Becoming a Dutch citizen

You want to become a Dutch citizen and are registered with the municipality Nijmegen. Apply for citizenship via option or naturalisation. Make an appointment first.

You gain Dutch citizenship by option or naturalisation.

During your first visit to the Stadswinkel we will check whether you meet the requirements and you'll get more information about the procedure:

  • Valid passport which mentions your nationality
  • Valid residence permit
  • Sometimes you'll need other documents. Discuss this when you call about your appointment

View the costs of your application for Dutch citizenship on the website of the IND. Choose "Becoming a Dutch citizen".