Rights category Family

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 father’s nationality as well if the parents are married or if the father has acknowledged the child. If the father is Dutch the child will be granted the Dutch nationality if he acknowledges the child before it is 7 years of age.

Can my child be issued a residence permit?

If one of the parents, who has acknowledged the child, has a residence permit, the child can be issued a residence permit with this parent. The application for the residence permit should be lodged with the IND.

Organisations Nationality of child