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People registering for civics courses



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Hundreds of people signed up for the new civics courses for people wishing to apply for Luxembourg nationality during the first four months after the law changed.

Responding to a parliamentary question from Martine Hansen, education minister Claude Meisch said 860 people had registered for the 24 hours of “Vivre ensemble au Grand Duché de Luxembourg” classes from May to September.

The new nationality law entered into force on 1 April 2017, changing the requirements for applicants wishing to take Luxembourg nationality who have lived in the country for over five years but fewer than 20.

Among the main changes, the civics classes were expanded to cover 12 sessions, as opposed to two.

Registration is possible online and via a hotline.

Luxembourg’s national language institute, the INL, is responsible for evaluating language levels for applicants wishing to apply for Luxembourg nationality who have lived in the country for more than five years but fewer than 20. There are 1,500 exam tests per year.