Declaration of arrival, health insurance, contracts, subscriptions... Here are all the steps you need to take if you want to move to Luxembourg.
Are you looking to move to a new house or flat in Luxembourg? Depending on your situation, you may be entitled to days off to move, so that you can settle into your new home with peace of mind. We explain everything in this guide.
Moving holidays are "exceptional holidays" that allow you to take time to manage the steps involved in your move.
In Luxembourg, the law allows you to take two days' relocation leave.
However, there are two conditions for benefiting from it:
In Luxembourg, your employer will be obliged to grant you these days at the time the event occurs. The only condition for your application to be accepted is that you provide proof.
This exceptional leave is limited by Luxembourg law:
Once you know the date of your move, you can ask your employer for time off. A word of advice: make arrangements as soon as possible. As soon as you know your moving date, tell your manager or your Human Resources department.
Secondly, the number of days of leave to be taken depends on your situation.
If your employment contract is governed by Luxembourg law, then you are subject to Luxembourg law which provides for two days' leave for moving to a new housing. Nevertheless, the you may be entitled to more days. It all depends on the collective agreement of your company (some may provide for 3 days for example).
The days off for moving are valid:
If you do not know how many days you are entitled to for your move, contact your company's human resources department. They will be able to give you information.
If you work for a company based abroad and you move to Luxembourg, there are two scenarios:
Luxembourg provides for a number of special holidays for different major life events. For example:
And in Luxembourg, you can accumulate these extraordinary days. For example, if you get married and move house at the same time, you can combine these days and take them together. This would give you 5 days' leave, i.e. a full week to manage your wedding and your move. But be careful, extraordinary leave can only be taken at the time of the event. You will therefore have to combine your wedding and your move (there is a better way to spend your honeymoon!).
You can find more information on extraordinary leave at this article.
And if you are moving to Luxembourg soon, check out this guide to move ! Administrative procedures, home insurance, Internet subscription, bank account... We explain all the steps to make your move a success.
In Luxembourg, you can request 2 days of extraordinary leave for a move. Your company's collective agreement may provide for more days. However, it may not provide for fewer days of removal leave than the law provides for.
Just talk to your manager or your company's human resources department. Your employer is obliged to grant you leave to move if the dates match the timing of the event.
You can provide your rental agreement, your property deed (if you are buying), or any other bill showing the new address (home insurance policy, electricity bill, internet bill, etc.). This should be enough to prove that you have moved.
Talk to your employer as soon as you know the date of your move. Then you must take your moving days at the time of the event. You cannot take them before or after the move.
There is no particular notice period to be observed in the case of a leave to move. The sooner the better.
Every employee is entitled to two days' relocation leave every three years with the same employer. If the employee changes employer within three years, he or she can apply for relocation leave again when moving again.
Employees with a Luxembourg employment contract can request 2 days' moving leave. However, the company's collective agreement may provide for more days of leave.
No, this is not allowed. Under Luxembourg law, the employer is obliged to grant your extraordinary leave at the time the event occurs. However, you must provide proof of your move.