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Mindful Mimi
Name: Mindful Mimi
Expert in: Expat Aunt & Uncle
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Title: Expat Aunt
Personal Info: Mindful Mimi was born in Luxembourg but, as the daughter of Dutch expats, considers herself an expat more than a local. She is a working mother of two boys who are the continuous source of her creative approach to life. Mimi is also a writer, artist, blogger, photographer, initiator of Creative Workshops that bring creativity and innovation back to the workplace, and has started a project to bring the corporate world closer to charity.
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Dear Mindful Mimi,

I'll be starting a year-long contract at the European Court of Justice from the 1st July. I'd like to know which areas I should be looking in for a 1-bedroom apartment. I also want to avoid agency fees if possible - do you have any advice?


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Dear Mindful Mimi,

I want to find friends who aren’t mothers and who like to travel and laugh. I would also like to find some locals who will speak French with me. I sometimes feel everyone here speaks to me because they want to practise their English with me instead of having a proper conversation with me. Please advise me!

[posted on behalf of] Claire

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My partner and I are non-EU citizens and I have been offered an employment contract by the Luxembourg office of my employer. My partner intends to apply for a 'family member of a third-country national' visa. What evidence does the Ministry require to demonstrate we are a 'declared partnership? (we're un-married) If she secures an employment contract with a Lux employer while on a 'family member' visa, is it possible to apply for a 'salaried worker' visa in Lux or will she need to leave? Thanks!
Read Answer by Simon
Dear Ipek,

I'm sorry for asking so many questions! I'm trying to explore the possibility of getting a work and residence permit for as a freelancer in Luxembourg. My question is: to qualify for the freelance permit, do my clients have to be Luxembourgish? (I'm a teacher and the client in question would be a university across the border). I would have other clients as well, at least some of whom would be inside the country. Thank you!

Kind regards,
Read Answer by Jeffrey P.
Hi Ipek,

Thanks for your quick response to my last question. I have another one for you (on a similar topic). I have a work/residence permit in the Netherlands, and I see that it's also possible to keep my residence in the another EU country and simply get a work permit (not a residence permit) in Luxembourg. If I do that, imagine I am commuting every day but I have a full-time employment status with a company in Luxembourg, then what are my future options for gaining residency? Thank you!
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Hi Ipek,

We are a new couple from non EU country and just moved to Luxembourg? We have our working permits but we couldn't yet apply for the residence permit although all of our documents are completed. My first question is how long does it take to have residence permit? The other question, how can we apply for the tax card?

Thank you very much in advance.
Read Answer by Aylin P.

I am trying to move to Luxembourg. In looking up the legality of living/working in Luxembourg as a non-EU citizen (I'm from the US), I've found that any employer-to-be of mine must have looked first on the local job market and found nobody to hire before being able to hire me. My question is: I have a residence/work permit in the Netherlands, where I currently live-- does such a permit give me any advantage in this process? (I.e. does it classify me as a 'local' applicant?) Thank you!
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