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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 and Wednesdays.
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

IWCN Webinar: Doing Your Dutch Taxes

IWCN Webinar: Doing Your Dutch Taxes

  Event Date: January 14, 2021

On Thursday 14 January 2021, the IWCN in collaboration with Blue Umbrella, will be organizing a webinar about doing your taxes in the Netherlands.  The well-known ‘blue envelope‘ will be falling […]

Tips for Getting a Dutch Driving License

Tips for Getting a Dutch Driving License

  Event Date: January 20, 2021

IWCN Webinar: Improving Your Professional Speech

IWCN Webinar: Improving Your Professional Speech

  Event Date: February 11, 2021

IWCN Webinar: To Rent or to Buy a House?

IWCN Webinar: To Rent or to Buy a House?

  Event Date: February 25, 2021

 

News from the North

The Northern Times

IWCN News

  • Coronavirus vaccine rollout in the North

    Coronavirus vaccine rollout in the North

    January 7, 2021

    With the Coronavirus vaccine rollout getting underway in the Netherlands, our media partners at The Northern Times have produced a Q&A-style article full of information that may be of use. […]

  • Best Wishes for 2021!

    Best Wishes for 2021!

    December 18, 2020

  • IWCN Closed early unexpectedly

    IWCN Closed early unexpectedly

    December 17, 2020

    16 December:  Due to illness of the IND representative, the IWCN needed to close unexpectedly on Wednesday, 16 December, and will also be closed on Thursday and Friday, 17 and […]

  • 2nd Lockdown in effect 15 December for 5 weeks

    2nd Lockdown in effect 15 December for 5 weeks

    December 14, 2020

    As reported by The Northern Times, the Netherlands is again in lockdown as of 15 December and for at least 5 weeks. The highlights of the lockdown are given in […]

 

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