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If I apply for US citizenship, will I lose my Dutch citizenship or become a dual citizen?

Woodhaven, NY |

I am a Dutch citizen by birth (my parents are also Dutch citizens) and lived in The Netherlands for nine years. I then moved to the US about seven years ago with my parents.

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If you want to, yes. If you want to keep it, no.

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You will not lose your Dutch citizenship, but you may want to look into the tax consequences.


That depends on Dutch laws.

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