I am preparing a report for the Legislative Yuan about the regulations regarding the recognition of “dual nationality” in various countries, in connection with my research on international reciprocity.
According to the information I have collected for the Netherlands (Holland), that country actually does not recognize dual nationality. In other words, an ROC citizen who applies for nationality in Holland has to renounce ROC citizenship (apparently).
Reference data (in English) available on the internet is at
You are eligible for naturalization if you:
Immediately prior to your naturalization application have lived for at least five years in the Netherlands, the Dutch Antilles, or Aruba;
Have lived for at least three years in the Netherlands with the same Dutch partner or;
Have been married and living together for at least three years with the same Dutch partner. In this case, it does not matter whether or not you have lived in the Netherlands. However, you must not be living in the country of your own nationality when the application is made.
You are an adult. That is to say, you are at least 18, or were not 18 when you got married;
You have a residence permit for a non-temporary purpose. If you do have a residence permit for a temporary purpose, such as study or medical treatment, you cannot be naturalized;
You are socially integrated. You are able, for example, to hold a conversation in Dutch about everyday subjects;
You do not present a danger to public order, public decency, public health, or to national security. The most important rule in this connection is that you must not have been given a prison sentence, a community service order, or fined more than € 453,78 (NLG 1000) in the four years prior to the application;
You are prepared to give up your current nationality. See the frequently asked questions for exceptions to this requirement.
In order to prove that you satisfy the conditions, you must be able to produce certain documents.
There is then an FAQ on the website
Wat zijn de kosten voor een verzoek tot naturalisatie?
which is in Dutch, and I can’t find an English translation.
If anyone knows of, or can obtain, more authoritative data on this subject, I would like to have it, so that when these “reciprocity issues” are discussed in the next legislative session, the rights of those citizens from Holland can be protected.
Comments anyone? I need authoritative data, not hearsay.