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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 9:30 to 16:30 (read more).

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

Formalities appointments are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

COVID-19/Coronavirus information, including public health, business information, official matters and FAQs, can be found at this link.

UPCOMING EVENTS

View all Connect International activities

View all Connect International activities

  Event Date: September 15, 2021

Check out this link for further information. Now that corona restrictions have loosened, it’s time to consider picking up hobbies again, with live and in person events! Connect International organizes […]

Leeuwarden pub evening

Leeuwarden pub evening

  Event Date: November 25, 2022

EHN Guest webinar: Buying a home in Groningen

EHN Guest webinar: Buying a home in Groningen

  Event Date: December 7, 2022

Saturday Discoveries Groningen

Saturday Discoveries Groningen

  Event Date: December 10, 2022

 

News from the North

     

The Northern Times

        

IWCN News

  • Ukrainian interpreters now available for Social Hygiene exam

    Ukrainian interpreters now available for Social Hygiene exam

    November 15, 2022

    Ukrainian citizens in the Netherlands can now access a special procedure to open a bank account through ING and Rabobank. Dutch alcohol law requires owners of such establishments (mostly cafes, restaurants and […]

  • Energy compensation for all Dutch households

    Energy compensation for all Dutch households

    November 1, 2022

    In the coming weeks, all Dutch households will be eligible to receive two payments of 190 euros in compensation for rising energy costs. According to NOS, energy providers must ensure that […]

  • Ukrainians now able to open Dutch bank accounts

    Ukrainians now able to open Dutch bank accounts

    October 28, 2022

    Ukrainian citizens in the Netherlands can now access a special procedure to open a bank account through ING and Rabobank. ING and Rabobank have opened specific offices in their branches to receive […]

  • Welcome to NL relocation app is live!

    Welcome to NL relocation app is live!

    October 26, 2022

    Are you or someone you know planning to move to the Netherlands sometime soon? Then be sure to use Welcome to NL, a just-launched relocation app to help you every […]

 

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