Home Living in Luxembourg Cultural Integration Your first week in Luxembourg: getting started as an expat
Last update on June 22, 2021

Just moved to Luxembourg? Expatica’s channels provide invaluable resources to help you with those essential first tasks to set up your life in your first week 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. This isn’t necessary if you’re an EU/EFTA citizen.

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, consult our guides to renting and buying.


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 enroll them in a daycare center or hire an au pair. Students should visit our Higher Education section.

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. Bringing your furry friends to the Grand Duchy? Thankfully, keeping pets in Luxembourg is a breeze (just make sure you move into a home where they’re permitted).

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 one of Luxembourg’s languages 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 Luxembourgish healthcare system, choose a health insurer, find a doctor, and figure out where the closest local hospital is.

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. Use Expatica’s dating site to meet and interact with like-minded people in the international community. Join an expat group or a sports club to get active and make new friends.