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. Call 0031 24 329 90 00.

What you need to know

You gain Dutch citizenship bij 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:

What you should bring with you

  • 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".