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Applying for Dutch citizenship by naturalisation in the Netherlands

Do you want to become a Dutch citizen? In the Netherlands this is called naturalisatie (naturalisation). You can become naturalised if you have lived legally in the Netherlands for 5 years. Applications for naturalisation are made to your municipality. They will send the application to the Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst – IND (Immigration and Naturalisation Service).

Find out about how this works in your (future) place of residence.

Last updated on 26 September 2022