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Country Profiles


Country Reports PDF

Report on Citizenship Law[pdf] by Van Oers, Ricky - de Hart, Betty - Groenendijk, Kees

Published: September 2009 - Latest Update: January 2013

Report on Naturalisation Procedures[pdf] by Böcker, Anita - Van Oers, Ricky

Published: March 2013

Report on Electoral Rights[pdf] by Schrauwen, Annette

Published: June 2013

Country expert(s)

Böcker, Anita

de Hart, Betty

Groenendijk, Kees

Schrauwen, Annette

Van Oers, Ricky

de Groot, Gerard-René (legislative information)

Vink, Maarten P. (legislative information / statistics)

Current citizenship law

Kingdom Act on Netherlands Nationality (consolidated version including amendment of 25/11/2013) LANGUAGE: uk


Rijkswet op het Nederlanderschap (external link to current consolidated version)[external link] LANGUAGE: Netherlands

Chronological table

Chronology of legislation


Translations and a brief discussion of the use of the terms "citizenship" and "nationality" in legal documents and political debates

International Law

Treaties and conventions signed, ratified and reservations

Domestic case law Netherlands domestic case law
International and European case law Netherlands International and European case law
Citizenship statistics

Netherlands Statistics

Citizenship News

Dutch Senate vetoes proposal to extend residency requirement naturalisation from 5 to 7 years

The Council of State of the Netherlands sends a preliminary ruling request to the CJEU

Record number of Dutch voters from abroad

Citizenship Links

Selections of links about citizenship

All links about citizenship