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    As my father is a Dutch citizen while my mother and I are British citizens, could I become a Dutch citizen as well?
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    (Original post by asmuse123)
    As my father is a Dutch citizen while my mother and I are British citizens, could I become a Dutch citizen as well?
    That's something you need to look up on a Dutch official website. Citizenship rules vary from country to country.
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    (Original post by Ronove)
    That's something you need to look up on a Dutch official website. Citizenship rules vary from country to country.
    I have: https://ind.nl/EN/individuals/reside...aw/#paragraph1

    But I don't think I'm understanding it correctly, as I've heard that you have to give up your British citizenship: https://www.government.nl/topics/dut...al-nationality
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    (Original post by asmuse123)
    I have: https://ind.nl/EN/individuals/residence-wizard/dutch-citizenship/citizenship-by-law/#paragraph1

    But I don't think I'm understanding it correctly, as I've heard that you have to give up your British citizenship: https://www.government.nl/topics/dutch-nationality/contents/dual-nationality
    I've only skimmed it but if I understand correctly then you have to relinquish your former nationality if you're becoming a naturalised citizen after living there, you wouldn't be one with a Dutch parent.
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    (Original post by JamesN88)
    I've only skimmed it but if I understand correctly then you have to relinquish your former nationality if you're becoming a naturalised citizen after living there, you wouldn't be one with a Dutch parent.
    So, since I was born with Dutch citizenship, I can remain both British and Dutch?
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    (Original post by asmuse123)
    So, since I was born with Dutch citizenship, I can remain both British and Dutch?
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    If it's like Ireland (currently in the same predicament) then yes


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    (Original post by Sophiegraceb)
    If it's like Ireland (currently in the same predicament) then yes


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    OK, does this mean I can have two passports?
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    (Original post by asmuse123)
    I have: https://ind.nl/EN/individuals/reside...aw/#paragraph1

    But I don't think I'm understanding it correctly, as I've heard that you have to give up your British citizenship: https://www.government.nl/topics/dut...al-nationality
    It looks like you probably already are a Dutch citizen https://ind.nl/en/individuals/reside...zenship-by-law.

    https://www.government.nl/topics/dut...ch-nationality This might also be of interest. I'm assuming none of the automatic things apply. I was initially concerned for you re. 'You are an adult and you have not made every effort to give up your original nationality after you acquired Dutch nationality.' but from the look of it you probably had Dutch nationality from birth due to your father being Dutch. I don't know whether your parents registering your birth in Netherlands (when they did that, if they did that) will have had any role to play. You should probably contact a Dutch embassy for help with this, if not the authorities in the Netherlands that handle this stuff. Presumably your parents have some idea of what the deal is?
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    (Original post by asmuse123)
    So, since I was born with Dutch citizenship, I can remain both British and Dutch?
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    Lol, don't get me started.

    It appears so as there's nothing to say you can't. Just email or phone them to find out.

    My Nan on my Dad's side was Scottish and he's lived there for 15 years so I'll be applying for a Scottish passport if they vote for independence and remain in the EU.
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    Incidentally I live in Denmark and will likely be applying for citizenship as soon as I am eligible, for the same reason. Though if any country were to leave the EU next I suspect it would be Denmark, so...
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    (Original post by JamesN88)
    Lol, don't get me started.

    It appears so as there's nothing to say you can't. Just email or phone them to find out.

    My Nan on my Dad's side was Scottish and he's lived there for 15 years so I'll be applying for a Scottish passport if they vote for independence and remain in the EU.
    Hopefully Scotland leaves, it's undemocratic that they voted to remain and are now being kicked out of the EU.
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    (Original post by asmuse123)
    Hopefully Scotland leaves, it's undemocratic that they voted to remain and are now being kicked out of the EU.
    A public opinion on whether to leave or remain is not undemocratic just because you don't agree with it. They are also most certainly not being "kicked out of the EU" either


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    (Original post by asmuse123)
    As my father is a Dutch citizen while my mother and I are British citizens, could I become a Dutch citizen as well?
    Hi! If your father is married to your mother, then yes! Otherwise, your father must have acknowledged his paternity before your 7th birthday or he needs to prove he's your biological father through a DNA test.

    For further information, email the Dutch consulate, they'll be happy to help!
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    (Original post by asmuse123)
    OK, does this mean I can have two passports?
    yes and be citizens of both (although some countries may make you reject citizenship of another to gain theirs so worth a look)
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    I don't know for the Nederlands at all sorry.

    But I can tell that for Ireland you just need someone on either your mum's or dad's side to pick up the dual nationality.

    In my case it's my mum, her family are from Ireland.
 
 
 
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