Official Name: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Capital City: Luxembourg-Ville
Official Languages: French, German, Letzebuergesch
Currency: Euro (€)
Time Zone: GMT + 1 hour
Country Domain: .lu
Country Tel Code: 352
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, a landlocked area nestled among Belgium, France, and Germany, is one of the smallest countries in Europe. Its citizens are cautious, conservative, hard working people who welcome foreigners to their land. Almost one-third of the population is foreign. Newcomers are attracted by its low unemployment, high standard of living and extensive social welfare system.
Luxembourg-Ville is the capital and political, economic, and cultural center of the country. Approximately one-quarter of Luxembourg's population lives in this picturesque city with lovely parks, museums, churches, and centuries-old buildings.
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a parliamentary democracy with a constitutional monarch. The monarch, or Grand Duke, appoints the Prime Minister and has the authority to approve all bills passed by the legislative body. The Prime Minister, who is the leader of the dominant party in parliament, is the head of government. He and his Council of Ministers exercise executive power.
Luxembourg has a robust economy, characterized by moderate growth and low inflation and unemployment. It has the highest per capita income in the European Union, EU. Formerly dependent on the iron and steel industries, it is now a major international finance, insurance, and communications center. Location and strict bank secrecy laws make it attractive as a European banking center.
Housing is scarce and expensive in Luxembourg. The healthy economy and the active role in various institutions of the European Union continues to attract expatriates. Houses are less available than apartments, and furnished apartments are harder to find than unfurnished. There is often a two- to four-month wait for housing. Be prepared to make compromises and act quickly once you find something suitable. The suburbs of nearby cities in Belgium, France, and Germany offer additional options for housing.
Many expatriates enroll their children in an international school. Fees are subsidized to a limited extent by the government of Luxembourg.
Curricula conform to American and British (with English as the language of instruction), or other foreign curriculum standards. Organized into lower and upper school programs, international schools offer educational programs from the primary grades through high school. Facilities and standards are excellent by international standards, with academic, sports and cultural programs.
Santa Fe offers Visa and Immigration services for Luxembourg and countries around the world. For further information, please contact your local Santa Fe office.
Santa Fe Relocation Services Luxembourg Office
Address: Allée de la Poudrerie L-1899 Kockelscheuer (B.P. 2356 / L-1023 Luxembourg) Luxembourg
Contact Number: +352 484422
Manager: Stéphane Compain
Let us assist you with obtaining a Luxembourg visa, finding an apartment or school in Luxembourg-ville, and more!
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