The Embassy and Consulates | Kingdom of the Netherlands, Canada

Dutch Nationality

There are several ways of acquiring Dutch nationality: automatically by birth or acknowledgement, or by means of naturalisation or option. It is also possible to lose your Dutch nationality.

For further information about how you can acquire or lose the Dutch nationality, please consult the website of the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND)

Option procedure latent Dutch

Were you born to a Dutch mother or adopted by a Dutch mother before 1 January 1985. And do you have a non-Dutch father or adoptive father?
Are you a child of the person described above?

Please read the information about the option procedure latent Dutch.