The Grenzinfopunkt (GIP)


The Grenzinfopunkt (abbreviation: GIP) is the result of the cooperation of eleven partners from Germany (Regio Aachen e.V., City of Aachen, Eurode / Herzogenrath, Städteregion Aachen, IHK), the Netherlands (Province of Limburg, KVK, Parkstad Limburg, Eurode / Kerkrade, municipality of Vaals and municipality of Gulpen - Wittem) and Belgium (German-speaking community). The Grenzinfopunkt opened its doors in Aachen on January 9, 2013.

Free citizens' service

At the Aachen and Kerkrade / Herzogenrath sites, free counselling and information leaflets are offered. GIP customers are (former) cross-border commuters, businesses and institutions which have to deal with the cross-border living and working conditions in the region.


The focus of the consulting service is: living and working in the Euregio area, social security, taxes, registration and right of residence.

Grenzinfopunkt contact information:

In the Citizens' Service Center Katschhof Administration Building

Johannes-Paul-II.-Str. 1

52062 Aachen

Phone: +49 (0)241 5686155

Office hours:

Mon. 9.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon /1.00 - 6.00 p.m.

Tue. + Thu.: 9.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon /1.00 - 3.00 p.m.

Wed. by appointment only

Fri.: 9.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

You are also welcome to ask your question directly via the website of the GIP.

Citizens' Service Center


We realise that you may have many questions regarding an (intended) move to the Netherlands. If you do not find an answer to your question in the section - frequently asked questions - on this website, the administration of Vaals in cooperation with the (Grenzinfopunkt - GIP) will be pleased to offer you additional assistance.

You will find the Citizens' Service Center of the municipality of Vaals with a desk in the town hall.

The office address of the municipality of Vaals is:

Von Clermontplein 15, NL-6291 AT VAALS.

The phone number of the information desk is:

+31 (0)43-3068568. Office hours are Mon. to Fri. from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon and from 1.30 – 4.00 p.m.