Living in Luxembourg guide

Find out all you need to know to relocate and live in Luxembourg with the expat guide

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General information
  • Located between Germany, Belgium and France, Luxembourg is a small European Union country which is very conducive to expatriation.

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Visas, passports and entry requirements
  • Formalities related to traveling to Luxembourg generally vary from one country to another and according to the duration of the stay.

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Work visas, work permits, working holiday visas and residence permits
  • Nationals of some countries require a visa to travel to Luxembourg, whether for a long or short stay. Others are exempt from this requirement.

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Labour market, how to find a job
  • Luxembourg provides internship opportunities to expatriates in different fields due to the presence of many international companies across the country.

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  • Setting up a business in Luxembourg involves five major steps. These should not be complicated if you have all relevant information and documents.

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  • Esch-sur-Alzette is one of Luxembourg's major cities, providing job opportunities for expatriates in various fields, namely industry, trade, etc.

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  • Dudelange, which is a dynamic industrial city, is ideal for expatriates looking for professional opportunities in Luxembourg.

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  • Luxembourg City, which is the Grand Duchy's capital city, provides many job opportunities for expatriates as it is an important financial center.

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How to rent a house or an apartment, leases and rental agreements
  • As an expatriate in Luxembourg, you are allowed to buy a property, whether it has already been built or it is in construction.

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  • Esch-sur-Alzette is a developing and urbanized city providing a range of accommodation options for expatriates wishing to settle there.

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  • Dudelange, one of Luxembourg's major cities, is very welcoming towards foreigners, thus providing a range of accommodation options.

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  • If you wish to settle in Luxembourg City, you should know that rent prices are very high there, especially in the most popular neighborhoods.

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  • As Luxembourg's rental market is quite limited, it is best to start your accommodation search well before moving there.

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Student visa, University registration
  • Luxembourg is very open to foreign students who wish to enroll in one of its prestigious universities or higher education institutions.

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Health care

Public and private health systems
  • Luxembourg hosts 18 hospitals which are easily accessible to expatriates if they require health care during their stay in the country.

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Open and manage a bank account
  • Expatriates in Luxembourg, whether or not they are a resident, are allowed to open a bank account in the country. Procedures are simple.

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Tax system, income tax
  • Residents and non-residents in Luxembourg, as well as border workers, have to pay different taxes, including income tax, at different rates.

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Train, bus, plane, car rental
  • Luxembourg City hosts a developed transport network including day and night services to take you anywhere around the city.

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  • Expatriates in Luxembourg can access to a range of means of transport, namely buses, trains, taxis, etc. They can even rent a car or a bike.

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Driver's licence

Driving requirements
  • If you want to drive in Luxembourg, you can either apply for a local driver's license or exchange your original driver's license on the spot.

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moving, formalities and useful tips
  • Relocating to Luxembourg requires appropriate planning. It is better to hire removal experts who will take care of all related formalities on your behalf.

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Phone line, internet provider, post office
  • Luxembourg's telecommunications market is very developed, hosting numerous service providers that offer interesting services to expatriates.

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Sports, leisure and cultural activities
  • Luxembourg City, which is Luxembourg's capital city, provides various leisure activities for expatriates, namely theaters, sports, nightlife, etc.

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  • Luxembourg is a culturally and historically rich country, providing a range of leisure activities both for locals and expatriates, regardless of their age.

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  • Luxembourg is a multicultural country marked by many holidays, traditions, multilingualism which are an undeniable proof of its openness to the world.

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  • To be authorized to travel with you to Luxembourg, your pet has to meet some conditions such as wearing a microchip and be vaccinated, etc.

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