Becoming a Dutch Citizen

You wish to become a Dutch citizen. There are different ways for this: automatically by birth or acknowledgement, or by means of naturalisation or option.


Exemption from document requirement for naturalisation for part of the RANOV group

- ​Some of the RANOV permit holders who wish to become naturalised as a Dutch citizen, are exempted...

The Civic Integration Act postponed again

- ​The new Civic Integration Act has been postponed. At present, Minister Wouter Koolmees (Ministry...

New fees for naturalisation and option as of 1 January 2019

- ​With effect from 1 January 2019, the fees for naturalisation and option will change:

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Nice to know

  • If you do not have a passport and/or birth certificate, you may possibly appeal to 'lack of documentary evidence'.
  • Did you lose the Publication of the granting of Dutch citizenship? You can then request your municipality to provide a Certificate of having Dutch Citizenship.
  • When you apply for naturalisation or option, you only apply for the Dutch nationality. Only once you have become a Dutch citizen, you can then request for a Dutch passport or identity document from the municipality or Dutch representation.