New in Linz?

Welcome to Linz! If you are coming to Linz specifically for a job offer, we want to help you settle in quickly and feel at home.

Therefore, we invite you and your partner or family to our new event series "Expats Café". The first event will take place on Saturday, 16th of September 2023 at 11 a.m. in Linz (Altes Rathaus, Hauptplatz 1). You can meet other expats, share experiences and make valuable contacts.

You will also have the opportunity to find out more about services offered by the city of Linz. Our team of experts will be happy to help you with any of the following topics:

  • Childcare and the school system in Austria
  • Language courses
  • Residence laws and much more

Look forward to a relaxed time with other expats and their families at the "Expats Café".

Tip for parents: Children can keep themselves busy with activities such as painting and crafts.

The Expats Café is an initiative by mayor Klaus Luger.

More dates will follow from January 2024!


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The Expats Café provides information
on the following topics, among others:

Business Immigration Office

Since June 2023 there has been a competence centre for companies and their key foreign employees in the New City Hall with the aim of handling the procedure for the Red-White-Red Card in a particularly service-oriented and speedy manner. All expats who have already registered their main residence in Linz or are planning to do so will find the right contact persons in the Residence Law Department in the newly established Business Immigration Office (BIOL).

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Childcare in Linz

Together with private providers, full provision is guaranteed in the kindergarten and after-school care sector in Linz. After-school care centres are open all year round and the range of care for children under 3 years of age is constantly being expanded. For young people and families there are counselling centres in the city districts offering specific events.

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Language courses and adult education

In the Wissensturm Linz, very close to the main railway station, you will find the adult education centre, the city library, the learning centre LeWis and the DORFTV Lab. The course programme covers all areas of adult education: languages, society, lifelong learning, health, nutrition, sports, nature, technology, culture, creativity and there is also an extensive range of courses for children and young people.

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