Netherlands: Ministers to Get tough on Dual Nationality

Ministers in the Netherlands have decide to get tough on citizens holding dual nationality.  Also included are for Dutch nationals who have taken on an additional citizenship.

A decision was made on Friday the March 2 2012 by the Dutch ministers to press ahead with a legislation aimed at decreasing the number of people with dual nationality, despite extensive disapproval.

According to the legislation, everyone who becomes Dutch or wants to become a Dutch citizen has to give up their original nationality if it is legally possible. On the other hand, Dutch nationals who take a second nationality will also be made to automatically lose their Dutch passports.

In addition, new Dutch nationals will be required to have a family income of at least the minimum wage as well as prove they have at least two years work experience or have some sort of professional qualification.

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