(Former) Dutch nationals living resident abroad

If you are a (former) Dutch national living abroad, you will discover that Dutch nationality law is a complex area in which major interests play a role. Mynta Law specializes in this complex legal field. If you have any questions about your Dutch nationality, we can provide you with expert and comprehensive advice and assistance.

Guidance during application procedures

Not every passport application is so complicated that legal assistance is required, but should doubts arise about Dutch citizenship, applications may no longer be simply a formality, and proper preparation and supporting statements can make a big difference. Mynta Law assists Dutch nationals abroad with complex passport applications and applications for the conferring of Dutch citizenship. We advise on the necessary documentation, provide thorough explanations and supporting statements to authorities, and thus work with you towards the granting of Dutch citizenship.

Dual nationality

The Netherlands is very strict when it comes to allowing double (or multiple) nationality. Voluntary acquisition of a foreign nationality often leads directly to the loss of Dutch citizenship. There are important exceptions, however, and Mynta Law can advise you on these and help you make use of these wherever necessary. The purpose of this is to determine whether you can acquire other nationality(s) in addition to your Dutch nationality, without this leading to the loss of your Dutch citizenship.

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.

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.

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.

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Arend van Rosmalen, LL.M.