On July 7th 2021, it was announced that the 10.000 ‘pardon’ permit holders and their children will be exempted from the document requirement and will finally be able to obtain Dutch citizenship. This is fantastic news for all the participants in our project ‘Naturalization without documents’ that Everaert Advocaten started in 2019.
A parliamentary majority already voted in favor of the exemption in February of this year. It took repeated parliamentary questions, a report from the Dutch Scientific Research and Documentation Centre and a lot of media attention to convince the state secretary.
Our previous articles on this subject:
Dutch naturalization impossible without documents 21 January 2021