When do I lose my Dutch nationality?

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You can lose your Dutch nationality if you acquire another nationality or if you do not renew your passport or identity card on time. Find out how to prevent this.

What’s your situation?

Losing Dutch nationality because of a government decision

You can also lose your Dutch nationality through a decision by the Dutch government. This may happen if you acquire Dutch nationality by fraudulent means. Or if you become a member of a group that threatens the Netherlands’ national security. 

Can my child lose the Dutch nationality?

If you lose your Dutch nationality, then your minor child may also lose its Dutch nationality. This happens when both parents no longer have the Dutch nationality. There are exceptions where your child does remain a Dutch citizen.

Read more about the loss of Dutch nationality for children under 18 (information in Dutch)

Regaining Dutch nationality

Find out how to regain your Dutch nationality if you’ve lost it.

If you don’t know whether you still have Dutch nationality, first check whether you’ve lost your Dutch nationality.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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