Change in Dutch Citizenship Rules

As a general rule Dutch citizens are not legally able to obtain U.S. Citizenship without giving up their Dutch citizenship. Two commonly used exceptions to this general rule are U.S. citizenship through marriage, and Dutch nationality for children born in the U.S. to a Dutch parent. The Dutch government is currently reviewing a law that would end several exemptions to the general rule, preventing many Dutch nationals from pursuing dual citizenship. Fortunately this will not impact individuals who have already obtained dual citizenship. If you are Dutch and have considered seeking dual citizenship we urge you to contact us regarding your naturalization, and to follow the developments in the proposed Dutch law. There are many Dutch organizations in New York following the matter, and some that are putting together petitions against the proposed law. Dutch in America.com has information regarding what you can do to get involved at http://www.dutchinamerica.com/2011/10/24/end-dual-citizenship . You can also visit the website of the Consulate General of the United States in Amsterdam for additional information on dual citizenship at http://amsterdam.usconsulate.gov/dual_nationality2.html

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