Acquiring Dutch citizenship through naturalisation

Have you been living for more than 5 years in The Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao or Sint Maarten? Or in the special municipalities Bonaire, Sint Eustatius or Saba? And you do not have Dutch citizenship? If so, you can be naturalised.

You will have the same rights and duties as other Dutch citizens. In certain cases the 5 year residency requirement can be waived. Are you living in the Leiden municipality? If so, you can file a request to be naturalised with the municipality.

Do you wish to be naturalised? If so, you will need to meet certain requirements. You can find explanations, exceptions and examples on the website of the Immigration and Naturalisation service.