Expat guide: Getting started in Luxembourg
Just moved to Luxembourg? Expatica's channels provide invaluable resources to help you with those essential first tasks to set up your life in Luxembourg.
If you've just landed in Luxembourg, it's tempting to start exploring, but there are some essential tasks to get through first. Our site section offers a wealth of important information and advice.
Visas and permits
If you haven’t done it already, sorting out your Luxembourg residence permit is an essential first step.
Opening a bank account
Another essential step is opening a bank account. Visit our Banking section for details on banking in Luxembourg, as well as find advice on other financial issues.
Finding a home
So you have your visa and bank account. Now you need to find a place to stay. Should you rent or buy a home—and where? Expatica helps you to do the research and decide on the best housing option. For basic guides to renting and buying in Luxembourg, visit our Renting and Buying sections.
Education is another important point for you to consider when moving to Luxembourg with your family. You’ll need to decide on local or international education for your children and pick a school. Visit our School section to find out about the Luxembourg education system.
If you have young children, you may need to enrol them in a daycare centre or hire an au pair. Expatica’s Kids and Pre-school sections will help you to find suitable childcare. Students should visit our Higher Education section and Courses & Workshops has something for everyone.
Setting up home
Once you have found accommodation, you’ll need to set up home. Ask around to find the most cost-effective service providers; you even can try asking for tips in the Expatica forums or Ask the Expert section.
Finding a job
If you are looking for a job, then check out our Job Search tool and our Employment & Trends section. Expatica’s A-Z listings will direct you to specialist recruitment agencies in Luxembourg.
Learning the language
Speaking the local language is important if you want to improve your social life as well as job prospects, therefore make sure that you enrol in a language school or a municipal course and pay a visit to our Languages section.
Healthcare in Luxembourg
So far so good, but don’t forget your health – moving country is stressful. Learn about the local health system, choose a health insurer and find a doctor.
Driving in Luxembourg
If you want to get out on the roads, find out if you can exchange your driving licence and, if you don’t have one, find out if you can learn or even take your test in English or a language other than the local one. ‘Driving in Luxembourg’ gives a good overview to get you started on the road.
Join the community
Get out and about, and network. Become a member of the Expatica community, make full use of Expatica’s forums, and use the dating site to meet and interact with like-minded people in the international community.
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