Settling in the Utrecht Region? Get a solid start at the International Welcome Centre!

Settling in the Utrecht Region? Get a solid start at the International Welcome Centre!


Moving abroad and building a new life is an exciting, life-changing experience. But building your life in a new country with an unknown language and culture can be a daunting process. Where do you begin? And who do you go to with your questions? The International Welcome Centre Utrecht Region (IWCUR) is there to help you settle in. The IWCUR offers a number of free services to advise and assist you during your arrival and stay in the Utrecht Region.

Help with the formalities

Before starting your new life in the Utrecht Region, you should be aware that you need to arrange some governmental formalities. The IWCUR can help you with these first essential steps. In one visit, you can take care of your municipal registration, receive a citizen service number (BSN) and, when applicable, collect your visa and residence permit from the IND. For further information, please visit the IWCUR website. IWCUR 1

Practical information

After you have sorted out all the formalities, you may still have many questions related to living, working and studying in the Utrecht Region. No worries! The experts at the IWCUR are happy to provide you with information about topics related to housing, relocating, finance, healthcare, job opportunities, as well as cultural and leisure activities.

Visit the Welcome Centre for one-on-one conversations with experts and former expats to get advice and assistance. You will be provided with a welcome pack with essential information. You can also find some useful documents on the website, such as the Moving Guide to get started and the UR home brochure to explore the area.


Meeting people is an important part of feeling at home in a new place. The IWCUR can help you. The Welcome Centre organises events to inform you, help you settle in, meet other internationals and network. IWCUR 2

Share your experiences of living or working in the Utrecht Region at one of their informal gatherings for internationals or connect with companies at one of the networking events.

Follow the IWCUR Facebook page to keep track of upcoming events, stay up to date on the latest news and receive fun information about the Dutch.

See you soon

At the International Welcome Centre, they are looking forward to meeting you! Whether you are thinking about moving to the Utrecht Region, planning your new life or already living there, the Welcome Centre is there to help you settle in. Feel free to stop by and get the information and guidance you need.



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