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Old 10-12-2009, 12:34 AM
 
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Hi I would like to find out if a Dutch National can hold dual Nationality with the following 2 countries:

New Zealand

& Australia.

Could you please advise??

Many thanks,

Marieka
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:04 AM
 
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Australia would have no problem with that. I don't know about NZ or the Netherlands.
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:41 AM
 
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I don't think having Dual nationality is a problem for either Australia or New Zealand? As both countries have strong relations with The Netherlands.
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:01 AM
 
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Straight from the nzembassy.com website;

There are no restrictions on New Zealand citizens also holding the citizenship of another country (ie. to be dual nationals or citizens).

<sigh> Can't anyone google stuff anymore.
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:49 PM
 
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Straight from the nzembassy.com website;

There are no restrictions on New Zealand citizens also holding the citizenship of another country (ie. to be dual nationals or citizens).

<sigh> Can't anyone google stuff anymore.
I know.. a google of Australia dual citizenship brings one to an Australian government web site with the answer..
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Old 11-06-2009, 05:52 AM
 
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Default Dual nationality Australian/Dutch

Hi Marieke,

Yes, you can, although it's not easy. The Netherlands does not encourage its citizens to hold dual nationality, so as a Dutch citizen living in Australia, this has been an issue for a long time, until a few years ago, when the European Union rules were altered and as a result the Dutch rules were made less stringent (at least, that's what I was told). If you're eligible and you want to apply for citizenship in Australia (I'm sorry, but I don't know about New Zealand), you need to ensure that your Dutch passport hasn't expired before you become an Australian citizen. And basically, keeping your Dutch passport current (i.e. renewing it every 10 years) appears to be the only condition to keeping your Dutch nationality, but also holding Australian citizenship. I have lived in Australia now for nearly 22 years and have only held dual citizenship for the last four years, due to the difficulties around it. I haven't been back to the Netherlands since gaining my Australian citizenship, but have been told that travel is straightforward on either passport.

There's more info on the Dutch embassy website too.

Good luck! Mieke
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Old 02-28-2010, 04:07 AM
 
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Hi Mieke
How does one know if they are eligible for dual citizenship ? I hold a current Dutch passport with a resident visa for Australia. I have been a resident in Australia for ten years now and would like to become a dual citizen.
Thanks
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Old 05-01-2010, 04:31 AM
 
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Hi Mieke
Just out of curiousity how did you become a australian citizen? I was born in nl and moved to australia not long ago. I gained australian citizenship by descent and im trying everything i can to keep my dutch nationality.
Kind regards
Cas
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Old 05-01-2010, 07:23 AM
 
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If you have taken Australian citizenship without informing the Dutch government you might lose your Dutch nationality. There are only certain circumstances under which the Dutch will allow you to hold dual citizenship..
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:28 PM
 
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Hi, i have a slighly different situatiojn from above - but cant make out with the avaiable info from the dutch embassy the following : i am dutch citizen - have dutch passport that is about to expire - i live in australia on my NZ passport - wil i need to renounce?! my nz passport in order to reapply/renew my dutch passport when applying from australia ? ( could
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