Home to thousands of immigrants, Luxembourg has the status of an international paradise. With its diverse population, its three official languages and the numerous multinationals present, Luxembourg has everything to make it a hotspot for expatriates. But these are only a few things out of many that this tiny Grand Duchy has to offer to the world. Immigrating to Luxembourg is not the easiest option but with the right guidance, it is a viable variant. So join us when we explore all the details that moving to Luxembourg involve and get acquainted with everything that is connected to life in Luxembourg.
Moving to Luxembourg from the USA is like stepping into another world. With Luxembourg being a tad bit smaller than Rhode Island in the USA, it might feel more like a small town than a country. But don’t let the size of Luxembourg fool you. With its long history and strong economy, Luxembourg has long been one of the most stable countries in Europe. And even though it might be small, it is quite green with more than 30% of its territory covered with forests. Another plus of this tiny nation is that the salaries are high and that there is a thriving expat community. Therefore, you will easily blend in and enjoy the high quality of life in Luxembourg. When you have already decided to take the big step, contact us now to find out how Eurosender can help you relocate all your belongings. We know how to transport your belongings to Luxembourg!
Before you rush over to Luxembourg to start your new life, you should be aware of what Luxembourg is all about. In the table below you can find all the basic facts in the blink of an eye.
|Capital||Luxembourg City, which has 116.000 inhabitants.|
|Timezone||There is 1 time zone in Luxembourg: UTC+1.|
|Population||Luxembourg has a population of 602.000 people.|
|How do you call someone from Canada?||Luxembourger, Luxembourgish.|
|Official language||There are 3 official languages in Luxembourg: Luxembourgish, French, and German.|
|International dialing code||+352|
|Driving||On the right side|
|Tipping||In restaurants, a 15% tip is added to the bill which is obligatory to pay. You may add a little extra for good service. It is also common to give a tip to the taxi driver, cleaners, hairdressers, etc, for good service.|
|Unusual fact||Besides Luxembourg, there isn’t any other Grand Duchy in the world.|
When relocating from the USA to Luxembourg or from any other country on the planet, Eurosender helps to get your personal belongings to your new place of residence. We work with the biggest names in the logistics world such as DPD, DHL, DB Schenker, and GLS. Add to that our team of logistics specialists and you can be sure that we will find you the cheapest and most reliable option for your international removals to Luxembourg. So, don’t waste any time and get in touch with our logistics experts now!
When you relocate to Luxembourg you will experience a big change in your life. Besides getting used to living in a trilingual country, there is lots of other stuff that is different from your native country. Even though Luxembourg is a tiny nation, it has lots of traditions. Let’s have a look at some of the things that surprised other expats.
When you are from an EU country, you do not need a visa to visit Luxembourg nor do you need a work permit when you want to work there. However, when you decide to immigrate to Luxembourg to work there, you will have to do one thing. You have to go to your local municipality and apply for Registration Attestation and that is all. Keep in mind that you will have to prove that your income is high enough to be self-sufficient when living in Luxembourg.
When you are not from an EU country, you will have to apply for a Schengen visa at your local Luxembourgish embassy. This visa will allow you to stay up to 90 days in the country. When you want to stay longer and also take up employment there, you need to apply for a residence and work permit. For this, you will need the help of your employer to be. They will have to show that they were not able to find a Luxembourgish citizen to fulfil the duties that this job involves. All this has to be done before you travel to Luxembourg. Within three days after your arrival, you will have to register at your local municipality. For the complete list of documents involved, it is best to contact your local Luxembourgish embassy, they will provide you with the list of requirements.
The citizens of Luxembourg enjoy compulsory healthcare insurance. The fees for this are directly deducted from your salary and your employer also pays about half of it. The standard healthcare is of high quality and people only take out private insurance for supplemental care.
Almost everything is covered by the state health insurance plan. Just keep in mind that when you are having treatment, you first have to pay the bill yourself. Only after that, the insurance company will reimburse you.
The Luxembourgish healthcare system is known as one of the most expensive on the planet. On the other hand, it can also be credited for being the most generous and complete package compared to most other countries.
Before the age of four, children can go to pre-school which is not compulsory. From age 4-16, the school in Luxembourg is compulsory. Once children go to school, they will first go to what is called fundamental education. There are four cycles that children will go through from age 4-11.
After that, they will move on to secondary school, where pupils will be split into 2 groups.
The University of Luxembourg is the only university in town. So, when you want to study at a Luxembourgish university, this is the only choice you have. However, there are many foreign universities that have branches or campuses in Luxembourg. There is also higher education available in spheres such as business and management, arts and health care.
Some other things about Luxembourgish education that are worth mentioning.
With Luxembourg being the number two country in the world when it comes to the height of GDP, it comes as no surprise that many people from all over the world want to secure a job in Luxembourg. This means that there is stiff competition on the job market with employers having the choice of skilled workers with many different nationalities. Here are some tips to help you find your way on the Luxembourgish job market.
Although many things such as petrol, alcohol and electronic devices, are cheaper in Luxembourg than in many other European countries, the same can not be said about property prices. Your rent expenses will probably make up a big part of your budget. Prices are particularly high in Luxembourg City and the surrounding towns.
When you want to find a good deal on the rental market, it is advisable that you start your search well ahead of your move. This way you will get a good understanding of the rental market. Another good idea is to get in touch with expats already residing in Luxembourg. Besides the social contacts, they will also be able to give you some useful intel about the local housing market. It could even be that they are looking for a new flatmate or someone to (temporarily) take over their rent.
How much is shipping from the USA to Luxembourg? It is a question we have received multiple times from our clients. To determine the cost of moving house to Luxembourg there are several parameters that help you do that. You will have to know the dimensions of your package, the pick-up and delivery address, and the date for both. Once you have that information sorted out, you can go ahead and place your order at Eurosender. We make sure that you have access to the cheapest way to move furniture to Luxembourg. And it doesn’t stop with furniture, we can ship your whole household including your household appliances, kayak or your piano. When you choose for Eurosender, you choose for the lowest average moving costs to Luxembourg. So, don’t waste any time and contact us today for the shipment of your items to your new dream house in Luxembourg.
As mentioned before living expenses will probably take out the biggest chunk out of your salary. Having said that, here are some tips to save some money while living in Luxembourg.
All citizens of EU countries can drive with their local driving license. People from outside the European Union need an International Driving Permit (IDP), which you can get at your local driving authority. It usually costs somewhere between $20-25.
Driving in Luxembourg is not very hard but there are some things you should keep in mind. let’s have a look at the most important ones.
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