Exceptions

Since 1 October 1997 under Dutch law  a person receiving Dutch nationality must renounce his or her original nationality. However, in a number of cases an exception may be made. For example:

  • the applicant possesses nationality of a State that prohibits by law renunciation of its nationality;
  • the applicant was born in the Kingdom of the Netherlands and is resident in the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles or Aruba at the time of the application; 
  • the applicant is married to a Dutch national;
  • the applicant is has official refugee status recognised by the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles or Aruba.
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