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Updated information for proof of residency for Ukrainian refugees

Updated information for proof of residency for Ukrainian refugees

  News posted on: May 17, 2022

The IND has updated it’s website on how Ukrainian refugees can obtain proof of residence in the Netherlands. Please read the information at this link.

Free CV critique sessions from MiitN and Boost

Free CV critique sessions from MiitN and Boost

  News posted on: May 16, 2022

Make it in the North and Boost – CV & Cover Letter Writers have teamed up to offer four free 1-on-1 CV critique sessions. Make it in the North makes […]

Recognized Sponsors of IND must file new form due to EU sanctions

Recognized Sponsors of IND must file new form due to EU sanctions

  News posted on: April 12, 2022

​The European Union has introduced various sanctions against Russia and Belarus. This may also have effects on companies in the Netherlands that have ties with Russian and/or Belarusian companies. The […]

Free online Dutch course

Free online Dutch course

  News posted on: March 31, 2022

As reported by The Northern Times, the University of Groningen has decided to make its online Introduction to Dutch beginners’ course free and permanently available. The Language Centre was moved […]

IWCN closures in April, May & June

IWCN closures in April, May & June

  News posted on: March 17, 2022

Please note!  The IWCN will be closed on the following dates: Good Friday, 15 April Easter Monday, 18 April King’s Day, 27 April Liberation Day, 5 May Ascension week, 23 […]

Lapse of statutory holidays: far-reaching obligations for the employer

Lapse of statutory holidays: far-reaching obligations for the employer

  News posted on: March 14, 2022

Article by Pallas Advocaten Please be aware that holidays do not simply lapse after the statutory expiry date. This follows from recent case law: holidays only lapse if the employee […]

IND updates regarding Ukrainian citizens

IND updates regarding Ukrainian citizens

  News posted on: March 2, 2022

The IND have announced some exceptions for Ukrainians coming to stay or live in the Netherlands due to the current situation. The information pertains to three categories of situations, including: […]

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IT’S YOUR CITY TOO! VOTE!

IT’S YOUR CITY TOO! VOTE!

  Event Date: March 16, 2022

Who?  Are you an international with an EU passport or have you resided in the Netherlands for 5 consecutive years? You can vote in the Groningen Municipal elections on March […]

UPDATE: New civic integration law in effect 1 January 2022

UPDATE: New civic integration law in effect 1 January 2022

  News posted on: 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

  News posted on: 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

  News posted on: 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

  News posted on: 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 […]

Stricter Corona measures in force from 28 November

Stricter Corona measures in force from 28 November

  News posted on: November 29, 2021

“The number of people testing positive for coronavirus has never been as high as during the past few weeks. Access to healthcare is under pressure across all of the Netherlands. […]

7 Essential Tips for HR Managers to Help International Staff Overcome the Language Barrier

7 Essential Tips for HR Managers to Help International Staff Overcome the Language Barrier

  News posted on: November 22, 2021

Does your company have employees from other parts of the world that you recruited to acquire skills and qualities you need for your business? Are you happy that they came […]

WRR Report on Migration and Diversity in the Netherlands

WRR Report on Migration and Diversity in the Netherlands

  News posted on: November 22, 2021

WRR (Wetenschappelijke raad voor het regeringsbeleid/Scientific council for government policy) released the report “Living in diversity. Policy for the migration society” in December 2020. The report aimed at answering several […]

More COVID-19 measures reinstated

More COVID-19 measures reinstated

  News posted on: November 17, 2021

Following the press conference on 12 November, the Dutch government has sharpened some COVID-19 measures to try to stem the rising tide of infected patients requiring ICU care. To read […]

Changing your healthcare insurance policy in December

Changing your healthcare insurance policy in December

  News posted on: November 16, 2021

If you have a mandatory Dutch health insurance (‘Basisverzekering’) then you have the option to change your health insurance policy and/or provider once every year. This newsletter from Healthcare for […]

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Free online Introduction to Dutch

Free online Introduction to Dutch

  Event Date: November 15, 2021

International students and professionals who are interested in the Netherlands can now register for the free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Introduction to Dutch , available world-wide on Futurelearn.com For […]

IWCN celebrates 7 years of assisting internationals in the Northern Netherlands

IWCN celebrates 7 years of assisting internationals in the Northern Netherlands

  News posted on: November 3, 2021

Seven years ago on 2 November 2014, the IWCN opened its doors. Since then, we are pleased to have been able to assist 12.130 people with formalities and 27.590 people […]

Some COVID-19 measures reinstated

Some COVID-19 measures reinstated

  News posted on: November 3, 2021

The Dutch government has reinstated some COVID-19 measures to guard against a further increase in infected patients requiring ICU care. Facemasks will again be required in certain places, people should […]

Guide to healthcare system in the NL

Guide to healthcare system in the NL

  News posted on: October 19, 2021

Healthcare in the Netherlands is ranked amongst the best in the world. Some things, however, may work differently from what you’re used to. For example, the GP (general practitioner, ‘huisarts’ […]

Use of CoronaCheck app for entry to events and horeca

Use of CoronaCheck app for entry to events and horeca

  News posted on: September 21, 2021

Updated 18-10-2021 – Telephone number for making an appointment in Groningen for registering a foreign vaccination certificate Updated 13-10-2021 – GGD Groningen may become second location for registering foreign vaccination […]

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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 […]

Anti-Discrimination Center Groningen to hold public meeting for Internationals

Anti-Discrimination Center Groningen to hold public meeting for Internationals

  News posted on: August 24, 2021

The Anti-Discrimination Center in Groningen is the place to go for support and advice if you feel like you might be the victim of discrimination. Whether it’s at your place […]

Lycurgus Volleyball Club is looking for volunteers!

Lycurgus Volleyball Club is looking for volunteers!

  News posted on: August 23, 2021

Amysoft Lycurgus is the professional Volleyball Club in the City of Groningen- and is part of the Dutch Volleyball Premier League! Lycurgus is on the hunt for new volunteers to […]