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 held 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.