Dutch nationality law

You wish to become a Dutch citizen, or maybe you are confronted with the (imminent) threat of losing your Dutch citizenship. You already realize that Dutch nationality law is a unique area of law in which major and various interests can play a role. Mynta Law specializes in this complex area of law. If you wish to become or remain a Dutch national, we can provide you with expert and comprehensive advice and assistance.

Guidance with naturalization

Naturalization is the most commonplace way to apply for Dutch nationality. Each year, tens of thousands of people become Dutch citizens in this way. Mynta Law can advise you about becoming a Dutch national, and help you prepare your application and, of course, we will prepare and process your application for you. We are goal-driven and solution-oriented.

Guidance with option procedures

A second way in which one can obtain Dutch nationality upon application is by "option". Option is often faster and more favorable than naturalization, but it is only possible in specific situations. Mynta Law, as a specialist, is aware of the many exceptions, and can therefore quickly and thoroughly determine whether an option is possible for you, which supporting documents are required, and which consequences are attached to the procedure. Of course, we will also process your application for you.

Dual Nationality

The Netherlands is very strict when it comes to allowing double (or multiple) nationality, but there are important exceptions. Mynta Law can advise you on these and help you make use of these legal exceptions whenever possible. The purpose of this is often to determine if, in addition to Dutch nationality, you can also retain your other nationality(s).

Withdrawal and loss of Dutch citizenship

The IND can revoke your Dutch nationality, or you can automatically lose Dutch citizenship in certain situations. These are immensely stressful situations, as part of your identity is taken away from you. Mynta Law can assist you in your relationship with government agencies. We can advise you regarding possible evidence to prevent such a procedure, argue your case effectively with our knowledge of nationality law and, of course, always inform you about your rights and situation.

Returning to the Netherlands for former Dutch citizens

You are a former Dutch national, and you have - or had - a close bond with the Netherlands. You may qualify for a special residence permit with which you can return to reside in the Netherlands. Mynta Law can help you prepare for this step. We will advise you on the conditions, make an inventory of whether you are indeed eligible, and assess your supporting documentation. Naturally, we will fully compile your application and assist you with the practical side of your remigration.

Objection and (higher) Appeals

A significant number of the changes to migration law originate in the courtroom. Effective litigation requires a detailed knowledge of the law, together with considerable resourcefulness and persuasiveness. Mynta Law has all these qualities and extensive litigation experience before all Dutch Administration Justices, and even the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Fixed rates, so no financial surprises

Whenever possible, Mynta Law applies fixed rates to the handling of a specific case. Our rates are in line with the current market level. Therefore, when engaging Mynta Law, you know in advance what your costs will be.

Would you like more information about what Mynta Law can do for you? Please contact
Arend van Rosmalen

Arend van Rosmalen, LL.M.