Remigration, renouncing Dutch nationality

Are you returning to your country of birth and do you have both Dutch nationality and another nationality? Then you must renounce your Dutch nationality if you qualify for a remigration benefit.

Conditions

  • You have both Dutch nationality and another nationality.
  • You qualify for a remigration benefit. You are not receiving a remigration benefit? Then you do not need to renounce your Dutch nationality.

Needed for the application

  • Dutch passport and/or Dutch identity card
  • Letter from the Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB) about the procedure for renouncing Dutch nationality.

Fees

Neither the SVB nor the municipality charges for this procedure. However, you will pay a sum to the IND (Immigration and Naturalisation Service) to apply for your residence permit.

How long does it take?

After you have renounced Dutch nationality, your details will be changed immediately in the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP). The SVB will complete the rest of the procedure.

The remigration procedure

  • You must submit an application for remigration to the Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB).
  • You then make an appointment online at the Department of Public Service, afdeling Naturalisatie en Optie to renounce your Dutch nationality.

Make an appointment

  • You can also phone 14070 to make an appointment.
  • At the same time, make an appointment at the IND to request a residence permit in the Netherlands. For more information, see www.ind.nl.
  • During your appointment at the Department of Public Service, afdeling Naturalisatie en Optie, you will sign a statement of renunciation of Dutch nationality.
  • The municipality will change your details in the BRP.
  • The SVB will take care of the rest of the remigration procedure.