There are three ways of obtaining the Dutch citizenship:
The simplest way of obtaining a Dutch passport is by law because it implies having one or both parents Dutch citizens. Also children born in the Netherlands after 1985 having at least one Dutch parent will automatically become citizens of Holland. Foreign women can also obtain Dutch passports by marring a Dutch citizen.
Foreign citizens such as investors residing in the Netherlands for long periods of time can also apply for Dutch citizenship (Netherlands citizenship by investment).
In order to obtain citizenship in the Netherlands by naturalization, foreign citizens must fulfill certain conditions. Among these are:
There are also exceptions that allow foreign citizens to keep their current nationality and still apply for a Dutch passport. You can ask our Dutch consultants about exceptions when applying for citizenship in the Netherlands.
The last way of obtaining Dutch citizenship is by option. In this case foreign citizens are subject to one of the following eligibility criteria for obtaining a Dutch passport by naturalization:
Foreign enterprisers who want to move to this country can also obtain a Dutch passport by investment. In order to enter the citizenship by investment program in the Netherlands, a foreign citizen must invest at least 1,250,000 euros in one of the following situations:
The amount must be deposited in a Dutch bank. Additionally, the investment must bring a significant contribution to the economy.
Our local agents can offer more information on how to obtain Netherlands citizenship by investment.
Considering the legislation allowing a foreign citizen to gain Dutch citizenship is quite comprehensive, you can contact us in order to find out all its requirements. You can also ask for the services of our agents if you want to open a company in the Netherlands and obtain Netherlands citizenship by investment.