Moving overseas is a big step, whether you’re moving to your job, retiring or merely looking for a new adventure. Despite its small size, removals to Luxembourg are no different. You will probably spend lots of time organising your move. This guide will help if you’re moving to Luxembourg, giving you the necessary overview and tips that will make a real difference.

Luxembourg is one of the smallest nations in the world; France, Germany and Belgium landlock its 2586 km² (999 sqm). The capital is where the Alzette and Petrusse Rivers meet, amidst green valleys overshadowed by rocky medieval fortifications. Since 1994 the city itself is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Luxembourg is a highly developed country in western Europe and today is the only sovereign grand duchy that still exists. Known officially as the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the nation is small but punches above its weight on the international scene. A population of just over half a million enjoys the second highest GDP in the world. It is a very wealthy country indeed.

A founding member of the EU, Luxembourg is home to a high proportion of migrants, just under 40% of the total population. Crime rates are unusually low, and the country is considered a very safe place to live. Since 2002 Luxembourg have been using the Euro as their nominated currency.

The climate in Luxembourg provides hot summers and harsh winters, with snow possible during the coldest months.

Moving to Luxembourg is a frequent occurrence because, despite the very small size of the country, it has one of the most dynamic economies in Europe and offers many opportunities.

Both reputable European and international removals companies will have much experience of transporting goods to Luxembourg. Although the country is very accessible, it’s a good idea to use a European moving firm with prior experience, so the process is as smooth as possible.

All international removals will have to go through customs and Luxembourg is no exception. You can import personal effects and furniture without duty providing they meet a string of conditions.

Moving to Luxembourg – Healthcare

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There are no private hospitals in the country. However, health facilities in Luxembourg are first-rate; you have the right to choose your doctor, hospital and specialist. The Caisses des Maladies (Health Offices) manage the healthcare and therefore the hospitals for citizens and residents.

Employers register their employees with the Caisse de Maladie des Employés Privés or Private Employees Health Office, that will issue your social security card. You will need this […]

Moving to Luxembourg – Culture

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When you move overseas, the etiquette and culture can be very different to what you’re accustomed to. A little bit of research will help you become part of your local community far more easily:

  • Many Luxembourg nationals stay in the town where they were brought up
  • The family is integral, and parents typically remain part of their child’s life even in adulthood
  • Personal matters usually aren’t discussed with friends, just […]

Moving to Luxembourg – Transport

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Notorious for its traffic congestion, Luxembourg is set to become the first country in the world to make public transport free. The aim is to take more drivers out of their cars and encourage them to use other means to get around thus reducing the problems with traffic and parking places.

In fact, the public transport system in this small country is excellent, offering very well developed road network that links […]

Moving to Luxembourg – Visa

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If you are moving to Luxembourg from elsewhere in the EU, you won’t need a visa to live in the country, even if you’re planning on working. However, if you’re expecting to stay longer than 90 days, you’ll need to register with the Luxembourg authorities.

Individuals who are moving to Luxembourg from outside the EU will require a visa plus a work permit. However, when a job is available, an EU […]

Moving to Luxembourg – Where to live

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Although Luxembourg is a small country, there are some very different regions to explore. Here is an overview of some of the most popular parts:

Luxembourg City

Luxembourg City is the most extensive settlement in Luxembourg with approximately 115,000 residents. The majority of jobs for people from overseas are available in this area. The city is split into 24 distinct zones; Belair is close to the centre and sophisticated, Merl is ideal […]

Moving to Luxembourg – Taxation

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You’re moving to Luxembourg where finance and tax will continue to be an inevitable part of your life. So what exactly do you need to know about finance and tax in Luxembourg?

We’ve put together primary steps to guide you on choosing a bank and the implications for you on income tax and social security contributions and VAT.

Let’s face it you’ve enough to manage with your schedule for European moving, a […]