Australians in The Netherlands

Losing Dutch nationality – Bob’s warning

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Bob, a member of the Dutch Australian community, emailed recently asking me to warn about the potential of dual nationals losing Dutch nationality if they do not extend their passport.  Here’s his dual-language warning!  Bob has lived in Australia but is now back in the Netherlands:

“….nu weer in Nederland, wil anderen graag waarschuwen, dat als je je paspoort niet verlengd je je Nederlandserschap zal verliezen! Ik werd weer Nederlander na jaren strijd met punaisepoetsers, maar nu opeens verklaart Den Haag dat mijn paspoort maar een residocument is en ik eigenlijk geen twee nationaliteiten mag hebben! Pas op!”

ZOU HET KUNNEN ZIJN DAT DE OVERHEID NIET VAN DUBBELZIJN HOUDT
COULD IT BE THAT THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT LIKE DOUBLE TROUBLE

JE ZOU TOCH OPEENS NIET MEER NEDERLANDER ZIJN
ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU AINT WHAT YOU WERE

ZONDER DAT JE HET BESEFT HEB JE OPEENS JE NEDERLANDERSCHAP VERLOREN
WITHOUT REALISING IT YOU HAVE SUDDENLY LOST YOUR ORIGINAL CITIZENSHIP

WIE BESEFT DAT JE NA TIEN JAREN JE JE PASPOORT NIET MEER HOEFT TE VERLENGEN
WHO REALISES THAT AFTER TEN YEARS YOU WON’T NEED TO EXTEND YOUR PASPOORT

JE BENT JE PASPOORT KWIJT EN GEEN NEDERLANDER MEER!
YOU HAVE LOST YOUR BLOODY PASSPORT AND AINT A DUTCHY NO MORE!

HET STAAT ER WEL OP MAAR EEN PASPOORT IS MAAR EEN REISDOCUMENT, ZEGGEN ZE DAN
IT STATES SOMETHING BUT A PASSPORT IS MERELY A TRAVEL DOCUMENT, THEY’LL SAY

IK BEN EEN TWEELING; HEB TWEE NATIONALITEITEN; GEBOREN IN BATAVIA, OPGEGROEID IN SCHIEDAM EN GELUKKIG IN NARELLAN
I AM A TWIN; I HAVE TWO NATIONALITIES; BORN IN BATAVIA, BRED IN SCHIEDAM AND HAPPY IN NARELLAN

LAAT MIJ NOU GEWOON NEDERLANDS EN OOK AUSTRALIAN BLIJVEN, WANT DAT BEN IK NOU EENMAAL ~ MOEOEOEOEDER!!!
LET ME BE A DUTCH-AUSTRALIAN, BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT I AM AND WANNA STAY  ~   MUM, HELP!

Thanks for sharing your experiences Bob!

Personally, I don’t have any experiences with this situation, but if you have, or you know where people can find out more, please comment below.

Renee

 

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5 replies »

  1. I never really understood how they can say your not an Dutch citizen anymore if you have a Dutch birth certificate. And how would thy ever find out? It would never stand up in a (international)court of law if anybody would have the time, money and the balls to challenge this ridiculous rule.

    • I’ve got the balls, but aint got the time (it takes up thru the courts)
      My letter to the Ombudsman took 6 months to get a silly reply.

  2. It amazes me that you are regarded as a non Dutch national when born and bred in the Netherlands , speak the language, while living in Australia for Upt amount of years people here regard me as Dutch ! My reply , born Dutch but Australian by choice , but never , never say not being Dutch , yes I like to be called a Glog Wog !

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