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Holiday closures in April and May

Holiday closures in April and May

  News posted on: 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

  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 […]

New biometrics required for each IND application

New biometrics required for each IND application

  News posted on: 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

  News posted on: 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 […]

Fiets Friend – Groningen

Fiets Friend – Groningen

  News posted on: March 12, 2021

Shark’s teeth, green lights for all cyclists, and not messaging on your bike; there are so many rules and things to keep in mind when cycling around Groningen! ‘Fietsen’ (biking) […]

Travel ban from UK lifted as of 9 March 2021

Travel ban from UK lifted as of 9 March 2021

  News posted on: March 9, 2021

The flight and ferry ban for the United Kingdom has been lifted as of 9 March 2021, 00:01. The flight ban on passenger flights from South Africa and countries in […]

New measures in effect from 3 March

New measures in effect from 3 March

  News posted on: March 1, 2021

The coronavirus measures are testing everyone’s resilience, both physically and mentally. The longer the crisis continues, the more difficult it becomes for everyone. Now that a year has passed, the […]

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IWCN closed until 11:00 on Monday 15 February

IWCN closed until 11:00 on Monday 15 February

  Event Date: February 15, 2021

Due to freezing rain creating dangerous road conditions, the KNMI has issued a code red for travel and Arriva has stopped bus transport in Friesland. The IND representative thus could […]

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IWCN closed on Monday 8 February

IWCN closed on Monday 8 February

  Event Date: February 8, 2021

Due to the extreme weather, dangerous road conditions and lack of trains and busses, the IWCN is closed today, Monday 8 February. All Brexit biometrics appointments will be cancelled today. […]

Lockdown regulations continue until at least 2 March

Lockdown regulations continue until at least 2 March

  News posted on: February 4, 2021

During the press conference on Tuesday 2 February, Mark Rutte stated that the current lockdown will continue with partial lifting of certain regulations. For the complete story, please visit this […]

Dutch government announces strict border shutdown for incoming Non-EU citizens from 23 January

Dutch government announces strict border shutdown for incoming Non-EU citizens from 23 January

  News posted on: January 22, 2021

Updated 27 January 2021 Via The Northern Times and the Dutch government’s website The Dutch governments continuing efforts to stop the spread of new variants of the Coronavirus has led […]

Coronavirus vaccine rollout in the North

Coronavirus vaccine rollout in the North

  News posted on: 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!

  News posted on: December 18, 2020

IWCN Closed early unexpectedly

IWCN Closed early unexpectedly

  News posted on: 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

  News posted on: 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 […]

COVID-19 Coronavirus symptoms from WHO

COVID-19 Coronavirus symptoms from WHO

  News posted on: November 18, 2020

ICAP survey on the impact of coronavirus on the international community

ICAP survey on the impact of coronavirus on the international community

  News posted on: November 16, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is having a major impact on the international community in the Netherlands, in terms of both jobs and way of life. The International Community Advisory Panel (ICAP) […]

IWCN Holiday Closure

IWCN Holiday Closure

  News posted on: November 11, 2020

The IWCN will be closed for the holidays on the following dates: Monday 21 December 2020 through Sunday 3 January 2021. During this time, we will not be able to […]

CoronaMelder app ready to use

CoronaMelder app ready to use

  News posted on: October 14, 2020

The CoronaMelder app can help stop the spread of the Corona virus by warning you if you have been near someone with coronavirus. In this way, you can avoid unknowingly […]

New Corona virus regulations

New Corona virus regulations

  News posted on: October 14, 2020

In recent weeks coronavirus has had too many opportunities to spread again. The Dutch government therefore decided on 13 October that stricter measures are needed to bring down the number […]

Cross-border British workers after Brexit

Cross-border British workers after Brexit

  News posted on: October 13, 2020

The IND have just updated their Brexit information pages with information on British cross-border workers – British nationals who live in the UK but are employed by a Dutch employer. […]

Registration starts for Dutch language courses at the Language Centre

Registration starts for Dutch language courses at the Language Centre

  News posted on: October 8, 2020

The Language Centre from the University of Groningen will be offering many Dutch courses again in October and November! The courses are offered at four different levels. For University of […]

Additional measures to help control spread of Corona virus

Additional measures to help control spread of Corona virus

  News posted on: September 30, 2020

During a national press conference, Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport Hugo de Jonge announced new measures to reduce the amount of people coming into […]

Brexit permit update

Brexit permit update

  News posted on: September 8, 2020

British people living in the Netherlands who have registered in the municipal BRP after 1 August 2020 do not need to wait for an invitation letter before applying for their […]

Corona Virus – Staying after your study or research

Corona Virus – Staying after your study or research

  News posted on: September 7, 2020

In April a group of international graduates started a petition to extend the search year to accommodate the decline in vacancies and networking opportunity. In a written response to questions […]