Applying for a Dutch nationality certificate if you live in Slovakia
If you are a Dutch national living in Slovakia, you can apply for a Dutch nationality certificate. You must provide a number of documents with your application. The documents you need depend on your personal situation.
You can use a Dutch nationality certificate to prove that you are a Dutch national. You may need to prove this if you move abroad or want to get married, or if you start a new job, such as a public administration position.
Retaining Dutch nationality
You can also apply for a Dutch nationality certificate if you want to retain your Dutch nationality. A certificate is cheaper than a passport and you do not need to apply in person. You can submit your application by email instead.
Step 1: Create a personal checklist
When you apply for a Dutch nationality certificate, it is important that you provide the right documents. So you should first fill in the personal checklist for you or your child. Then you’ll know what documents you need.
Please note: In Step 2, you will see whether there are additional document requirements in the country you live in.
Generate your personal checklist by answering a maximum of 10 questions:
At the moment the information of the personal checklist is only available in Dutch. Due to the Coronavirus publication of this information in English has been delayed.
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- Your foreign documents may need to be legalised.
- If your document was not drawn up in Dutch, English, French, German or Spanish, you should have it translated by a sworn translator.
- You may be asked to provide additional documents.
Step 2: Check the additional requirements/information.
Your documents may need to meet additional requirements in a given country. Below you can find out about the requirements for Slovakia.
Proof of legal residence
You must provide proof of legal residence in the country where you live. In Slovakia, you can do this by providing one of the following documents:
- proof that you are registered with your local municipality;
- a bank statement or utility bill bearing your address;
- proof of payment of municipal taxes;
if you also hold the Slovakian nationality: a valid Slovakian passport or ID card.
First-time application: legalisation of documents
Does your personal checklist (step 1) state that you must have a document legalised?
Do you have a document from Hungary? Many documents from the EU that are used in another EU country do not have to be legalised. Check on the page Legalisation of documents from Slovakia for use in the Netherlands whether your document should be legalised or not.
Do you have a document from another country? Then also check whether it should be legalised.
Step 3: Apply for a certificate
Find out below how to submit your application.
How do you apply for a certificate?
Send a scanned copy of all the required documents and proof of payment to email@example.com.
How much will it cost?
A Dutch nationality certificate costs €30 per certificate. Please transfer the total amount in euros (EUR) to:
|Bank name||ING Bank N.V.|
|Address bank||Financial Plaza, Bijlmerdreef 109|
|Postal code bank||1102 BW|
|Account holder||Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)|
|Postal code||2515 XP|
|Location||Den Haag (The Hague)|
|IBAN||NL57 INGB 0705 0010 08|
Important! When making the transfer please state the following: VBN - <your initials and last name> - <your country of residence>.
For example: VBN - PJ Janssen - Spain
Remember to attach proof of payment to your email.
How long will it take?
The average processing time for applications is 3 weeks. If you are asked to send additional documents, processing may take up to 8 weeks. You will receive the certificate digitally by email.
If you have any problems, you can ask questions using the contact form.