Dutch law enables immigrants, who hold the residence permit and have been living for a long and uninterrupted period of time in the Netherlands, to gain the Dutch citizenship by means of naturalisation.
5-year rule and exceptions for naturalisation
In general, immigrants need to meet this condition for 5 years before they qualify for naturalisation. This 5-year term does not apply if you hold a residence permit for the purpose of staying with your Dutch spouse or partner. In this case, you are qualified for naturalisation after 3 years.
Giving up your original nationality?
In order to qualify for naturalisation, you need to pass the basic civic Integration exam. In most cases, you need to give up your passport of your country of origin and your original nationality. This often makes it difficult for you to decide whether you want to become a Dutch citizen. Pros en cons need to be well considered before taking that decision.
We charge a fixed price for assisting the application procedure of a Dutch citizenship.