Netherlands: Whether a Dutch citizen of Curaçao (Netherlands-Antilles) may reside and work in the Netherlands and enjoy the same rights as a Dutch citizen born in the Netherlands (December 2004)
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||8 December 2004|
|Citation / Document Symbol||NLD43220.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Netherlands: Whether a Dutch citizen of Curaçao (Netherlands-Antilles) may reside and work in the Netherlands and enjoy the same rights as a Dutch citizen born in the Netherlands (December 2004), 8 December 2004, NLD43220.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/42df614b20.html [accessed 11 December 2013]|
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A consular officer at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands indicated that people born on the island of Curaçao are usually Dutch citizens (inheriting the citizenship from their father) eligible to receive a Dutch passport (3 Dec. 2004). According to the consular officer, the holder of a Dutch passport can live and work in the Netherlands and has all the same rights, whether or not he or she was born in the Netherlands (ibid.).
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim for refugee protection. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. 3 December 2004. Telephone interview with a Consular Officer.
Additional Sources Consulted
Internet sites, including: Embassy of the Netherlands in the United States, Government of Curaçao, Government of the Netherlands.