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New IWCN Welcome Guide for 2021

New IWCN Welcome Guide for 2021

  News posted on: July 16, 2021

We’re very pleased to present an updated IWCN Welcome Guide for 2021: each year the International Welcome Center North publishes its own 130-page Welcome Guide, with invaluable information about Official […]

Obtaining an EU Coronavirus vaccine passport for people with a BSN number via RNI procedure, or ‘priviledged’ people

Obtaining an EU Coronavirus vaccine passport for people with a BSN number via RNI procedure, or ‘priviledged’ people

  News posted on: July 14, 2021

Across the Netherlands, there are various people (for example diplomats, or workers at International Organisations like the UN) that will not be able to login to the CoronaCheck app because […]

Do I need to quarantine when I arrive (back) in the Netherlands?

Do I need to quarantine when I arrive (back) in the Netherlands?

  News posted on: July 8, 2021

With countries across the world moving through their Coronavirus pandemics at different speeds; travel advice for coming (back) to the Netherlands is changing day-by-day. Some countries have a required quarantine […]

New International Groningen flyer: find out all the services for Internationals!

New International Groningen flyer: find out all the services for Internationals!

  News posted on: July 7, 2021

All of the organisations that provide services for Internationals in Groningen have teamed up on a new ‘Welcome to Groningen’ flyer, with information about the various projects and organisations working […]

Check out Groningen’s latest ‘Hallo Horizon’ video!

Check out Groningen’s latest ‘Hallo Horizon’ video!

  News posted on: June 25, 2021

Check out the latest video from Groningen’s ‘Hallo Horizon’ campaign, intended to put the city at the top of the national agenda! “The Netherlands can come out of the current […]

The City of Groningen is looking for PhD Ambassadors!

The City of Groningen is looking for PhD Ambassadors!

  News posted on: June 21, 2021

The City of Groningen is a wonderful place to make your future, and Groningen.nl and the Marketing Groningen team want to spread the word about what is on offer here. […]

Become a Virtual Groninger 2.0 launches today

Become a Virtual Groninger 2.0 launches today

  News posted on: June 15, 2021

Today is the day! The new flight of the Become a virtual Groninger game is launching. You can already experience what it is like to be a student in Groningen. […]

New IND residence permits available for start-up ‘key workers’

New IND residence permits available for start-up ‘key workers’

  News posted on: June 2, 2021

A new IND residence permit has been made available so that a start-up can hire up to 5 talented non-EU staff members. The new permit means that a start-up can […]

COVID-19 vaccination resources from the GGD Groningen

COVID-19 vaccination resources from the GGD Groningen

  News posted on: June 1, 2021

The GGD (public health service) Groningen teamed up with the IWCN to give an online presentation about the Coronavirus vaccination campaign last week, and provided a number of useful resources […]

Student in Groningen? Marketing Groningen wants you to be an Ambassador for the city!

Student in Groningen? Marketing Groningen wants you to be an Ambassador for the city!

  News posted on: May 27, 2021

Are you evangelical about your time in Groningen? Fancy giving some top tips to incoming International students? Wanna help the city attract more people like you? Then head on over […]

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IWCN Closed for Whit Monday

IWCN Closed for Whit Monday

  Event Date: May 21, 2021

The IWCN will be closed for Whit Monday, 24 May 2021. We will be open again and look forward to connecting with you on 25 May.

RUG Language Center Offers new summer courses

RUG Language Center Offers new summer courses

  News posted on: May 20, 2021

The University of Groningen’s Language Center is offering a series of intensive language courses over the summer, in English, Spanish, Italian; German, Arabic, and Japanese. The courses have start dates […]

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New IWCN Newsletter

New IWCN Newsletter

  Event Date: May 11, 2021

The IWCN’s bi-annual newsletter has just been sent zipping towards people’s inboxes. It’s packed full of IWCN news, from upates about our work with formalities, to engagement with companies and […]

New IWCN ‘Ask the experts’: Coronavirus vaccines

New IWCN ‘Ask the experts’: Coronavirus vaccines

  News posted on: May 6, 2021

Each week on our IWCN LinkedIn page, we try to share our knowledge and help answer any questions that people might have. This week, our question is: “When can I […]

New Healthcare 4 Internationals (H4i) newsletter available!

New Healthcare 4 Internationals (H4i) newsletter available!

  News posted on: May 4, 2021

Healthcare 4 Internationals (H4i) is a non-profit aimed at making the Dutch care system work better for International residents in the Netherlands. They go about this not only by advocating […]

Flowently offer free Dutch language check, and new blog about common misunderstandings!

Flowently offer free Dutch language check, and new blog about common misunderstandings!

  News posted on: April 28, 2021

The language school Flowently (an IWCN Service Partner) is now offering a free Dutch language check, to help people learn their skill level and subsequently improve it! A new blog […]

Indian Flight ban goes into effect 18:00 hrs 26 April

Indian Flight ban goes into effect 18:00 hrs 26 April

  News posted on: April 26, 2021

Due to the enormous rise in COVID-19 infections in India in the past few days, the Dutch government has decided to implement a flight ban on all flights from India, […]

Plan to re-open society step by step

Plan to re-open society step by step

  News posted on: April 26, 2021

The government has now drafted a plan to reopen society safely, step by step. But it depends on fewer COVID-19 patients being admitted to hospital. It’s also important that everyone […]

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 […]