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Being the capital city of Upper Austria, Linz is deemed to be one of the country's most prosperous areas. The city has all the necessary infrastructure and facilities to welcome expatriates, including a pleasant and dynamic environment, especially in terms of sports.

Linz's economic and social model is rather inspiring for the whole country. Several professional opportunities are available for expatriates.

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The Austrian economy is strong, with a high gross domestic product and a high quality of life for residents. Major industries within the country include tourism, construction, metals, chemicals, and education. More information on finding a job in Austria, or starting your own business, can be found below.

If you are moving to Austria as a student, worker or expat, you may require a visa. The following section contains general information on Austrian visa requirements. Austria welcomes expats for the purpose of travel, business and study, but certain conditions must be met to obtain a visa. For longer-term visa types, proficiency in the German language is essential. Most immigration website information and visa application forms are also only available in German. As Austria is part of the European Union (EU), EU passport holders do not need a visa to relocate to the country for purposes of work or study.

Austria has a number of modern airports that serve international and domestic flights. The largest airports, most likely to be used by expats, can be found in Vienna, Salzburg, and Innsbruck. These airports offer proximity to the city centre and access to airports by public transportation.

Tax revenue in Austria plays a vital role in the Austrian economy and infrastructure, funding essential services, such as healthcare, education and public works. Please see below for details on the Austrian taxation system.

Austrian universities have a very good reputation, offering challenging courses of study in both German and English. If you are considering studying in Austria, it is home to some of the most well-regarded universities, which welcome international students. Popular courses of study and research include German language, humanities, arts, marketing, and business. The academic year begins in October and ends in September the year after.

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Wendy comes from Mississauga, Canada. After travelling around Europe, including France, the UK and Sweden, she finally moved to Australia where she is a teacher, with her husband. Today, Wendy is a happy mom of two children: Ella who is three and Oliver who is six months old. Wandy McNoble Down Under is her blog where she talks about her ...

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