco.etat.lu

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