Logo Deloitte
Informative Evening about $$ Tax Orientation $$ 

Deloitte will provide an overview of tax issues in conjunction with Internationals being employed in Austria.

When: 2017, March 8th (6.00pm - 8.00pm)

Where: Business Upper Austria - OÖ Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH

Registration: at come2upperaustria@biz-up.at until 2017, March 1st

Please check for details >>

Pocket Guide: Start-up assistance for Internationals

The new Pocket Guide with the title "Your helping hand" is an essential information tool of the Welcome2Upper Austria Service Center.

In addition to the website (www.come2upperaustria.com), the clear paperback serves as a first orientation aid for arriving and living in Upper Austria. The Pocket Guide is often used in the onboarding phase as a welcome gift from the Upper Austrian companies to their international employees.

The English-speaking guide contains the following topics:

  • Introduction / Welcome to (Upper) Austria
  • First steps checklist
  • Residence in Austria
  • Language
  • Housing
  • Health
  • Taxes and income
  • Recognition of qualifications
  • Working life
  • Education
  • Mobility
  • Family and childcare
  • Living, culture and nature
  • Accident & Emergency numbers
  • Assistance for filling out forms

The new edition of the Pocket Guide, which contains more than 180 pages, can be ordered at a net price of 20 Euros per piece under come2upperaustria@biz-up.at.

Cordial thanks to all supporters and cooperation partners:
Cordial thanks to all supporters and cooperation partners

>> Download documents of the press conference on the topic "Pocket Guide – Unterstützung für internationale Fachkräfte beim Einleben in OÖ"

Titelseite Pocket Guide
Advent Wreath_Bild: fotolia.com/ Bomix

Bild: fotolia.com/ Bomix

Invitation: Make your own Advent Wreath!

Under the guidance of two florists we will make our own Advent Wreath! But before we start working, we are pleased to invite you to a visit at the Christmas market!
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  • Wednesday, 2016, November 23rd, at 5.15 pm
  • Meeting point: Altes Rathaus - main entrance, Hauptplatz 1, 4020 Linz

Check the invitation above and register at come2upperaustria@biz-up.at until 2016, November 18th.

Invitation: „Reception of Internationals at the traditional Urfahraner Markt"  

Traditional fairs, such as the Urfahraner Markt, are essential cultural possessions. The event maintains its distinctive character already for decades: Known and visited by everyone in Upper Austria. Its popularity made us wish to make you familiar with the atmosphere, the food and drinks and little adventure.
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  • Tuesday, 2016, October 4th, at 6.30 pm
  • Meeting point: Ars Electronica Center - Foyer

Check the invitation above and register at come2upperaustria@biz-up.at until 2016, September 28th.

Tour Guide Hans - thank you! We loved it!

Wrap-up: Day Trip!

The yearly Welcome2Upper Austria day trip is a kind of tradition by now: After visiting three quaters of our province, it was time to explore the Hausruckviertel!
Thus, we, 50 Internationals living in Upper Austria, made our way to Scheiben to learn about the historic mining activities at the coal station. It was fun as we surprisingly also got to ride railroad handcars. Quite exhausting, so a break for lunch was more than welcome.
Luisenhöhe, the way of senses, was interesting to walk up and to have a chat to get to know new people!

THANK YOU to everyone who supported this trip or participated and to Hans in particular – for guiding us through the day, entertaining us and yodeling! We loved it!

Check Facebook for pictures and a video >>

Day Trip to the Hausruckviertel

The Welcome2Upper Austria Day Trip is a kind of tradition already. This time we are happy to invite you to the Hausruckviertel to see the stunning coal station at Scheiben, have some nice lunch together and a little, surprising walk up the Luisenhöhe. There we will be rewarded with a really nice lookout!

Check the details for the trip and its registration >>

Lookout Luisenhöhe


Press Conference | February 2016

With the aim of attracting Internationals and retaining them in Upper Austria, the Welcome2Upper Austria Service Center is supporting HR-Manager receiving Internationals and individuals themselves. Many thanks to

  • Michael Strugl
    Minister of Economy
  • Clemens Malina-Altzinger
    Vice President, Chamber of Commerce
  • Andreas Berger
    HR-Director, Rosenbauer International AG
  • Nadja Rinder (International)
    Head of Quality Assurance and Development, delfortgroup AG

for representing each individual perspective and outlining the importance and benefits of  the programme.


Internationale Fachkräfte für OÖ gewinnen
- Welcome2Upper Austria hilft oö. Betrieben >>

from left to right: Clemens Malina-Altzinger (Chamber of Commerce), Michael Strugl (Minister of Economy), Nadja Rinder (delfortgroup AG), Andreas Berger (Rosenbauer International AG), Werner Pamminger (Business Upper Austria)
Tax Reform 2016: Your individual savings!

Tax Reform 2016: Calculate your individual savings!

The new year will start with some more money in your pocket! Based on a tax reform, every employee in Austria will benefit from tax reductions and will thus have a higher net income:
Please check this link and use these instructions to see your "new" net-income. 

Further details (German text):
Federal Ministry of Finance >>
Help.gv.at >>

Invitation: The Tradition of "Perchten"

We want to make you familiar with a long-lived tradition in Upper Austria:  The Tradition of Perchten | Invitation>>

  • Tuesday, 2015, December 8th, at 4.00 pm (bank holiday in Austria)
  • Meeting point: Hauptplatz Linz (altes Rathaus / town hall)

Check the invitation above and register at come2upperaustria@biz-up.at until 2015, November 25th.




typical Perchten
Thank you to our partner!

Informative Evening about Social Security: Health, Accident, Pension, Unemployment

The Austrian social security system provides customer-oriented and comprehensive protection in case of diseases and accidents, old age as well as unemployment. Additionally, various financial benefits for families are foreseen.

  • When: 2015, December 1st (6.00pm - 8.00pm)
  • Where: Business Upper Austria - OÖ Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH
  • Registration: at come2upperaustria@biz-up.at until 2015, November 18th

Please check for details >>



International Students in Upper Austria

Internationale Studierende in OÖ: Chancen für oö. Unternehmen

Fallbeispiele, Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen, Hürden & Chancen


The cooperation event between the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria and the Network of Human Resources aims at presenting success stories of international students who graduated in Upper Austria and found their place in the local labour market. In addition, companies give insights in their management of the international workforce and outline how to deal with administrative challenges.

  • When | 2015, November 17th (9.00 am - 1.00 pm)
  • Where | FH Oberösterreich, Fakultät für Technik und Umweltwissenschaften, Stelzhamerstraße 23, A-4600 Wels
  • Registration | http://www.fh-ooe.at/hrevent

Please find the Agenda here >>
Please note that this event will be held in German!




From "Sound of Music" to "I am from Austria"

Insights into the Austrian Culture


... in cooperation with SIETAR Austria

  • When | September 15, 2015 at 6.30 pm
  • Where | Business Upper Austria - OÖ Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH, Hafenstraße 47-51, 4020 Linz
  • Registration | mail to come2upperaustria@biz-up.at until August 27, 2015

We are looking forward to seeing you at this "gemütlichen" culture talk! :-)

Traditional Austria

Impressions of past events

  • Upper Austrian Culture and Cuisine - get together /

    Upper Austrian Culture and Cuisine - get together with Minister of Economy, Dr. Michael Strugl

  • Baking cookies at the traditional confectionary /

    Baking cookies at the traidtional confectionery "Jindrak"
    Marc and Jessica

  • Tax declaration for Expats - How do we do it? /

    Tax declaration for incoming Expats - how do we do it?

  • Habour curise at the Danube in Linz /

    Habour cruise at the Danube in Linz

  • Spouse Workshop /

    The Upper Austrian Job Market - informative day for spouses

  • Upper Austrian Culture and Cuisine - get-together /

    Upper Austrian Culture and Cuisine - get together at the Federation of Upper Austrian Industries

  • Intercultural Dinner at Arcimboldo /

    Lena, Philippe, Maria, Edith and Barbara cooking some nice dinner

  • Ship cruise at the Donauschlinge /

    Ship cruise at the famous "Donauschlinge"
    Fabien, Diana, Boban and Thomas

  • Day trip to the Innviertel /

    Day trip to the Innviertel