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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.

If we can’t assist you via telephone, e-mail or online Chat, then face-to-face information appointments can be made by calling the IWCN.

Information about public health, business information, official matters and FAQs concerning the Coronavirus can be found at this link.

UPCOMING EVENTS

View all Connect International activities

View all Connect International activities

  Event Date: September 15, 2021

Now that the summer is over and corona restrictions are loosening, it’s time to consider picking up hobbies again, live and in person! Connect International organizes many different activities each […]

Guest Webinar – Expat Mortgages

Guest Webinar – Expat Mortgages

  Event Date: February 1, 2022

New: Sunday Brunch in Emmen!

New: Sunday Brunch in Emmen!

  Event Date: February 6, 2022

Guest Webinar – Expat Mortgages

Guest Webinar – Expat Mortgages

  Event Date: February 9, 2022

IWCN Webinar – Buying a house in The Netherlands

IWCN Webinar – Buying a house in The Netherlands

  Event Date: February 10, 2022

Guest Webinar – Expat Mortgages

Guest Webinar – Expat Mortgages

  Event Date: February 17, 2022

 

News from the North

The Northern Times

  • The Northern Times

    How to enter academia in the Netherlands

    January 29, 2022
    Written by Christoph Schwaiger With a wide range of English-language educational programmes, an excellent value for money, and high standards of living the Netherlands is a great place for students! That’s why every year, over 100,000 international[...]

  • The Northern Times

    3 ideas for student-friendly jobs in the North

    January 28, 2022
    Written by Christoph Schwaiger While keeping up with rent, tuition fees, and socialising with friends, students in Groningen may wish to help supplement their monthly budget by putting in some work hours during the week. The University of Groningen e[...]

  • The Northern Times

    Friesland municipal councilor arrested on suspicion of sexual offense

    January 28, 2022
    The ChristenUnie faction in Tytsjerksteradiel municipality has suspended a councilor for his alleged involvement in a child sex crime. The man is suspected of grooming an underage girl before arranging to meet her for sex, Omrop Fryslân reports. Edw[...]

  • The Northern Times

    Two men detained after stabbing in Delfzijl

    January 28, 2022
    Two suspects have been detained by police following the knifing of a man in Delfzijl. The victim suffered injuries as a result of the incident inside an address on Kustweg and was taken to receive medical treatment. The stabbing occurred around 1:00 [...]

IWCN News

  • New civic integration law in effect 1 January 2022

    New civic integration law in effect 1 January 2022

    January 7, 2022

    The new Civic Integration law 2021 has gone into effect on 1 January 2022 and gives the municipalities a greater role in guiding civic integration. For many people who are […]

  • Additional lockdown measures in effect 19 December 2021

    Additional lockdown measures in effect 19 December 2021

    December 19, 2021

    Due to the rapid spread of Omicron, the new Corona virus variant, the Dutch government announced additional lockdown measures during the press conference on Saturday 18 December. The new measures, […]

  • CV Bo(o)st Program

    CV Bo(o)st Program

    December 14, 2021

    The CV Boost program supports people looking for work by offering tailored workshops and micro-internships with the aim to boost their chances on the Dutch-German job market. The CV Boost […]

  • IWCN Holiday closure 2021-2022

    IWCN Holiday closure 2021-2022

    December 7, 2021

    The IWCN will be closed for the holidays on the following dates: Wednesday 22 December 2021 through Sunday 2 January 2022. During this time, we will not be able to […]

 

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