Hiring expats: how can we support you?

The International Welcome Centre Utrecht Region (IWCUR) offers foreign workers a soft landing in Utrecht Region. We help your employees take care of administrative formalities. We also provide them with information and personal advice on working and living in Utrecht Region to ensure they feel welcome and find it easy to settle in. The IWCUR works with internationally oriented partner companies, encourages the use of English to provide information and promote services and works to improve facilities for all internationals in Utrecht Region so that they feel at home.

What can we offer you as a global company or a business that is interested in hiring overseas? We can assist in the following areas.

  • Take care of formalities for your international staff such as municipal registration, citizen service number (BSN) and residence permits.
  • Assist with the required immigration procedures when hiring foreign workers.
  • Provide updates on immigration procedures and how changes impact internationals.
  • Introduce you to relevant government agencies, service providers and international networks.
  • Offer international staff information and advice on working and living in Utrecht Region.
  • Introduce your employees to the Dutch language and culture via our Feel at Home sessions.

On this website, we inform you about our partnership programme and services available for businesses that want to invest, start up or scale up in Utrecht Region. We also provide information about attracting and hiring international employees and our special introduction sessions for expats. If you have any questions or want to get in touch to discuss the possibilities, please contact us at iwc@utrechtregion.com. Visit our welcome page for internationals and the IWCUR webpage to learn more about our services.

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Become our partner

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Feel at Home Session

We offer your new international talent the opportunity to register for a short welcome session. During the session, your employees will be introduced to the Dutch language and Dutch culture (corporate and general). Sessions are run in collaboration with our partner Radboud in’to Languages, which specialises in language and intercultural communication.

The Feel at Home Session introduces participants to the dos and don’ts of Dutch corporate culture in the context of general cultural standards in the Netherlands. The session helps participants get to grips with cultural aspects and shows how their actions and perceptions can affect communication and collaboration with others. Participants are introduced in a playful way to the Dutch language and guided towards relevant resources for more structural language acquisition. After all, the goal of Utrecht Region and employers is to increase the stay rate of knowledge workers. Learning the language plays a key role.