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Acquired Dutch citizenship

You can acquire Dutch citizenship in different ways: by birth or recognition, under the option procedure or by naturalization.

3 ways to acquire citizenship

Automatically through birth or recognition

Are your parents Dutch or were you recognized by a Dutch parent? Then you automatically have Dutch nationality.

Option procedure

The option process (in English) is an easy and quick way to acquire Dutch citizenship. You can find out from the Immigration and Naturalization Office (Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst / IND) whether this is an option for you.

naturalization

If the option procedure is not an option in your case, you may be able to acquire Dutch citizenship through naturalization (this website is in English).

Do you live abroad? Then you can apply for naturalization at a Dutch embassy or consulate.

Before doing this, you must take the integration test for naturalization abroad (naturalization test). You can do this at a Dutch embassy or consulate. You can find more information on registering and taking the naturalization test on the page Ā»Integration test for the purpose of naturalizationĀ«.

The IND website provides information on the requirements for obtaining Dutch nationality and the procedure (this website is in English).

Appointments at the embassy or consulate

The IND website provides information on the requirements for obtaining Dutch nationality and the procedure (this website is in English).

Do you think you qualify and do you have the necessary documents? Then you can make an appointment at a Dutch embassy or consulate in your region.

The IND will decide whether you will be granted Dutch nationality.

More about Dutch citizenship

You can find more information about Dutch citizenship and how to obtain it on the website www.government.nl (this website is in English).