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The International Welcome Center North (IWCN) is a one-stop shop for international people living in Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe.

We offer services in three areas:  government formalities (residence permits and municipal registration); information (practical information and referrals to reliable service providers); and events (a chance to start building a social and/or business network during events).

All of this happens at one location, and we are open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 to 17:00 (read more).

The IWCN will be open for limited services BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Regular formalities appointments will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Brexit biometrics appointments can be made online at this link and will be held on Mondays.
If we can’t assist you via telephone, e-mail or live Chat, then face-to-face information appointments can be made by calling the IWCN.

The IWCN is closed on Fridays until further notice.
Information about public health, business information, official matters and FAQs concerning the Coronavirus can be found at this link.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Walking with a stranger

Walking with a stranger

  News posted on: March 31, 2021

Beautiful days are coming and probably many of us are longing to spend more time outside and, if possible, also to share more with someone else. We want to leave isolation behind […]

Meet your future in Energy!

Meet your future in Energy!

  Event Date: April 22, 2021

Getting to know Chinese Culture

Getting to know Chinese Culture

  Event Date: April 30, 2021

 

News from the North

The Northern Times

IWCN News

  • Holiday closures in April and May

    Holiday closures in April and May

    April 19, 2021

    The IWCN will be closed on the following days for national holidays: Tuesday, 27 April 2021:  King’s Day Wednesday, 5 May 2021:  Liberation Day Thursday and Friday, 13 & 14 […]

  • Walking with a stranger

    Walking with a stranger

    March 31, 2021

    Beautiful days are coming and probably many of us are longing to spend more time outside and, if possible, also to share more with someone else. We want to leave isolation behind […]

  • New biometrics required for each IND application

    New biometrics required for each IND application

    March 22, 2021

    Starting from 8 March 2021, the IND (Immigration Service) requires that new biometrics (photo, fingerprints and signature) be given for each new application, regardless of whether the application is for […]

  • Welcome Friend – Groningen

    Welcome Friend – Groningen

    March 12, 2021

    New to the city? Connect with a Welcome Friend who will introduce you to the city and answers any questions you’ve about life in Groningen. Welcome Friend matches recently arrived […]

 

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