Non-profit associations which fulfil certain conditions may apply to have their status as a public interest organisation formally recognised.
The application for recognition of public interest status must be submitted to the Minister of Justice. Recognition, if granted, is confirmed by way of a Grand-Ducal decree.
All non-profit associations operating in the public interest in general may apply.
An association may apply for recognition of public interest status if it engages in philanthropic, social, religious, scientific, cultural, artistic, educational, sporting or tourist activities in the general interest.
The application for recognition of public interest status:
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In taking their decision, the Minister of Justice will be guided by the opinion of the Minister of Finance.
If the association fulfils the conditions, its public interest status will be recognised by way of a Grand-Ducal decree.
The application for recognition of public interest status must include the following documents:
The association must also submit proof that:
have been duly filed with the Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés (RCS – Trade and Companies Register).