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Located on the banks of the Salzach River, Salzburg is the economic and cultural heart of the province bearing the same name. If you have chosen to move there, you can count on the opportunities provided by several foreign companies.

As a modern and historical city, Salzburg attracts expatriates in large numbers every year, especially for its natural and urban landscape, its architecture and its social climate.

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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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