Velsenwijzer is a website with information aimed at the citizens of Velsen who have questions about housing, welfare and health care within the municipality of Velsen. The purpose of this website is to provide visitors with information and point them in the right direction if more information is needed.
Unfortunately, not all information is available in English.
Do you have a question about housing, welfare or health care?
We advise you to contact the municipality of Velsen if you have any questions about housing, welfare and health care in Velsen You can reach [...] by telephone at [...] or e-mail at [...].
Do you have a question about integration?
If you have come to live in The Netherlands for a longer period of time, and you are from outside the EU, you might need to integrate.
If you are obliged to integrate, you will receive a letter from DUO with the date on which you have to start your integration. You will have 3 years to integrate. This is called your integration period.You will have to take an exam after 3 years.
It is also possible to integrate of your own free will, voluntarily. You may choose to do so, when you wish to naturalize and become a Dutch citizen.
If you are obliged to take the Dutch integration exam, either you can study for the exam by yourself or you can follow a course at a school with the specific “Blik op Werk” certification. On the website ikwilinburgeren.nl you will find all certified schools. Only if you follow the course at one of these schools, you can borrow money from DUO to support your tuition costs. More information can be found on the website of DUO.
English information on integration
More information in English on integration in The Netherlands can be found here:
Do you want to learn Dutch or improve your Dutch language skills?
Whether you need to or want to integrate, or whether you would like to improve your Dutch language skills, the library in Velsen will help you find the way. The library knows where to be in Velsen and will help you find the best options.