There are a number of different ways to obtain Dutch citizenship, depending on the status of the applicant. Requesting Dutch citizenship is possible if the applicant:
- has legally lived in the Netherlands for five years, without interruption, or
- has been married to a Dutch citizen for three years, or
- has lived in the Netherlands, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Maarten or Sint Eustatius for ten years or more, of which the last two years were uninterrupted.
In some situations it is also possible to re-apply for Dutch citizenship if somebody has lost or given up their Dutch citizenship in the past. Two possible procedures for reobtaining Dutch citizenship in that situation:
- Option: The applicant has previously had Dutch citizenship and has been living in the Netherlands for more than a year with a residence permit.
- Naturalization: The applicant has previously had Dutch citizenship and has received a positive decision on his/her application for a residence permit.
Please contact us for more information on the detailed requirements and application procedure.