Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

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  • I have changed my identity. What does this mean for a request to naturalisation?

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  • Can I acquire Dutch citizenship if one of my (grand)parents is/was a Dutch citizen?

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  • A few weeks ago my partner filed an application for naturalisation. Now my boss offered me the chance of going to work abroad for 2 years. What impact will this have on my partner's application for naturalisation?

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  • I have a question about my personal situation. Where can I go?

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  • What is the difference between option and naturalisation?

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  • I'm listed in the Personal Records Database (BRP) with an unknown nationality. Do I still have the renunciation requirement?

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  • Do EU citizens need to have (had) a valid residence permit for the Netherlands?

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  • I would like to use the name of my spouse on my passport and driver's license. Can I have my last name changed when I apply for Dutch citizenship?

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  • I have a propaedeutic degree from a university or professional education institution (HBO). Can I use it to get an exemption from the civic integration examination?

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  • What does the IND accept as evidence that you've lived together with your spouse in a foreign country?

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