Naturalization

You can become a Dutch citizen through naturalization. The application procedure to follow is with your local municipality. The conditions to be eligible for naturalization are:
  • you need to be 18 years or over 
  • you lived, uninterrupted, for at least five years in The Netherlands (some exceptions apply)
  • you a valid residence permit during your stay in the Netherlands (EU/EEA and Switzerland citizens excluded)
  • some of the integration criteria (such as speaking sufficiently Dutch) apply
  • You are not involved in criminal proceedings. No convictions or criminal records.
  • You renounce your current citizenship (exceptions apply)
  • You are willing to take an oath of solidarity
Contact the IND or your local municipality for more information.

Blue Umbrella for Dutch tax matters

Living and working in the Netherlands for a time? We can help you with your Dutch taxes, so you don't have to deal with the Belastingdienst yourself. Whether you're employed or have a small business, we'll make your life easier and save you money.

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