Nationality of child

Which nationality will my child have? A child who is born in the Netherlands is not automatically granted Dutch nationality. The child’s nationality will depend on the citizenship regulations in the countries of origin of both parents. In most cases a child will be given the mother’s nationality. Generally speaking the child will have the

Registration of birth

Can I register my child who was born in the Netherlands? Every child who is born in the Netherlands has to be registered at the municipal authorities within three days; this is called ‘registration of a birth’.  The person who registers the birth should have been present at the delivery and must have legal residence


Can I get married in the Netherlands? Even migrants without residence permits can get married in the Netherlands. For this purpose each of the partners needs a passport, a authenticated birth certificate and a authenticated single status declaration. You need to take these documents to the municipal authorities in the municipality where the legal partner