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The Netherlands needs knowledge migrants. Tens of thousands of knowledge migrants from all over the world are working in the Netherlands, and many companies cannot manage without them. Nevertheless,…


International knowledge workers and labour migrants in Zuid-Limburg

Do you know how many internationals work and live in the Maastricht Region? Do you know how spectacularly that number has grown over the past ten years? Or in which municipalities internationals are…


Survey internationals about the interest in Theater aan het Vrijthof

Jochem Derksen is a graduate student who is currently interning with Theater aan het Vrijthof. He is researching the interests of the international community in the Maastricht region and how Theater…


Interview with an international: Florentina Deliu - Romania

Interview with an international: Florentine Deliu, professional make-up artist - Romania.


What happens if you have an accident ‘abroad’?

Maastricht residents often find that they take a short drive over the border to do some shopping, head to work or study, take the children to school or to fill up with petrol. However, what happens if…


'Ich bin ein Grenzbewohner'

Guest column in ITEM newsletter October by Theo Bovens, Mayor of Enschede and former Governor of the Province of Limburg (NL).


Crossborder living and working: working from home

More and more employers and employees want to work more at home after the corona pandemic is over. As nice as it can be to work at home, the consequences for employees and employers in the Region…


Media Survey

Each year Gemeente Maastricht asks residents to complete a Media Survey so they can ensure that the necessary and relevant information reaches as many people as possible. This year, for the first…


YouRegion Welcome Event in Maastricht

Expats and internationals showed up in droves during our first in-person event for over eighteen months last week. We welcomed a large delegation from Aachen and groups were quickly teamed up with our…


Interview with an international: Sarfaraz Syed - India

Interview with an international: Sarfaraz Syed, Managing director Next Generation Sensor – India


Partner highlight: Theater aan het Vrijthof

Interview with Programme Partner ‘Theater aan het Vrijthof’.


Cooperation agreement with IND after successful Zuid-Limburg pilot for international employees

Expat Centre Maastricht Region, the Municipality of Maastricht and 16 participating municipalities in the Maastricht region as well as the Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst (IND) have been…


Corona update

A press conference was held in Den Haag on Friday 12 November by Premier Mark Rutte and Health Minister Hugo de Jonge. They announced the reintroduction of regulations being implemented from 18:00 on…


Brexit update September 2021

The British government has a dedicated page on their website which provides detailed information and useful links regarding changes to legislation and necessary actions that British citizens need to…


Interview with an international: Marie Lormeau - France

Interview with an international: Marie Lormeau. Filmmaker and journalist - France


Partner highlight: News in English - RTV Maastricht

This month we’re featuring News in English, the news service provided by RTV Maastricht which brings news, information, cultural event coverage and much more in English, for our “not-yet-Dutch…


StartersCentrum Limburg

Many spouses and partners of knowledge migrants consider starting their own business once they have settled in the Maastricht Region, for whom StartersCentrum Limburg is the perfect partner.


New NL rules for shopping online

From 1 July this year the way that we shop online has changed somewhat in the Netherlands. Read more



The latest statement issued by the Rijksoverheid is: "Work at home again, unless there is no other option, and ensure sufficient fresh air in indoor spaces”. Read more


Leisure Lane

The Leisure Lane is intended to be a ‘slow traffic connection’ covering approximately 33 km between Beekdaelen and Simpelveld in the Maastricht Region.


World CleanUp Day / Maas CleanUp

World Cleanup Day has brought together millions of people for the biggest waste collection day in human history. The first place to start in the Maastricht Region is Maas CleanUp. Read how can you get…


Interview with an international: Mario González Sauri - Mexico

This month Mario from Mexico shares his experience and offers some valuable tips to adjusting to life in the Maastricht Region


Welcome to

A new reliable online source of health information in English.


New youRegion website: living and working across borders

The youRegion project has two main objectives: to promote the cross-border labour market in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine (EMR) and to establish a ‘welcome culture’ for newcomers, employees and companies in…


Dutch vaccination programme against COVID-19

Everyone who is currently residing in the Netherlands is eligible for an EMA-certified COVID-19 vaccination. The vaccination programme includes residents registered in the BRP (Municipal…


General elections 17 March

The Netherlands will be going to the polls on Wednesday 17 March for regular elections for the Tweede Kamer (House of Representatives). It has been a difficult year for the current government, ‘Rutte…



It’s most definitely a certainty. No matter where you live, there’s always tax to pay. Each country has their own unique taxation system, some are easier to navigate than others.


IND Pilot

Since the IND pilot launch in January 2020, visas, permits, biometric info, verblijfsaantekeningen (if you know what that is) and return visas are sorted at a speedy pace, all from the comfort of…


Corona update

As with numerous other countries in the EU, the Netherlands is currently in lockdown. Read more


Brexit update February 2021

We’re super fortunate here in the Netherlands, with the Rijksoverheid (Dutch national government) and the Belastingdienst (Tax Office) providing clear and up-to-date information about what the…


Brexit update December 2020

The United Kingdom (UK) has left the European Union (EU). Read more >


Opportunity for (Eu)regional talent

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the number of vacancies in the customer service sector has risen sharply.


South Limburg: pilot area for IND expanded service concept

As of today, internationals will be able to complete all the formal procedures for establishing their new home in the Netherlands in one day and at one location.


The Maastricht Region Manual

The Expat Centre Maastricht Region presents a comprehensive guide for international newcomers to the region. It includes vital information on topics such as housing, education and healthcare.


Bestuurlijke Kick-off: IND-Pilot (in Dutch)

Mede namens de Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst (IND) nodigen wij u uit de interactieve sessie bij te wonen, waarin de IND en het Expat Centre Maastricht Region hun samenwerking officieel maken.


Current services at Expat Centre Maastricht Region

Our experts are available to answer your questions online via the contact form or contact us via telephone during opening hours.


IND extends services for foreign nationals who want to work, live or study in South Limburg

A pilot was initiated to provide fast tracked registration procedures and immigration service provisions. The first document was handed out to a Brazilian family by Alderman Vivianne Heijnen.


Opening hours during the holidays

Expat Centre Maastricht Region is closed from Monday 23 December until Wednesday 1 January. Thursday 2 January we are open again. Happy Holidays!


What does the Expat Centre Maastricht Region do?

What does the Expat Centre Maastricht Region do? Where can I find them? Economische Samenwerking Zuid Limburg made a short video explaining how we can help you in the Maastricht Region. Have a look.