The loss of a loved one is probably one of the most difficult experiences any of us may face. It may happen very suddenly or it can be the culmination of a long illness. It may involve a young person, someone older or a visiting friend or relative. Whatever the circumstances, for the family there are a number of legal and administrative requirements to complete. These would be difficult in one’s own country, but living abroad they take on even more significance.
We will all have our own national traditions and expectations; in Luxembourg the law clearly defines their role and responsibilities. Some of one’s preconceptions may not be realised. This can lead to considerable stress.
A guide prepared in consultation with the various authorities and people who deal with these issues on a day to day basis can be found here. Here we try and provide some of the answers to the most obvious questions relevant to the administrative procedures in connection with dying in Luxembourg. Our chaplain or locum would be happy to talk to you about arrangements for a funeral or memorial service. Contact details can be found here.