Why live with your family in Luxembourg?

Information for foreign families in Luxembourg

Are you moving or planning to move to Luxembourg with your family and children? There are a number of things you need to consider to ensure a smooth family transition. Here are the important points to keep in mind.

Luxembourg is a great place to raise children

Nimblefins, an independent British data analysis site, published a study in April 2019 on life in different countries. According to the study, Luxembourg is the 2nd best country in Europe, behind Sweden, in which to raise children. The Grand Duchy ranks 1st for Health and Safety.

The World Happiness Report 2022 ranks Luxembourg 6th in terms of the happiness expressed by people living in the country. Several criteria determine this ranking: GNP per capita, social benefits, health and life expectancy, freedom of choice, generosity, absence of corruption and more. Only Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and the Netherlands are ahead of Luxembourg. The United States and Great Britain rank 16th and 17th, France 20th, Spain 29th and Italy 31st.

Read what expats have to say about life in Luxembourg.

Luxembourg, a setting conducive to family happiness

In Luxembourg, children benefit from an ideal environment in which to grow and develop.

First and foremost, you need to know that safety levels are high in Luxembourg . What's more, young Luxembourg residents enjoy good air quality . They also enjoy sporting activities in the great outdoors. Various organizations organize extracurricular activities that encourage outdoor pursuits, such as forest walks, nature activities and scouting.

In addition, vaccination rates and medical follow-up in schools are optimal. Access to healthcare is easy, thanks to an offensive health policy. Find out more about health and well-being in Luxembourg.

In addition, 34% of young people benefit from higher higher education. Language learning is widely promoted in schools.

What do I need to know before moving to Luxembourg?

Practical information about moving to Luxembourg with your family

Moving to Luxembourg with your family and children can be a very rewarding experience for everyone. But it's important to plan ahead and take into account all the factors necessary for a successful transition.

Luxembourg immigration requirements: visa, residence permit?

Immigration requirements depend on your nationality and professional status. It's important to find out about immigration requirements and start the application procedure well in advance of your move. Depending on your status, you may need to obtain a visa or residence permit before moving to Luxembourg. More information on this page.

Finding accommodation for your family in Luxembourg

Luxembourg has a high cost of living. Finding affordable housing can be a challenge, especially in the city center. It's important to start your housing search as early as possible and to consider proximity to schools and other amenities. Find out more about accommodation when you arrive in Luxembourg.

Education and foreign language learning

Luxembourg has a solid education system. Many international schools offer a diversified education with a wide range of languages. However, competition for places can be high. So it's best to research schools and start the application process early.

Luxembourg is a multilingual country. The official languages are French, German and Luxembourgish. It's important to bear in mind the language requirements for your children's education, and your own command of the language in everyday life.

Find out more about education and school systems.

A high-performance healthcare system in Luxembourg

Luxembourg has a comprehensive healthcare system. But it's important to ensure that you and your family have adequate health insurance cover. You can either register with the public health system, or opt for private health insurance. Find out more about healthcare in Luxembourg.

Everyday living for families in Luxembourg

The standard of living in Luxembourg is high. The sense of home community is strong. To better integrate, take the time to explore Luxembourg and get to know its culture and customs. Consider joining local groups and activities. This will be the best way to meet new people and integrate easily into the international community. Find out more about outings and leisure activities with your children.

Caisse pour l'Avenir des Enfants or d'Zukunftskeess

The Zukunftskeess is the official body responsible for giving every child in Luxembourg the same chances for the future. It is your main point of contact for all administrative matters concerning your children.

In addition, CAE now offers a subscription-based e-delivery service. You can receive a number of documents and letters electronically: letters concerning birth bonuses, family allowances including statements and related information, and documents concerning parental leave.

d'Zukunftskeess, family allowance administrator

On the CAE Zukunftskeess website in Luxembourg, you'll find all the conditions and application forms for family allowances.

  • birth allowances (prenatal, birth and postnatal allowances)
  • family allowance or allowance for the future of the child
  • back-to-school allowance,
  • additional special allowance.
  • chèque-service-accueil to help finance extracurricular activities

Find out more about family subsidies in Luxembourg.

Parental leave contact details

If you wish to take parentalleave, you must contact the Zukunftskeess, which also pays the parental leave benefits.

Contact Caisse pour l'Avenir des Enfants in Luxembourg

Caisse pour l'Avenir des enfants opening hours: Monday to Friday, 7.45 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.

Address: 34, av. de la Porte Neuve L-2227 Luxembourg-Centre. Telephone: +352 47 71 53-1

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