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Mindful Mimi
Name: Mindful Mimi
Expert in: Expat Aunt & Uncle
Company: Not disclosed
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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I noticed that calculating the salary gives different results based on either married/partnership or single. Me and my girlfriend were thinking of registering our partnership but are wondering after how much time after registration will the tax get lower? Thanks
Read Answer by Matej
Dear Ipek,
I'm EU citizen living and working in Luxembourg. I have been in a relationship with a Ukrainian girl for one year and we now consider living together here. My girlfriend still lives in Ukraine for the moment.
If she comes in Luxembourg with a short-term visa, would we be allowed to get a PACS and then ask for "regroupement familial"?
Thank you.
Read Answer by John
Hello Darren,
I'm moving From England to Metz where I will be living with my French partner who works for a German bank in Lux city, I've seen for my self that there are many construction projects across the city. I'll be looking for work in construction trades and have excellent trade qualifications for my Trade in Painting and Decorating.
Could you possibly inform and forward to me recruitment agencies where I could apply for relevant Building Trades employment vacancies.
Kind Regards
Read Answer by John Purcell
Dear Ipek Akalin, I am a Brazilian/Luxembourgian citizen living in Brazil with my Brazilian husband. We decided to sell our company, apt, car, everything and move to Luxembourg for sake. The problem is that I have been dis-encouraged as I wont be able to rent a place as I don't have a job contract. Is that right? Our idea was living on our savings plus my husband's job contract with a huge industry in Brazil at the beginning. Is it impossible to rent without a job contract? Thank you.
Read Answer by Flavia
Hi Ipek,
Appreciate this might not be your line of expertise, but can you briefly summarize what living with a girlfriend in Luxembourg legally/financially mean? Is there a similar concept to common law defacto marriage in Luxembourg? i.e. if I live with a girlfriend without legally being be in marriage or relationship through PACS are we deemed to be married after a period of time with same rights and obligations as marriage or PACS? Thank you.
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