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debbielux replied to the thread Things to do during the week days on the Luxembourg forum on April 17, 2015:
Catonei11 initially posted:
Hello. I have been living and working in Lux for almost 2 years and my husband recently joined me. He is currently looking for work but I was wondering if anyone knew of any courses (educational or fun) or activities he could do during the day time to pass the time while I'm in work, until he gets a job. We live in Limpertsberg. Thanks Catherine
debbielux replied on April 17, 2015 with:
hi, there are tons of things in Lux on meetup . com and on FB there are groups that do things also: expats de Lux . prob many more :-)
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didi2l replied to the thread Reclaiming of Luxembourg citizenship on the Luxembourg forum:
kristinrae initially posted:
I just found out about the 2008 law that allows the reclaiming of Luxembourg citizenship through a lineal ancestor. Has anyone done this that can help me get started? What are my next steps?
didi2l replied on April 09, 2015 with:
This may be a place to start and ask questions: http://www.mae.lu/ They could at least direct you to the proper office. It may take some effort on your part to push them but it might be worth it to you.
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didi2l replied to the thread Schools on the Luxembourg forum:
kpl927 initially posted:
We are in the process of relocating to Luxembourg from the midwest. We have two children, 8 and 10, and we are looking at ISL and St. George. Based on everything I have read, ISL is the better school for expats. Can anyone give me specific reasons why? Thanks.
didi2l replied on April 09, 2015 with:
I agree with the private schools for what you are looking for. You will hear about the other 2 English programs in the local schools but the challenges you will face could be quite monumental and not worth the struggle. Arriving at the beginning of high school in the English speaking, public system here is not exactly a great match for many in the American system unless you have a very self-motivated and courageous student.
debbielux replied on April 02, 2015 with:
My friends son with Aspergers goes to St Georges. It usually costs anywhere from €1200-1600 per MONTH. But it is supposed to be amazing!! and has speech therapists, calm spaces, dietary needs met, etc. On FB there is a Luxembourg Parents page, offers great info too.
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carecare7 posted Selective service draft on the Luxembourg forum:
Hi, Does anyone know if Luxembourg have selective service draft required for young adults? Thanks in advance!
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Dana0Maria posted Registration/Taxation in Luxembourg on the Luxembourg forum:
Hello all, I am moving to Luxembourg next month. I will be working as an external consulant, which means that I need to take care of my taxation/payroll. I have been contacted by some companies which can tace care af all the paperwork (VAT,taxes,registrations). What I need to know is the self-employed solution. If I hire some consulant at the beggining to help me with all the paperwork (i forgot to mention that I do not speak french nor german!), will this be enough? It doesn t make any point to pay a company everymonth... What is the procedure? Are there any helpful links? Please share if you know anything :)
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adminee posted Post a Message of Support for France on the Luxembourg forum:
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valentinagiglio replied to the thread Relocation in Lux- any help welcome on the Luxembourg forum:
mylena initially posted:
Hello everybody, I will be moving soon in Lux, at the end of January, and I am looking for an apartment (1 room, with kitchen, fully furnished and equipped) for rent. My office will be in the city centre- Clausen- and I would prefer an area which will be around 20 min walk or 4-5 direct bus stations away, if possible. Thus, can you recommend me any areas that fulfil my requirements in order to start looking? Or you have other suggestions in terms of where would be better to live for a single young woman? I mention that I will not have a car, at least at first, so I'll use public transportation. Do you happen to know somebody who wants to end its rental contract and looks for a replacement, let's say starting with 1st of March 2015? Any advice would be helpful, I'll be like an alien there, I do not know anybody, and been there very shortly only for the interview. Thanks a lot! Mylena
valentinagiglio replied most recently with:
Hi! If you need to relocate and are looking for a new accommodation take a look on goguin.com, is a new and free platform of movers and expats made for people who are renting a flat or are looking for it, in order to match their needs. Hope it helps you :-)
NitinM replied most recently with:
I am also looking for apartments near (20 min walk or connected by bus) city centre or auchan that are unfurnished and have 2 bed rooms.
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CBinLux replied to the thread Moving to Luxembourg advice! on the Luxembourg forum:
lisawells initially posted:
Hello, We may have to move to Luxembourg with my husband's work either this Sept or more likely next January. I have the usual questions: could you please advise me on schools for our two daughters (eldest turns 8 in August making her a young year 3 student in England; youngest is 5, currently in Kindergarten). We will visit St. George's but could someone give me advice on local state schools. I cannot find much information online regarding these. As a second question, what are work opportunities like for mums out there? Many thanks indeed, Lisa
CBinLux replied most recently with:
Hi tracyofnorfolk, you are correct, even a small amount of assistance from my employer would have made a world of difference. I did suggest that they should at least provide a consultation from a relocation company, but the response was very negative. I met someone who was in the American Women's Club, it definitely is a great group to join. Unfortunately, I only learned about them towards the end of my stay. Great part of me really wanted to love Luxembourg, but the endless issues and stress were unbearable. Having support from your employer when settling in a new environment is absolutely essential. This is why I wrote the post, so that others would not make the same mistake, not just take the employer's word that all will be straight-forward, make sure that you have it in your contract. That was my biggest mistake. When I took the job, I did ask all the right questions, I just didn't get any of it in writing, because I trusted the person I communicated with. I also thought that a large institution would have all this in place.
didi2l replied most recently with:
I agree with tracyofnorfolk, it's exciting and frustrating all at the same time. We moved here with no employee assistance at all...completely on our own. We did LOTS and LOTS of research for many months before even beginning to tackle this feat. We ordered the American Women's Club book, Living in Luxembourg which was incredibly helpful. It has since been updated twice and even more helpful now. We got information from both the US side and EU/Lux side and compared info. It was not easy but it was doable. We learned the system very fast once we touched down and took off "running" to accomplish the many little and not so little things that had to be accomplished within a set time frame. We arrived with a list by time frame so we would know exactly what to do and when. We stayed in an ApartHotel until we secured an apartment at which time we took care of having our household belongings shipped to our new address. All arrived safe and sound and without a hitch other than it was quicker than we had planned. (not such a bad thing) We were in our apartment for a couple years and then through patient and consistent searching found a wonderful house to fit out "long stay" needs and moved communes. All in all, our experiences have stretched us and like the other comment, it has all had its ups and downs. I think, CB, that your experience is not the norm and seems like you could use some help from ULC with all the issues you mentioned. There will always be challenges with a massive relocation like this. I wish we had used a relo company but in the end it all worked out and we did our own research and running around. There are so many resources available to new arrivals as well as those already settled and having issues. Ask around, join some expat groups, local clubs and meet your neighbors...they are all great resources. Best of luck
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CBinLux posted Orange not terminating my contract - help on the Luxembourg forum:
I moved to the USA a year ago. Before I left, I notified Orange that I am terminating my contract. They told me to send a letter from my employer, lease termination and a letter requesting to terminate the contract. I did that. To my total surprise, I kept getting bills from them. I called in and was told that they did not receive the documents. I re-sent them. I still received notices. I called in again, the same scenario, I re-send the documents. I still received bills. Then I emailed them, attaching the documents. I followed with a phone call, but got nowhere with the representative. Finally, after another four months or so, they called me and said that the service was stopped, 11 months after I first cancelled it! Now they still want me to pay for the 11 months it took them to finally stop charging me! Does anyone know what to do?
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